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We confess this is just an excuse to compile a few pretty pics of south Thailand’s Khao Sok National Park which, with it’s turquoise, jungle-fringed lake and jagged limestone scenery, certainly features some of the country’s most awe-inspiring and iconic landscapes. The park lies in Surat Thani Province in the south, central section of the peninsula approximately halfway between the…

A selection of photos from Wi’s long overdue recce of the charming and as yet unspoilt district of Amphawa, Thailand. Amphawa, actually a distant suburb of Bangkok  – is situated in Samut Songkhram Province to the southwest of the capital – and for now – though popular with local weekenders – remains largely bypassed by overseas visitors. Leafy suburb it…

This seriously off the beaten track Thai tour, Hidden Thailand, takes you from Bangkok, via UNESCO World Heritage Sukhothai, through the picturesque mountains of Thailand’s far north before finishing in the historic northern capital of Chiang Mai. We’ve still got available places on our guaranteed 12th August departure so here are a few pictures to wet your appetite… Our Bangkok…

Unusually, one of the most spectacular and best preserved of all Angkor period temples isn’t even in Cambodia. The magnificent 12th-century site of Phnom Rung, spectacularly perched atop an ancient volcano, is actually situated in northeastern Thailand’s Buriram Province. Furthermore, one of the most attractive – and also remarkably well-preserved – ancient Khmer sites, Muang Tam, lies just a few…

The picturesque, lakeside town of Phayao possesses a central position in northern Thailand with better known neighbours Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai lying to the northwest and southwest respectively and historical Lampang situated due south yet despite being, to our minds, one of the region’s most attractive provincial capitals it’s also one of the least visited. The laid-back town is…

A summer version of our popular, off the beaten track, south Thailand family tour.  For the western monsoon season, we swap our island stay and beach activities from the Andaman Coast to the sheltered and picturesque Koh Thalu in the Gulf of Thailand. The tour takes you from Bangkok – for a behind the scenes tour of this hectic yet…

All Points East’s private tours to Southeast Asia. Anywhere or anything you fancy that we haven’t yet covered – either activity or destination-wise – or perhaps a combination of regions/countries that we don’t regularly offer? Have a chat to us about any private or family tour requests you may have or also perhaps any special interest tours? We’ve plenty of…

All Points East’s series of original photography tours to Southeast Asia keeps to our signature style by combining the well-known and off-the-beaten-track destinations as well as both the iconic sights and images of everyday life. All tours will be fully guided by one of our professional travel photographers, Gary Latham or Jeff Perigois. Both of whom highly experienced in the…

Infamous Hellfire Pass, or Konyu Cutting to use the original name, is one of the most notorious stretches of the Death Railway constructed during World War II by the Japanese army using Allied prisoners of war and conscripted Asian labourers. The Hellfire Pass Museum is a must-visit for any traveller to Kanchanaburi. In addition to the moving museum, it’s possible…

In 2008 Cambodia’s magnificent mountain top Angkor period temple, Preah Vihear received UNESCO World Heritage status and to our minds justifiably so, even if it did provoke some serious bickering between the neighbours Thailand and Cambodia as to exactly which side of the border the surrounding area belonged to. Whilst Thailand’s Khao Pra Viharn public toilets, snack bars and car…

If you’ve chosen to sign up for a Burma tour; picked an off the beaten track Lao itinerary or plumped for a Thailand adventure holiday then you’re clearly up for discovering new cultures; meeting different people, heading up river, into the jungle or up that mountain – checking out local markets, visiting temples or ancient cities or getting that perfect…

Khmer cooking has traditionally takes a backseat compared to the more prestigious and much better known cuisines of its neighbours Thailand and Vietnam and obviously the population have had far more serious concerns during much of their recent history but it is making a strong come back of late and more and more excellent eateries are appearing in larger towns…

We’ve always really liked this off the beaten track South Thai destination and always considered that both the town itself, and surrounding province of the same name, deserved far more visitors than the mere trickle it currently gets so it’s great to see Nakorn Si Thammarat may be about to get some recognition from no less an authority than UNESCO!…

Considering family tours or holidays to Southeast Asia?   We are pleased to offer you a selection of tours designed specifically with families in mind to the following destinations: Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.  In addition, many of our scheduled tours can easily be tweaked to suit your family’s requirements and, for example, our regular Vietnam,  Burma (Myanmar)…

Our ‘Unexplored, the Far North’ is a 3-week off the beaten track Thailand, Laos and Vietnam tour. Little more than one hundred years ago much of these northern reaches of Southeast Asia were still marked on maps as simply ‘unexplored’! This northern Indochina tour will offer you the chance to journey overland through some of these remote, rarely-visited, but truly…

With 42 islands situated in the Gulf of Thailand to the northwest of Koh Samui there is plenty of choice when it comes to exploring this part of paradise. In a recent article for the Toronto Sun, travel writer Diane Slawych wrote of a day spent finding hidden coves, tranquil lagoons and deserted beaches. Her day spent in the Mu Ko…

Southeast Asia has some of the most beautiful islands in the world and whether it be large or small, many of these can be found in Thailand. Phuket is a well known tourist destination, but less often frequented are the small islands that lie off it’s coast, offering fantastic snorkelling, swimming and scuba diving opportunities. Many of these have little…

Following on from Marc’s recent write up on the stunning Koh Kradan here’s a post on the equally beautiful, and even more pristine, neighbouring island of Koh Rok, Thailand. This stunning spot, off Southern Thailand’s Andaman Sea coast, is another superb option for our snorkelling and island boat tours featured on both the South Thai ‘Jungles and Islands‘ and ‘Reefs…