Chiang Rai first became known as the entry point to the “Golden Triangle” between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, but today is a wonderful city to visit for his peace & quiet along the river, beautiful mountains and stunning temples.
This Golden Temple is part of the White Temple (confusing, i know) and one of the most impressive sights for any visit to Chiang Rai. To plan your own getaway to Chiang Rai, check out my Weekend Itinerary Chiang Rai!
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I love the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, The City of Angels and Thailand’s capital. It’s a city that never stops and the crowds can be overwhelming to first-time visitors. But if you just need to get away from the crowds, fear not, there are plenty of places to escape in the heart of this city and Lumpini Park is one of the biggest and nicest places to go. You can go for a walk through the greenery, watch the sunset over the lake or watch locals exercising or playing volleyball. And then you can dive back into the city life!
Plan your own trip to Bangkok with my Destination Guide Bangkok!
Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Ayutthaya, Thailand
Bangkok is a fascinating and lively city. If you have seen the Grand Palace, Wat Po and Wat Arun and want to still learn more about the history of Thailand, you can do an easy day trip to Ayutthaya, the former capital of the Kingdom of Siam that was completely destroyed by the Burmese in 1767, leading to Bangkok becoming the capital. Start your visit with Wat Phra Si Sanphet – the “Temple of the Holy, Splendid Omniscient”.
You can plan your trip to Bangkok and all the sights to see with my Destination Guide Bangkok!
Bangkok, the City of Angels, has been crowned the most popular destination in the world, again, receiving more visitors than any other city in the world. I’m sure shopping is a contributor to that success. There are so many malls throughout the city center along Sukhumvit Road, from extravagant malls like the EmQuartier above to the old-style markets, everybody will find something!
If you want to plan your own (shopping) trip to Bangkok, check out my Destination Guide Bangkok!
Kok River, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Bangkok, the City of Angels, was just ranked the No1 visited city in the world, again. And once you had enough of the bustling city, you could escape to Chiang Rai, the peaceful city in Northern Thailand, near the infamous Golden Triangle, and relax with great river views like this.
Check out my Chiang Rai Guide to plan your own getaway from Bangkok!
Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is launching a pre-paid Visa Card in partnership with The Mall Group. You can use it to pay anywhere Visa is accepted and there are no sign-up, monthly or load fees. And you even earn reward points and get discounts at the mall. I recommend pre-paid cards for peace of mind when traveling and using … Continue reading
Updated 2019: The Mercure Bangkok Makkasan is the latest Mercure hotel to open in Bangkok, located near the Airport Rail Link (ARL) Station Makkasan, one stop from Asoke/Sukhumvit. The Mercure has very nice, modern rooms, a nice pool and gym. But the location that sounded great on paper is terrible, forcing a long walk along a busy street next to … Continue reading
The Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit offers stylish rooms, a big pool and gym and great service at very reasonable prices. There excellent Privilege Lounge made our stay much more luxurious than you’d expect from a mid-scale hotel and we’d be happy to return. The location in the Nana area is central, but not ideal for families. Check out my review and … Continue reading
Location: The Pullman Bangkok Hotel G is located on Silom Road, near the business district of Bangkok Sathorn. The nearest public transport are the BTS station Chong Nonsi, about 10 minute walk away, and the MRT Station Silom, about 10-15 minute walk. The Patpong Nightmarket and a number of bars, restaurants and shopping are also in walking distance. The skytrain … Continue reading
Swissotel Patong Rooftop
If you want to mix your beach getaway with a good party, Thailand’s Phuket is a popular destination and Patong is the undisputed party beach. You can party all night and relax by the beach all day – or just hang out at the hotel pool, if you can’t be bothered to go ALL THE WAY to the beach. And the Swissotel Patong has a very stylish rooftop pool & lounge area!