SAMUT PRAKARN

Located south of Bangkok, Samut Prakarn makes the perfect site for Suvarnabhumi International Airport, and the start and end of most vacations. The province itself is filled with attractions. Check out replicas of the significant tourist sites of Thailand at Ancient Siam, and on your way back to the city, don’t forget to bring home delicious Thai desserts from Bang Phli Floating Market.
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Cafe de Canal, an artsy waterside cafe just outside Bangkok that feels like a mini getaway from the city

Just past Bangkok’s outer limits, situated along a wide canal featuring cavorting fish, street art, and lots of water life watching, is a cafe worth leaving the city for. Park...

Duangrit Bunnag’s winning forest design for Suvarnabhumi terminal spurs copycat controversy

Duangrit Bunnag’s winning forest design for Suvarnabhumi terminal spurs copycat controversy

Duangrit Bunnag, one of Thailand’s most recognizable and vocal architects, won a contest to design Bangkok’s new Suvarnabhumi International Airport Passenger Terminal II with...

VIDEO: Cambodian man volunteers to catch python for Thais by biting its tail

VIDEO: Cambodian man volunteers to catch python for Thais by biting its tail

A Cambodian man volunteered to help out Thai rescuers catch a python — using the bizarre method of biting the serpent’s tail — after the Thais had spent three hours yanking...

Police hunt for Suvarnabhumi donation box thief

Police hunt for Suvarnabhumi donation box thief

Police are hunting for a man caught on video stealing a donation box for a local hospital from the minimart at a PTT gas station, located on the grounds of Suvarnabhumi Airport....

Doctor who left 1 million baht on bus apologizes for giving conductor candy as reward

Doctor who left 1 million baht on bus apologizes for giving conductor candy as reward

The Thai doctor who forgot a backpack filled with THB1 million (more than USD29,000) in cash on a bus on Sunday has apologized to the bus conductor who returned his money for not...

Busted! Baggage handlers at Suvarnabhumi Airport caught stealing from passengers

Busted! Baggage handlers at Suvarnabhumi Airport caught stealing from passengers

Suvarnabhumi Airport caught two baggage handlers stealing money and accessories from passengers’ suitcases on Friday night as they were loading a plane. Nattapon Thammarat, 20,...

Bus conductor returns 1 million baht cash to doctor, gets candy as reward

Bus conductor returns 1 million baht cash to doctor, gets candy as reward

In a feel-good Monday story, a noble bus conductor yesterday returned a forgotten backpack containing over 1 million baht in cash (more than USD29,000) to a passenger, who...

Parents confess to killing 10-year-old daughter, dumping body in canal

Parents confess to killing 10-year-old daughter, dumping body in canal

A couple has confessed to killing their 10-year-old daughter “Roong” after the girl’s body was found washed up from Samrong Canal outside of Bangkok on Saturday. The mother,...

Japanese man arrested for smuggling 10 baby otters through Suvarnabhumi

Japanese man arrested for smuggling 10 baby otters through Suvarnabhumi

Yesterday Suvarnabhumi Airport officials arrested a Japanese man, Masaru Tomori, for attempting to depart Bangkok with 10 live baby otters in his suitcase. It was unclear why he...

Frenchman dies on Bangkok-bound flight

Frenchman dies on Bangkok-bound flight

An elderly French tourist died on a Paris-Bangkok flight as the plane landed at Suvarnabhumi International Airport this morning. The deceased Henri Gavet, 65, was coming to...