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Welcome to my Thai Travel Blog

Here you can find articles on Thailand Travel & Tourism. Rather than list the normal tourist places, I'll be showing articles on events, pointless micro-detail, and anything that relates to a location. You won't tourist find things to do on your holiday, but you will find ideas for what to look out for to enrich your visit.
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March 24, 2015

Cherng Talay Sauna & Spa, Phuket


Cherng Talay municipal pool is one of the best town provided facilities in Phuket, and now they've expanded it to add a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, and fitness rooms full of the latest running and cycling machines.

Or more precisely two saunas, two steam rooms, two jacuzzi. They have separate facilities for men and woman to stop us women harassing you poor men.


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March 19, 2015

Kanchanaburi Roundup


It's time to look through the many places I visited on my Kanchanaburi trip.


There were waterfalls, plenty of waterfalls, some with houseboats and some with trains at Sai Yok.

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March 15, 2015

Temple on Prachuap Kiri Khan Hill


As you drive the long journey from Bangkok to the South, just need to find things to break the journey. You just gotta. Thankfully its not that hard, this will catch your eye as you pass through Prachual Kiri Khan, it's a white building up on the hill with stairs leading up.

Time to explore.


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March 11, 2015

Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Mega Temple


North of Bangkok, in Pathum Thani, is Wat Phra Dhammakaya, a temple dedicated to Dhammakaya meditation. It was built quite recently in 1970 and currently being massively expanded.

Lets be honest about this, the reason to visit this temple is not because it is massively spiritual, rather it is massively huge. It's the mega-city of temples, a huge imposing site of concrete buildings around a golden dome shaped like a spaceship, visible from space.

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March 7, 2015

Three Pagodas Pass


Having made the journey, all the way up the highway to the Mon Bridge and to the border of Myanmar, I just have to round off the trip with a visit to the actual border post.

Three Pagodas Pass as its known, name inventively after, erm Three Pagodas is where local Burmese produce comes across from Myanmar, and Thais sell the goods across to the Burmese.

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March 4, 2015

Flooded Temples By Boat


After the Mon Bridge, the next thing to do on my itinerary is obviously the boat tour! This lake was damned to hold water, and some villages were flooded as a result. Since the tallest building in a village is often the temple, the temples stick out of the water.

Next to the Mon Bridge is a walkway, and the long boats there take tourists out to explore these derelict temples.


More adventurous tourists, well richer anyway, rent the house rafts. These are sleeping rafts, that are towed around the lake so the tourists can enjoy swimming and sightseeing in their mobile floating home.
I'm not keen on these, they insulate the tourists from the world, better to go shop with the locals, eat with the locals and chat to the locals.

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Appon's Travel Places

Wooden Mon Bridge, Sangkhla Buri

Sai Yok Noi, Go to the source!

Dawadung Cave, Bats are the least scary things

Sai Yok Yai Waterfall, Kanchanaburi

Gap in the Hills, Kanchanaburi

Hindad Hot Spring, Kanchanaburi

Temple on the Hill, Wat Ban Tham, Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi 'Beach'

Amphawa Fireflies Trip

Amphawa Homestay

Amphawa, Floating Market

Pornrung Hot-spring Ranong

Ban Khao Ta-Lu, 'Holey' Mountain

Kwan-Riam floating market, Bangkok

Floating (Bobbing) Market North East Bangkok

Ranong Hotsprings, Raksa Warin

Chumpon Best Beach

Chonburi Fish Market

Mimosa & Fish by the Sea Pattaya

Flying Chicken

Swatstika Temple

Train Market, Bangkok

Road Trip: Khlong Phanom National Park

Hot Spring (Khao Sok National Park)

Crystal Canal

Wat Khao Yoi Cave

Khuha Cave, Phang-na

Dairy Hut Farm, Phang-na

Bang Pat, Sells Seafood, Near the Sea Shore

Wat Peuch Udom, Near Bangkok

Road-trip Regional Produce: Steamed Buns

Road-trip Regional Produce: Cookies

Road-trip Regional Produce: Salted Duck Eggs

Road-trip Regional Produce: Sala

Road-trip Regional Produce: Pineapples

Road-trip Regional Produce: Coconuts

Road-trip Regional Produce: Bananas

Phutthamonthon Park, Near Bangkok

Wat Huai Mongkol

Phuket Trick Eye, Bring your camera!

Raya (Racha) Island Phuket

Aphrodite Cabaret Phuket

Ancient City, Bangkok

New Years Countdown, Bangkok

Buddism & Bangkok

Don't Forget Your Trowel, Patong, Phuket

Tuk Chang, Good Bad and Ugly

Khao Sok National Park

Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace

Big Bee Farm Phuket

Thai food delight, Vareeya, Paklok, Phuket

Wat Phra Thong, Talang Phuket

South of Sarasin Bridge

Andaman Viewpoint Phang-na

Flown on the 4th July

Rawai Beach, Seafood Sunset

Geocaching in Phuket

Tiger Temple Krabi, Wat Tham Suea

Hot Thermal Pool, Emerald Pool, Krabi


Wat Kowrang Phuket

Monkey Hill Phuket

Anthem Wakepark

Phan-gna Viewpoints

Wat Maneesee Mahah Tad

Floating Pier, Visible from Space, Phuket

Siray Island Temple, Phuket

Monkeys Phuket Town

Eat like a local in Phuket

Ya Nui Beach Phuket

Phrom Thep Cape, Phuket

Ton Prai Waterfall

Lumpee Waterfall Phang Nga

Ta Pan Cave, Phang-Nga, Revisited

Miles of paradise

Wat Chalong, Phuket, Religion and Texture

Phang Nga Bay, Islands, Caves & Kayaks

Seafood in Phuket

Super Cheap, Retail Therapy Thai Style, Phuket

Pheung Chang Cave, Phang-nga, You'll Get Wet

Ao Yon Beach, My New Favorite Phuket Bay

View From Khao Khad Tower, Phuket

Layan Island (Swim from Phuket)

Loy Krathong in Phuket

Naka Yai Island, Phuket

Talang Shooting Range Phuket

Tonsai Waterfall, Phuket

Phuket Vegetarian Festival, Nice & Nasty

Vegetarian Festival Phuket Thailand

Phuket North East Coast

Boat Balloons Phuket

Yacht Spotting Phuket

Drive in the Phuket Hills

Phuket Secret Beach, Cape Yamu

Phuket Hidden Flip-Flop Beach

Big Buddha Chalong, Phuket

Xtreme Adventures Phuket

Fantasea Show Phuket

Ta Pan Cave, Phang-na

Dim Sum Restaurant Phuket Town

Elephant Trekking Phuket

Sarasin Bridge

Nai Yang - The Planespotters Beach

Nai Yang Beach - Tsunami and Texture

Unspoilt Beach on a Quiet Island, Near Phuket

Phuket Cashew Nuts

Gibbons, Waterfall, Bugs in Phuket

Phuket Aquarium

Phuket Orchid Farm

A Buddha With a View

Night Train to Phuket

Paradise Beach, Patong, Phuket

Thai Family Sauna

Mussel Fishing in Gulf of Thailand

Bell Temple in the Sea

Bell Temple in the Sea Part 2

Chonburi Bang Saen Beach

Koh Kood Island

Lotus Festival Banphliyainai 11 October 2011

Bangnarmphueng Floating Market Bangkok

Rural Home stay... in Bangkok?!

Fireflies Bangkok, Thailand

Floating Market Khlong Latmayom

Nightlife in Udonthani

Baiyoke Sky Tower, Bangkok

Tourists View of Thailand

Chinatown Bangkok

Monkeys Boats Guns Bangkok

Erawan Museum in Bangkok

Amphawa, Samut Songkhram