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Joe’s Downstairs

Joe’s Downstairs (223/3 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Phuket 83150) — One of Phuket’s most popular restaurants for lunch, sunset cocktails, dinner or late night drinks, Joe’s Downstairs is located right on the water with breathtaking views of Kalim Bay. This backdrop, combined with the all white interior and terrazzo bar make Joe’s is a great […]

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Gaggan

Gaggan (68/1 Soi Langsuan, opposite Soi 3, Bangkok) – this is a progressive Indian restaurant — located in a colonial style wooden house set in the heart of downtown Bangkok. Gaggan means “sky” in Hindi, and this 70-year old restored bungalow of sorts, with green gardens, comfortable rooms and cane furniture, make patrons feel like […]

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Da Maurizio

Da Maurizio (223/2 Prabaramee Road, Phuket) — Da Maurizio Bar Ristorante offers the finest in contemporary Italian cuisine in a beautiful seaside location. Enjoy your evening, while seated a few feet from the dramatic interplay of waves crashing into subtly lit rocks. Da Maurizio’s has always distinguished itself from other Italian restaurants and the new […]

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Tuk-Tuk

Tuk-Tuk: for the adventurous traveler, Tuk-tuks or ‘sam lor’ (three-wheeled vehicles) used to be everyone’s favorite way of getting around Bangkok before the more efficient trains, buses and colorful taxis took over. Originating from an old-fashioned rickshaw during World War II, a tuk-tuk is essentially a rickshaw with a small engine fitted in.   Tuk-tuks […]

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Bus

Bus – the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) is responsible for providing bus services to people living and working in Bangkok and nearby provinces. BMTA operates over 100 routes, served by more than 3,000 buses (regular buses and air-conditioned). There are also privately-owned buses, and minibuses (both private and operated by the BMTA).   Regular […]

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Tren

Train — Fast and efficient, the Mass Rapid Transit network (MRT) local train system serves 18 stations and stretches for 20 km in a horseshoe shape from Hua Lamphong in the South (near Chinatown) to Bang Sue in the north. Trains arrive every 5-7 minutes, and connect to the BTS Skytrain at Sukhumvit and Silom […]

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TAXI

TAXI – aside from public transportation, the easiest and most convenient way to get around Bangkok is by taxi. Most taxis are new, spacious and, in addition to the traditional green-yellow and red-blue, they also come in colors like bright orange, red and even pink. Finding a taxi is not a hassle, especially around hotels, […]

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Wat Traimit

Wat Traimit (Mittaphap Thai-China Rd., Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100) – this temple houses a unique Buddha statue made out of 5.5 tons of solid gold (previously hidden in coatings of plaster – presumably to protect it from robbers). It is assumed that the statue came from the Sukhothai period / 13th century (when bands […]

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Wat Suthat

Wat Suthat (Bamrung Muang Road, Sao Chingcha, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok) – this is one of the oldest and most beautiful of Bangkok’s Buddhist temple – whose construction started in 1782 by King Rama I (with Rama II and III all having a hand in its completion). Apart from its delightful architecture, the temple boasts some […]

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Wat Pho

Wat Pho (2 Sanamchai Road, Grand Palace Subdistrict, Pranakorn District, Bangkok) – built by King Rama I, this is reputed to be the oldest temple in Bangkok. Nowadays, Wat Pho is best-known for its Temple of the Reclining Buddha, whose statue runs at 45 meters long and 15 meters high. The soles of the feet, […]