Loy Krathong Festival

The Loy Krathong Festival is one of the most beautiful and charming and at the same time most popular festivals celebrated in Thailand.

Loy Krathong FestivalIn the full moon night of the 12th Lunar month the rivers and streams throughout the kingdom are magical transformed into amazing light gardens. Once it gets dark, thousands of festively dressed Thais gather on the river banks.

With a slight push lotus-shaped boats of banana and palm leaves, called Krathongs, are set into the water and sent on their journey. They are richly decorated with flowers and filled with incense, candles, coins, thai food and personal gifts (eg, finger nail, hair), that people sent of with the Krathongs. Especially rivers in the cities then offer a charming picture, as thousands of bright boats sail past and plunge the whole scene into a fabulous light.

In its origins, the festival goes back to ancient animist and Hindu beliefs. After the monsoon rains from June to October the rivers are always agitated and threaten with their dirty brown waters the lives and possessions of rice farmers and others. To prevent flooding, but also in gratitude for the rain, which promises a good rice harvest, sacrifices have to be made since ancient times.

Different water spirits, the goddess of water herself Mae Khongkha and the rice goddess Mea Bhosop have to be appeased. At the same time the people ask the gods forgiveness for all the constant pollution and abuse of the waterbodies.

This century-long tradition has developed into the Loy Krathong festival that we know and celebrate today, the Thai festival of lights. Entwined with the emergence of a popular festival like Loy Krathong are colorful myths and legends. Even today it is celebrated by Thais with great enthusiasm.

Couples entrust their Krathongs the most secret desires and swear eternal love. Others consider it more to be a carrier of all their sins, floating down the rivers into the vast ocean. As long as possible the eye follows the dancing lights on the glistening water, for an old Thai proverb says, the longer you can see the candle light, the happier the next year will be.

Some Krathongs survive not for long because little boys are hunting down the coins on them, but nobody seems to be angry about it. For the people it is quite enough that with their donation they have done a good deed, whether for the small spirits of this world or the hereafter, so that according to Buddhist belief this deed will be useful and rewarded in their next life.

Loy Krathong Festival 2019 – 11.November 2019


Q: What’s the difference between Loy Krathong and Yi Peng?

A: Loy Krathong and Yi Peng are two similar but actually different festivals. First, their most important difference is perhaps where they’re celebrated. Yi Peng is only celebrated in the north of Thailand, and its most elaborate celebrations take place in Chiang Mai. Loy Krathong, however, is observed all over the country. The second difference is the lanterns that are used and how they’re floated. For Loy Krathong, floats made out of banana trees, bread or Styrofoam are set off in water. But for Yi Peng, lanterns are made of bamboo, and fuel cells. They are launched to the sky rather than the water.

Q: How can I get a krathong?

A: It’s easy. You can buy one. You can find them at the street vendors, or if you are a guest of a hotel, it surely can offer you one. Another way to get a krathong is make one yourself. During the festival, most hotels in Thailand offer their guests chances to make krathong themselves.

Q: How do I float a krathong?

A: After you have your own Krathong, head to the water source – most likely rivers, ponds, lakes or even pools! Then light up the candle and incenses, make a wish and let it go!

Q: Do I need tickets for the Yi Peng festival?

A: The festival takes places in various parts of Chiang Mai and is free for all. Traditionally, there are two major lantern releases each year: a paid event in English and the free public event for locals.
The paid event is not run by the government like the rest of the festival and is usually held before or after the actual festival. Tickets cost 100 THB per person, and it takes place outside the city center. The benefit is that there are no crowds and there are explanations of the event in English.


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Why Thai Food Is So Uniquely Thai

Thai food is world renown for it’s diversity, excellence and flavor…not to mention it’s spiciness.

What many people do not know is that Thai food has not always been this way.

Prior to the 16th century the food of the common people and royalty in old Siam consisted primarily of plain rice, fish and fresh vegetables. So what is it that caused such a flavor explosion in Thai food?

Throughout most of Thailand’s history the Thai people had eaten their indigenous fruits and vegetables such as bananas, taro, sugar palm, mango and Thai oranges. There were no domesticated animals up to the 17th century, even though the pig had been domesticated in western Asia sometime around 6000 BC so any meats came from wild animals, fish and shellfish.

These meats were primarily grilled and food was cooked in clay pots. There was no fried or stir fried dishes until the wok was introduced to Thailand from China in the 16th century. Primary dishes included yum (salads) and kruang jim (dips) which can still be seen as a mainstay in Thai cuisine today. Spices were mostly added to food to mask gamy flavors from wild meats or bitterness from some vegetables. In addition, fish was made into nam plaa (fish sauce) and kapi (fish paste) to add flavor to the plain foods.

All of this began to change in the 16th century as the outside world discovered Siam and Ayutthaya

became the commercial and political center of Asia. At that time it seemed that all roads, both land and water based led to Thailand. Traders and merchants came from all corners of the globe, beginning with nearby China, India and Malaysia, and later expanding to include travelers from Europe who arrived via the sea lanes.

As you can imagine these merchants and travelers brought with them the foods and cooking methods of their homelands, since many foods and spices were alien to Siam at that time. Caravans would set up on the outside of Ayutthaya and sailors would be anchored in the river for months at a time waiting for the winds to turn.

As the merchants and sailors were cooking the foods of their homelands the delicious fragrances would be borne on the winds for all to smell and undoubtedly drew the attention of the Thais. One can imagine them asking about the wonderful smells and tasting new spices, fruits and vegetables from the visiting travelers.

And after tasting these intriguing new dishes they would logically ask about the recipe and ingredients.

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Over time these new dishes would become incorporated into the Thai cuisine that we know and love today.

Northern routes brought the Chinese to Thailand and with them came tea, dried fruit, the wok and bamboo steamer, rice noodles and the concept of sweet and sour flavors together.

The Thai’s expanded that even more by including spicy and salty as well to form the current well known Thai dishes. From the west came Indians, and later Europeans, carrying curries, coffee and spices.

Thailand’s nearby southern neighbors contributed betel nuts, satay and massaman while eastern Thailand was influenced by Lao cooking and less so by Vietnamese and Cambodian cooking.

The arrival of the British, French, Dutch and Portuguese in the 17th century created a huge impact on Thai foods.

Europeans brought the onion and shallot to Thailand which are now irreplaceable in Thai cuisine. Merchants also brought garlic, peppercorns and chili’s which were surprisingly unknown in Thailand prior to this.

Other common Thai ingredients introduced at this time include lychees, papaya, watermelon, pineapples and cashews.
Europeans also introduced the white potato, corn and wheat to Siam at this time.

Along with the new foods, Europeans also brought new cooking tools and methods of preparation. For example, the Portuguese and Indians introduced the addition of coconut milk to curries, which is now famous in Thailand and they also added tomato’s and eggplant.

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Thai food is some of the most delicious and complex foods in the world.

Because of Thailand’s central location in Asia they were able to collect the best of the foods and cooking techniques of many lands and peoples. They then took these as there own and made them uniquely Thai, combining sweet, salty, sour and spicy in sometimes amazing combinations to make some of the best tasting food one can find.

So next time you eat a Thai dish remember that it took many hundreds of years and the contributions of many lands to make Thai food what it is today…absolutely delicious!



Khao Sok – one of the world’s best National Park

Khao Sok is one of the best National Parks in the world

Everybody who starts traveling has heard about the bible of all backpackers and world nomads: “The Lonely Planet” Travel Guide Books. This prestigious travel advisory has voted Khao Sok as one of the best National Parks in the world, in their ranking it reached place 5 in a top 10 list.

We all know that the natural wonders surrounding Khao Lak are the most outstanding features why people flock here; besides the
rainforests there are reefs, beaches, islands, mangroves, mountains, rivers and lakes, etc.

If you draw a 100km wide circle on a map with Khao Lak in the center, you can be sure to have covered nearly all the ecosystems of SouthEast Asia. And Khao Sok tops it all!

This ancient landscape is truly an amazing place, if you haven’t visited this National Park yet make sure you do. The park’s land area is 739 km², and it includes the Chiew Lan reservoir dammed by the Ratchaprapha dam.

Khao Sok comprises the largest area of virgin forest in Southern Thailand

and according to Thom Henley, author of the highly informative Waterfall and Gibbon Calls, the Khao Sok rainforest is in fact a remnant of a 160-million-year-old forest ecosystem that is much older and richer than the forests of the Amazon and central African regions.
Here is the eulogy from Lonely Planet about Khao Sok:

“Welcome to Jurassic Park – you can almost hear the theme son playing in surround sound while you venture between the soaring limestone karsts.”

The Khao Sok National Park in Surat Thani has been hailed as one of the eight most beautiful national parks in 2019 around the world by France’s Vogue magazine.

“The jewel of Thailand lies between Phuket and Surat Thani … Spread over 740 km2 and fully covered with lush rainforest, the Khao Sok National Park is a must-see in Asia.”


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A brief natural history of Khao Sok:

435–380 million years ago…

The erosion of the Shan-Thai landmass resulted in the deposition of sediments and pebbles into a large river delta system. Periodically these deposits would slide down the basin edge and into the sea. Over a period of millions of years the sea became shallower and thus warmer and resulted in good conditions for coral and other marine organisms to populate the area.

280–225 million years ago…

Limestone (calcium carbonate) deposits began to form as the marine life established a coral reef that is said to have been five times the length and mass of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, stretching from China to Borneo.

This is the reason Khao Sok and Krabi (Thailand), Guilin (China) and Halong Bay (Vietnam) and Sarawak (Borneo) have such similar topographies. The Karoo Ice Aage was between 350 and 260 million years ago, so as sea levels rose as a result of ice melt, the coral reefs grew, keeping pace with the water surface.

The marine ecosystem was eventually buried under another layer of sediments (the end of the ice age meant increased rainfall and thus increases in erosion/sedimentation). The resulting high pressure from being buried under hundreds of meters of sediments resulted in the formation of the limestone rocks we can still see today.

140–3 millions years ago…

Magmatic intrusions of granite also formed, the chemical reaction between the molten granite and sedimentary rocks formed deposits of tungsten and tin. The Indian plate started colliding with the Eurasian plate, forming the Himalayas and causing the landmass of Thailand to rotate clockwise and move south east.

The limestone, sandstone and granitic rocks were uplifted, folded and faulted, exposing them to erosion by rain and river waters.

Present Day in Khao Sok

The limestone rocks have been partially eroded, by acidified water (resulting from the rain water flowing through the rainforest leaf litter) leaving the beautiful karst formations we see today.




A brief human history of Khao Sok:

50000 – 37000 years ago

There is evidence of human inhabitation on Borneo between 37000 and 50000 years ago. The last ice age ended about 10 000 years ago, meaning there could have been migrations (by land) from Borneo to Thailand during the period of the ice age. Certainly, the habitat in both locations was similar enough to support these people.

The 1800s

The first accounts of native people living in Khao Sok date back to the reign of King Rama II, when the Burmese attacked south western coastal towns and many local people fled into the jungle for safety. As news spread that the region was rich in animal life, with fertile fluvial soils and good rainfall, more people came to the region.

In 1944…

A deadly epidemic swept through the region killing a large number of the native population, those who survived moved back out of
the area. A village became known as “Ban Sop” – which means “Village of the Dead”, although there is a mountain in the local area known as “Khao Sop” or “Corpse Mountain” which may also be the reason the village was named in this way.

In 1961…

The 401 road was constructed between Phun Pin (Surat Thani) and Takuapa (Phangnga). This opened up the whole area for settlements and plantations, the modern weapons and tools that came with the new peoples meant nature was in trouble.

The logging and mining (tungsten and tin) industry soon followed, to the cost of the rainforest and the Sok river, which began to run brown with sediment runoff as a result of the soil erosion.

In 1970s…

Thai students, who had joined in anti military demonstrations in Bangkok fled to Khao Sok after many of them were slaughtered, since this was ideal territory to hide.

Between 1975 and 1982 these students not only kept the Thai Army at bay, but also kept the loggers, miners and hunters out. Had it not been for this seven year occupation, Khao Sok’s forests may well have gone the same way as much of the rest of Thailand’s wilderness – up in smoke.

Also during this period there was considerable interest from the government and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), since research had shown Khao Sok to be the largest watershed in southern Thailand.

The National Park Division also carried out some research and established the fact there was still considerable biodiversity worth protecting in the region.

22nd December 1980
Khao Sok National Park was established.


EGAT established the Rajjaprabha Dam – closing off the Pasaeng river and creating a 165 square kilometer lake, inside the National Park Boundaries. This dam was built to guarantee a source of electricity to the south, which by now had become a major holiday destination.

EGAT attempted the largest capture and release operation (to save the animals facing drowning in the lake) ever in Thailand. Unfortunately, this operation was largely unsuccessful and many of the species captured died from the stress. A World Bank study in 1995 revealed the loss of some 52 species of fish from the river, because they were not adapted to the deep waters of the lake.

Code of Conduct for Khao Sok National Park.

Do not drop any litter whilst on trails or along Khao Sok’s roads.

Plastic bottles and food bags are a major problem along with cigarette ends and polystyrene packaging.

Take all of your rubbish with you when you leave. Please practice considerate behaviour when walking trails.

There are no toilets in the forest so please bury your waste and burn all tissue. Any sanitary pads or Tampons must be removed from the

Never attempt to catch or chase any wildlife. Firstly these are wild animals and you may get hurt and secondly it creates unnecessary stress for the animals and decreases their energy levels which they need to find food.

When bathing in the rivers or at waterfalls please cover up. Thai culture is extremely different to western culture and it causes offence to swim nude.

Do not venture off of trails and never drive a motorbike or car down along them. The erosion caused by this i is extremely damaging and the noise will scare the surrounding wildlife.



Khao Lak: The 10 BEST Beach Resorts 2019

Khao Lak: The 10 BEST Beach Resorts 2019


Useful information for the 10 best beach resorts in Khao Lak. Make up your choice and enjoy your holidays in Thailand.

The Sarojin

Location: 15 km north of Khao Lak centre The Sarojin is located at the most famous White Sand Beach in Khao Lak. Some beach restaurants and massage parlors around.

Driving time from The Sarojin with the Taxi to Khao Lak centre takes around 15 min and cost 300 THB.

Size: Beach Front Resort with 56 luxury hotel rooms and bungalows. Rooms are spacious with more then 90 sqm.

Style: Luxury Boutique Beach Resort

Special: Luxury, location at White Sand Beach, tropical garden, outstanding holiday experience, offer own operated tours to attractions around Khao Lak, children under 10 not allowed



JW Marriott Khao Lak

Location: Khuk Khak Beach 10 km north of Khao Lak. Next to the hotel beach are some restaurants and massage bamboo salas.

Driving time from JW Marriott Khao Lak with the Taxi to Khao Lak centre takes around 15 min and cost 300 THB.

Size: Beach front hotel with 293 room. Single Deluxe Room has 45 sqm.

Style: Thai style buildings with modern rooms.

Special: Well known international hotel brand with great breakfast and service. Amazing 3 km pool.

La Vela Khao Lak

Location: Bang Niang Beach 3 km north of Khao Lak. Bars, restaurants, massage shops, supermarkets, exchange, ATMs and souvenir shops in short walking distance.

Driving time from La Vela hotel with the Taxi to Khao Lak centre takes around 8 min and cost 150 THB.

Size: Beach front hotel with 181 rooms. Deluxe room 57 sqm

Style: Modern design hotel – triangle style

Special: Triangle design of the hotel, daily DJ at Kokulo Beach Club, Bang Niang Market, shops and restaurants in walking distance.


Khao Lak Merlin

Location: Khao Lak South Beach is 7 km south of Khao Lak centre. A little centre already developed with restaurants, bars, massage parlors, supermarkets, tailors, tattoo shops, pharmacy and even a doctor clinic.

Driving time from Merlin Resort with the Taxi to Khao Lak centre takes around 12 min and cost 150 THB.

Size: Beach front hotel with 236 rooms. Superiour room 41 sqm

Style: Thai style hotel with huge tropical garden and big trees.

Special: Huge shaded sunbed area. Pool area naturally embedded


Moracea Khao Lak

Location: Sunset Beach is 1 km south of Khao Lak centre. Short walking distance to plenty of restaurants, bars, massage parlors, supermarkets, tailors, tattoo shops, pharmacy, doctor clinic.

Driving time from Moracea Khao Lak Resort with the Taxi to Khao Lak centre takes around 3 min and cost 100 THB.

Size: Beach front hotel with 168 rooms. Jasmin Superiour room size is 40 sqm

Style: Thai style hotel with huge tropical garden and big trees. 6 public pools. Room facility with personal touch.

Special: Moracea hotel is located at 400 m beach nicely seperated from huge granite rocks. A tropical garden with huge trees and many hidden paths gives you the right jungle feeling. Hotel buildings are sloping with a great sunset and sea view.


Khao Lak Paradise

Location: Sunset Beach is 1 km south of Khao Lak centre. Short walking distance to plenty of restaurants, bars, massage parlors, supermarkets, tailors, tattoo shops, pharmacy, doctor clinic.

Driving time from Khao Lak Paradise with the Taxi to Khao Lak centre takes around 3 min and cost 100 THB.

Size: Small beach front hotel with 38 rooms. Standard room size is 48 sqm

Style: Thai style hotel with gorgeous tropical garden . 6 public pools. Room facility with personal touch.

Special: Small family managed hotel. Very popular for tourists from Switzerland with many returning guests. Good service.


Devasom Khao Lak

Location: Khuk Khak Beach 10 km north of Khao Lak. Next to the hotel beach are some restaurants and massage bamboo sala.

Driving time from Devasom Khao Lak beach resort with the Taxi to Khao Lak centre takes around 15 min and cost 300 THB.

Size: Beach front hotel with 69 rooms.  Room size is 54 sqm.

Style: Modern hotel with luxury rooms.

Special: Small beach resort specialized in wellness and great amenities like Blue Ray Player and Bluetooth speakers.



The Haven Khao Lak

Location: Khuk Khak Beach 10 km north of Khao Lak. Close to the hotel beach are some restaurants and massage bamboo salas.

Driving time from The Haven with the Taxi to Khao Lak centre takes around 15 min and cost 300 THB.

Size: Beach front hotel with 293 rooms. Seaside Grand Deluxe Room size is 54 sqm.

Style: Modern rooms mixed with thai style buildings (straw roofs).

Special: Built on stilts 2 m above to grant a batter sea view. Huge salt water pool. Bungalows with huge glass front and outdoor Jacuzzi for the perfect sunset


Laguna Khao Lak

Location: Nang Thong Beach at the south end of Khao Lak centre . Shops, restaurants, banks, tailors, money exchange, bars and massage shops are in a short walking distance to Laguna hotel.

Driving time from Laguna Khao Lak with the Taxi to Khao Lak centre takes around 2 min and cost 100 THB.

Size: Beach front hotel with 154 rooms. Seaside Grand Deluxe Room has 55 sqm.

Style: Classic rooms with inconspicuous thai decor.

Special: Sophisticated beach resort in walking distance to the centre.


Eden Khao Lak

Location: Khao Lak South Beach is 7 km south of Khao Lak centre. A little centre already developed with restaurants, food stalls, bars, massage parlors, supermarkets, tailors, tattoo shops, pharmacy and even a doctor clinic.

Driving time from Eden Khao Lak Beach Resorts with the Taxi to Khao Lak centre takes around 13 min and cost 150 THB.

Size: Beach front hotel with 208 rooms. Superiour room 30 sqm

Style: Rustic mediterranean style mixed with tropical building materials like straw roof and bamboo dome.

Special: Beautiful quiet beach with with typical holiday style hotel.



Kalima Khao Lak

Location: Khao Lak South Beach is 7 km south of Khao Lak centre. First hotel when coming from Phuket.

Driving time from Kalima Khao Lak with the Taxi to Khao Lak centre takes around 15 min and cost 250 THB.

Size: Beach front hotel with 208 rooms. Superiour room 30 sqm

Style: Rustic mediterranean style mixed with tropical building materials like straw roof and bamboo dome.

Special: Beautiful beach area with plenty of shaded area by casuarina trees.




5 Effective Travel Tips for Everyone

Irrespective of when you plan to travel, be it during the holiday (vacation) or not, there is a need
for you to prepare and plan effectively and efficiently for your trip because it is part of your
life. There are many other ways you can enjoy your holidays which is not only in drinking
and partying but also in traveling. You should focus on your security (which is important),
mostly while you are traveling overseas nevertheless; you should also keep an eye on your
possessions because you are responsible for your actions and inactions. Be informed of the rules
and regulations governing such areas especially the specific destination which you are going
(visiting). However, the simple travel tips below will be of great importance to you:

  1. Investigate: so far you are definite about your location. Ensure you do a thorough
    investigation of the new location because it is a completely new environment. Know
    and understand their culture and history (though not a must), learning a few words of
    their language will be an added advantage and will boost your relationship with the
    citizen. Select the way you travel to your destination especially if you are traveling by air,
    it is paramount to book your tickets earlier. You must know the weather condition of the
    place which will aid the type of cloths to take along and others; surf the web where you
    can read the needed information about the new location because it is another place (web)
    you can gather as much information as possible about the country you are going to visit.
  2. Tour or Travel Insurance: Ensure you have all the necessary travel insurance
    documents so as to save yourself from unexpected situations, especially negative ones.
    Some of the travel or tours insurance are:
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    Ensure you do not disregard this because it is good.
  3. Set Your Financial Plan: This aspect must be thoroughly observed because virtually
    everything in your new location will call for you. Make a list of your travel expenses. Your
    ability to set daily financial plan will help and guide you because you must not spend all
    you have with you because you will be going back. Buy things in order of importance and
    don’t just buy them, ask questions before you do. Also, base on your financial plan, you
    should choose the travel method to your travel destination. It is best to investigate well
    so as to find the best package deals. Don’t be too eager to travel, be certain that your tour
    package has all the basic expenses such as travel cost, accommodation cost, visiting
    charges etc. Unless if otherwise, make use of the public transportation it is where you can
    intermingle with locals and can know more about their history, culture, practices,
    languages etc.
  4. Seize Memorable Moments: one of the ways you can use to remind yourself of the
    good old days is this. Ensure you take along a good camera. Both phone cameras and
    ordinary cameras can do this. Your phone cameral will enable you to save your pictures
    online. Document your great memories and take beautiful and gorgeous landscape of
    that place. It’s best to bring cameras and other valuable things with your carry-on
  5. Be Safe and Ready: Ahead of leaving for travel, it is imperative to recheck your packed
    luggage. This can be achieved when you have a list of what you want to take and you check
    it one after the other which will assure you pack all your essentials needs like your travel
    documents etc. Ensure you label your baggage so that you can easily find it and let your
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5 Reasons to become a Travel Blogger

Tour is enjoyable, pleasurable and filled with excitement. Sharing your experience will
motivate and stir others to follow. Nowadays, blogging is one of the most excellent means
of reaching people all over the world. Everyone loves to read stories (especially travel
stories) therefore it will be distinctive when you share your own tour story. Being a travel
blogger brings numerous advantages. Here is a list but not limited to the following:

  1. MOTIVATE OTHERS: Being a travel blogger will motivate others to travel to diverse
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    they plan any tour.
  2. TOUR COMMUNITY: Being a tour lover who is passionate about travel, then you can
    connect with different travel communities as a tour blogger. However, there are
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  5. LIVE YOUR ZEAL: Since the tour is your passion therefore blogging is the best way to
    share your zeal with the readers. Your zeal is your passion. Follow it.