Thailand Travel Guide

Le Fenix hotel's rooftop bar has hammocks and tables in a garden setting.


Skip city traffic by using the BTS which runs through Bangkok on two lines.

This 2006 newcomer joins the nightlife nexus on Sukhumvit Road.

Destination Spa Spa-obsessed jet-setters, take note: Six Senses has brought the best of Southeast Asia’s healing arts to a speck of land off Phuket’s eastern coast. A 26-acre retreat houses four individual spas—yes, four—each dedicated to Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, or Thai traditions.

Stop by the open-air market and the historic park in the nearby town of Phimai.

Basheer Graphic Books is a prominent bookseller in Southeast Asian markets, including  Malaysia, Indonesia, and Hong Kong.

Located at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, the Oriental Spa has 19 private treatment rooms, including both several spa suites, housed inside a 19th-century teakwood home.

In a quiet garden abode, with hi-so (high society) maidens chirping quietly on their cell phones while waiting for their appointments, guests are served green tea with ginger and a mystery ingredient the staff claims to be pandan leafe which makes patrons relaxed.

Racha Noi is an island to the sound, and on its leeward side is a sheltered cove that's a great place to spend the day completely alone.

This jewelry shop specializes in whimsical baubles

Browse the ingenious, inspired, and just plain nutty creations proferred at this design store at Bangkok's Emporium shopping center.

Celadon, lacquerware, and tabletop items abound at Chiang Mai's best-curated boutique.

Housed inside the Dutchess Plaza Building in the city’s bustling Thonglor district, Escudo is a two-story nightclub offering clubgoers two distinctive nightlife experiences.

A tubular wonder, Bed resembles, from different angles, a sleek flashlight, a robotic eye, or the beginning of a Martian invasion. Once past the bouncers, you are in a painfully minimalist white barn headed for outer space.

One of Bangkok's most serene temples, a 26-foot-high Buddha sits snugly within Bangkok's tallest vihara, or assembly hall, surrounded by murals that depict his life, murals as complex and elaborate as the city outside the temple's walls.