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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…

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…

Here’s an updated list, including photos, of the Thai national parks and wildlife sanctuaries either featured in our All Points East tours or regularly included in our extensions or custom designed trips.  (Apologies to the NP in question if we’ve forgotten any!) North-East and Eastern Thailand: 1. Pha Taem National Park, Ubon Ratchathani.  The Emerald Triangle (Hiking, sightseeing, nature trail.)…

A few of Jean-Daniel’s favourite shots from his recent Jungles and Islands tour in Southern Thailand. The trip begins in Bangkok before heading up to Kanchanaburi on the famous ‘Death Railway’, followed by a kayak trip down the picturesque Kwai River and a chance to ride some elephants through the jungle. After that a night sleeper train takes us south…

Elephants in Thailand, and particularly the role in the tourism industry of these charismatic giants, can provoke some unusual reactions in people; emotive and misinformed – irrational and knee-jerk – why’s that? We get a fair bit of, undoubtedly well-meaning, but often confused, correspondence on that matter – occasionally by persons perceiving a contradiction with our responsible travel ethos. Been…

Who needs an SUV when you can pick-up both kids from school on a push bike!? This family were riding along the path of the Saen Saeb Canal which cuts through the centre of Bangkok. The canal has a very convenient public boat service which usefully avoids Bangkok’s traffic jams and Skytrain fares and runs from the Golden Mount and…

View of the picturesque Chiaw Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park, Surat Thani Province, South Thailand. One of the most popular images on our All Points East flickr site, this pic was taken by Wi during a Southern Thailand, ‘Jungles and Islands’ tour, which includes a 3 day, 2 night visit to the scenic park. We now have flickr…

Very commonly purported myth amongst regular visitors to Thailand and expats to show how well they know the country and how silly you are for not having been on Samui 20 years ago. But is it true or false? Now firstly you can replace 20 with 25, 15 or even 10, years ago, depending upon what you think you can…

Unspoilt tropical paradises are great! ‘Aren’t unspoilt tropical islands fantastic!?’ Well is it true or, are they, like ‘cheesy peas’, better than they sound? Well, being really pedantic if it was really unspoilt you wouldn’t be there or it wouldn’t be unspoilt anymore. You’d throw your cigarette butts on the beach, piss on the plants, damage the coral with sun…