Bangkok—A blend of sacred traditions, exotic food and earthbound pleasures

This article was excerpted from The Wall Street Journal’s Insider’s Guide to Bangkok. When one first arrives in Bangkok, the frenetic pace and chaotic traffic can be overwhelming. However, the allure of Thailand’s capital city lies more in its electric pulse and exotic sensory experiences. From bustling sidewalk markets and pulsating nightclubs to tranquil Buddhist [...]

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Mandarin Oriental-A Well-Deserved Legend

From one of the world’s foremost jewelry writers: It is difficult to overstate the elegance and charm of this legendary hotel, perched on the banks of the Chao Phraya in the heart of Bangkok. The service, the famous bar at Lord Jim’s, the riverside breakfast buffet, the spa… all of them are five-star and deserve [...]

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Phuket Accomodations Referrals from a local

Thanks to Jens Janssen for his contributions  Phuket, Thailand where his family has had a house for many years. Gold Standard: Trisara:, Amanpuri: Cool and Hip: Twin Palms: Good Value: Bangtao Beach Area Hotels(great for families): Dusit, Sheraton Laguna, Banyan Tree Private Residences for rent Leelavadee:

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