Kanchanaburi, one of Thailand’s most underrated destinations

Kanchanaburi Thailand underrated destinations travel blog

Kanchanaburi offers something for everyone and in my honest opinion, is certainly one of Thailand's most underrated destinations. Blessed with natural and historical attractions, this laid-back town features many sightseeing opportunities that would please nature lovers and history buffs alike. World War II memories dominate a large portion of the town, with a number of museums and war memorials dedicated to the many lives lost during the Japanese occupation, while nature parks and its...

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Khao Kho – Northern Thailand’s Hidden Gem in the Highlands

Thailand is a big country - 513,120 km² to be exact. Most travellers would know or have visited Bangkok, beach resort of Phuket, seaside town of Pattaya or the northern cities of Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai. But the name Khao Kho may draw a blank as most people may not even heard about it at all. I hope with this travelogue, readers will get know Khao Kho better and plan a vacation to this lovely place that's off the beaten...

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Thailand Self-drive Vacation Series – Khao Yai and Ayuttaya

Thailand Self Drive Khao Yai & Ayutthaya

Khao Yai is one of Thailand's most popular places to visit as it's easily accessible from Bangkok. This region is home to Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and many farming plantation. Most readers might have heard of Khao Yai via various media extolling its vast fields of sunflowers and vineyards. However, anyone planning to visit this area will quickly realise that public transportation is not well developed. There is no Grab, Uber or...

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The Most Photogenic Night Market In Bangkok – Rod Fai Train Market at Ratchada

Most Photogenic Night Market Bangkok Rod Fai Train Market Ratchada

The new Rod Fai Market in the Ratchada area of Bangkok is an amazing venue for the avid photographer. This article is intended for shutterbugs looking to shoot the top view of the night market, which is making the rounds in the internet. The following photography and travel tips will be helpful for all who may be thinking of capturing that angle, visit the place or both.

Photographing Bangkok New Rod Fai Night Market at Ratchada

To shoot this top view of the market, take the lift...

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U Inchantree Resort – Most Romantic Resort by River Kwai Bridge

U Inchantree Resort Best Boutique Resort beside River Kwai Bridge

The U Inchantree Resort Kanchanaburi is definitely one of the best option for visitors looking for a cosy resort conveniently located near the River Kwai Bridge should they planned a vacation in this beautiful town. This is my 2nd stay at the resort which I visited five years ago and the resort have since gained a new wing making it a 50 rooms set up. Service is still as commendable, brisk and the resort retains a peaceful ambience. Incidentally, you might be pleased to know it garnered...

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X2 Kwai Resort – The most “Instagrammable” Resort in Kanchanaburi

X2 River Kwai Best Instagrammable Resort Kanchanaburi

X2 (pronounced Cross Two) chain of resorts are fast gaining a reputation as a high-design, boutique range of holiday destination properties across Asia and Australia.  Since their introduction to the market they have risen to be among the most famous of boutique resorts in Thailand and across South East Asia, winning numerous awards and accolades.

I was especially impressed by the resort's chain mantra - "to have a very unique and unequivocal persona that is embraced by all elements of the...

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5 reasons why you will love 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok

Hotel Reviews 137 Pillars Suites New Hotel Bangkok Singapore Travel Blogger Jensen Chua

International tourist arrivals in Thailand reached a record high in 2016 and is projected to continue doing well in 2017 with more than 30 million foreigners arrivals annually. Tourism accounts for about 10 percent of Thailand's GDP and is one of the few bright spots for an economy that under performed peers in Southeast Asia. So it not surprising to see many new hotels being built. But amid the wide offering, the recently opened (February 2017) 137 Pillars Suites and Residences is...

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12 reasons why Soneva Kiri is the best resort in Thailand

Inspiring-Lifetime-Experiences-Soneva-Kiri

In my travel assignments to date, I had the privilege to enjoy many resorts, each extolling to impart the "ultimate" experience. At Soneva Kiri, I can finally attest I found that one resort that "rules them all". Located on the secluded island of Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri offers an unparalleled level of luxurious and memorable experience, cocooning its guests with impeccable service that any stay feels too short, however long.

In this blog, I am pleased to list twelve reasons why this...

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Avani Riverside – Gorgeous hotel by the Chao Phraya River

Singapore Travel Blogger Photographer Hotel Reviews Avani Riverside Bangkok

The Avani Riverside Bangkok is owned by the Minor Hotels Group that owns and manages, among diverse businesses, the famous Anantara chain of hotels. The Avani Riverside is a departure from the “conservative slick” set up of the Anantara resort and having opened in April 2016, is equipped with the latest technologies and of course, you can expect similar top-notch service.

Overlooking the Chao Phraya River, this upmarket hotel is just about 8 km from both the Wat Arun temple and the...

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10 Must-Try Bangkok Food spots via BTS

Ten must-try Bangkok local food easily accessible via Bangkok Train System Jensen Chua Photography

Bangkok is widely visited for many things, especially for it's food and shopping. Local food in this vibrant city provides convenient, delicious and pocket-friendly meals while being one of the best ways to connect with the local culture. But it can be bewildering especially for new or the infrequent visitors, when they chose to "go local" without a guide. That’s why I put together this guide to ten great eating spots easily accessible via the Bangkok Train System (BTS). The blog...

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