One great perk about Bangkok is that a couple-hour car ride takes you to a completely different scenery and vibes. So even if you are time-strapped but want to explore more than the busy metropolis, Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya are among the best day trips from Bangkok. 1. Kanchanaburi: Erawan Waterfall, Death Railway & River Kwai… Read more »

Disclaimer: TakeMeTour is not affiliated with any of the organizations mentioned below. This article aims to provide ideas for those looking to volunteer in Thailand. We did, however, had a hands-on experience with one of the organizations and can thus recommend it from our personal impression. While you don’t have to pay to volunteer at any of… 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 »

Now you can feel Japanese in Chiang Mai, Thailand! Hinoki Land: Slices of Japan in Thailand Chiang Mai is full of traditional Northern Thai charms, but a little cultural variety goes a long way, right? The northern city has just taken the universal craze with all things Japanese to the next level. At the brand new cultural park Hinoki… Read more »

If you’ve been to Bangkok, you’re probably no stranger to its morning bustle and the scene of Bangkokians hurrying to work with iced coffee in one hand. Despite the rush, our metropolis is home to many inviting traditional Thai breakfast places. They serve up various delicious dishes and won’t cause you more than 3$. From Congee and Patongko (Chinese donuts) to… Read more »

The world of Thai desserts is quite like Alice’s Wonderland. The edible wonders come in all shapes and forms — from Khanom Chan (Thai Steamed Pandan Layer Cake) to Thong Yib (Pinched Gold Egg Yolks) and Khao Tom Mud (Steamed Sticky Rice with Banana Filling). Out of all the Thai desserts, those with coconut milk conquer more hearts than others do. Or just Mango… Read more »

If you’ve tried some Thai herbal drinks, you know that all of them are the edible liquid versions of a refresh button. And the best energy boosters against Thailand’s heat. Actually, that’s not all Thai herbal drinks have to offer. Each one is packed with a variety of health benefits from cleansing, energy boosting, enhancing body systems, saving skin and… Read more »

Shades and hues, and natural ones at that, are among the major attributes of Thai culinary arts. Green curry, Massaman or even the oh-so-ordinary Thai fried rice are edible versions of color palette. We know that turmeric and an assortment of chilies are the major influences behind Thai main dishes’ bright and bold tint. However,… Read more »

Thai cuisine is known for its vast array of meaty delights, from your typical chicken breast to the shocking (to some) frog leg. The common dishes on the menu usually look like a bundle of spice-soaked pieces of meat. Understandably, more than once we’ve heard foreigners confess that despite their Thai food craze, they miss… Read more »