The Hobbit Hotel: Resort in Khao Yai designed to look like the hobbit-inhabited world of ‘Lord of the Rings’

Bangkok dwellers can enter a magical realm in just a few hours at an unusual resort in Khao Yai designed to look like the hobbit-inhabited world of Lord of the Rings. Jump in the car and, three hours later, hunker down in a round-doored cozy hobbit hole, designed to match the sets described in the ...

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Best Date Ideas in Bangkok: Fun and unusual things to do with your paramour in the city

Best Date Ideas in Bangkok: Fun and unusual things to do with your paramour in the city

Dating may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Bangkok, but there are pretty much endless options for things to do with your partner — or would-be...

Not Backpackin’, Not Ballin’: COSI hotel offers tech-friendly style on a budget in Samui’s Chaweng

Not Backpackin’, Not Ballin’: COSI hotel offers tech-friendly style on a budget in Samui’s Chaweng

Living in Southeast Asia, we’re lucky that we can vacation quickly, easily, and on any budget we choose. A US$9 dorm bed in a hostel by the beach and a bus ticket for a hellish...

Thai architecture undergrads build rural dorm with falling rain design for underprivileged students

Thai architecture undergrads build rural dorm with falling rain design for underprivileged students

In some parts of rural Thailand, regional schools are located far from the villages they serve and public transportation may be scarce or nonexistent — which means that for...

Muay Thai Expo: Government to host first fair of all things Muay Thai in Buriram province

Muay Thai Expo: Government to host first fair of all things Muay Thai in Buriram province

The first-ever Muay Thai Expo will be held next month in the Buriram province of Isaan, a region known for producing many of the country’s Muay Thai champions. The event will...

‘To Save Koh Tao’: The first 7-Eleven in Thailand to ditch plastic bags is on Koh Tao

‘To Save Koh Tao’: The first 7-Eleven in Thailand to ditch plastic bags is on Koh Tao

Koh Tao is known, by turns, as a budget backpacker’s paradise, a great diving spot, a party place, and in more recent years, “death island” due to the series of backpackers...

Just Plane Great: Bangkok creative park ChangChui is one of TIME’s ‘World’s Greatest Places 2018’

Just Plane Great: Bangkok creative park ChangChui is one of TIME’s ‘World’s Greatest Places 2018’

An old airplane with a slide down to the ground as an exit, the world’s first insect fine-dining restaurant, and a giant golden skull that makes weird ambient noise. These are...

Kept Bangsaray: These overwater bungalows near Pattaya are like Maldives on a budget

Kept Bangsaray: These overwater bungalows near Pattaya are like Maldives on a budget

While a stay in a Maldives overwater bungalow is a travel goal for, well, basically, anyone who’s into travel, it’s pretty much out of the budget for almost everyone. But hey...

Trans beauty queen, star of Coconuts’ documentary crowned Miss Tiffany’s Universe

Trans beauty queen, star of Coconuts’ documentary crowned Miss Tiffany’s Universe

The second time was the charm for Kanwara “Esmon” Kaewjeen, who won the Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2018 pageant on Friday night, a year after being eliminated without making...

The first Waldorf-Astoria in SE Asia opened today in Bangkok, dahhhling

The first Waldorf-Astoria in SE Asia opened today in Bangkok, dahhhling

It’s got a champagne bar at the top and a magnolia theme so understated you have to study the details to find it, making itself seen in the interior’s curving lines and...


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