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The Ultimate Diving Guide to Thailand

The Ultimate Diving Guide to Thailand

Aside from tropical stretches of gorgeous beaches with white sand and softly waving tropical palms, there’s a whole world under the surface to be discovered! Submerge beneath the surface into a world of flickering schools of colourful tropical fish, vibrant corals and memorable marine life encounters that will leave you wanting more, including the chance to see turtles, non-aggressive sharks and even pelagic species such as whale sharks and manta rays if you’re lucky! Why limit yourself on holiday to only exploring the world above the water when Thailand boasts over 349 recognised dive spots, 153 kilometres squared of stunning coral reefs on its coastline. This is the ultimate diving guide to Thailand, written by divers for divers, with the hottest destinations for everyone from novice to professional. Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to Thailand? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8…
Where to stay in Pattaya

Where to stay in Pattaya – Party Central or Cool Calm and Relaxed

Pattaya is a city on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast and is very known with tourists for its beaches. It used to be a quiet fishing village in the 60s but now it’s beaches are lined with resort hotels, high-rise condos, shopping malls, cabaret bars and 24-hour clubs. Nearby, hillside Wat Phra Yai Temple features an 18m-tall golden Buddha. The area also features several designer golf courses, some with views of Pattaya Bay. Quick note: Prices will obviously vary from high season to low season, in some cases by almost 50%! Low tourist season is from May to October and high tourist season is November to April. Personally, I think Phuket is the best in October as it is the last month of the low season and there doesn’t seem to be much rain to ruin your holiday. We will cover off all types of Pattaya accommodation options from Hostels to…
48 hours in Bangkok - 2 Day Itinerary

48 hours in Bangkok – 2 Day Itinerary

Bangkok is one of the largest cities in Southeast Asia with a sprawling urban area that encompasses a vast population and that spreads out over a seemingly impossible land mass. 48 hours in Bangkok might not seem like such a long time to discover Bangkok, given its extent and the number of different tourist attractions waiting to be discovered but 48 hours in Bangkok can make for the perfect stopover in the city. Enjoy the endless Thai charm, the delicious cuisine and the endearing Buddhist culture and history of Bangkok. Here’s the best way to spend 48 hours in Bangkok, our perfect 2-day Bangkok itinerary for visiting Thailand’s capital and largest city. Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to Thailand? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check…
The Ultimate Travel Guide to Hua Hin

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Hua Hin

Hua Hin is a district in Thailand, best known for its stunning seaside resort town. 200 kilometres south of Bangkok, the area is a well-loved destination for both locals and travellers. In the 1920s, the Thai royal family built summer palaces in Hua Hin. Ever since then, the quaint fishing villages have emerged into a popular escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Simply put, Hua Hin is a superb town for lovers of nature and a slower-paced lifestyle. This Hua Hin, Thailand travel guide will be your ultimate guide to the area’s best activities and attractions. Keep reading to find out what you can expect in Hua Hin, where to stay, what to eat, and the tours you simply can’t miss out on. This ultimate travel guide to Hua Hin will show you all the most beautiful places in Hua Hin, what to expect when visiting, where…
Luxury Travel Guide to Phuket

Luxury Travel Guide to Phuket

Phuket, one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations is also the ideal luxury holiday destination, what more could you ask for than a tropical beach, azure waters teeming with fish and colourful corals, a private villa with your own private pool and amazing cuisine? Known as the “Pearl of the Andaman”, Phuket is a beach holiday destination where you can enjoy the five-star treatment for a fraction of European prices. From fine-dining to five-star resorts, indulgent spa treatments will ensure that you feel pampered and cared during your stay. Phuket also has fascinating culture which stemmed from being a port situated on the trade routes between India and China, and Chinese influence can be found in the many historic buildings of the city centre. There is also a nearby jungle which once was inhabited by tribes until coal mining forced them to relocate. Phuket continues to have  indigenous sea gypsies…
Where to stay in Koh Lanta

Where to Stay in Koh Lanta – Thailand

Koh Lanta is one of Thailand’s beautiful island destinations, just off the coast of Krabi. Technically, there are 52 islands that makeup Koh Lanta, with the main destination island for visitors being Koh Lanta Yai. Koh Lanta was once best known amongst the backpacking community, but now it has several exclusive resorts attracting all kinds of tourists. The island is only 27km long, but surprisingly there are a few diverse areas to choose from when visiting Koh Lanta. We’ve compiled a list of all the areas to help you decide where to stay in Koh Lanta, whether you are a backpacker, family traveller or someone who loves a bit of luxury there is are Koh Lanta hotels for everyone. Getting to Koh Lanta is fairly easy. The nearest airport to Koh Lanta is Krabi International Airport, from Krabi you can take a ferry or shared minibus (350 baht) to Koh…
Luxury Travel Guide to Bangkok

Luxury Travel Guide to Bangkok

Bankok, a city that never sleeps is an amazing luxury holiday destination. For a lot less than many other countries you can experience five-star luxury at reasonable prices. Bangkok is the perfect destination to experience the hustle and bustle of a Southeast Asian capital that still has character and authenticity. It’s the perfect gateway for the rest of Thailand or other Asian destinations and you can spend two or three days visiting temples, the markets, high-end restaurants and designer shopping. Travelling on the Skytrain you will see  classical Thai temples nestled below towering skyscrapers, the contrast of modernity and history in one exciting city. Seek out exciting culinary experiences and discover the best restaurants of the capital, visit one of the 12 charming floating markets where you can float down the river whilst enjoying the riot of colour from the fruits and vegetables in small wooden boats, take in the…
Where to stay in Hua Hin

Where to stay in Hua Hin

Once the preferred getaway of Bangkok royalty and elite, Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan is still a popular seaside resort less than three hours south of Bangkok. Between Hua Hin beach, nearby Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Kaeng Krachan National Park,  it’s easy to see why this Thailand getaway is still popular for residents and visitors alike. If you are visiting Bangkok and are looking for a beach getaway, this is it. Using our guide to Hua Hin hotels, you can find the best place to stay in Hua Hin. We will cover off all types of Hua Hin accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Hua Hin hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Hua Hin, the best Hua Hin hotels, best places in Hua Hin to visit, the best places to stay in Hua Hin, hotels near Hua Hin attractions, Hua Hin neighborhood guide and…
Where to stay in Pai Thailand

Where to stay in Pai

Thailand travelers who venture beyond the usual Bangkok and Chiang Mai destinations often choose Pai as the next stop on a Northern Thailand tour. Just four hours from Chiang Mai, Pia is becoming a very popular backpacker destination. Situated in the Mae Hong province on the Pai River, the area around Pai is best known for mountainous terrain, with waterfalls and hot springs, as well as several Buddhist temples. In Pai, backpackers far outnumber luxury travelers, however there are Pai accommodation options for everyone. We will cover off all types of Pai accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Pai hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Pai, the best Pai hotels, best places in Pai to visit, the best places to stay in Pai, hotels near Pai attractions, Pai neighborhood guide and many more. Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to France?…
Where to stay in Phuket

Where to stay in Phuket – Where the party is or calm and relaxed? The Best Places to Stay in Phuket!

***UPDATED as of March 2019!! Including New and improved Hotels** This article is designed to help YOU work out where to stay in Phuket Thailand and what the different areas are like in Phuket. Maybe you want to stay in party central (Patong), or something more relaxed and calming (Rawaii or Nai Yang) with the option to go to those “party areas” or busy market streets. Or you might want to know which is the best area to stay in Phuket with your family. We will cover off all types of Phuket accommodation options from Hostels to luxury hotels that don't cost the earth as well as how to decide where to stay in Phuket, the best Phuket hotels, best places in Phuket (to stay and to visit), the best places to stay in Phuket Thailand and many more Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to France?…