Category: TakeMeTour

Cooling Powder: History & How-to

Have you ever heard of “cooling powder”? Summer has come and everyone in Thailand is looking for a way to ease the heat. One of the classic ways for Thais to cool down has been around for almost a century: cooling powder. The History of Cooling Powder In 1932, Doctor Luan Wongwanich bought a pharmacy business and introduced a… Read more »

When planning a trip to Bangkok, you will definitely think of temples, street food and maybe a day trip to one of the floating markets nearby… You know, the iconic Thai stuff. While all these are the staples of Bangkok travel, I’d like to suggest one more thing: coffee. Now you might doubt it. Thailand’s… Read more »

There are two sides to every coin and Thai coins are no exception. In addition to the picture of King Rama IX and the number that indicates the value, all the 6 Thai coins (4 baht coins and 2 satang coins) depict some of Thailand’s most revered Buddhist temples. Isn’t it wonderful that we can… Read more »

Meet the Local Expert: Stuck in Your Memory

The Sticky Waterfall. Just the name is enough to pique your curiosity. At this natural wonder in Chiang Mai, everyone seems to suddenly gain Spider-Man superpowers as they defy physics and scale this innocent-looking 100-meter waterfall. The Sticky Waterfall, or Bua Tong Waterfall as it’s officially called, is one of a kind and it isn’t… Read more »

February is the month of love. Valentine’s Day in Thailand arrives with many couple promotions. There are plenty of romantic places in Thailand for couples. Thailand is a top honeymoon destination. These are truths universally acknowledged. Most couples choose one of Bangkok’s many rooftop bars for dining and wining, but there’s much more to Valentine’s Day in Thailand… Read more »

The most important festival for Thai-Chinese communities, Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year in Thailand also draws a huge crowd of foreign visitors. With its festive atmosphere, tasty food, vibrant cultural performances and the happiness of Thai-Chinese families, Lunar New Year in Thailand is the way to experience the local Chinese culture at its… Read more »

Few travelers come to Thailand without a floating market on their minds. The scenes of paddle boats, overflowing with colorful fruits and vegetables, aromatic food and local vendors’ sincere smiles, are authentically Thai and undeniably unforgettable. While the ever-popular Amphawa Floating Market in Samut Songkhram is unmissable, one very authentic floating market beckons peace-craving travelers on… Read more »

Toilets are always a big deal. When you’re traveling somewhere exotic, it’s inevitable you’ll experience a foreign toilet culture. Toilets in Thailand usually come in two varieties: Western sit-down toilets and Asian squat toilets. With some differences from the Western or the Asian squat toilets you know, might we add. If you plan to travel… Read more »