Books inspired by Thailand
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel
Baan means the home, the community, the place where you come from - and this book gives an essence of all that and more. A wonderful cookery book in its own right, it also delivers a bit of Thai soul and understanding along with its brilliantly simple recipes. The only Thai cookbook you'll need.
Crime reporter Jimm Juree is forced to follow her family from Chiang Mai to Southern Thailand when her mother sells the family business for an investment in a beach resort. But bodies start turning up and it's soon back to what she knows best. Hilariously readable first book in the series.
A visit to Bangkok for its affordable dentistry becomes an extended stay when the author realises he can live on just a few dollars a day. A humorous insight into the Thai capital, digging beneath the surface of its hidden depths and contradictions and revealing it in all its glorious quirkiness.
Elaine Russell; Patcharee Meesukhon
A great book for young travellers to learn all about Thailand. The reader explores everything about the country with a girl from the countryside and a boy from the city. Great for 8 to 11 year olds.
When to visit
Thailand's dry season coincides with slightly cooler temperatures, which result in perfect conditions. The seas are calmer, particularly on the Andaman-facing west coast.
Cooler and dry, Thailand can be a wonderful wintry sunshine escape at this time of year. Relax on Koh Samui's idyllic long white sandy beaches, or visit local tribes in Chiang Mai's scenic hills
Thailand Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
15th June 2020 by Hand Luggage OnlyInside the Ancient Kingdom Of Ayutthaya, Thailand
The Kingdom of Ayutthaya is an incredible ancient Kingdom in Thailand which started almost 700 years ago and existed for over 400 years. Ayutthaya was actually the capital of Thailand years ago, and is still a very important place to visit when you’re in Thailand! These days, it’s now a city and indeed, a wider province in Thailand but a rather special one as a lot of the history and heritage from the ancient Kingdom still exists here....
15th June 2020 by Hand Luggage OnlyJourney to the Ancient Kingdom Of Ayutthaya, Thailand
Okay so because we arrived in Bangkok at night, I never got round to showing you our hotel so I’ll just start off with that now. We stayed at the LiT BANGKOK Hotel for the first couple of night in the city and it was brilliant! I thought I took photos by the pool on my phone (there are a couple of pools here) but I can’t seem to find them anywhere....
29th October 2019 by PommieTravels5 essential tips to make sure you pick a great hotel on your trip to Thailand
Thailand, famously known as the land of smiles, is a destination packed with something for everyone, from culture and history buffs, party people, sunbathing and beach seekers, and of course foodies – with a range of dishes that means you never get tired of eating out. From the jungles of Chang Mai, a region famous for wildlife and a laid back lifestyle, to the hectic bustling streets of the capital Bangkok, the varying experiences that Thailand offers are reflected in the type of...
4th September 2019 by PommieTravels5 amazing things to do while on holiday In Thailand
Holidays can be weird. One day you want to do something fun and adventurous, the next you just want to lay in bed all day. This fleeting wishes of human nature are what makes Thailand one of the best countries to go to for spending a holiday. Whether you are on a short or long vacation, Thailand has activities that will just rejuvenate your soul. Here are 5 amazing things to do while on holiday in Thailand if you think you cannot do the rest hundred plus....
4th August 2019 by The Wandering QuinnThe BEST places to travel to in Asia in July & August
July and August bring the Summer holidays for people in the Northern Hemisphere and whether you’re looking to go on a family holiday during the Summer holidays, you’re studying and only have the Summer off, or you want to get away from the heat and crowds in popular European holiday destinations, you may want to spend the Summer in Asia. However July and August generally bring the rain and monsoon season to many parts of Asia and if you’re like me this isn’t what you want from a trip!...
6th July 2019 by PommieTravelsBest destinations in Southeast Asia for solo travelers
Every solo traveler out there knows the same feeling. You’ve got a flight booked for an adventure on the other side of the world, and you keep hearing the same question being asked over and over again, “But you’re going alone?” You might also here something like, “Is that safe?” or “You be careful!” It’s as if the concept of traveling alone is a completely foreign idea to your friends and family members. Of course, we can’t blame our mothers for worrying about our upcoming...
6th July 2019 by PommieTravelsWhy you need to go off the beaten path when going to Thailand
When you run a quick Google search for top places to visit in Thailand, you will be returned with results recommending you to go to Phuket, Pattaya or Koh Samui. These are popular hotspots in the kingdom that host millions of tourists all year round and are famous for their nightlife. However, a trip to Thailand does not necessarily mean all things beach and party. In fact, if you want to explore the real taste of the beautiful country, dare to go off the beaten path and explore areas that no...