The Island Postcard !!! Koh Yao Yai – Thailand

One more day enjoying beautiful beaches on an exotic island!
White powdery banks of sand that give the illusion that you can walk until the next island on low tide.
Magical Thailand displaying its dazzling beauty as always.

 

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

Loh Jark Beach
South West Of The Island
GPS: 7.933772,98.574445 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)

How To Get To Koh Yao Yai from Phuket + First Views of The Island - Thailand

Our hotel was located on this beach.
It is a quiet and beautiful stretch of sand, only disturbed by an unfortunate pier construction right in the middle of the bay.

 

Dr. Saad Medical Massage
Middle West Of The Island
Address: Ban Lo Po, Koh Yao Yai
GPS: 7.997343,98.590189 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Website: http://www.doctorsaad.com/
Phone: +66 (0)89 68 599 40
Open from 10 am to 10 pm, will open earlier with an appointment.

A third-generation blind masseur with the reputation of curing all kinds of physical issues.

 

Laem Had Beach
North East Of The Island
GPS: 8.079725,98.593846 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)

The most beautiful beach in Koh Yao Yai, a must see.

 

Glow Elixir Beach
South West Of The Island
GPS: 7.925620,98.577111 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Website: http://elixir.glowhotels.com/

One of the top beaches to visit while on the island.

 

How do you like Koh Yao Yai so far?
If you need to see more before your final conclusion, don’t worry, it’s coming soon!

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The Best Beach Of Koh Yao Yai !!! – Thailand

Time to explore Yao Yai!
Our first stop is the most stunning point of the island, which showed us breathtaking views on the way.

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

Loh Jark Beach
South West Of The Island
GPS: 7.933772,98.574445

How To Get To Koh Yao Yai from Phuket + First Views of The Island - Thailand

Our hotel was located on this beach.
It is a quiet and beautiful stretch of sand, only disturbed by an unfortunate pier construction right in the middle of the bay.

 

Laem Had Beach
North East Of The Island
GPS: 8.079725,98.593846

The most beautiful beach in Koh Yao Yai, a must see.

 

Chaba Restaurant
North East Of The Island
Address: Unnamed Road near Better View Resort, Koh Yao Yai
GPS: 8.052932,98.597875 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Open from 10 am to 10 pm.

The communication in order to get a vegan meal was quite hard, it is usually much simpler even when no English is spoken.
For that reason, we recommend trying somewhere else.

 

Lo Paret Beach
Middle West Of The Island
GPS: 7.981469,98.569057

 

Dr. Saad Medical Massage
Middle West Of The Island
Address: Ban Lo Po, Koh Yao Yai
GPS: 7.997343,98.590189 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Website: http://www.doctorsaad.com/
Phone: +66 (0)89 68 599 40
Open from 10 am to 10 pm, will open earlier with an appointment.

The Best Beach Of Koh Yao Yai !!! - Thailand

A third-generation blind masseur with the reputation of curing all kinds of physical issues.

 

Banrimnam Restaurant
North Of The Island
Address: Klong Hia Pier, Koh Yao Yai
GPS: 8.083535,98.564507 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ท่าเรือ คลองเหีย เกาะยาวใหญ่
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Baan-Rim-Nam-Ko-Yao-Yai-1359999024019496/
Open from 11 am to 8:30 pm.

A pier view restaurant which will cook yummy vegan food under request.

 

There are many more blue skies and sandy days coming 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.

TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts

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.

TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts

 

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.

TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts

 

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.

TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts

 

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.

TOP 10 Traditional THAI Desserts

 

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.*

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

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.*

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

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.*

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

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.*

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

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

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.*

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

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.*

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

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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A Day Out In Bangkok + Vegan Restaurant – Thailand

Bangkok is a comfy place for vegans, every mall has at least one vegan option and there’s plenty of vegan and vegetarian restaurants around town.
Vegans know that is easy to go hungry(or live out of french fries) depending on your location, that’s not a problem here at all.
Apart from that the city is abundant in fresh fruit carts on the streets, making for a perfect snack.


Here the addresses we visited on the video:

Suanplern Market – สวนเพลิน Market
Address: 3654 Rama Iv Road, Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok
Address in Thai: 3654 ถนนพระราม 4 แขวงคลองตัน เขตคลองเตย กรุงเทพฯ
Website: www.suanplernmarket.com/


EmQuartier
Address: 689, 693 and 695 Sukhumvit Road, Watthana, Bangkok
Address in Thai: 689, 693, 695 ถนน สุขุมวิท แขวง คลองตันเหนือ เขต วัฒนา
BTS(skytrain): Phrom Phong station – Sukhumvit line, exit 1
Website: https://www.emquartier.co.th/

Want to see more about Bangkok and its vegan restaurants?Let us know at the comments below!🌸

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Best of Asiatique Riverfront Night Market – Bangkok, Thailand

We have a love story with markets and Asiatique just helps it to go on!
With plenty of bars, restaurants, shops, games and shows to assure you a pleasant evening; all with famous Chao Phraya River as the view.
They even hold special events on the holidays as you can see clicking here.

How To Get There⛴

Although accessible by car, the short and free boat ride has a special charm and we definitely advise you to use this route.
Arriving at sunset make for a great boat ride and don’t worry if you arrive later because the lightened ferris wheel will do the trick completing the landscape while you approach by boat.

Asiatique The Riverfront –เอเชียทีค เดอะ ริเวอร์ฟร้อนท์ 
Address: 2194 Charoen Krung Road, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120 
Address In Thai: 
ที่อยู่: 2194 ถนน เจริญกรุง แขวง วัดพระยาไกร เขต บางคอแหลม กรุงเทพมหานคร 10120 
BTS(skytrain): Saphan Taksin BTS Station – Silom line, exit 2( then take a free Asiatique shuttle boat at Sathorn Pier )
Sathorn Pier(Central Pier) – ท่าเรือสาทร 
Open from 5:00pm-12:00pm.
Asiatique official website: www.thaiasiatique.com/index.php/en

 Best of Asiatique Riverfront Night Market - Bangkok, Thailand

Asiatique or Chatuchak?

Compared to Chatuchak Weekend Market, it is smaller and pricier but still on the cheap side and don’t get short on attractions.
Asiatique is not as crowded and hold a more relaxed vibe to it.Great choice if you are not feeling like been at a packed place.
If staying enough time in Bangkok visiting booth is recommended, they hold different aspects.
Click here to see our post about Chatuchak.

Best of Asiatique Riverfront Night Market - Bangkok, Thailand

Cabaret Show💃

Calypso Cabaret Show is located just behind the main buildings and is a popular attraction for the last 27 years at the city.
Tickets can be bought on site with a dinner options available.
Calypso official website:
www.calypsocabaret.com

Ferris Wheel🎡

The picture that come to mind when talking about Asiatique always include the Mekhong ferris wheel.
Displaying a lovely sight of Chao Phraya River and the city, it surely adds to the whole event.
Prices are 300 thb per person(200 thb for kids under 120cm) and even a Private Gondola for 1000 thb(2 people) and VIP Gondola for 1500 thb(2-3 people).
Mekhong Ferris Wheel official website: www.asiatique-sky.com

Best of Asiatique Riverfront Night Market - Bangkok, Thailand

Thai Cuisine🍲

As everywhere you go in Thailand, delicious meals awaits you.
Be sure to try out local dishes, they are incredibly flavorful, don’t miss out the opportunity to indulge Thai food.

Best of Asiatique Riverfront Night Market - Bangkok, Thailand
Fresh spring rolls

Shopping🎁

Cute souvenirs, crafts, traditional garments, natural products and more.
If you have been to any other major markets in Bangkok, the products follow the usual(yet always tempting).
It was an enjoyable experience, we end up visiting Asiatique few time during our stay and wish you can do it to.😉

We can’t help loving night markets, a sample of local culture is always there to taste!
Have you been bitten by the market bug too?Share with us at the comments below!❤️

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Best Of Khaosan Road (Backpacker Paradise), Bangkok – Thailand

The famous Khaosan Road is one of our favorite places in Bangkok.
Laid back atmosphere, street shopping, restaurants, bars, Thai massage and more; all in one place.

Best Of Khaosan Road (Backpacker Paradise), Bangkok - Thailand

We recommend visiting at evening to start with some shopping, then staying for dinner(Khaosan is a great spot for trying traditional Thai food) and if you’re on the party vibe there will be plenty of options to choose from.

Best Of Khaosan Road (Backpacker Paradise), Bangkok - Thailand

We’ve done a Thai vegetarian cooking class back in 2015 at one of the restaurants located on the street behind Burger King, it was a fun experience that we also advise you to embark on!

Best Of Khaosan Road (Backpacker Paradise), Bangkok - Thailand

As the road got really popular, the place expanded and nowadays count with many streets, there’s a whole backpacker world area to enjoy now.
Don’t be fooled by the “backpacker” label always hanging together with the name, the Thai style is all around and it suits everyone well.

Best Of Khaosan Road (Backpacker Paradise), Bangkok - Thailand

Feeling like walking around Khaosan?Share with us in the comments below!❤️

Best Of Khaosan Road (Backpacker Paradise), Bangkok - Thailand

Address:

Khaosan Road – ถนนข้าวสาร
(Can also be spelled Khao San Road)
Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok
Tip: All taxi drivers will understand “Khaosan Road” without need to show the address in Thai.

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Beach Time! Khao Lak, Thailand + How To Get There

Khao Lak – เขาหลัก
is a departure point for some of the coolest snorkeling and diving spots in Thailand as well as some scenic tour destinations like James Bond Island.
Located in Phang Nga province this is a great family destination likewise for couples or anyone looking for more quiet, relaxing vibe.
Home of many high-end resorts Khao Lak has more of a sophisticated touch then most of Thai destinies that usually thrive on the laid back atmosphere.

Beach Time! Khao Lak, Thailand + How To Get There

For me was all about chilling at the beach all day long, having something to eat looking at the sea and watching the sunset with some Thai massage.Then the night would be the gourmet moment followed by some souvenir shopping at the cozy beach stores all around the main street.

Beach Time! Khao Lak, Thailand + How To Get ThereBeach Time! Khao Lak, Thailand + How To Get There

For such small place i was surprised with the great supermarket and the variety of restaurants you could find around.
Something easy peasy to encounter was the tour booths distributed all over the city where you could buy multiple tour options from snorkeling to hikes, during from one afternoon to tree days long.
We’ve done the Monkey Temple + Panyee Village + James Bond Island Tour and the Similan Islands snorkeling tour.We loved the experience and highly recommend.

Beaches + Where To Stay

We visited 3 beaches while our stay: Amphoe Takua Pa, Nang Thong Beach, Pakweeb Beach (White Sand Beach).They were distinct from each other and we recommend looking them up.
Our hotel was located at Nang Thong Beach, nice area to stay with multiple restaurant choices, stores, the city center, etc.
If you want a more secluded place then White Sand Beach is a good call.

Tip: We advise to book accommodation ahead if you’re visiting Khao Lak in the high season peak (November-February).

Beach Time! Khao Lak, Thailand + How To Get There

Waterfalls

Onboard of our motorbike we drove 7km along the rubber trees listening the melodic nature sounds al the way to Tonchongfa Waterfall.
When the entrance is reached you have to park your vehicle there and proceed by walk for another 1km.The final part of the walk is a little complicated, not advised for people with mobility problems.
Tonchongfa was quiet and beautiful with enough place to swim and friendly garra rufa fishes(massage fishes) that help you renovate your skin.🐟
There’s few other waterfalls to be explored such as Lampi Waterfall(easy access), Pakweep Waterfall(easy access) and Ton Prai Waterfall.

Beach Time! Khao Lak, Thailand + How To Get There

Transportation

To better explore the area we decided to rent a motorbike during our stay(around 300-350 baht a day at the high season, if renting for multiple days discount is applied).Cars were also available for rent.
If you know how to drive that’s a great way to get to know around and don’t get sucked at the beach you’re staying, otherwise you can take a taxi or tuk tuk.
*If you normally don’t drive is definitely not a good idea to start here.For some reason it seems to be something that is happening(specially with youngsters) and accidents are being reported.

From Phuket

*If you want to know why and how to get to Phuket Click Here.

By Bus:
Buses depart from Phuket Bus Terminal 2(address below) daily about every hour and take around 1:30 to 2:00 hours to complete the journey.
Ask for an air-con bus (it may not be working very well), have in mind that this are very simple buses, but enough for a short ride.
The price for one person is around 80 baht and the bus will stop right at the main street(Nang Thong Beach area).

Beach Time! Khao Lak, Thailand + How To Get There

By Boat:
Group and private speed boats can be booked to Khao Lak in travel agencies around Phuket.
As well as boat trips to snorkeling destinations near by such as Similan Islands.

By Taxi:
You can hire a private taxi from Phuket to Khao Lak and the other way around.
Bargaining your price will be a must.
Usually your hotel will be able to find the taxi for you, another option is asking directly to the cab drivers at the street and if they don’t do this route themselves someone will be recommended to you.
This can be arranged at the airport as well.
The price should be between 1200-1800 baht and the journey will take about one hour and a half.
*Is recommended to use a certified taxi.

By Helicopter:
There’s a private company that offers helicopter transfers to Khao Lak (around 2700 usd), 30min duration.

Beach Time! Khao Lak, Thailand + How To Get There

From Bangkok

By Bus:
VIP 24 seats and 1st Class 32 seats buses depart daily from Mo Chit Bus Terminal(address below).
The trip takes around 12 hours, air-con works well, comfy clean seats, complimentary snack and water bottle, there’s a toilet in the bus and in the middle of the way bus stops for a free meal(VIP bus).
*Khao Lak to Bangkok – Tickets can be purchase in all the tour booths around the city and in some of the hotels.
From Khao Lak to Bangkok prices vary between 1000-1300 baht(bargain needed) for a VIP 24 seats bus with one meal included.
*Flight ticket prices are quite cheap, sometimes even same price as the buses.

Beach Time! Khao Lak, Thailand + How To Get There

By Flight:
The nearest airport is Phuket international Airport(address below).
Ticket prices are quite cheap, sometimes even same price with buses.
If you flying to Phuket you can check the options on how to finish your trip on “From Phuket” segment above.

From Abroad

Check “By Flight” on “From Bangkok” segment above.

Tip:*The map of the city has changed after the 2004 Tsunami, be sure the map you’re checking out is the new one when planing your trip.
*Convenient destination nearby is Phuket, Click Here to know more.

Excited about Khao Lak?Let us know in the comments below!💜

Addresses:

Phuket Bus Terminal 2 – สถานีขนส่งผู้โดยสารแห่งที่ 2 ภูเก็ต
Address: Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket
Address In Thai: ที่อยู่: ตำบล รัษฎา อำเภอเมืองภูเก็ต ภูเก็ต

Mo Chit Bus Terminal – สถานีขนส่งหมอชิต
(Also known as Northern Bus Station or Chatuchak Bus Terminal)
*Not to be confused with Mo Chit BTS skytrain station.
BTS(skytrain): Mo Chit Station – Sukhumvit line, THEN TAKE A TAXI.
Best way to get there from Bangkok is by taxi.

Phuket Airport – ท่าอากาศยานภูเก็ต
Website: http://phuketairportthai.com/en
*Terminal 1 for international flights, terminal 2 for domestic flights.
*Located 32km from Phuket city center.

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Things To Do In Amazing Phi Phi Islands – Thailand + How To Get There

Phi Phi Islands – หมู่เกาะพีพี
Going to the paradise?Make sure you have all the details on hands to enjoy your trip without any unpleasant surprises!
Here all you need to get there and have fun on your dream trip!

Getting to Phi Phi

There’s no straight flight to Phi Phi so you need to get to one of the nearest cities and then reach the island by ferry boat.
The ferry boats are spacious enough with seats for everyone and air-con.It also counts with a deck for those who want to admire the view or sunbathe.
Another option is hiring a private speedboat that takes around 45 min(from Phuket) for a more tailored private trip.

Bangkok To Phuket

One of the best ways is getting to Phuket and then to Phi Phi.The reason this is my favorite route is that Phuket is such nice place to know as well, so if you have time why not to spend some time here before Koh Phi Phi?!
Click here for all information you need to get to Phuket.

Ferry to Phi Phi

From Phuket:
The easiest way to acquire your ferry tickets to PhiPhi is buying it directly from your hotel, they will have a nice price and will arrange the van service (that’s included on the ticket price) to pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the pier.
Bear in mind that the pier is around 1 hour away from central beach area (Patong/Karon,etc.), plane well to don’t miss your boat.
You can also buy it from tour stalls around the city, but be prepared to bargain as the price is usually higher compared to the hotels.
Boats depart from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

From Koh Lanta:
Koh Lanta’s ferry only works during high season (November-April).
Similar to Phuket method, the best 2 options are buying from your hotel or at tour stalls around the city.
The practical and cheapest way in Lanta is buying from your accommodation as well.Don’t forget to arrange the pickup time from your hotel to the pier.
Only 2 boats depart per day one at 8:00 am and other at 13:00 pm.

From Krabi:
Free hotel pickup is also included at the ferry ticket price in Krabi.
Boats run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Island Divisions + Must See Areas

Phi Phi consists in a group of 6 Islands, the largest one is Phi Phi Don where the boats arrive and where most of the hotels are.This is the place you will probably be staying (exception is sleeping aboard a boat in Maya Bay).
Phi Phi Don has no cars, motorbikes or any kind of inland transportation apart from bicycles.As it is a quite small place everywhere is reachable by walk or by boat.
But is big enough to amuse, that’s for sure.😃

The famous Maya Bay is located in Phi Phi Leh(the second biggest island in the group) where “The Beach” movie was filmed.This is a wonderful spot for snorkeling, diving, chilling at the beach, exploring the untouched island interior and view.A must go while in Phi Phi.
On your way to Maya Bay you can stop by the Viking Cave, for us, a quick look was enough and we moved on to Phi Ley Bay(also in Phi Phi Leh) for some snorkeling.
Another famous snorkeling and diving spot is Loh Samah Bay located in Phi Phi Leh as well.
Koh Bida Nai, Koh Bida Nok are some of the smaller less visited islands of the group, mostly frequented by diver groups due to beautiful fish diversity located south from Phi Phi Leh.

Mosquito Island is situated north from Phi Phi Don and is one of the smaller islands known for great snorkeling.
Nearby Mosquito Island stands Bamboo Island where again chilling at a desert beach and snorkeling are the highlights.
Everywhere you’re going to find crystal clear water and mostly white sand, one of the main reasons the love story begins with this beautiful islands.

Arriving on Phi Phi + Hotel

Did you book accommodation ahead?If yes, be sure to let your hotel know what time you are arriving and they will pick you up at the pier, show you the way and help you out with your luggage.
If not, at the arriving pier you will find a lot of hotel options, be sure to ask prices before following them to the place.
If you don’t like any, you can go around and find a place yourself, but this will take you sometime I advise you to save your time to enjoy the site.Phi Phi is not an expensive place to stay and 100 baths may not be worth losing few hours, especially if you got heavy luggage.
If you want to book a hotel in advance I recommend www.agoda.com to do so, they are the booking website with bigger variety in Thailand, is the one I mostly use.

Things To Do In Phi Phi

Snorkeling:
If you didn’t bring your gear, you can find some on the island.However, if snorkeling is the main interest you have, bringing some professional equipment is advised.
All over the islands, you have sites to explore, just walking into the sea or taking a long tail boat around.
There’s a lot of snorkeling trip offers, but this can be not as fun due to crowded boats, schedule, etc.
The best option is renting a long tail boat privately, the prices are reasonable and you get the best from your tour. If you really enjoy a place you can choose to stay more in it; if not you can just move on, choosing your own time is also great to avoid meeting crowded tourist boats and finally been picked at your hotel(if you staying seafront).

Amazing Phi Phi Islands, ThailandAmazing Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

Muay Thai:
We had dinner once and came back for some drinks in another night at “Reggae Bar” a bar and restaurant with a Muay Thai ring right in the middle.
Customer fights are arranged with all equipment provided and local kids fight as well.Is just some fun demonstration of Thai boxing that proved entertaining for us.
They have a burger eating challenge, both of times we’ve been there someone was trying to win it, and that just added to the play atmosphere.

Amazing Phi Phi Islands, ThailandAmazing Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

Beach Party:
If you’re a party animal you don’t need my tips, just enjoy it!
But even if you are not much into nightlife Phi Phi has this huge party scene starting in quite early time.
After your perfect day at the beach spending few hours listening to some music, watching fire acrobatics, and maybe even dancing a little bit won’t hurt once in a while.
Everything looking to the waves.🎉

Amazing Phi Phi Islands, ThailandAmazing Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

View Point:
Breathtaking view awaits you if you’re willing to leave your beach chair.=p
Choosing the right time to climb up is important because burning noon sun is not something you want when going up the oblique path.
The view definitely worth the walk.Enjoy it!

Amazing Phi Phi Islands, ThailandAmazing Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

Kayaking to Monkey Beach:
Don’t want to the kayaking part?That’s fine you can rent a long tail boat to get you there.
We did it the sporty way and noticed the kayak parking at Monkey Beach I could see many others did it too.
But I have to say it was harder than I imagined and thanks God hubby was there to help, two of myself wouldn’t get there.
How beautiful is it to appreciate animals in their natural environment?!A big monkey family came to say hi to all of us!
This may sound cliché but please remember wild animal shouldn’t eat artificial snacks, unless you offering water or fruits you better just appreciated they appearance.
Also, monkeys can be aggressive and the right thing is to avoid any contact and just look from a safe distance.
No one lives in this stretch of sand, please do not leave your trash there, let’s keep it the paradise it is.

Amazing Phi Phi Islands, Thailand Amazing Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

Shopping:
Souvenirs, clothing and craft stalls and stores can be found everywhere in Phi Phi Don.
“I Love Phi Phi” shirts are a souvenir I recommend as in the future every time you wear it the memories come back.🌅
Nice to do on the evening or night after enjoying the day activities.

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Diving:
Plenty of Padi courses and diving trips signs were distributed around the main island with multilingual instructors offered.
We personally choose not to take the course in Phi Phi as it would take time and we wanted to enjoy all aspects of the island, but I’m sure it would be a beautiful spot to do so.
If you’re a diving lover or want to get your Padi, Phi Phi has fair amount of company options with world-class diving sites.

Amazing Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

Thai Food at Sea View Restaurants:
Oh, the food! As I mentioned before, Thai food is part of the experience.
Try out a new dish every day and prepare to miss them when you get back home.
And for some ambience, a nice choice of restaurant facing the sea will surely do.🏖

Amazing Phi Phi Islands, ThailandAmazing Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

Tips: *If you are staying at a seafront hotel you absolutely must bring earplugs if you’re hoping to sleep.At night most of the restaurants turn into a beach party and the sound echoes into the bay.The pros are waking up with wave sounds and having your breakfast with your feet in the sand.
*Phi Phi is a very small Island that in many times of the year is crowded. When walking in one of the tinny streets if a baggage/goods carrier boy seems impatient or get your way, be gentle and remember that is holidays for you but its hard-working for them in a jammed place all day long that sure can be very stressing.Remember to always look from another perspective and I’m sure you gonna enjoy your trip even more.😉
That being said, Thai people are extremely friendly, respectful and good-hearted so make sure to reciprocate their treatment.❤

Ps: The websites and air company recommendations are made by personal experience and I don’t get any kind of remuneration for that.

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Best of Chatuchak Weekend Market – Bangkok, Thailand

I’m a street market lover and if you are too, let’s go crazy together about Chatuchak!
The largest market in Thailand and among the largest in the world is going on for over 60 years.
Covering 27 acres area, divided into 27 sections and with over 10000 stalls Chatuchak has a diverse range of products.
The map separates the areas based on 9 main goods, but there are much more options mixed around.

Due to the huge size, sometimes can be challenging finding the sector you want to visit. The trick here is looking up, signs with the market map are all around, hanging from the ceiling.
The market opens on Friday for wholesale and on Saturday and Sunday for the public.
Theoretically, it opens from 6:00 am-6:00 pm, but I can assure you that arriving before 9:30 is a waste of time since most of the shops are closed and you gonna have to wait around.

This is a wonderful place to buy souvenirs with usually better prices than the other touristic points, but don’t forget to bargain, the real prices are most of the times lower than on the first offer.
If you want to grab something to eat, walk around, shopping, foot massage and coffee break you can keep a full day of your schedule here.
However, if you just want to check the market out do some shopping and is not much into street food half day is enough for you.

Tip: Comfortable shoes and light clothing are convenient, the market is quite crowded and can be hot in some areas.

Chatuchak Market – ตลาดจตุจักร
Address: 587/10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok
Address In Thai: ที่อยู่: 587/10 ถนน กำแพงเพชร 2 แขวง จตุจักร เขต จตุจักร กรุงเทพมหานคร
BTS(skytrain): Mo Chit Station – Sukhumvit line, exit 1
MRT: Chatuchak Park Station, exit 1 or Kamphaeng Phet, exit 1 or 2
Official website: www.chatuchak.org

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Best Of Phuket, Thailand + How To Get There

Phuket – ภูเก็ต
The biggest island in Thailand is a mix of city and sea, the perfect combination for those who want chill at the beach without open hands of the big city buzz.
Plenty of attractions for all tastes and with relaxing mood and great view there’s much to love about the island.
But first, let’s make sure you gonna get there:

Bangkok to Phuket

If your plane goes directly to Phuket you can skip to the next tip.
But if you’re in Bangkok, here the ways you can get to Phuket:

1) Compared to another countries it’s really cheap to travel by plane in Thailand, sometimes cheaper than by bus.Knowing that, be sure to check online before make your decision.
Usually the cheapest flights are held by Airasia (www.airasia.com/th/en/home.page) with lower rates then other transportations and much quicker.On the other hand, if you got a lot of baggage, their excess rate is way overpriced.
In that case you may choose another company.

For addresses and information about Bangkok airports click here.

2)Not a flying kind of person?You still can get VIP buses that are really comfortable 24 seat coach.
The buses are clean and they stop for one free meal in the way, the seat lower pretty well and you have a place to put your feet either.
A free box with some snacks and water similar to plane kits are available.
Be sure to buy the VIP 24 seat bus, we’ve heard of people who had been misleading to buy the wrong ticket for the VIP price.
It’s a long 12 hours trip and you want to make sure to be comfortable so double-check your ticket information to don’t get your trip started tired and angry.
I advise you to buy it directly from the bus station, there are buses departing along the day.
Buses leave from Southern Bus Terminal and also from Khao San Road(less recommended).
Tip: Bring earplugs and sleep mask to an even more comfy trip.

Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai) – สถานีขนส่งสายใต้ใหม่ตลิ่งชัน
Address: Borommaratchachonnani Road, Chim Phli, Taling Chan, Bangkok
Address in Thai: ที่อยู่: ถนน บรมราชชนนี แขวง ฉิมพลี เขต ตลิ่งชัน กรุงเทพมหานคร
Best way to get there is by taxi.

We’ve done the two ways, plane and bus, ourselves and they both went well with no complaints to be added.

From Phuket International Airport To The City

There are two ways you can get to your hotel, the best one depends on how many people you have with you.
Outside of the airport vans and taxis will be waiting for passengers, if you are in a group the van will be the right choice for you, otherwise taxi it is.
Our taxi ride (with meter) from the airport to the hotel cost us the same as the flight ticket from Bangkok to Phuket, it was a long way but the rates are surely higher than other cities.
Tip: Official airport website: www.phuketairportthai.com

Phuket Must See/Do Attractions

Big Buddha:
พระพุทธมิ่งมงคลเอกนาคาคีรี (Phra Phutta Ming Mongkol Akenakiri Or Ming Mongkol Buddha)
Up in a hill watching the city, sits vibrant Big Buddha.One of the must-see places in Phuket with special energy, great city view and a fun ride exploring the place up to the temple.
After spend the day at the beach we enjoyed the beautiful sunset at the temple, definitely a right choice.=]
The entrance is free and it opens from 6:00am-7:00pm.
Tip: Wearing appropriated clothing is advisable.For girls, a great tip is using your sarong as a dress to cover up a bit more from your beach attire.

Address: Nagakerd Hill,Yot Sane 1, Chaofa Road ( West ), Chalong, Phuket
Address In Thai: ที่อยู่: บนยอดเขา นาค, Yot Sane 1, ตำบล กะรน อำเภอเมืองภูเก็ต ภูเก็ต
Website: www.phuket-big-buddha.com/
If you’re going by yourself getting a city map is greatly advisable and will make your life much easier.The way up is simple, the street is good and has enough signs.

Water Sports:
Parasailing, jet skiing, banana boating, kayaking, kitesurfing, sea walking, artificial surfing, snorkeling, diving and underwater scooter are some of the wet fun in Phuket.
The main beaches such as Karon and Patong have parasailing, jet skiing, banana boating and such being offered around, just keep an eye at the water or sky and you will see the activities going on, just walk towards the action and you will find them.
Snorkeling, diving, and underwater scooter trips can be easily arranged at tour booths around the city or even at your hotel front desk.At Coral Island tour, for example, you can do sea walk (check how it looks like here: www.coralislandclub.com/seawalker.php).
Artificial surf can be found right in front Kata beach at Surf House bar.
My favorite was parasailing at Patong beach and Diego’s fave the artificial surf.😄

Cabaret Show:
The famous ladyboy cabaret show arouses curiosity and promise to impress the public.
One of the most popular is “Simon Cabaret”- ไซม่อน คาบาเรต์ ( www.simonstarshow.com ) with daily presentations.

Snorkeling Tours:
At the front sea street and also distributed around the city you can find booths selling tours.At most of the hotels, they sell too.
They have many options, we personally highly indicate Coral Island tour and if you are not staying in Phi Phi and/or Similan Islands during your visit these are places not to be missed.

Diving:
Diving tours and schools are plenty on the island.We personally can’t recommend one as we didn’t dive in Phuket, but we heard of many good experiences.
Sharks, turtles and giant fishes are seen frequently at diving spots around.
Tip: Just make sure to read reviews on the internet before booking a tour.

Massage:
Relaxing is an important part of any vacation and massage just fits perfect with it.Trying traditional Thai massage is a must, don’t leave without it.
After walking around the street markets and stores a foot massage is all you need to complete your day.
Closing every day with this tranquilizing therapy is part of the experience.Tell me, oil massage facing the sea with the sound of the waves isn’t a dream?!

The Food:
Hummmm, the food!Part of the Thai experience is delighting yourself with local dishes.
Yummy Thai food and its mix of flavors open your sense.
Forget about comfort food and discover a new taste everyday!

Zip Line:
Want some adventure out of the ocean? Zip line tours are provided by few companies, giving the opportunity to explore beyond the sea.

Phuket Transportation

I and Diego rented a moto to better explore the place.
Another options are renting a car or simply taking a taxi or songthaew(vehicle larger than a tuk tuk).
Taxis are overpriced, if you don’t plan on spending much on transportation renting a vehicle is a great choice.
Motorbikes and cars can be rented by leaving your passport or a money deposit with the rental store for decent prices.
Tip: Remember, don’t drink and drive.

Why NOT to choose entertainment with animals in captivity

Before going to my vacations my friends indicated me swimming with elephants as a top thing to do in Thailand.
When I first saw an elephant in Phuket I was astonished, I picked my phone and started to record, I bought bananas and fed them.I just couldn’t wait to touch those beauties.
Then someone came for a ride and the way the workers treated them was too harsh for me, I said to myself, you gonna find a place where they are well treated and do it, not here!
I ended up finding such place in Koh Lanta, I can’t lie, I loved it! It was for me a moment of total joy. But I couldn’t stop to remember afterwards how it may feel for the elephants.How many time they had to “have fun” with the tourists?Some of the beautiful moves they did, how did they learn it?Some of the scars they had, was it an accident?Were they taken from their families?Why should they be forced to work for me?
I truly believe most of the people go to the tours without really reflecting about this issues, without knowledge about the animals situation.I was one of them.
After researching the matter I was completely ashamed of being part of the suffering these lives were submitted to.I promised myself I would never cooperate with this cruelty acts again and I would love to help spread the message.
We all grow up in a world where animal rights didn’t count as they should, but we can re-educate ourselves and make the difference now.
This counts not only for elephants but for everything involving animals.Don’t try to fool yourself with excuses, they are not toys, they are not ours.
“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures.” Albert Einstein
You can understand more here:
www.peta.org/issues/animals-in-entertainment/

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Best of Loy Krathong Day 3- Bangkok, Thailand

At the 3rd and last day of the festival when the full moon was ready to shine the most waited moment comes to live.
To understand more about Loy Krathong meaning click here for “Day 1” and here for “Day 2”.
We started with Sathorn Pier looking special with several stalls where krathongs were being handmade and sold.
Together with the festival pinnacle public number increased in all attractions, something that just gave more celebratory feeling to the whole experience.
Once again we took the River Festival free shuttle boat and this time visited Wat Phra Chetuphori, Wat Kalayanamitr, Wat Prayurawongsawas and Asiatique.

Wat Phra Chetupori – พระเชตุพนวิมลมังคลารามราชวรมหาวิหาร

Apart from previews days attractions the temple had special guests, theatrical plays, fireworks and a moment for everyone to release their barks together.
The set ensured great atmosphere, we loved the opportunity to participate.
Here you could find krathongs to buy as well, but for higher prices compared to Sathorn Pier.

Address: 2 Sanamchai Road, Grand Palace Subdistrict, Pranakorn District, Bangkok 10200
Address in Thai: ที่อยู่: 2 ถนนสนามไชย แขวงพระบรมมหาราชวัง เขตพระนคร กรุงเทพฯ 10200
BTS(skytrain): Saphan Taksin BTS Station – Silom line, exit 2( then take a boat at Sathorn Pier )
Sathorn Pier(Central Pier) – ท่าเรือสาทร
Tip: Wat Phra Chetupori official website: http://www.watpho.com

 

Wat Kalayanamitr Waramahavihara – วัดกัลยาณมิตรวรมหาวิหาร

Arriving at the temple we witnessed the floating boats been released all around and a special giant 7 headed naga krathong at the entrance.
Some quick rain paused the shows for a while but it was over soon and the party continued.
They had street food stalls around and dance performances either.

Address: 371 Thetsaban Sai 1 Road, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600
Address in Thai: ที่อยู่: 371 เทศบาลสาย 1, กรุงเทพมหานคร (กทม.) 10600
BTS(skytrain): Saphan Taksin BTS Station – Silom line, exit 2( then take a boat at Sathorn Pier )
Sathorn Pier(Central Pier) – ท่าเรือสาทร

 

Wat Prayurawongsawas – วัดประยุรวงศาวาสวรวิหาร

Chinese dragon dance, acrobats and music dictate the rhythm at the beautiful temple.
Also traditional Thai dance and music entertained us with rich garment details and exotic balance.
Numerous food and craft stalls and gorgeous setting one more time led us to enjoyment.

Address: 1 Soi Arun Ammarin 4, Wat Kanlaya, Thon Buri, Bangkok 10600
Address in Thai: ที่อยู่: 1 ซอย อรุณอมรินทร์ 4 แขวง วัดกัลยา เขต ธนบุรี กรุงเทพมหานคร 10600
BTS(skytrain): Saphan Taksin BTS Station – Silom line, exit 2( then take a boat at Sathorn Pier )
Sathorn Pier(Central Pier) – ท่าเรือสาทร

 

Asiatique The Riverfront -เอเชียทีค เดอะ ริเวอร์ฟร้อนท์

To end the day we choose Asiatique that also counted with fireworks to make the night remarkable.
We’ve been to Asiatique at the first day too.Click here to see.
From here was a very difficult task to grab a taxi so we ended up having some help from the locals to find a bus line half way home and then took a taxi for the final half.

Address: 2194 Charoen Krung Road, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120
Address In Thai: ที่อยู่: 2194 ถนน เจริญกรุง แขวง วัดพระยาไกร เขต บางคอแหลม กรุงเทพมหานคร 10120
BTS(skytrain): Saphan Taksin BTS Station – Silom line, exit 2( then take a free Asiatique boat at Sathorn Pier )
Sathorn Pier(Central Pier) – ท่าเรือสาทร
Open from 5:00pm-12:00pm.
Tip: Asiatique official website: http://www.thaiasiatique.com/index.php/en

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Best of Loy Krathong Day 1- Bangkok, Thailand

The beautiful Loy Krathong festival gives you chance to interact with the enchanting Thai culture and participate in this ritual of blesses.     The festival is held on the evening of the full moon in the 12th month of Thai lunar calendar(usually in November in our calendar) all over Thailand.
Krathongs are handmade small barks traditionally done with banana leaves, banana tree trunk, flowers, candle, incense and other details can be added; for example if you wish wealth in the coming year you should add some coins, for getting rid of bad luck and bad energy you should add up some hair and/or nail clippings.
Is believed that a couple that floats the Krathong together will meet, fall in love and be together again in the next life. (Sorry girls, I already guarantee those blue eyes for the next turn 😜)
Loy Krathong is also seeing as an opportunity to give back to the river, apologize to the water Goddess for polluting and be grateful for having and using it.
The candle placed in the middle honor Buddha and letting the boat go in the water symbolizes letting all bad go.In the first day at the River Festival, we took a free boat from Sathorn Pier in Bangkok to Asiatique, Yodpiman River Walk, Wat Phra Chetupori and Wat Prayurawongsawas.                                                                                 The festival had allegoric boat parade that was absolutely precious to watch.

Asiatique The Riverfront -เอเชียทีค เดอะ ริเวอร์ฟร้อนท์

At Asiatique apart from the regular setting they had a street food fair serving all kinds of Thai dishes and a “moon lake floating” for freeing the krathongs.

Address: 2194 Charoen Krung Road, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120
Address In Thai: ที่อยู่: 2194 ถนน เจริญกรุง แขวง วัดพระยาไกร เขต บางคอแหลม กรุงเทพมหานคร 10120
BTS(skytrain): Saphan Taksin BTS Station – Silom line, exit 2( then take a free Asiatique boat at Sathorn Pier )
Sathorn Pier(Central Pier) – ท่าเรือสาทร
Open from 5:00pm-12:00pm.
Tip: Asiatique official website: http://www.thaiasiatique.com/index.php/en

 

Yodpiman River Walk – ยอดพิมาน ริเวอร์วอล์ค

Yodpiman was displaying detailed crafted handmade krathongs and had special flower arrangements to celebrate the festival.

Address: 390/17 Banmoh Road, Wangburapapirom, Phranakhon, Bangkok
BTS(skytrain): Saphan Taksin BTS Station – Silom line, exit 2( then take a boat at Sathorn Pier )
Sathorn Pier(Central Pier) – ท่าเรือสาทร
Open from 10:00am-10:00pm
Tip: Yodpiman official website: http://www.yodpimanriverwalk.com/home-en/

 

Wat Phra Chetupori – พระเชตุพนวิมลมังคลารามราชวรมหาวิหาร

 Also known as Wat Pho(วัดโพธิ์) this temple was my favorite!                 Soon as you arrive you walk through stores selling art pieces and souvenirs.Then with a vision to the temple you have traditional Thai crafts and dishes being made real-time and distributed for free for us to have a better understanding of their culture, DIY free krathong making guided by locals, beautiful dance presentations showing multiple cultural styles and clothing, explanation of how Loy Krathong is celebrated in different parts of Thailand and more.

Address: 2 Sanamchai Road, Grand Palace Subdistrict, Pranakorn District, Bangkok 10200
Address in Thai: ที่อยู่: 2 ถนนสนามไชย แขวงพระบรมมหาราชวัง เขตพระนคร กรุงเทพฯ 10200
BTS(skytrain): Saphan Taksin BTS Station – Silom line, exit 2( then take a boat at Sathorn Pier )
Sathorn Pier(Central Pier) – ท่าเรือสาทร
Tip: Wat Phra Chetupori official website: http://www.watpho.com

 

Wat Prayurawongsawas – วัดประยุรวงศาวาสวรวิหาร                                        

Next, we’ve been to Wat Prayurawongsawas Waraviharn and as we step there we felt the commemoration vibe in the air.
With live folk music, street food stands all around, gorgeous Thai dance and music presentations, a pool in the center of the temple for coin throwing( if the coin fall inside the vase brings you good luck) and candle releasing ( the candle got the same symbolism as releasing a krathong).                                                                              The view here was just fantastic with the temple pagodas and the candle lights.

Address: 1 Soi Arun Ammarin 4, Wat Kanlaya, Thon Buri, Bangkok 10600
Address in Thai: ที่อยู่: 1 ซอย อรุณอมรินทร์ 4 แขวง วัดกัลยา เขต ธนบุรี กรุงเทพมหานคร 10600
BTS(skytrain): Saphan Taksin BTS Station – Silom line, exit 2( then take a boat at Sathorn Pier )
Sathorn Pier(Central Pier) – ท่าเรือสาทร

Every stop was full of discoveries to be made we fully enjoyed the night.
What about you?Enjoyed Loy Krathong? Let us know in the comments below and keep up for Loy Krathong Day 2!

How to get to River Festival:
Best ways are by taxi or BTS, check the details below.
BTS(Skytrain): Shaphan Taksin BTS Station – Silom line, exit 2
Sathorn Pier(Central Pier) – ท่าเรือสาทร

 

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