Thailand was originally known as Siam with the term generally referring to people who lived in southwestern China before migrating to other areas of Southeast Asia. The term “Siam” refers to syam, or “dark brown” people and Siamese people were first referred to in the 12th Century. It was during this period that the King…

Pattaya Pattaya gained its name from Phraya Tak who later became known as King Taksin the Great who marched along with his followers from Ayutthaya to Chanthaburi in 1767. At that time and indeed up until the mid-1950’s the town largely paled into insignificance, dwarfed by the much larger Naklua to the north and Rayong…

Songkran Pattaya 2017  Thailand’s New Year celebration is quickly approaching. The celebration has changed slightly throughout the years however. Traditional Songkran was celebrated by family members who would sprinkle a little bit of water on their elder family members for good fortune and luck. Today in many cities, Songkran has gone from the little sprinkling…

Going Off The Beaten Track In Bangkok Consider the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew accompanied with a city view from the Baiyok Sky restaurant and boutiques of Siam Paragon to be the real Bangkok? Then it is high time to visit the banks of Chao Phraya River again and dispel all these touristy stereotypes.…
Here Comes The New Year Again From Mae Sai to Yala and from Mae Sot to Mukdahan April splashes water all over the country. The Thai New Year, aka Songkran, or the Festival of Water, completes the cycle of the New Year celebrations in Thailand. To appreciate the uniqueness and flavour of Songkran to the…
Pattaya’s Famous Temples (Wats) Pattaya's Famous Temples Pattaya, like the whole of Thailand, is littered with Temples (Wats) and it is virtually impossible to not pass at least one of the gleaming Gold and Red painted buildings within minutes of leaving your lodgings and though there are so many, many varied sights to enjoy on your…