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3 Days in Bangkok Itinerary (Places to Visit & What to See)

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3 Days in Bangkok Itinerary (Places to Visit & What to See)

Bangkok’s reputation precedes itself, but however you feel about the Thai capital, it is safe to say that it’s definitely not a boring place.

For me, it was a struggle to like the city. On my first visit I loved it, on my second I hated it. On my third and fourth I was a bit indifferent, and on my latest visit, in February 2018, love blossomed again.

Having spent quite some time in ‘the Venice of the east’ I feel comfortable writing that if you visited Bangkok without liking it, you probably had the wrong guide.

So to help you avoid developing an unhealthy and complicated relationship with Bangkok, here are some tips to make sure your visit to ‘the Sin City of Asia’ (damn, so many nicknames) is going to be a spot on success.

You can also use our three day Bangkok itinerary as a guide for planning out your trip.

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Don’t Miss These Amazing Animal Experiences Around The World

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Don’t Miss These Amazing Animal Experiences Around The World

It’s one thing to see pictures of incredible wildlife online, but getting up close and personal with them is another matter entirely.

From meeting pandas in their natural environment, and snow monkeys in Japan to ethical experiences with elephants in Thailand, here are six amazing travel ideas for animal lovers.

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Take the Road Less Travelled: 5 Unexpected Things to Do in Bangkok

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Take the Road Less Travelled: 5 Unexpected Things to Do in Bangkok

The capital of Thailand, Bangkok is an interesting and intoxicating destination famous for its full on food, urban exploration, and cultural contrasts.

From getting lost in the maze of streets and tiny lanes around Chinatown, to finding yourself in conversion with a Buddhist Monk on a smart phone, this is a city with a rich and multifaceted personality, and has long drawn some of the highest tourism of other cities in South East Asia.

But although being a living example of the well trodden path, Bangkok still has a bountiful number of secrets which have remained largely unexplored by typical travellers.

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Photo Tour of Villa Iorama; a Private Luxury Villa in Nai Harn Beach, Phuket

Posted by on 7:19 pm in Blog, Luxury Lifestyle, Thailand | 108 comments

Photo Tour of Villa Iorama; a Private Luxury Villa in Nai Harn Beach, Phuket

Thailand has become one of the popular countries in the world for travelers seeking affordable luxury, with everything from 5 star hotels, to Michelin star restaurants, and private luxury villas available for less.

Budget travelers and backpackers can often get by in Thailand for US $25 per day, but most of us have a lot more to spend. And what might get you a 3 star hotel in some of the world’s more expensive cities like London, Paris, or New York, can often translate into a stay in a million dollar villa in Phuket.

A country that offers some of the best value for the money, a trip to Thailand gives everyday travelers the unique opportunity to shoot higher than 5 star hotels, and as such, private luxury villas have become the trend.

Think incredible locations, infinity pools, state of the art kitchens, and the exclusivity of your own residence; antique furniture, elegant interiors, and tropical gardens with day beds.

But what’s more affordable than staying in a private luxury villa in Thailand? Not having to pay for it!!

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A Stay in Phuket’s Newest Luxury Resort: MAI HOUSE Patong Hill Hotel Review

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A Stay in Phuket’s Newest Luxury Resort: MAI HOUSE Patong Hill Hotel Review

Phuket is a lovely place to take in the best Thailand has to offer however the newly opened MAI HOUSE Patong Hill gives you every excuse to stay in.

High up on the lush tropical hillside overlooking Patong Beach and the sparkling Andaman Sea, the exotic 79-room resort is one of the newest in Phuket, standing out as an oasis of modern Thai culture and chic relaxation.

With spacious rooms for families, couples or individuals, including rooms with private pool access, and private outdoor jacuzzi’s, local character and the historic flavor of Phuket Island intertwines with contemporary 5-star facilities to provide you with a magnificent and personal getaway to another world.

For those seeking a modern luxury experience in the Patong Beach district of Phuket, this is hotel opening you don’t want to miss!

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Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Review

Posted by on 10:32 pm in Accommodation, Blog, Thailand | 34 comments

Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Review

The EM District is Bangkok’s newest tourist hotspot with its massive luxury shopping malls and some of the city’s finest cuisine. And a city in itself, once you arrive it’s difficult to find a reason to leave.

Perfectly positioned within walking distance to all the EM District has to offer, and with the peaceful retreat of Queen’s Park in its backyard, when it comes to Bangkok accommodation, you can’t go wrong with the Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park.

Deal Alert: Save up to 67% off your stay at Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park with package deals from Luxury Escapes.

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7 Tips for Budget Travel in Thailand

Posted by on 9:57 pm in Blog, Budget Travel, Thailand, Travel Tips | 34 comments

7 Tips for Budget Travel in Thailand

Traveling to Thailand is one of the most exotic trips you can take, and luckily, it’s a very easy country to experience on a budget. Even first times travelers can easily spend under 100 USD a day, and that includes your hotel, activities and transportation!

There are many ways to save money while traveling in Thailand, but here are 7 tips for the budget traveler to come in under budget.

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Is This the Most Beautiful Beach Front Villa in Thailand?

Posted by on 11:11 pm in Accommodation, Blog, Luxury Lifestyle, Thailand | 32 comments

Is This the Most Beautiful Beach Front Villa in Thailand?

Famed for it’s fine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, Koh Samui has become the most popular destination for a luxury getaway in Thailand, and as such, has become the island with the most stunning beachfront resorts.

Ultra-luxurious properties line the tropical coastline, with infinity pool vistas and direct access to the type of beaches you find featured in ads.

Because the standard of accommodation across Koh Samui is high, it can be tempting to just book any 5 star room. But if you’re looking to experience true luxury; private infinity pools, personal chefs and an exclusive section of the beach; you should book a private luxury villa instead. And I believe we’ve found the most beautiful villa in Thailand; Villa Acacia – one of the 11 incredible villa’s in the Miskawaan set.

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The Most Popular Destinations For Medical Tourism

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The Most Popular Destinations For Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is booming, and people from all around the world have become accustomed to traveling overseas for medical care in another country. Around 8 million patients each year.

Much of the time it comes down to procedures being substantially cheaper overseas, or not being able to find the right treatment at home. And traveling to another country for treatment often means being able to avoid long waiting lists for elective procedures. Though some medical tourists are immigrants who return to their home country for care, and others travel simply so they can avoid questions from family and friends (having the people of Thailand see the bandages from your nose job isn’t quite as bad as walking down the street at home).

The following destinations are leaders within the industry of medical tourism, and we have included information about the procedures they are most popular for. Just remember the golden rule: thoroughly research the clinic and the location before you go!

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4 Asian Island Travel Destinations for a Quick Weekend Getaway

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4 Asian Island Travel Destinations for a Quick Weekend Getaway

Everyone looks forward to the weekend, though more so if you have the chance to explore a new destination.

And if you’re based in Asia you’re in luck; a patchwork of incredible countries, islands, and cultures, you have a whole continent at your doorstep, and hundreds of destinations which you choose from from for a quick weekend break.

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