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The only Hanoi guide you’ll ever need

January 16, 2018

Pick up one of Nancy Chandler's vibrant Thailand maps and you'll be astounded by the depth of detail, eye-catching designs, quirky annotations and original recommendations.
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Island hopping in Thailand

December 19, 2017

You can easily explore the best of Thailand's islands. We've set up your "base camps" for island hopping.
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7 best Bangkok temples

December 18, 2017

Bangkok is full of temples, which the people of Thailand call "wats." Here's a look at seven of the best for visitors to see.
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Bangkok street food joint gets Michelin star

December 7, 2017

Bangkok's first Michelin Guide dishes out stars to Mezzaluna and 16 other restaurants in Thailand's capital.
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Inside Chiang Mai’s most responsible elephant sanctuary

November 21, 2017

Thailand's elephants face threats from human settlement and even tourism. Here's what Chiang Mai's Elephant Nature Park is doing about it.
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Thailand’s care home for elephants

January 30, 2017
Thailand’s care home for elephants

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary lets rescued elephants spend their final days roaming freely.
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Thailand closes diving sites over coral bleaching crisis

May 27, 2016
Thailand closes diving sites over coral bleaching crisis

More than 10 diving sites in Thailand's national marine parks have closed due to widespread coral bleaching, amid the country's continued efforts to seal off its famous tourist attractions to protect the environment.
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Thailand’s long-tail boat builders keep tourism afloat

April 18, 2016
Thailand’s long-tail boat builders keep tourism afloat


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Thailand celebrates with world’s biggest water fight despite drought

April 14, 2016
Thailand celebrates with world’s biggest water fight despite drought

Often referred to as the "world's biggest water fight," Songkran marks the traditional Thai New Year and is celebrated from April 13 to 15.
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Scottish tourist killed by elephant in Thailand

February 2, 2016
Scottish tourist killed by elephant in Thailand

A Scottish tourist on holiday in Koh Samui in Thailand's Surat Thani province has been killed by an elephant.
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The beauty of drinking in Thailand’s capital can be appreciated before the first sip

January 7, 2016
The beauty of drinking in Thailand’s capital can be appreciated before the first sip


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‘School with no paper’ opens door to hotel jobs for Thailand’s youth

December 10, 2015
‘School with no paper’ opens door to hotel jobs for Thailand’s youth


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FAA downgrades Thailand over aviation safety concerns

December 2, 2015
FAA downgrades Thailand over aviation safety concerns


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Brewing your own beer might be illegal, but Thailand has seen an army of determined microbreweries spring up around the country

November 27, 2015
Brewing your own beer might be illegal, but Thailand has seen an army of determined microbreweries spring up around the country


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Trang: Thailand’s next big island-hopping destination

July 17, 2015
Trang: Thailand’s next big island-hopping destination

Removed from the crowds of Phi Phi and Phuket, the islands of Trang offer everything from secret beaches to unspoiled forests Tags:? Trang Islands islands snorkeling beaches
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Thailand ‘red-flagged’ for aviation safety concerns

June 19, 2015
Thailand ‘red-flagged’ for aviation safety concerns

The UN's International Civil Aviation Organization says it's concerned with Thailand's ability to oversee operators Tags:? Thai airlines Thai Airways travel safety
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Elephant snatches man’s camera, takes amazing ‘elphie’

May 24, 2015
Elephant snatches man’s camera, takes amazing ‘elphie’

Christian LeBlanc was feeding bananas to an elephant in Thailand when this happened! Tags:? selfies Thailand travel Thai elephants elephants digital photography
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Thailand celebrates New Year with world’s biggest water fight

April 14, 2015
Thailand celebrates New Year with world’s biggest water fight

Thailand's three-day Songrkan festival is now underway. Here's a peek at the watery madness Tags:? Songrkan water festivals Thailand news
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Songkran: How to soak up the world’s biggest water fight

April 10, 2015
Songkran: How to soak up the world’s biggest water fight

If you've never experienced Thailand's famous new year water festival, here are some tips to keep in mind before you hit the streets Tags:? songkran water festivals new year celebration
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Thailand’s Koh Phayam: “Like Koh Samui in the 70s”

April 9, 2015
Thailand’s Koh Phayam: “Like Koh Samui in the 70s”

Travelers head to Koh Phayam to find the good old Thailand they remember -- well-discovered yet unpolluted Tags:? Koh Phayam best islands beach
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30 of the world’s best island escapes

March 27, 2015
30 of the world’s best island escapes

Bora Bora. Thailand. Belize. You'll want to pack a bag after seeing these photos shared by CNN iReporters Tags:? CNN iReport beaches best islands
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Inked in Thailand: Sak Yant Festival

March 11, 2015
Inked in Thailand: Sak Yant Festival

At Thailand's Wat Bong Phra temple, thousands come out to see the master tattooist monks in action at this annual -- and painful -- event Tags:? tattoos in Asia tattoos Buddhist temples Thai temples Thai festivals
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German tourist cleans Thailand streets out of love

February 26, 2015
German tourist cleans Thailand streets out of love

A 55-year-old Samaritan travels to Thailand each year to wash phone booths and sweep streets Tags:? tourist behavior
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Sukhothai: Land of the "boneless" Buddhas

February 18, 2015
Sukhothai: Land of the "boneless" Buddhas

Between Bangkok and Chiang Mai lies the old kingdom of Sukhothai. Its former glory can be revisited through spectacular temple ruins Gigantic "boneless" Buddha statues rise among stupas and reddish laterite pillars at 13th-century Sukhothai. Shaded by tropical trees, the unique statues are hailed as evidence of ancient Siam's social and spiritual zenith...
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Lampang: Northern Thailand’s next big star?

January 22, 2015
Lampang: Northern Thailand’s next big star?

For those looking for a side escape from Chiang Mai, the nearby province of Lampang is filled with historical sites and natural beauty Tags:? Thailand travel Northern Thailand Lampang
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16 incredible rooftop bars

January 19, 2015
16 incredible rooftop bars

Good cocktails combine with spectacular views across rivers, cityscapes and oceans at these bird-level drinkeries One good thing about humanity's obsession with building enormous numbers of buildings? More rooftops, which means more rooftop bars.  Perhaps second only to beach bars , rooftop drinks remind us that life didn't turn out so bad.  In...
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14 of the world’s most outrageous hotel pools

January 19, 2015
14 of the world’s most outrageous hotel pools

Whether towering over skyscrapers or slipping into the sea, TripAdvisor's list of hotel pools will make you want to pack a bag right now Ever booked a hotel room based purely on its pool? You might after seeing these 14 beauties, highlighted in a recent list compiled by TripAdvisor.com . Whether jutting over...
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See elephant crush a tourist’s car

January 14, 2015
See elephant crush a tourist’s car

An eight-year-old male elephant attacked a car at Thailand's Khao Yai National Park Tags:? National Parks elephants Thai elephants
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Animal-rights groups criticize Beyonce after tiger encounter

January 9, 2015
Animal-rights groups criticize Beyonce after tiger encounter

A fan photo of Beyonce's family posing with a baby tiger is not sitting well with critics Tags:? Beyonce Knowles Thailand travel theme parks animal rights
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10 top wellness resorts in Asia

December 11, 2014
10 top wellness resorts in Asia

Exotic locations, ancient healing traditions and outstanding personal service is Asia's recipe for outstanding resorts A vacation is usually a license to sleep late, pig out, hit the bar. But with wellness tourism one of the world’s fastest growing travel trends, the new way to de-stress on holiday spurns debauchery in pursuit of...
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