Floating Footy at Kho Panyee

So by now you've probably seen the below video from Now This News doing the rounds on social media The soccer pitch itself is located in the fishing village of Kho Panyee in Phang Nga Bay off the coast of Phuket, southern Thailand. According to our tour guide the village was founded by two Malaysian... Continue Reading →

Khao Ta Poo

AKA - James Bond Island, Khao Ta Poo was made famous by the 1974 movie 'The Man With The Golden Gun' and has been a popular Thai tourist attraction ever since. Situated approximately 40m offshore from Ko Khao Phing Kan island in Phang Nga Bay, the limestone structure was once part of the island, but... Continue Reading →

The Fate of Patrol Boat 813

Patrol Boat 813 was built in 1994 and operated under Marine Police Station 1, Division 8 Marine Police Bureau, Pak Nam Sub-District, Mueang District, Ranong Province in the Kingdom of Thailand. The primary role of Patrol Boat 813 was to protect and secure the VIPs of the country and on the morning of the 26th... Continue Reading →

Ciao Phraya

Here is a collection of photos from Thailand that didn't quite make the other blog posts. Daytime Nighttime Kwai Wat Pho  

Death Railway

Perhaps one of the most poignant parts of our trip to Thailand was a visit to the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and Museum on the way to the Bridge on the River Kwai. When the decision was made by Japanese authorities to build the Thai / Burma railway their engineers estimated that it would take approximately... Continue Reading →

Bridge on the River Kwai

The plan to build a railway linking Thailand to Burma was first considered by the British in the late nineteenth century. Surveys were conducted in 1885 and 1905 but the project was shelved due to the fact that it was not economically viable. In June 1942 the US naval fleet inflicted a decisive blow against... Continue Reading →

Thai Transport

Whether it is by boat, bus, taxi or tuk tuk, getting back to your hotel after a day tramping around the city is simple. A word of advice though, make sure your cabs are metered and that you establish the price with the tuk tuk driver before you commence your journey. Otherwise you could be... Continue Reading →

Wat Ratchaburana

Wat Ratchaburana was built by a Chinese merchant named Liab in late Ayutthaya period, and formerly known as Wat Liab. In the Thornburi period the temple was the residence of ecclesiastical dignitaries but it fell into decline. In 1793 during the reign of Rama I Chaofa Krommaluang Thepphitak (the King's grandson) had the temple restored... Continue Reading →

The Grand Palace

Next to the amazing Buddhist temple complex of Wat Pho are the grounds of the Grand Palace. Originally built in 1782 by Rama I, the palace is no longer occupied by the royal family and is mostly used for official ceremonies. Underneath the Royal Reception Hall (pictured above) is a military museum housing the royal... Continue Reading →

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