• Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha Closed to the Public from 1-29 October 2017

    Please note we have been advised by the Royal Household Bureau Bangkok that the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha will be CLOSED to the public from the 1st to 29th October 2017, and re-opening on 30th October 2017. This is in order to commence preparations for the Royal funeral rites of […]
    • September 22, 2017
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  • Thailand Joins European Project to Clean Plastic from Oceans

    Thailand has joined a European project designed to clean plastic from oceans around the globe — and it’s the first Asian country to join. Local fishermen will work together to remove plastic from the seas they fish in. This problem is particularly large in Asia, where it’s thought 60% of all the trash in the […]
    • September 21, 2017
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  • Royal Cremation Ceremony to Take Place in Bangkok Between 25 & 29 October 2017

    His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s cremation ceremony will take place in Bangkok between 25 and 29 October 2017; Out of respect for the late King our office will be closed on Thursday 26 October as the nation observes the Royal Cremation Rituals on this day. 
    • September 5, 2017
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  • New Sustainable Bangkok Tree House Overnight Experience

    If you want to feel closer to nature and would like to directly benefit the local community then this tour is for you. Start your journey early in the morning with a boat trip up the mighty Chao Phraya River through the heart of Bangkok to reach a small pier that leads directly into the […]
    • August 31, 2017
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  • The Glorious Green Fields of Nakhon Nayok

    Within two hours’ drive from Bangkok sits an area of natural beauty that will take your breath away -especially at this time of year when it is immersed in the resplendent green of the rainy season.
    • August 29, 2017
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  • Wat Arun Renovation Now Finished

    The Buddhist temple of Wat Arun or the "Temple of Dawn" as it is commonly known, is now open again to see in all its glory.
    • July 31, 2017
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  • Excellent New Sustainable Restaurant in Chiang Rai

    Locus Native Food Lab is the latest ‘cool’ restaurant to open in the burgeoning city of Chiang Rai in northern Thailand. Whilst many of us have eaten in locally-produced only restaurants before in Thailand before, this one is slightly different.
    • July 20, 2017
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  • All Afloat on Koh Panyi in Thailand

    Many people will look down on the floating village of Koh Panyi in Phang Nga Province as they fly into Phuket wondering what goes on in this magical floating village.
    • June 29, 2017
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  • Park Hyatt Opens its Doors in Bangkok

    Park Hyatt Bangkok opened its doors in mid-May, marking the first Park Hyatt hotel in Thailand.
    • May 24, 2017
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  • Guy Allison is Sustainability Manager for Destination Asia Thailand

    At Destination Asia we believe that every experience should be conducted in the most socially responsible and holistically sustainable way possible.
    • May 23, 2017
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  • Grand Palace Closed during Royal Cremation Ceremony from 23-29 October 2017

    The Thai Royal Government have recently announced the dates for the Royal Cremation Ceremony of his majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away in October 2016. The funeral rites and the cremation will take place from Monday 23 October and are expected to last for approximately one week. During this time the Royal […]
    • May 19, 2017
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  • Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Propose Closing Maya Bay for Recovery Period

    The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation in Thailand is proposing to temporarily close Maya Bay to give the world-famous beach’s ecology time to recover. The bay, located in the Phi Phi Islands, rose to fame after the hit movie The Beach was filmed there in 1999. Maya Bay is a stunningly beautiful bay […]
    • May 5, 2017
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