'Small Sandy Beach' or 'Had Lek' is deemed a hidden gem in Phang Nga. It is a part of Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park and it is covered on both sides by high cliffs. This blog and video show you the whole walking trail from the entrance (which is not the park's main entrance), all the way to the beach.
Ayutthaya - the ancient capital of Siam - is only a stone's throw from Bangkok, making it a perfect day-trip destination. Here is my half-day itinerary that will take you off the beaten track but still immersive with the city's historical charms to prove there are a lot more to explore over there.
Khao Chae is a delicious ritual of Thai summer chilled rice, a historic meal that harks back centuries with the origins lying west of Bangkok. Here is the savoir-fair of this meal, sometimes deemed as an acquired taste, that will relieve you the heat from the sweaty summertime.
Staycation is big in Bangkok in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is how local luxury hotels are coping with the situation. We have stayed in three top-tier hotels in the middle of Bangkok, and here is our story.
Ice made their first voyage to Siam back in 1857, via ship, in big slabs contained by crates. To preserve the cool temperatures throughout their Singapore - Bangkok route, each slab of frozen water was painstakingly covered with layers of sawdust. It was not until almost 50 years later, however, that Bangkok was able to produce ice locally. And that was the beginning of the tasty explosions in the forms of Thai ice desserts.
Khanom Chin or fermented rice noodle is a staple throughout Thailand. But in the south, they do it with a spectacular fanfare, with a table brimmed with assorted vegetables as side trimmings. A delicious rite of passage if you are in the area.