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48 Hours in Bangkok - Travel Guide. 48 Hours in… Bangkok We know you love discovering the best of London so we’ve spread our wings and kicked off a new weekly series helping you explore the rest of the world as well.

48 Hours in Bangkok - Travel Guide

The first of our new feature series – Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok is one of the most compelling cities in the world, and one that’s changing year on year as the tourism industry booms. Thailand Detox - Koh Samui Detox - Thailand Wellness Resort offers detox, spa, yoga, fitness, weight management, anti-stress pilates holidays. Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Destination Spa in Hua Hin Thailand.

The Siam Hotel, Bangkok - An Urban Luxury Resort. Klong nin beach kho.la.ta. The insider's guide to Bangkok. Swanky boutique hotel brand Aman rolls out new 'wellness immersions' The swankiest of swanky boutique hotel brands, Aman (www.aman.com), has rolled out something called Individual Wellness Immersions (goo.gl/Vwqljk)—total retreats of up to 21 days where they promise to put right the areas in your life where you’re screwing up: stress management, emotional control, weight loss, that type of thing.

Swanky boutique hotel brand Aman rolls out new 'wellness immersions'

Koh Samui's best new restaurants, bars and hotels of 2016. Tamarina This sunset dining hot spot in the north of the island is run by the same people as Bangkok’s longstanding Pola Pola Restaurant & Bar.

Koh Samui's best new restaurants, bars and hotels of 2016

The chic, modern–tropical interior comes from leading Thai product designers Thinkk Studio, who contributed all the chairs, tables and lamps. Thai fusion and Italian dishes dominate the menu with picks like truffle pizza (B480), spicy Australian beef salad (B450) and the whopping mixed seafood box (B1,200). Get there early to claim a daybed on the wooden terrace to enjoy the sunset with a mojito in hand. 10 amazing, back-to-nature hotels around Thailand. 1.

10 amazing, back-to-nature hotels around Thailand

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle (Chiang Rai) Located in the dense forest of the Mekong River bordering Myanmar, Thailand and Laos. There are both tree house rooms and luxurious tents. 13 perfect hotels in which to get stuck in the rain. Bordering the UNESCO World Heritage Khao Yai National Park (elevation of 1,328 meters), visitors to this resort can expect crisp mountain air, even when it rains.

13 perfect hotels in which to get stuck in the rain

This all-villa premises offers 164 sq-meter forest villas where guests can relax in their private Jacuzzi or sit in the sala (pavilion) overlooking the Khao Yai mountain. Starting from B8,071 www.kirimaya.com/resorts/muthimaya. Exclusive Floating Villas in Thailand l FloatHouse River Kwai Resort Kanchanaburi. Kirimaya. Artbox Chatuchak. Bangkok's Best New Spas. Apex Medi Spa There’s more to Thonglor than clubbing, crowded wine bistros and fancy restaurants.

Bangkok's Best New Spas

Situated behind Eight Thonglor in Thonglor Soi 8, the newly opened Apex Medi Spa manages to block out the city with its wooden screens and soothing water running down panes of glass. The Best Barbers And Hairdressers for Men in Bangkok. Skinhead & Tramlines: Neversay Cutz Founded by Way, one-third of local hip-hop trio Titanium, Neversay Cutz does men’s hair with a focus on street cuts and shaves.

The Best Barbers And Hairdressers for Men in Bangkok

This is a popular spot for a close shave, not least because they make use of old-school straight razors, but on top of the skinhead and pattern shaved looks, they also offer smart casual cuts. The price for a shampoo and cut starts at B400. 17 of Bangkok’s most underrated restaurants. Cafe Parisien After shutting Le Beaulieu, Herve Frerard—the guy lauded as Bangkok’s very-best French chef in the pre-Robuchon era—went on to partner up with this place.

17 of Bangkok’s most underrated restaurants

At first only onboard to do the menu, he has since taken up a spot in the kitchen full-time, dishing out plates of food which anyone who’s eaten here can tell you live up to those clean, precise and never-greasy flavors which Le Beaulieu did so perfectly. Prices are also downright affordable for dining on this level, so we have no idea why it always looks so empty. 7 hot new restaurants to check out in Bangkok this October.

Freebird The hottest ticket in town sits in a Dwell magazine-worthy house at the peaceful end of Sukhumvit Soi 47.

7 hot new restaurants to check out in Bangkok this October

The wood-dominated space features a grab-and-go coffee booth up front where you can get a cup of weekly-roasted coffee from Singaporean roasters Sarnies, while the kitchen dishes out Australian-inspired cuisine that's a produce-driven mix of Western and Asian cooking methods and ingredients—think organic sea urchin and sea grapes with whipped parmesan on a house-made flaxseed cracker; and slow-roasted ocean trout with wakame butter, caviar, pennyworth and mussel escabeche.

Start your day right with one of these spectacular smoothie bowls. Brekkie We’ve talked about Brekkie’s acai bowl (B260) on numerous occasions, so it’s about time we gave their other bowls some love.

Start your day right with one of these spectacular smoothie bowls

They have four different smoothie bowl offerings (but are adding new ones all the time), with their maca bowl coming in at the least expensive for B210. Maca, by the way, is a root that belongs to the radish family and is believed to have all sorts of health benefits. From Bangkok to Brooklyn (And Back Again) Our city is obsessed with Brooklyn. Subway tiles, drip coffee bars, barrel-aged cocktails—nearly all of Bangkok’s most popular trends are imported straight from the streets of New York’s booming hipster borough. But as Thonglor becomes swamped with food trucks and our chefs take to the forest to forage for new ingredients, we ask: didn’t these things happen in Thailand first, only under a different name? Here are the ways in which Bangkok beat Brooklyn to it. Want to Cook Thai Food? Check Out These Stellar Bangkok Cooking Schools. What and where you eat in Bangkok is just as important as visiting the temples and walking the markets.

Thai cooks have a unique practice of balancing salty, hot, sour, sweet and sometimes bitter flavors—often in a single dish. This skills spans the country, from street stalls to white tablecloth restaurants. Most Romantic Restaurants in Bangkok. Best Spas in Bangkok. Bangkok’s Newest Hotspots. These new Bangkok hotspots are worth a visit. Eat It The fiery green curry lobster with coconut milk and Thai basil at Nahm (dinner for two $75), an exciting newcomer from Australian chef David Thompson. See It Up-and-coming video installation artist Sutthirat Supaparinya’s politically inspired solo show at WTF Café & Gallery (through March 9), a new bohemian-style bar and gallery.

Book It The new St. Buy It Cult local designer Matina Sukhahuta’s Taj Mahal–inspired enamel and gold-plated silver cocktail ring at Matina Amanita Mansion (rings from $100), which specializes in whimsical baubles. GREYHOUND. Bangkok Restaurants, Find the Best Restaurants in Bangkok, Thailand. Travelandleisure. Connoisseurs of islands are heading to Koh Samui, where luxury meets nature, Thai-style... WE ARE DRIVING UP, UP, AND UP A MOUNTAIN ROAD. The jeep is new but underpowered, the landscape lush. Coconut palms crowd the muddy rutted track.

Thirty feet above us, orchids grow from the palms' ridged trunks. We pass beneath a tent of vines hanging from trees whose names I do not know. We round a bend and find ourselves under the brilliant equatorial sky. "Mai pen rai," says Somnuk, who is gracious and handsome in the way of southern Thai islanders. Somnuk's family recently worked with other landowners to bulldoze this road out of jungle on the tallest mountain on Koh Samui. Two years ago, when I first met Somnuk, we drove to his land from Nathon, Samui's market town on the west side of the island where the mainland ferries dock. Though Samui is Thailand's third-largest island, a single road circles it, and only the coast is inhabited. Koh Samui, Thailand's Upscale Transformation. T+L returns to Koh Samui, Thailand to discover high-style villas, tourist-filled streets, and all the trappings of a newly anointed island of the moment.

Some look in the Caribbean. Some search the South Pacific. Others are convinced they’ll find it in the Maldives. Some believe it’s off the coast of Brazil. Or perhaps the Seychelles—could it be hiding in the Seychelles? Travelandleisure. DAILY TRIP THAILANDE. Bangkok Shopping Mall Guide. Keemala hotel - Kamala, Phuket - Mr & Mrs Smith. Rooms 38 Pool Villas. Villas avec piscine et hôtel exclusif en Thaïlande. Keemala hotel - Kamala, Phuket - Mr & Mrs Smith. Bangkok Boutique Hotel. Monkey Dive Hostel Khaolak : เกาะตาชัย สิมิลัน สุรินทร์ Koh Samui Guide for Independent Travellers and Digital Nomads - Breathing TravelBreathing Travel.

It’s been a while since Koh Samui was a small fishing community framed by white sandy beaches, coral reefs and palm trees. While the beauty of Thailand’s second largest island still exists, the fishermen have long been replaced with luxury hotels, posh spas and a vivid nightlife. On the island today you will find a cosmopolitan mix of independent budget travellers staying in simple bamboo huts for weeks or months as well as celebrities dropping by on a weekend staying at private luxury pool villas. It is also a very popular place to get married. This guide is written especially for independent travellers. I also consider a Digital Nomad to be an independent traveller who additionally has a need for a good Internet connection. Koh Samui Hotels, Find Hotels in Koh Samui, Phang-Nga and Compare. Tamarind Springs Forest Spa (Ko Samui, Thailand): Top Tips Before You Go - TripAdvisor. Insider Guide: Best of Koh Samui. Five-star hotels.

Upmarket dining scene. Plentiful shopping. Bangkok events. The buzz: Located on the fourth floor of Emquartier’s Helix Building, this new concept store gathers designer product from all over the world with a heavy focus on stationery and home decor, plus some fashion. The huge one-stop space also comprises a gallery, cafe and flower shop. Health Land Spa and Massage, Thai Massage, Thai Spa, Bangkok Spa, Health Massage, Health Spa. Terminal 21. Bangkok Post: Lifestyle. Time to eat? After the big successes of Supanniga Eating Room, a follow-up venue was always going to attract a lot of interest.

ISSAYA COOKING STUDIO. The Jam Factory – Riverside compound turned cute collective. Muay Thai Training in Bangkok. The New Rot Fai Market Ratchada - Bangkok’s New Train Market on Ratchadaphisek Road. Bangkok Tree House. Bangkok bars and clubs, nightlife. The buzz: If Maggie Choo's was a Victorian colonial club hiding in a Hong Kong basement, Sing Sing is its brash L.A. sister.