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Current Sites Thailand World Heritage Sites on UNESCO’s list are at present limited to 3 cultural and 2 natural sites. A rather meagre result we feel, considering the country’s rich history and magnificent and highly varied flora, fauna and landscapes. Of the 3 cultural sites, we’d also point out that early Bronze Age Ban Chiang, while of undoubted great archaeological…

Upcoming tours may well sound like an odd title for a blog post, given the current situation, but here’s All Points East’s thinking on the subject  – for what it’s worth. There is, of course, a vast range of opinions in the travel business, (and we do chat regularly with both colleagues and competitors), covering everything from; ‘we definitely should…

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…

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 certainly one of the least visited. The laid-back town is…

Designed with families in mind this 11-day South Thailand family holiday takes you through some of the off the beaten track parts of southern Thailand. After an unusual behind the scenes tour of Bangkok, using uniquely public transport, we’ll travel to the limestone landscapes of Trang and Nakorn Sri Thammarat Provinces in the far south of the kingdom before finishing…

This exciting and varied Thailand Family Holiday is a ‘summer’ (May to October) 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,…

All Points East’s private tours to Southeast Asia   In addition to our regular, scheduled itineraries we also organise tailor-made and special interest tours throughout Southeast Asia. Is there anywhere or anything you fancy that we haven’t yet covered in our regular tours – either in terms of activity or destination? Or perhaps you’re after a combination of regions or…

Tours 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 small island of Koh Thalu Thailand is certainly not one of the country’s best-known beach destinations but just may be one of its best-kept secrets. Whilst Koh Phi Phi, Samui, Lanta, Koh Chang et al are internationally famous, and all have their undoubted attractions and stunning scenery, it’s also great to find a beautiful little island that few others…

All Points East, Southeast Asia tours and travel specialist is an independent, fully licensed, UK and Asian based travel company which has been running tours since 1999. Our goal is to produce original and quality trips at reasonable prices with an emphasis on genuinely small groups, off the beaten track destinations and a commitment to responsible travel. Our tours, both…

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…

We’re delighted to welcome Jean-Francois, (Jeff), Perigois to our team for the upcoming 2014/15 high season. A superb travel photographer and long term Phnom Penh resident so, with his vast local knowledge and boundless enthusiasm, Jeff seemed to us the ideal person to lead our Cambodia photo tours around the country he loves and calls home. We’ve continued our successful…

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 Cambodian food 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 the 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…

Tours   Considering family tours or holidays to Southeast Asia?  No more “mum, I’m bored…”! With 20 years experience in organising travel in Southeast Asia, at All Points East we’re pleased to be able to offer you a selection of unique itineraries, designed specifically with families in mind. We now offer dedicated family tours to the following destinations: Thailand, Malaysia,…

Our 2-week Thailand and Laos tour, Northern Laos and the Golden Triangle is a superb introduction to the spectacular scenery, still very traditional culture and rich history of this truly fascinating, yet relatively little known, region. We’ll begin the tour in Thailand’s northern capital – the delightful and historic city of Chiang Mai – before heading north through spectacular mountain…

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…

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…