Perched on the side of a cliff overlooking Karon Bay, Centara Villas Phuket lies along a mountain range stretching from north to south on the western side of the island. It offers soaring sweeping views of the ocean and could very well be one of the most romantic resorts in Phuket.
Pai Karen Village Foraging Adventure: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience with A Chef’s Tour in Northern Thailand
I’ll be honest, this foraging adventure isn’t for everyone. It’s rough, it’s tough, the food will challenge you and the accommodations may make you uncomfortable, but it’s one of the most memorable things I’ve ever done in my life and I’m grateful to have experienced it.
Chef Por of Suan Bua creates Thai court cuisine from the royal kitchen of King Rama V. He aims to keep the flavors authentic and intact, but present the dishes in a modern, more contemporary way.
The Cliff Restaurant is the main restaurant of Centara Villas Phuket, a 4-star hotel located on a cliff offering the most stunning views of Karon Bay.
We recently spent a week in Phuket and took this fun cooking class with Karn at Phuket Easy Thai Cooking. She’s an engaging and passionate cook who took us under the hood of dishes like Thai green curry, tom yum, and pad Thai, to show us exactly what goes into making these popular Thai favorites.
Isan food originates from this eastern region of Thailand. The dishes are more similar to those from Laos than the other regions in Thailand such as Bangkok, the south or the north. There are less curries, more grilled meats, and spicy salads on the menu.
After experiencing Yee Peng in 2017, I wanted to write an article describing the ins and outs of the festival, something that could answer important questions about the event in a single post. If you’re looking to attend the 2019 Yee Peng Festival, then I hope you find this guide useful.
What drew me to Elephant Nature Park is it’s “no elephant riding” policy. There are no bull hooks here, no elephants forced to kick soccer balls or paint for the entertainment of tourists. Instead, the park functions as a true rescue center and animal reserve.
Many people who visit Chiang Mai do bucket-list-worthy activities like visiting an elephant sanctuary or attending the Yee Peng or Songkran festivals. But there’s a lot you can do within the Old City as well, less epic but equally memorable things like cafe hopping or conversing with monks.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai may not be as unique as Chiang Rai’s White Temple, or as grand as Wat Pho in Bangkok, but for me, it’s the most beautiful. It’s a striking temple and my favorite thus far in Thailand.