Kamala Beach – Phuket – Thailand

Sleep deprived yet bubbling energy for everything around.
Stunning Thailand deserves every drop of awakens we can get.😉

Here all addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:

Don Mueang International Airport – ท่าอากาศยานดอนเมือง
Address: 222 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Sanambin, Don Mueang, Bangkok
Address in Thai: ที่อยู่: 222 ถนน วิภาวดีรังสิต แขวง สนามบิน เขต ดอนเมือง กรุงเทพมหานคร
Bus: For the bus schedule, you can check the official airport website: http://donmueangairportthai.com/en/381-public-transport
Train service: Hua Lamphong train station is connected with Don Mueang Airport, for more information about trains you can check the official website of State Railway of Thailand: www.railway.co.th
Official website: http://donmueangairportthai.com

Kamala Beach - Phuket - Thailand

Asia’s oldest operating airport uses terminal 2 for domestic flights and terminal 1 for international flights.

Kamala Beach – หาดกมลา
GPS: 7.956761,98.283019

On our first and second time in Phuket we stay around Kata and Karon area, this time we wanted to explore a new area.
We chose Kamala due to its fame of an area preferred by locals, we had a short yet sweet stay in the busy beach.
In order to better explore Phuket, we suggest renting a motorbike or car to visit neighbor beaches, the views in between them and the uniqueness they bring are a must.

 

How To Get To Phuket

We have a step-by-step explanation including diverse transportation on how to get to Phuket from our first time there.
Click here to see it.

 

This time we had a short stay in beautiful Phuket but there’s more sun, sand, and sea coming up soon! Stay tuned!

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TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts You Have To Try

Today we come with a list to please your sweet tooth!
The delectable traditional Thai desserts, exotic pieces of heaven that everyone should try.

TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts

 

1- Mango Sticky Rice – Khaoniao Mamuang

The simple look of the dish can mislead on how incredibly the ingredients compliment each other.
There’s just one way to understand it, you have to try it out!

TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts

2- Banana In Coconut Milk – Kluai Buat Chi

Once again, you’ll have to try it to understand this simple yet magical dish.
The coconut milk, often freshly made with the best coconuts in the world, hold outstanding taste on its own.
For Vegans: Some places may add cow milk, it is not a common practice but it’s possible, make sure to clarify your preferences.

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3- Coconut Ice Cream – Itim Kati

Served in a coconut shell with fresh slices of coconut meat, this finger-licking sweet is a must-try.
It has several toppings for you to choose from like corn, chia seeds, pumpkin, sweet potato, palm seeds, sticky rice, peanuts, pineapple, banana, and more.
For Vegans: Contrary to the original recipe, nowadays many sellers add cow milk to the mixture, this is the case in about 60% of the times, make sure to ask.

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4- Coconut Pancakes – Kanom Krok

These beauties are special from the way they are made to the final taste.
It can be filled with corn, sweet potato, taro, and even chives for a savory twist.
For vegans: So far I never came across a non-vegan one but I recommend to check every time.

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5- Grilled Bananas – Kluai Hak Muk

The site of them is so attractive, and so is the taste.
Sometimes complimented by some dry coconut shreds to delight even further.

 

6- Coconut Rice Custard – Kanom Tuay

With subtle taste, the beautifully presented dessert is a joy to the eyes and to the mouth.

TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts

 

7- Coconut Biscuit With Pineapple Jam

The pineapple jam filling is to die for and it marries perfectly with the coconut biscuit.
This snack can be found everywhere in the country and the flavor is new and exciting, a party in your mouth.
For Vegans: There’s also version containing milk, make sure to always check the ingredients.

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8- Fresh Coconut Pancakes – Kanom Ba-Bin

When I first tried them, I couldn’t believe how incredible these taste.
Sometimes sweetened by dates and sprinkled with sesame seeds, they are the kind of thing you can give up a meal and just eat them instead.
For Vegans: They are mostly vegan but versions with eggs can be found, which gives a yellow coloring to it, always check the ingredients with the vendor.

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9- Thai Layered Jelly Cakes – Kanom Chan

The ancient dessert always counts with 9 layers, to bring fortune and prosperity.
Jelly-like, yet free of animals opposite from western jellies, the gluey texture is given by the tapioca and rice flour.

 

10- Thai Style Candied Pumpkin And Fruits

There are always street carts offering these sweets around the cities, they can also be found in street markets.
It can be found versions of banana, sweet potato, cassava, pumpkin, palm seeds, tamarind, taro, and more.

 

The best of all is that the 10 can be found naturally vegan, how awesome to be able to experience traditions and be kind at the same time!❤️
Don’t worry, if you want more, there’s plenty of awesome traditional desserts easily found around the country.
Have you tried any of these? Let us know in the comments below!🍬

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Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss – VEGAN-FRIENDLY

Thailand already has all one can ask for, from ravishing nature to kind people, and yet it gets better!
The beauty and smiles are wrapped by fragrant, colorful, delectable food.
Apart from the incredible taste, the rich use of ingredients carries medicinal benefits for those who indulge in Thai cuisine.
Exotic flavors bring a whole experience of their own when traveling around this stunning country.

1- Khao Soi – ข้าวซอย

A Northern Thai dish, also traditional in Lao and Myanmar, the scrumptious Khao Soi is a must try while in Thailand.
It contains a mix of boiled and fried noodles, pickled mustard greens, shallots, lime, ground chili and curry-like sauce with coconut milk.
FOR VEGANS: Only possible to eat it on vegetarian or vegan restaurants, most of the other places will add eggs to the noodles.*

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2- Pad Thai – ผัดไทย

The famous stir-fried rice noodle with chopped roasted peanuts, tofu, tamarind pulp, red chili peppers, shallots, sugar, lime, bean sprouts, and leeks turns into a regular for anyone who tries it once.
It’s believed to have been introduced to the Ayutthaya Kingdom by Chinese traders, turned into a national dish, and nowadays Pad Thai is listed number 5 on a list of “World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods” by a CNN poll.
FOR VEGANS: Order with tofu as a replacement for the meat and make sure to clarify you’re vegan because some places can add oyster sauce for saltiness.*

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3- Tom Yum – ต้มยำ

The unique hot and sour soup is an explosion of flavors in your mouth.
With Thai origin, it counts with lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, galangal, crushed chili peppers, mushroom, coriander, tomato, sugar, and white onion to blow your mind.
FOR VEGANS: In general restaurants will offer it with shrimps, sometimes other meats, ask for a vegetable Tom Yum. Some places mix animal stock and/or fish sauce in the sauce and won’t be able to serve you.*

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4- Papaya Salad – ส้มตำ

In every corner, you’ll come across the exotic spicy salad.
Contrary to what you may expect, the dish is not sweet, it’s savory.
Peanuts, carrot, unripe papaya, sour lime, palm sugar, hot chili are the key ingredients. Other things may be added like tomatoes, green beans or other veggies.
The unusual dish probably originated in Lao and is also eaten in Cambodia and Vietnam.
FOR VEGANS: Most places will use oyster sauce, it can be replaced with soy sauce. Some spots will add shrimp, make sure to clarify you are vegan.*

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5- Fried Rice – ข้าวผัด
Basil Fried Rice – ข้าวผัดกะเพรา

Fried Thai jasmine rice mixed with chili and veggies, getting even better with the basil leaves variation.
The plate comes with a lime and some raw chopped veggies, like cucumber and chives, to add yet more flavor.
It has many variants in different cities and even restaurants.
FOR VEGANS: Often oyster sauce is used, only asking for no meat is not enough, explain that you are vegan.*

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6- Red Curry – แกงเผ็ด

A mouth-watering concoction of red curry paste with coconut milk.
The base paste is made with mortar and pestle, with the red coming from the chilies.
Garlic, shallots, galangal, salt, kaffir lime, coriander root, cumin seeds, peppercorns, and lemongrass are the other ingredients that make it so special and flavorful.
FOR VEGANS: The traditional paste may contain shrimp paste, vegans must ask about the paste composition apart from the meatless request.*

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7- Vegetable Fried Cashew Nuts – ผัดเม็ดมะม่วงหิมพานต์

Mixed veggies complement the delicious star of the dish, the usually locally produced cashews.
Often times it includes onion and bell pepper but all kinds of variations can be found.
FOR VEGANS: Explain that you’re vegan and want your food without fish sauce.*

Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss - VEGAN-FRIENDLY

8- Tom Ka – ต้มข่า

Everywhere you will be able to find a Tom Ka, which consists of a hot and sour soup with coconut milk.
In addition, it features galangal, kaffir lime, lemongrass, chili, coriander, and lime juice.
The dish is also traditional in Lao.
FOR VEGANS: Ask for a veggie Tom Ka, always remembering to request for no fish sauce.*

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9- Spring Rolls – อาหารไทย ปอเปี๊ยะทอด

A crispy treat, classic in many countries and likewise a Thai sweetheart.
The rice paper holds grated carrot, vermicelli, and shredded cabbage – extra ingredients sometimes are added.
The sweet chili and peanut sauce dip wrap the flavors together and create sheer perfection.
FOR VEGANS: Some places will use egg batter together with the flour to cover the roll, make sure to check with each place as it varies.*

Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss - VEGAN-FRIENDLY

10- Green Curry – แกงเขียวหวาน

The color comes from the green chilies which are mixed with coconut milk in the curry base.
A proper green curry comes with Thai eggplant and pea aubergine, other veggies are added too (especially green ones) but the first two are signature of the dish.
FOR VEGANS: Apart from choosing the veggie option, inform you can’t eat fish sauce, some restaurants won’t be able to serve you because of added animal products to the paste.*

Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss - VEGAN-FRIENDLY

11- Larb – ลาบ

Traditionally from Lao, this meat salad is usually veganized with mushrooms or soy protein.
It is rich in dried spices and seasonings, often containing onion and lime.
FOR VEGANS: Non-veggie sites may have mushroom larb, specify that you’re vegan and wish no fish sauce or other animal stocks.*

Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss - VEGAN-FRIENDLY

12- Massaman Curry – มัสมั่น

Originated in Thailand but having foreign influences, the curry paste contains non-traditional spices as cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, cumin, bay leaves, and nutmeg. These are mixed with traditional dried chili, coriander, lemongrass, galangal, white pepper, shallots, and garlic.
The paste is fried with coconut cream and the other ingredients are added, as tamarind paste and vegetables.
Veggie Massaman usually contain potatoes but can be found with other veggies as base as well.
FOR VEGANS: As always in Thailand, fish sauce may be added unless you request otherwise.*

Top 10 Traditional Thai Dishes You Can’t Miss - VEGAN-FRIENDLY

 

*There are so many vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Thailand that with some effort you’ll be able to eat in this places most of the time or all the time depending on your area/city.
When in a “normal” restaurants say you are J (Buddhist vegan – also don’t include garlic, onion, scallions, chives, leeks), that will help anyone understand even if they don’t speak English or are not familiar with the western concept of veganism. KIN J = EAT VEGAN. The understanding of being vegetarian is immediate for everyone and some people will ask you if you eat eggs, for example, in order to clarify.

 

You can’t leave without checking off every single item of this list!
Make sure to keep it on hands, delightful, finger-licking moments await you!😉
Have you tried some (or all!) of this dishes? Let us know your favorites in the comments below.❤️

 

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From Sukhothai To Chiang Mai + First Impressions – Thailand

How awesome is it to be able to explore Northern Thailand this way!
This is such an exciting trip, we are pouring happiness every step of the way.
On today’s video, we arrive at legendary Chiang Mai, have a look at how you can do it too below.👇

How To Get From Sukhothai To Chiang Mai

By Bus

Sukhothai’s bus terminal is located in the new city, not extremely far from the central area, but far enough to grab a tuk-tuk.
The 2nd class buses to Chiang Mai depart frequently during the day, we paid 207 baht each and the trip took 5 hours.
First class(266 baht) and VIP(375 baht) buses depart with less frequency, make sure to book in advance if you choose this options.
There are 2 bus stations in Chiang Mai, the one running long-distance trips is called Arcade, located about 4,5 km from the old city.

How To Get From Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Station To The Old City:
☛By Minibus
There’s a map of the minibus route at the bus stop, located across the parking lot on terminal 2 (GPS:18.800200,99.017483). The old city is small, there’s probably a walkable stop to your hotel.
Tickets cost 15 baht per person and the waiting time between buses is 20 min.
☛By Tuk-Tuk
The famous transportation will charge about 150 baht for a ride to the old city.
☛Songthaews
A larger version of a tuk-tuk, able to carry more passengers, will charge 30 baht per person and will depart when full.
☛By Taxi
Usually, the taxis will have a fixed fare of 150 baht.

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Waiting for the minibus to the old city

Sukhothai Bus Terminal – สถานีขนส่งผู้โดยสารจังหวัดสุโขทัย
Address: Tambon Ban Kluai, New Sukhothai
GPS: 17.014673,99.813121 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ตำบล บ้านกล้วย อำเภอเมืองสุโขทัย

Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Station – สถานีขนส่งเชียงใหม่ อาเขต
Address: 165, Soi 5, Kaeonawarat Road, Tambon Wat Ket, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.800818,99.017251 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 165 หมู่ 5 ถนนแก้วนวรัฐ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่

By Train

There are no trains that departure from Sukhothai.
The most convenient train station nearby is placed in Phitsanulok, a neighbor city one hour away by car/van.
At first, it wouldn’t make much sense to choose the train knowing that the bus departs straight from Sukhothai, but Phitsanulok is also a historical city, for those who are interested in visiting it’s a great option.
You can spend the day at Phitsanulok and then head to Chiang Mai at night if staying in the city is not in your schedule.
If Phitsanulok is not in your plans, but still you prefer traveling by train, take a bus or minibus to the train station. It will take 1 hour cost from 30-70 baht depending on the coach.
Trains from Phitsanulok to Chiang Mai cost in between 65-305 and take 6-7 hours depending on the class and train type(express, ordinary, etc).
In this website you can check timetables, fares, and seating options with pictures of all trains in Thailand: http://www.railway.co.th/home

By Flight

The small airport is a beautiful one, reminds me of Koh Samui’s airport.
Only one company caters to the city.
The prices are higher than the general rate in the country but doable for those who don’t want to lose time or don’t like to travel by land.

Sukhothai Airport – ท่าอากาศยานสุโขทัย
Address: Sukhothai Airport 99 Mu 4, Klongkrajong, Sawankaloke, Sukhothai
GPS: 17.237759,99.818354 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: สนามบินสุโขทัย 99 หมู่ 4 ต. คลองกระจง อ. สวรรคโลก จ.สุโขทัย
Website: http://www.sukhothaiairport.com/

Here all addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:

Julie Guesthouse
Budget Hotel
Address: 7/1 Soi 5, Phrapokklao, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.784014,98.989696 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 7/1 ถนนพระปกเกล้า ซอย 5 ตำบล พระสิงห์ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Website: http://julieguesthouse.com/

Cozy backpacker style hotel.

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Morning Glory
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 34 Prapokkloa Road, Tambon Phra Sing, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.782068,98.988919 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 34 ถนนพระปกเกล้า ตำบลพระสิงห์ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Website: http://morninggloryvegan.com/
Open from 9 am to 9 pm, closed on Sundays.

Delicious vegan-friendly Thai food.
I highly recommend trying the fresh spring rolls, the flavorful herbs taste awesome.

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Southern City Wall – ประตูเชียงใหม่
Address: Bumrung Buri Road, Tambon Phra Sing, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.781395,98.988967 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ถนน บำรุงบุรี ตำบล พระสิงห์ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Always open.

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Ancient protection walls built around the city.

 

Chiang Mai Gate Night Food Market
Address: Bumrung Buri Road, Tambon Phra Sing, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.781504,98.988891 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ถนน บำรุงบุรี ตำบล พระสิงห์ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Open from 5 pm to 12 am.

Traditional Thai street food market.
Has a vegetarian stall.

 

Taste From Heaven
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 34/1 Ratchamanka Road, Tambon Phra Sing, Chiang Mai
GPS: 18.785282,98.992154 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 34/1 ถนนราชมรรคา ตำบล พระสิงห์ อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่
Website: http://taste-from-heaven.com/
Open from 9 am to 10 pm.

Delicious western style vegan-friendly food.
If you are craving vegan hotdogs, BLT, or burgers this is the place.

 

Stay tuned for more of dazzling Chiang Mai!🇹🇭

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The Ancient Siam’s Capital – Ayutthaya Kingdom – Thailand

Founded in 1350, the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom, Ayutthaya is now a Unesco world heritage site.
The main part of the city is an island framed by 3 rivers: Chao Phraya, Lopburi, and Pasak. Positioning that was taken advantage of immensely and had an advanced water management technology for its time that is unique on the planet.
A stunning display of the rich Thai culture, the archaeological park is highly recommended for all visiting Thailand.

The Ancient Siam’s Capital - Ayutthaya Kingdom - Thailand

Here all addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:

Baan Are Gong – บ้านอากง ริเวอร์ไซด์ โฮมสเตย์
Riverside Budget Homestay
Address: 48 Moo 10 Tambon Kramang, Tambon Ho Rattanachai, Ayutthaya
Address in Thai: 48 หมู่ 10(ซอยตรงข้ามสถานีรถไฟ) ต.กะมัง อ.พระนครศรีอยุอยา

 

Renahat Je – ร้านอาหารเจ
Vegan Restaurant
Address: 3/65 Khlong Makharm Riang Road (at Choksettee Soi), Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.353206,100.575037
Address in Thai: 3/65 ถนนคลองมะขามเรียง พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Open from 6 am to 6 pm.

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Ready to eat, cheap, simple traditional Thai food.

 

Wat Mahathat – วัดมหาธาตุ
Temple Of the Great Relic
Address: Chikun Alley, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.357079,100.567531 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ซอย ชีกุน พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Admission fee: 50 baht (or buy the ticket combo for 220 Baht*)
Open from 8 am to 6:30 pm.

One of the main attractions in town, was an important religious center with proximity to the Grand Palace.

 

Wat Ratchaburana – วัดราชบูรณะ
Temple Of Royal Restoration
Address: Chikun Alley, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.358980,100.567266 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ซอย ชีกุน พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Admission fee: 50 baht (or buy the ticket combo for 220 Baht*)
Open from 8 am to 6 pm.

Built on the cremation site of the two king’s brothers who fought to their deaths for the throne.
The crypt you can see on the video was filled with treasures and religious artifacts in the past.

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Wat Phra Si Sampet – วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์
Temple Of The Holy, Splendid Omniscient
Address: Pratuchai, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.356014,100.558228 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ตำบล ประตูชัย พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Admission fee: 50 baht (or buy the ticket combo for 220 Baht*)
Open from 8 am to 6 pm.

Most important temple of old Ayutthaya, situated within the Grand Palace grounds.

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Samrup Jay
Vegan Restaurant
Address: 16/14 Moo 1 Wasukri, Uthong Road, (opposite Ayutthaya Business Administrations Technical College), Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.356643,100.548461
Address in Thai: 16/14 หมู่ที่ 1 ถนน อู่ทอง ตำบล ท่าวาสุกรี อำเภอ พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Open from 6:30 am to 4 pm.

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Simple and cheap traditional Thai food.

 

Wat Lokayasutharam – วัดโลกยสุธาราม
Temple Of The Earth
Address: Pratuchai, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.355632,100.552375 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ตำบล ประตูชัย พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Free entrance
Open from 8 am to 6 pm.

Home to the fascinating reclining Buddha (วัดพระนอนใหญ่ที่สุด – Temple Of the Resting Buddha), measuring 37m long and 8m high.

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Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon – วัดใหญ่ชัยมงคล
Temple Of Auspicious Victory
Address: 40/3 Moo 3, Klong Suan Plu, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.346134,100.592516 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ๔๐/๓ หมู่ที่ ๓ ตำบลคลองสวนพลู อำเภอพระนครศรีอยุธยา
Website: http://www.watyaichaimongkol.net/
Free entrance
Open from 8 am to 5 pm.

Outside of the main temple circuit, this beauty often gets left out of the day trippers schedule.
The Wat though was repeatedly involved in Ayutthaya’s history.

 

Ayotthaya Floating Market – ตลาดน้ำอโยธยา
Address: 65/19 Moo 7, Phaiyaphum, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.359264,100.593309 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: เลขที่ 65/19 หมู่ที่ 7 ต.ไผ่ลิง อ.พระนครศรีอยุธยา จ.พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Website: http://ayothayafloatingmarket.in.th/en/
Admission fee: 200 baht
Open from 9 am to 7 pm.

On our first visit back in 2014, this was a must-do while in town, since then things have changed.
The now expensive entrance fee and new layout ended up modifying the previously interesting and full of life market.
Unfortunately, now it’s sided by an elephant village, which we recommend keeping a distance from.

 

Ayutthaya Bus Station – สถานีขนส่งอยุธยา (สายเหนือ)
Address: Highway 32, 55/5 Moo 1, Tambon Tha-nu, Amphoe Uthai, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.352049,100.612343 (copy and paste ain map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 55/5 หมู่ 1 ถนน สายเอเชีย ตำบล ธนู อำเภอ อุทัย พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Website: www.transport.co.th

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On the way to the Bus Station

It’s important to note that there are 2 BUS STATIONS in Ayutthaya, this is the new one, that is found out of the island about 20 min by songthaew from the city center.
Ayutthaya Bus Terminal, the old one, is located in the city center near Naresuan Road(15min walk from Wat Mahathata).
The 2nd class bus + songthaew combo cost 341 baht to Sukhothai, minivans to Bangkok depart frequently from the central bus terminal.

 

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Bistro
Address: Highway 32, 43 Tambon Tha-nu, Amphur Uthai, Ayutthaya (2min walk from the bus station)
GPS: 14.351301,100.612139
Open from 5 pm to 1:30 am.

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*Historical Park ticket combo costs 220 baht and includes Wat Mahatat, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Phra Ram, Wat Chaiwattanaram, and Wat Maheyong.
Some of the temples are free from charges and some have small fees.

How To Get From Bangkok To Ayutthaya

Click here to see our post about it.

The Ancient Siam’s Capital - Ayutthaya Kingdom - Thailand

 

 

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Exploring Koh Kood, Thailand – Part 3

The last part of our adventure is loaded with paradisiacal beaches and breath-taking landscapes.🏝
Also known as Koh Kut, the island make to the top 5 on our recommendations while visiting Thailand.

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Snorkeling at Bang Bao Bay

For all information you need about Koh Kood check our previous posts at the links below:

Part 1

Click here to check our trip from the beginning + necessary info.

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Ngamkho

Part 2

Click here to enjoy the second portion of our tour + cool info .

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Thai Massage facing the sea

Getting To Koh Kood

To see our post on how to get there, click here.

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For us, there’s nothing in the world like being at a pristine beach.It’s the ultimate experience, one we definitely look for.
What about you, do you agree with our vision?Share with us at the comments below!💜

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Exploring Koh Kood, Thailand – Part 2

Our journey continue on this beautiful island located at the Gulf of Thailand.
With quiet and peaceful atmosphere, it’s the perfect destination for those looking for relaxation.

Exploring Koh Kood, Thailand - Part 2

Click here to see Part 1.

Best Beaches

There’s plenty of beautiful stretches of sand to explore.
Every single one of them has a beautiful touch, all worth the visit.
Some of them sure will make the top of the list. It will depend as well on your personal taste and activities you search for.Here are some of our favorites:

Bang Bao Bay – The first view is a small patch of fine white sand followed by heaven’s swimming pool.
Great for swimming and with fair snorkeling, a must see.
There’s a path to a second part of Bang Bao near The Beach Natural Resort, where you’ll find another small bay with rockery and a pier. Again, lovely setting and good for chilling, snorkeling and swimming.

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Bang Bao Bay

Ngamkho – With clear water bathing very high palm trees, drawing the perfect landscape.
There’s not much sand space at some parts due the palm trees positioning, but it has a special charm being distinct in the good way.
Snorkeling gets better near by the rocks at deeper depths, great for swimming as well.

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Ngamkho

Klong Chao – One of the most popular choices due to central location, exhibiting alluring white sand and turquoise water.
A variety of hotels and restaurants are available at a nice sized beach.

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Klong Chao Beach

Ao Phrao Beach – The day we visited Ao Phrao the sea was a little wavy, not the best for snorkeling, so we just chilled at the sands.
The beach is quite long and as in the other bays, the landscape is pretty indeed.

Ao Takean – Gorgeous long beach with great swimming and snorkeling for the island standards.The sea was just a little wavy the day we visited, but is usually calm.

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Fish at Ao Takean

Ao Tapao – Long beach with pleasant views, swimming and snorkeling.
We did some seafront yoga just absorbing the energy of the place, Koh Kood is hard to choose, it’s enchanting everywhere.

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Ao Tapao

Few months before our trip, I came to Koh Kood on a day trip to work.We shot in an immaculate stretch of sand, unfortunately I couldn’t figure out the exactly location.
At this turn, after stopping by many bay’s I notice that we didn’t visit the one I worked at.
It means, fortunately, that still you can find more and more deserted marvelous beaches apart from the ones cited above.🏝

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Transportation

🏍Motorbike – To explore the island, we rented a motorbike (250 baht/day).This is highly recommended but only for experienced drivers.

🚕Taxi – Taxis are actually seats arranged at the back of a truck, the same style the boat companies use to carry you to your hotel when you first arrive at the island.
When discovering around it can get pricey, but is the only option for families or those who can’t drive a scooter.

🚶Walk – If you intend to visit different bays, most of them are quite far apart, walk is not recommended (unless you actually wish to trek or exercise).

Where To Stay/ What to Eat/ What To Do/ Tips

To check all extra information you need about Koh Kood click here to see Part 1.

How To Get There

Click here to check our post about how to get to Koh Kood.

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Klong Chao Waterfall

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Exploring Koh Kood, Thailand – Part 1

Seducing crystal clear water and gorgeous white sand on a pristine paradise island.
Let’s be honest, what else would you need?

Exploring Koh Kood, Thailand - Part 1

How To Get There

Click here to check our post about how to get to Koh Kood.

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Bang Bao Bay

Not Big For Party Fans

If your goal is to party every night, this is definitely not a good choice.
Having a drink looking at the sea is sure possible, but nothing even near to a party is available around.

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Secluded Feeling

If a paradisiacal island, unspoiled, with peace and quiet is your goal: Bingo!
With the great balance of having enough hotel and restaurant options and even massage and small shops.

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What To Do

Waterfalls – There are 3 well-known waterfalls that are the most visited but if you are an explorer you may find a new one yourself.😉
We’ve been to the main Klong Chao Waterfall. I felt like my soul was being washed when I seated under the falling, refreshing water.
There’s great energy in that place, take the opportunity to refill your batteries.

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Mangroves – To complete the exotic atmosphere, the island is doted with imposing mangroves.If you don’t have extra time to tour them specifically, just keep an eye on your way between bays and you probably will peek at mother nature art.

Kayaking – Usually restricted to the sea, here you have the option of kayaking as well through the river near by the mangroves until a waterfall.🐒

Snorkeling – If compared to famous snorkeling spots, Koh Kood won’t make to the top, mostly due sandy bottom.
The water is a crystal clear lagoon, but as there’s no big reefs the biodiversity is quite low compared to other Thai destinations.

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Diving – From taking your Padi to advanced dives, all available for a good price compared to other countries.There’s a few companies at the island, giving you a bit of flexibility at your choice.

Chilling – Is relaxation your thing?Ok, no problem! Find a comfy spot at the empty sand and fill your eyes(and spirit!) with joy.

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Treepod Dining With Zipline Waitress – Treepod restaurant at Soneva Kiri Resort counts with picturesque setting, even the way you food is served is surprising.
But this treat is not to everyone due to the high price (around 400 usd per person).

Massage – One thing we learned is, unlike other Thai islands, here if you don’t schedule a massage you may see yourself waiting in the line or having to leave it to the other day. It’s probably not an issue at low season.

Trekking – The island is developing quickly, but still there’s a lot of unexplored places.If you’re a trek lover you’ll delight yourself with the diversity that can be found around.

Ancient Makka Trees – Ancient trees are all around untouched Koh Kood rainforest, but some of them are at the spotlight because age and size.
There’s signs at the main road leading to their location, a nice site to connect with the island.

What To Eat

As if you aren’t already lucky enough, not only the island shines but also the delicious Thai food.
Take advantage on each meal to try out exotic, flavorful dishes.
Some of our favorites are Green/Red/Massaman Curry, Vegetable Pad Thai(fried rice noodle) and Veggie Tom Yam (spice soup).
A fresh young coconut to drink and sticky rice with mango for dessert, is a must at least once!😋
Also along the roads you’ll find yummy cashew, banana, mango and more produced at the island.It’s definitely worth a try.

Where To Stay

As the place is yet not target by mass tourism, finding accommodation can be a little harder.
Conventional hotel booking websites won’t have much options as they do for other destinations in Thailand.

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There’s one website where you can check most of the available hotels there plus some more info about the island:
www.destinationkohkood.com
(Disclaimer:Be aware that this is a third part website and we do not hold responsibility for any sale or claim they may do, neither we get any kind of commission)

Personally, after checking the website above, we selected our hotel and found their phone number in google.
Then we just called and booked by ourselves.Everything worked out just fine, we had a great stay.🌴

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This is the kind of place i like to add (and check off) my bucket list.What about you?Are you a hidden scape kind of person?Share with us at the comments below!💚

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Best Of Thailand Preview

Soon as you step in this blessed floor you feel the energy flowing!Fortunately we’ve had this chance 4 times in the last few years.
We gonna show you detailed our loved Thailand, the cities, the food, the people, the vibe, the temples and much more but first let’s give you a taste of what is coming!
We are in Thailand right now!Let us know in the comments what you want to see from the land of smiles!

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