Things we miss about Thailand
We miss its beautiful beaches & gorgeous resorts.
We think about its friendly people and pristine nature.
We dream about its spicy cuisine and fascinating markets.
We imagine cruising Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river, exploring the vibrancy of Chinatown and discovering the majesty of its temples.
We miss its misty mountains and its sparking nightlife.
Until you can visit again, let Destination Thailand remind you of what awaits in the Land of Smiles.
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Escaping to Koh Samet during Covid
While there are Covid related restrictions in Thailand, and social distancing and mask wearing is still required, domestic tourists and expats are starting to explore again.
The island of Samet off the coast of Rayong in Thailand’s gulf only allows 1500 visitors at a time. For those of us lucky enough to escape lockdown, an escape here is paradise in every sense of the word.
Royal Varuna Yacht Club - Thailand's world class sailing hub!
Many seasoned sailors who visit this idyllic club hidden away in the middle of the city of Pattaya, agree that it is one of the best sailing clubs in the world.
Whole generations of Thais and Expats have learned the ropes and trimmed their sails on this shoreline. The Varuna Yacht Club was established in 1957 and was bestowed with Royal patronage in 1965. In the past, Thailand’s former King Bhumpol and many other royals often sailed here.
We were here for the highly competitive Varuna Cup Regatta weekend. Sailors included a team of youngsters sailing their Optimists, Keelboats, Mono hulls predominantly Lasers and Catamarans including NACRA's
All that was needed was the wind and Mother Nature delivered
Burapha Bike Week - Pattaya's huge motorbike party!
Motor Bikes and bike culture are very popular in Thailand. The Burupha Bike week is a multi-day festival held during Thailand’s dry season in February every year. A yearly pilgrimage to Thailand’s most famous party city – Pattaya, a beachside city 150 kilometers south of Bangkok. Traditionally, the festival begins with a “Ride for Peace” parade through the city along the beach.
It all started as a small club party …. well over 20 years ago …. now it’s the biggest bike event in South East Asia. This family friendly festival is about vendors, parades, cool music performed by both top Thai and international performers on multiple stages and heaps of food and entertainment
Its loud, exciting and electric ….. and raises huge amounts of money for charity, drawing more than 100,000 visitors including many international riders visiting from the region.
Pattaya - 'Walking Street' ghost town
It has changed so much! In October 2019 the streets of Pattaya were overflowing with tourists. Up to 15 million people visited this beachside city each year. The attractions were bustling with local and foreign visitors, beach road and the main South Pattaya beach strip overflowed with sun seekers while the famous Walking street was heaving with bars, clubs and scores of sightseers.
October 2020 and the beaches are deserted, go-go bars stand empty and cabarets have shut their doors. Business has ground to a standstill thanks to the worldwide travel restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
For one of the world's most infamous tourism hotspots, the economic devastation is crippling.
Bang Saray - A charming fishing village and its hideaway Beach Club
The fishing village of Bang Saray and its fabulous long sandy beach are among the most pleasant destinations in the Pattaya area, as well as being an atmospheric small quaint town. In this episode we visit the Bang Saray Club, a hideaway nestled on a beach at the end of Bang Saray village. An idyllic setting in which to enjoy a glass or two, or a leisurely meal.
Pattaya's New Nordic Group eye new projects in Latin America
The Thailand based Pattaya Plus TV team visited Latin America in 2019 for 3 weeks to produce a series of Marketing Videos promoting Pattaya's New Nordic's latest developments.
This presentation is one of the main compile videos
High tech platform revs-up used car auctions in Thailand
Motto Auction was established in Thailand in 2002 and took over the office of world renowned international vehicle auction company Manheim which began in this business in 1945.
Across Motto’s 13 Thailand locations, every year, the company handles over 100,000 vehicle transports, processes over 4 million documents, supports over 3,000 dealers and generates around 6 billion baht in transactions. And that’s both in facilities like this and online.
With all the data gathered through Motto’s sales, and the new normal brought about thanks to the Covid 19 pandemic, creating an online marketplace made perfect sense.
The result is MottoRaka.com.
Supporting the governments ‘Thailand 4.0’ directive, it’s the first AI-driven data website to facilitate fair pricing deals for those wishing to sell their cars or buy a second-hand car in Thailand.
Compiled from over 20 years of data, the Thai-language website not only assists, buyers & sellers but also dealers along with financial and insurance entities.
It incorporates Classified Car Listings, editorial content and a Dealers’ platform – in essence a digital manual to refer to for fair and trustworthy depreciation value of any vehicle brand and model.
Samui - Racing at EasyKart Chewang Beach
One of Pattaya's top attractions is EasyKart, an adrenaline fused go-kart racing complex just behind Walking Street. The first EasyKart Thailand branch was opened in Bangkok in 2004. The indoor complex is on the 2nd Floor of a Royal City Avenue shopping center and it has been in operation ever since. Their most recent branch is in Chewang Koh Samui. We highly recommend that give it a go. Highly professional and a great day out!
Koh Chang - A Jungle Island Paradise
Koh Chang is Thailand’s third largest island after Phuket and Samui. It is located around 300 kilometres east of Bangkok in Trat Province, in the Gulf of Thailand near the Cambodian border.
Koh Chang is also known also as ‘Elephant Island’ named because of its elephant shaped headland, and is part of the Mu Ko Chang National Park. Despite its increase in development and tourism in the past decade or so, it has retained its remote and rugged character.
In this enticing episode we take a mountain bike tour through through the jungle, visit a herbal forest garden, go body surfing and visit a stunning rustic fishing village
Pattaya's New Nordic Group eye new projects in Africa
The Thailand based Pattaya Plus TV team visited Africa in 2019 for 3 weeks to produce a series of Marketing Videos promoting Pattaya's New Nordic's latest developments.
This presentation is one of the main compile videos
Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Pattaya
The Maximum Performance Wellness Center assists patients to improve the negative effects of Low Testosterone has on the body. Testosterone peaks during adolescence and early adulthood and gradually declines - typically 1 percent per year after age 30. It is important to determine in older men if a low testosterone level is simply due to normal aging or if it is due to a disease.
Two convenient branches:
Pattaya - Corner of Pattaya Central & Pattaya 3rd Roads
Bangkok - Sukhumvit 31
Buffalo Racing near Pattaya
Thailand's buffalo racing festival is a one-of-a-kind. It's not something that you see everyday. A novel event that guarantees action, hilarity, cheering fans, beauty queens and all the fun of a rustic Thai temple fair. An annual spectacular in mid-October in Chonburi, a city an hour south of Bangkok, the races have been held for more than 100 years at the end of the Buddhist Lent
BMX jump and pump playground outside Si Racha
It doesn't take many kilometers off the Bangkok to Pattaya motorways to find a much less hectic green, peaceful environment east of Chonburi. The rural undulating region is perfect for bicycling.
Just outside of Si Racha is a huge reservior called Ban Bang Phra, a popular cycling destination. We take several video shots of an ideal coconut lined training park & coffee stop for extreme bicycle enthusiasts!
- Band Bike Shop Bang Phra
- Coconut Bike Park
Vilamas Farm - Living off the power grid in Sakon Nakhon
When Swiss expat Thomas Luescher and his Thai wife Kate Vilamas decided to develop their new farm in Sakon Nakhon from scratch, they had many challenges to contend with. The largest decision was regarding electricity. Rather than choosing to go on to the Government power grid they decided to go totally solo on Solar! Their farm has become a credible example of solo sustainability