Le Ballet Royal du Cambodge

Tourist literature has marketed Thailand as the “Land of Smiles” so successfully that a lot of farangs arrive in the country expecting to be...
Southern Thailand the Gulf coast

Southern Thailand ’s gently undulating Gulf coast is famed above all for the Samui archipelago, three small, idyllic islands lying off the most prominent hump of...
Bangkok Thailand

The headlong pace and flawed modernity of Bangkok match few people’s visions of the capital of exotic Siam. Spiked with scores of high-rise buildings...
The north of Thailand

Travelling up by rail through the central plains, there’s no mistaking when you’ve reached the north of Thailand: somewhere between Uttaradit and Den Chai, the...
5 Most Attractive Destinations in Thailand

Thailand is a collage of animated scenes that comprise bustling modern cities crowded with motorbikes and tuk-tuks, Buddhist temples tended by orange-robed monks, hill...
ThaiLand travel guide

With sixteen million foreigners flying into the country each year, Thailand is Asia’s primary travel destination and offers a host of places to visit....
The central plains Guide

North and west of the capital, the unwieldy urban mass of Greater Bangkok peters out into the vast, well-watered central plains, a region that...
Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand: sometimes written as “Chiengmai” or “Chiangmai”, is the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand. It is the...
Bangkok

Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand and the most populous city in the country. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha...
Phuket

Thailand is a collage of animated scenes that comprise bustling modern cities crowded with motorbikes and tuk-tuks, Buddhist temples tended by orange-robed monks, hill...

Opened in 1932, the Raffles Grand d’Angkor has survived all the vagaries of recent Cambodian history and has hosted luminaries such as Charlie Chaplin, Somerset Maugham and the Clintons.

Housed in a mega retail, office, hotel and residential complex, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, formerly known as The South Beach, offers 634 rooms and suites in a pair of shimmering glass and steel towers, with architecture by Foster + Partners as well as Aedas, and interior design by Philippe Starck.

Anantara Rasananda is as lavish as it gets and constitutes a serious challenge to the island’s budget reputation. This well-run five star resort offers sumptuous and spacious rooms and villas, all with deep plunge pools facing the sea or a delightful jungle garden cum lagoon.

Close to the bustle and excitement of the city, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel is surrounded by lush gardens, sweeping lawns and tranquil courtyards. This peaceful oasis features picturesque views of West Lake and is less than 10 minutes from downtown Hanoi. The hotel provides the perfect balance between tranquility and convenience.

Squeaking geckos and singing crickets send you to sleep at this enduring, excellent-value eco-lodge with comfortable chalets set back from the Tatai River. With a resident guide, inviting bar-restaurant, free kayaks, riverside chill-out area and spa pavilion in a jungle setting, it’s a top pick.