Thailand 2009

To help you on with your holiday plans, we have detailed our fantastic journey around the globe on videos and easy-to-read fact sheets complete with contact details and links.

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Loi Krathrong Festival
?Loi Krathong? is traditionally performed on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, which usually falls during November. The floating of a ?Krathong' ? a banana?leaf cup ? is intended to float away ill fortune as well as to express apologies to Khongkha or Ganga, the River Goddess. read more

Pak Klong Talad
Bangkok certainly is not short on markets, not only is there such a great variety on display, they are also the cheapest places to shop. For something different, Geraldine and Trevor take a tour through the famous Pak Klong Talad markets to find a treasure of fresh fruits and flowers. read more

Sights of Bangkok
Bangkok was established as the capital of Thailand in 1782 by King Rama I of the Chakri Dynasty on a flood plain delta in the Chao Phraya River. Today, with a population of over 8 million people, it is one of the busiest cities in the world. read more

Thai Green Chicken Curry - Dusit Thani
Head Chef Noi Kongsawat of Dusit Thani's Benjarong restaurant shows Trevor the key ingredients to one of the most popular dishes in Australia - Thai Green Chicken Curry. read more

Floating Markets
Thailand's floating markets was considered as the 'Venice of the East' by early European visitors and it's now one of Thailand's most traditional shopping experiences. read more

Phanom Rung
After 17 years of careful restoration, the sanctuary of Phanom Rung is the largest and best-preserved of all the Khmer monuments in Thailand. Phanom Rung is also the most impressive and safest Khmer monument outside Cambodia. read more

Dan Kwian Pottery Village
Just 15kms from Korat, Nigel finds a village unique for its pottery and is fascinated by the step by step process of how these remarkable works of art are created. read more

Pitaya - Dragon Fruit
The team continue their journey through Thailand to the region of Isan which is 400 kms from Bangkok. Driving through the most productive farm land in Thailand, Trevor discovers a plantation of Pitaya fruit. read more

Dusit Princess Korat - Traditional Thai massage
Nigel revitalises his body and mind when he gets a lesson in Thai massage at the Dusit Princess Korat hotel. read more

Ban Prasat Village
Thailand is renowned worldwide for its fine silk and Nigel and Geraldine visited a silk village to see the silk making process right from start to finish. read more

Spirit Houses
There are plenty of sights to see along the road trip from Isan to Chiang Mai. Trevor was fascinated by the spirit houses and he had to stop to take a look. read more

Sights of Chiang Mai by motorbike - Wat Prathat Doi Suthep Temple and Night Bazaar markets
One of the best ways to get around Chiang Mai and take in all the sights is on a motorbike. There are plenty of places to hire a bike from, and Nigel couldn?t wait to set out on his adventure. read more

Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden
The Queen Sirikit Gardens is a paradise for plant lovers and Trevor spent the afternoon wandering through and discovering the many exotic plant species growing within. read more

Hill Tribe Villages
When touring Northern Thailand, a visit to the Hill Tribes is a must. Trevor and Nigel, along with their tour leader, Kit, visited a Hill Tribe village to see what life is like in these communities. read more

Elephant Nature Park and Raft making in Chiang Mai
Nigel and Geraldine visited the Elephant Nature Park to see how so many volunteers are doing their bit to protect the animal that is a symbol of the nation. They later made a bamboo raft and set sail down the river. read more