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Bangkok's insider secrets and top experiences, by the expert guides who know the city best

We asked some of Bangkok’s expert tour guides to reveal their top insider tips, from the best bars and restaurants to hidden gems and things to do. …

6 cool eco-friendly hotels in Thailand

You don't have to sacrifice comfort for sustainability in Thailand; a fact proved by these beautiful green hotels that make for a special stay in the …

National Parks

Ecotourism in Thailand

For the villages of eastern Thailand, sustainable tourism is helping to preserve a way of life under threat, proving that ethical travel is good for …

National Parks

5 eco-friendly marine experiences in Thailand

The sparkling waters surrounding Thailand are without question beautiful, but with so much tourism they’re becoming more fragile by the day. These …

Snorkelling

5 Insanely Relaxing Things to Do in Thailand

Thailand is probably the best-known -- if not the most visited -- travel destination in Southeast Asia and for good reason. The moment land in the country your heart rate practically slows by ten beats per minute. Most people know that Thai people are incredibly friendly, their culture is exotic, …

The Isle of Sark -- Europe's Last Medieval Feudal State Is a Stone's Throw From Normandy

You're right off the coast of Normandy, a speck of land in the cold waters of the Channel between France and England. A mere 25 miles west of the Cherbourg Peninsula of France, and 80 miles south of the British coast. A steep-sided and car-free paradise.<p><b>The Isle of Sark</b> is one of the few remaining …

Bangkok’s best street food: a guide to dishes and districts

Photograph: Alamy<p>Chinatown.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/1060de9974b8af77df3a52d829a9dec8c957c12a/0_472_7360_4414/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Chawadee Nualkhair<p>Fish stir fry from Khao Gaeng …

Ice Cream

What to Do in Ho Chi Minh City - Ho Chi Minh City Attractions

48 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City<p>This mini guide of 48 hours in Ho Chi Minh City helps you experience some of the city’s must-visit landmarks, vibrant …

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary

Vietnam’s largest city has sprawled from the small Khmer village of Prey Nokor, once surrounded by prowling tigers, through a century of opium-raddled French colonialism, to today’s manic, modern metropolis stalked by glassy skyscrapers – a rapacious capitalist machine powering a one-party …

'Sonder' - (n) The Realisation That Each Passerby Has a Life as Vivid and Complex as Your Own

Today, like every day, I battled the insanity of the London underground at peak hour. Anyone who has experienced this will join me in a unanimous …

Commuting

6 Thailand hotels that help the community

Go that extra mile on your next trip to Thailand by choosing a hotel that’s not only beautiful but also helps local organisations, the environment, …

Thailand

10 places for an unforgettable hot air balloon ride

Escape the crowds and experience the thrill of seeing the world from above by taking to the skies in a hot air balloon... Here are our favourites<p>1. …

Snorkeling

Hidden gems of Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is one of Thailand's busiest islands, so it's easy to presume that every stone has been turned here – but you'd be wrong. Here's where to go …

Thailand

The Lonely Planet Newsletter

Subscribe now and receive 20% discount on your next guidebook purchase.<p>First Name<p>Email<p>I want emails from Lonely Planet with travel and product information, promotions, advertisements, third-party offers, and surveys. I can unsubscribe any time using the unsubscribe link at the end of all emails. …

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Scenic day-long hikes: walking in New Zealand

New Zealand may be justifiably famous for its Great Walks and other multi-day hiking trails, but don’t break out the cooking stove and sleeping bag just yet. Much of the same wilderness can be explored on day hikes, which means less gear, less effort, and quite possibly more fun.<p>1. Twilight–Te …

New Zealand

How to choose between Thailand’s classic gulf islands

With hundreds of dreamy tropical islands scattered along Thailand’s extensive coastline, choosing your ideal island escape can be overwhelming. Each one of those specks in the ocean is a tantalising composition of turquoise water, lush jungles and divine beaches – so how's a traveller to …

Shopping in Chiang Mai: your essential guide to the city's night markets

If you're planning to shop in Thailand, Chiang Mai is the place to bring an empty suitcase. This Northern Thai city's reputation for shopping extends back hundreds of years, thanks to its location close to historic trade routes connecting modern-day Myanmar, Laos and China. In the past, passing …

National Geographic Travel

Bangkok's best views: top spots to admire the Thai capital

In pancake-flat Bangkok, elevated views are as precious as a good dish of pat tai. Yet for a place that barely breaks sea level there are quite a few places to marvel at the scale of the city: from a Buddhist temple on an artificial mountain to chic restaurants crowning towering skyscrapers.<p>River …

Ginger beer recipe

This is an unbeatable recipe for old-fashioned ginger beer<p>Homemade ginger beer is one of those drinks that immediately conjures up days gone by when harvest was a time for all the family to get into the fields to lend a hend. Consequently, there was generally a party atmosphere, and once the job …

How to Make (the Best Ever) Hash Browns Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Food52 alum Catherine Lamb is showing you how to make hash browns miles better than your nearest diner,</i> …

5 (New!) Ways to Top Avocado Toast

From salsa verde to toasted nuts, here are 5 creative ways to mix up your avocado toast<p>Avocado toast is soo last year. Actually, now that we mention it, we’ve been singing the praises of avocado toast for at least two years now.<p>Despite all the new ways we’re topping our toast this year, we’re still …

Whipped feta and sumac dip – recipe

Had enough of hummus? Try this tangy cheese dip instead – great for lunch with pitta bread and crudites<p>​My kids love the taste of hummus, but ​they also like ​scooping and shovelling their way through ​it with ​cucumber​ and carrot​ batons and toasted flatbreads​. Whipped feta offers the same …

Steak with roasted vegetables and cumin and harissa yogurt recipe

Harrisa-flavoured yogurt makes a delicious accompaniment to steak<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>1 aubergine, cut into 1cm/ ½ in slices<br>5 tbsp olive oil<br>½ cauliflower, broken into florets<br>1 tbsp dried oregano<br>2 peppers<br>1 tbsp red wine vinegar<br>A handful of mint leaves<br>900g/2lb sirloin or rib-eye steaks<p><b>For the cumin and</b> …

A perfect day in Chiang Mai: exploring the 'rose of the north'

The laid-back city of Chiang Mai is an endearing mix of old and new: the moated, walled old quarter shelters ancient temples, while a traveller-friendly scene caters to everybody from culture vultures to the party set. Many visitors decide to call the city home for as long as possible during their …

Chiang Mai

Short break in Bangkok: 3 tailored itineraries

Bangkok has a reputation as an intimidating city. So much so that many travellers decide to give it a miss – or at least short shrift – en route to the islands or up north. But if you've got a day or two to spare, we strongly recommend stopping by to get a taste of Thailand's cosmopolitan capital. …

Thailand

Bangkok shopping: making the most of Chatuchak Weekend Market

Spanning an incredible 35 acres of shopping, with more than 8000 stalls tucked into dozens of tiny narrow sois (lanes) that pull some 200,000 shoppers, browsers and buskers, Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the world’s largest.<p>Whether you’re looking for a customised motorcycle helmet, a …

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Weird Tokyo: the city's quirkiest attractions - mapped

<b>Cat cafe</b><p>Space is at a premium in Tokyo, so apartments are small and expensive. Consequently, not many people have pets. Instead, people pop along to pet cafes that house furry animals that can be stroked for a short time, for a small fee. Cat cafes were some of the first and proved so popular they …

Chatuchak Market Bangkok | Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market Bangkok<p><b>Chatuchak Market Bangkok</b> is another of those places you don't want to miss when coming to Thailand but you'll have to …