Thailand

inchantreedoopool: A Chic Boutique Hotel Near River Kwai Bridge in Kanchanaburi

Posted on June 8, 2018

Its name may be a mouthful, but this designer hotel in Kanchanaburi, Thailand will leave you speechless. inchantreedoopool is conveniently located a short walk away from the city’s most famous landmarks, the JEATH War Museum and River Kwai Bridge popularized by the French historical fiction novel adapted into an Oscar-winning Hollywood movie. The passion project of its architect owner, this 18-room boutique hotel showcases a minimalist “contemporary-vintage” design that exudes rustic warmth with its use of unfinished concrete, brick, and, most ingeniously,Read More

Koh Larn (Coral Island), Pattaya: A Quick Island Getaway from Bangkok

Posted on June 8, 2018

The 7AM call time time by songthaew (pick-up truck) from Ibis Pattaya Hotel, a great-value stay in the middle of the city, got us queueing early along the main beach of Pattaya, a resort city just two-hour drive from Bangkok, which is now linked by affordable flights from Manila on AirAsia. Our destination for the day is Koh Larn (also known as Koh Lan or Koh Laan), a popular island getaway only 7.5 km away from the mainland. Given itsRead More

AirAsia Launches Flights from Manila to Bangkok (Don Mueang)

Posted on April 23, 2018

It’s now more convenient and affordable to fly to Thailand from the Philippines with award-winning airline AirAsia launching flights between Manila and Bangkok, arriving closer to the heart of the Thai capital at Don Mueang International Airport (DMK), located only 20 kilometers north of the city center. From this airport, which serves numerous domestic flights, it’s quicker to fly to other destinations within the country, or get to Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak) for overland transfers to the rest of Thailand.Read More

6 Fun Family-Friendly Attractions in Pattaya, Thailand

Posted on January 1, 2018

Pattaya doesn’t immediately come to mind as a family-friendly reputation, owing to its reputation as a seedy beachside getaway since American soldiers participating in the Vietnam War arrived in the 1960s, transforming what was formerly a sleepy fishing village into a built-up conurbation bustling with cabarets, nightclubs and massage parlors. But on a recent familiarization tour organized by Tourism Authority of Thailand – The Philippines Branch Office, in conjunction with the maiden flight of the Cebu-Bangkok route of Philippine Airlines,Read More

Philippine Airlines Now Flies Cebu-Bangkok!

Posted on December 31, 2017

Amidst public demand for the route, Philippine Airlines now flies non-stop thrice weekly between Cebu and Bangkok, starting December 2. PR728 departs Mactan-Cebu International Airport at 9:25 PM every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport at 12:10 AM local time; while PR579 leaves Bangkok at 1:30 AM every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving at 6:15 AM. The new route brings southern Philippines closer to Thailand, our Southeast Asian neighbor known for its distinctive culture, fiery cuisine, andRead More

7 Reasons Why W Bangkok is the Coolest Place to Stay

Posted on December 21, 2017

One of the most stylish hotels I’ve stayed in is W Bangkok from the W hotel chain marketed towards a young, modern and fashionable crowd. From its trendy location to its luxurious Thai-inspired interiors, this 31-storey five-star luxury hotel sure knows how to turn up the wow factor. True to its signature global brand, here are 7 reasons why W Bangkok is the coolest place to stay in the city: It’s centrally located amidst trendy districts. It’s all about location,Read More

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