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‘Very good for tourists’: Thailand aims for high season with U-turn on cannabis
The once-banned drug is now on sale at market stalls, beach clubs and even hotel receptions. But the laws in this ‘pot paradise’ are blurry

Katie Glass

11, Aug, 2022 @12:50 PM

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Thailand cove made famous in The Beach reopens to visitors after four-year closure
Maya Bay was once a sorry victim of overtourism. Now the beach’s wild residents – and a restricted number of human visitors – are returning

Phoebe Smith

16, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Bangkok: a virtual tour through film, food, music and books
Explore the dynamism and contradictions of one of Asia’s most beguiling cities through its culture, novels and cuisine

Philip Cornwel-Smith

26, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Subtle and soothing: my obsession with Thai massaman curry – plus the recipe
A literary interview over dinner in Bangkok led to the mild, Muslim-influenced dish becoming a fixture in our writer’s London kitchen

Ed Cumming

04, Jan, 2021 @6:30 AM

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A local’s guide to Bangkok: 10 top tips
It’s easy to get sucked into tourist traps in the world’s most visited city but these old-school enchanted corners are blissful antidotes to all that

Chris Schalkx

17, Dec, 2018 @6:30 AM

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Thai cave famous for football team rescue now a tourist hotspot
Visitor numbers to the area around Tham Luang cave and park have soared since it reopened, while work is underway on a museum dedicated to the rescue

Ronan O'Connell

27, Nov, 2018 @6:30 AM

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Island paradises, Indian caves and Interrail: the best destinations for new solo travellers
With solo travel up by a third since 2011, we are warming to the idea of a trip away without compromise or arguments. Here are some places that guarantee a good welcome

Will Coldwell

12, Oct, 2018 @5:18 PM

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How ethical is the elephant ‘sanctuary' you're visiting?
On the eve of World Elephant Day experts advise how to avoid cruel elephant attractions and support genuine welfare centres

Antonia Wilson

11, Aug, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Don't end up in a far-flung jail: Foreign Office warns on local laws and customs
Did you know that Vicks is illegal in Japan and that vaping in Thailand is a no-no? The Foreign Office is urging holidaymakers to check its advice before travelling

Will Coldwell

15, Mar, 2018 @11:47 AM

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Getting the full Japanese experience – in Bangkok

Thailand’s capital, especially the central area of Sukhumvit, is home to a large Japanese community and has some fantastic Japanese bars and restaurants

Ed Cumming

11, Mar, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Jungle tales: village-based tourism in Thailand
Away from Thailand’s popular island destinations, inland, amid exotic fauna and flora, there are unspoiled villages where visitors can stay with local people

Rachel Dixon

10, Mar, 2018 @7:00 AM

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The Greyhound Café, London: ‘There are things here I want to come back for’ – restaurant review
A new Bangkok café shows that Thai food can be whatever it wants to be

Jay Rayner

25, Feb, 2018 @6:00 AM

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