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The weather in Thailand in July is near identical to what most of Thailand has already seen in June. Even though June marks the start of the rainy season for most parts of Thailand, it’s usually in July when rainfall begins to increase steadily, especially near the end of the month. However, that certainly doesn’t… Read more »

We did it again! For two years in a row, TakeMeTour is honored to receive the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The certificate is based on the consistently satisfied reviews of our customers on the travel website, which is the largest in the world. The Certificate of Excellence factors in the number of reviews, their quality… Read more »

The intermittent tropical cloudbursts mark the official start of the “green season” in Thailand. Although the rainfall usually arrives in May, it is Thailand in June that we can see more greenery in the countryside. It’s a shame that the term “rainy season” drives away many visitors since June is an ideal month to explore… Read more »

Straddling along the bends of the Chao Phraya, Bangkok’s Old Town or the Rattanakosin area is undergoing a modern resurgence of late. Founded in 1782 by King Rama I, Rattanakosin is the prototype of today’s Big Mango. For those interested in the heritage and origins of Bangkok, visiting the Old Town is indeed one of… Read more »

Gong Xi Fa Cai! We wish you a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year (or Lunar New Year). To make a fresh start with good fortune, Thai-Chinese locals adhere to some Chinese New Year superstitions and taboos. Here’s a list of things not to do on Chinese New Year. 11 Things NOT to Do on… 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 on of the best ways to experience the local Chinese… Read more »

If there’s one thing that prompts our love-hate relationship with Bangkok, it’s traffic. Fortunately, the ubiquitous motorbike taxis (aka moto-taxis) are our white horses… or maybe not. Riding a Bangkok motorbike taxi can be dangerous and sometimes a major rip-off. But if you know how to ride a Bangkok motorbike taxi and avoid scams, chances are you… Read more »