Prasat hin Phimai

Prasat, originally Khmer, is used in the northeastern region of Thailand. It is a customary name for Khmer-style ancient architecture. Translating Prasat as “stone palace” is a creative idea of overseas Chinese in Thailand. The construction age of Phimai’s stone palace is at the same time as the Prasat Muang Tam. Although the Prasat hin Phimai was built 500 years earlier than the famous Angkor Wat, they are the typical Angkor architectural style, but it is much smaller and more exquisite than Angkor Wat.

To enter the Prasat hin Phimai, you must first walk through the “naga bridge” of the snake head statue. In religion, this bridge is regarded as the place connecting the world and heaven. The Hydra statue is the patron saint of the stone palace. Naga is a snake god in Indian mythology. They are called “Dragons” in Buddhist scriptures. The Naga have their own world, there are palaces that are built by gold and many treasures. The Naga family is the guardian of this magical treasure.

Even after the scouring of history and civilization, the huge stone pillars suffering from vicissitudes are still majestic and shocking. The three pagodas clustered together in the center are the main building of the Prasat hin Phimai. The main tower is composed of a five-story platform, which rises toward the center of each layer to form a pyramid. This is the place where the gods live, and it is also the “heaven” that the king believes he will go to after his death.

Various Brahman myths and ethnic images are carved on the stone walls inside and outside the Prasat hin Phimai. Artistic traces of ancient Khmer carvings remain on the stone door frame. At that time, the king came here every year to perform sacrifices.

Some Time Blue Coffee Shop

Coffee lovers know how to appreciate the mellowness of coffee juice, and the surprise of “back to sweet after bitterness” is fascinating. As a “coffee addiction patient”, you may have seen a lot of coffee shops of various styles in Bangkok. However, the boutique hand-made coffee shops that are really loved by many people are only SOME TIME BLUE, Drip & Drop Coffee Supply and Gallery Drip Coffee, tourists who like coffee must not miss them when you come to Bangkok. Today we especially recommend Some Time Blue coffee shop.

In the ordinary lanes of Bangkok, there are hidden masters who make great coffee. The coffee shop of Sutida Srirungthum, who won the 2016 National Thailand Brewers Cup 2016, is hidden in a small alley near BTS Ari.

Some Time Blue’s most visitors come to the shop for the reason of Sutida’s reputation, and they want to see and taste the champion’s craft in person, and Sutida seems to add a few rings to the cup of hand-made coffee.

Upstairs at Some Time Blue is Sahamongkol Film, a well-known Thai film company. Several excellent movies, such as the boxing series and “This Little Thing of First Love”, are quite famous. The original shop Sutdrip near the coffee shop and the restaurant Kaobahn are both extensions of Sutida.

But the most attractive thing is still the hand-made coffee menu. The first recommendation is, of course, the signature 10-hour cold brew coffee, which costs 180 baht; ice shake coffee is also Sutida’s proud work, which takes you only 180 baht.

The coffee beans that Some Time Blue mostly uses are from Africa. Its products include Ethiopia, Burundi and Rwanda. If you are unfamiliar with these, directly inform your favorite coffee taste and let the professional people make the decision for you.

Some Time Blue store information:

Per capita: 100-200 Baht

Opening hours: 09:00-19:00 daily, open at 10:30 on weekends

Address: 55/5 Soi Phahonyothin 2 Samsen Nai Payathai

Hua Hin Swiss Sheep Farm

There are several scenic spots in HuaHin Thailand that are full of romantic and fresh atmosphere. The European-style architectural style and fresh and elegant colors here make you feel like you are on a trip to Europe. Swiss sheep farm is a leisure park with sheep as the theme, which is full of fresh and childlike fun, and it is very suitable for family and children to enjoy holiday. The park is not big, but there are scenes everywhere. From the door, you will unconsciously raise the camera and continue to take pictures. There are many scenes for parents and children and couples taking pictures in the park. Just enjoy the moment of taking pictures in the Hua Hin Swiss Sheep Farm.

If you encounter Halloween when you go there, the park will show the theme of Halloween, and Halloween elements such as pumpkin lanterns are everywhere. On the circle of grass, a large group of sheep stroll lazily, and when eating grass, they fight for food with great energy. You can feed the sheep. A pile of plants that costs 20 Baht is marked on the haystack, but you can exchange for a piece of grass with the ticket. There are also horses, cows, donkeys and other animals on the farm, but the number is very small.

The Swiss Sheep Farm also has carousel, lover lock, swing, rocking car and other amusement facilities, making it a paradise for children. There are many fish in the stream playing in the water. The place of exit is a small souvenir shop with sheep as the main element. The sheep with different shapes and good looks can touch your heart, as it is so cute.

The Swiss Sheep Farm scenic spot only sells small snacks such as drinks and hot dog sausages. There is no restaurant. If you need to dine, you can go back a little bit. There is a McDonald’s near the gas station, and there is a Chinese restaurant.

Tickets: 120 BAHT

Reviews: it is very suitable for parent-child travel

Sukhumvit Soi Nana Night Market

Sukhumvit Soi Nana Night Market is a special night market in Bangkok. It is full of bright lights at night. The whole street is composed of bars and small vendors. The bar has special performances. Those who like nightlife can enter the bar for a drink. The street vendors sell a variety of Thai food, such as flying cakes, fried noodles, freshly squeezed fruit juices, cut fruits, etc. The atmosphere is very lively, and many Europeans and Americans will come here to experience the nightlife. It should be noted that if it is a girl, it is not recommended to go alone. Nearly every bar here needs to check your ID card and passport.

It is definitely a very tempting bar night market, it is very popular with European and American tourists and local young people.

Most of Sukhumvit Soi Nana Night Market are characterized by bars. The bar here are full of very exciting music, giving people a feeling of excitement. At the same time, there are also many stalls, mainly selling a variety of alcohol and snacks. If you don’t like the noisy atmosphere, then don’t come here.

To go to Sukhumvit Soi Nana Night Market, you can take the BTS to get off at Nana Station, you can walk to it within less than five minutes, and you won’t get lost when you are following the colorful lights. All of people are here for fun. The management here is more formal. Security check is required when entering the square. The security will clearly inform that photography and photo are prohibited. Sukhumvit Soi Nana Night Market is not the night market which is most visited by foreign tourists, so the flow of people here is not particularly large, but there are really many locals here, and it is very famous in the local area, and there are many backpackers.

Bo.lan Restaurant Bangkok

The ingredients and spices in Bangkok are fresh, and small vendors everywhere will securely wrap the food into a beautiful package, so the food on the street can make you happy. This place is not like Indonesia or Chiang Mai. It seems to belong to the international center of Asia. With Bangkok as the center, it can perfectly draw a radius of equal length to China and Japan. It has high cost performance and abundant and fresh spices that cannot be compared with other places. In addition to the local government and folk gourmets’ unremitting promotion, Bangkok’s innate ingredients, unique cooking, ability to obtain world ingredients, and internationalization have made it easily gain the world’s vision.

Bangkok Bo.lan restaurant is ranked 19th among the 50 best restaurants in Asia in 2019. It is a one-michelin-star restaurant whose two founders are media darlings and have attracted international attention. The restaurant’s couple chefs Duangporn Songvisava and Dylan Jones were former disciples of Michelin-starred chef David Thompson. They both worked for Michelin Thai restaurant Nahm. The chef has followed Nahm’s obsession with ancient Thai food, and has extended it on the basis of this. The restaurant has a consistent obsession with spicyness.

At least in terms of breaking the sense of dining style, Bo.lan has achieved certain results. It did not think too much about the acceptance of the dishes by the diners, insisted on its spicy degree, and did not see many diners keep drinking water all the time while eating.  It is probably an attitude not to please anyone. The restaurant that pays attention to unique personality has never been pleasing to the general public, it is just whether to accept its rules of the game after the experience.

Business hours: 11: 30-14: 00 for lunch; 18: 00-22: 00 for dinner

Savoey Thai Restaurant

Thailand is a coastal country with all kinds of seafood. The local people have made a lot of delicious seafood dishes by taking full advantage of the coastal location of Thailand. In addition, a large number of seafood restaurants have emerged.

Savoey Thai Restaurant was opened in 1972 and has been in operation for more than 40 years. It is not only in Bangkok, but also in phuket, Chiang mai and many other places.

The curry crab at Savoey Thai Restaurant is very good looking, the bright yellow crab meat and the golden scrambled eggs are glowed attractively under the incandescent light. The crab meat is tender and juicy, with a silky sauce and a hint of celery. A dish of curry crab costs 695 baht.

Although the spicy and sour seafood soup of Savoey Thai Restaurant has a lot of spices, the sourness and spicyness are just right. It is not too sour or too spicy. The shrimp and fish are very delicious. Hot and sour seafood soup in small portions costs 260 THB.

Savoey Thai Restaurant’s butter-cooked prawns are unique. The cream used in this restaurant is extracted from fresh milk, and the taste is pure and sweet. The cream is a perfect match with the delicious shrimp. When you eat the shrimp, you will have a little cream. The rich scent will come out, and the mouth will be silky. The fee for butter-cooked prawns is calculated on the basis of the weight of the shrimp. Four prawns cost THB 1,750.

Phone number + (66) 20241317

Opening hours: 11: 00-22: 00 daily

Store Address: 1/11 Room no.G2-01 2nd Floor, Building G Tha Maharaj, Maharaj rd., Phra Barom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200

Transportation: Take a taxi or ferry and get off at Tha Maharat Pier Station.

MK Restaurant

Mk Restaurant is loved by local Thais. MK is the first choice of Thai locals on holidays and important family anniversaries. Today MK has opened more than 200 branches in Thailand.

At MK, hot pot is definitely a must-order item, especially MK’s special hot pot dipping sauce is even more lingering. In addition, the roast duck and pork meat here is also very good. The price is not expensive and it is delicious. It is definitely worth a try if you like hot pot. MK does not have an independent storefront, and it is usually opened in a mall, supermarket or large shopping mall.

MK launches new themed packages every month. Beef packages, fish balls, duck and barbecued pork, and fried pork are all specialties of MK. Fish balls, shrimp balls, vegetables, and stewed meat can also be ordered separately!

The dining environment here is absolutely clean and the service is good. In addition, every holiday MK will carry out some activities, such as taking family photo, or enjoying lottery, etc., which feels very warm. The waiters in MK do MK aerobics every hour. On the hour, with the melody of the music, the waiter will stop his work, and dance the rhythmic aerobics with the beautiful melody. It is very distinctive and very joyful.

MK is quite popular in the eyes of tourists. It has been reviewed on various travel forums and by travel experts. And because MK’s advertising is well done, now in the subconscious of Thai people, having family dinners should come to MK, and MK is no longer as simple as a meal. The reason why MK is strong is because it makes food into culture; and when food has a “culture” mark, it becomes more and more popular! And it also attracts as many as tourist coming here to have a taste.

The Tea House Hua Hin

Hua Hin, a small coastal town in southern Thailand, with convenient transportation and rich resources, has made this place a resort for many people. Hua Hin was a royal vacation destination hundreds of years ago. In Thailand, many family units around Hua Hin, such as Bangkok, will drive there on weekends to eat seafood while enjoying the sea breeze.

When you are traveling, eating is always an inevitable topic. Not only that, Hua Hin is also known for its art. This seaside town no longer relies on the gifts of nature. Instead, it has embarked on a literary and artistic design road with the flourishing creative design in Thailand. In addition to the famous Cicada Market, there is also a low-key Baan Sillapin Village. Hua Hin’s excellent design has spread all over the streets, especially the theme of eating.

As a fine afternoon tea spot, the Tea House is located in FN Outlets, and it is a teahouse in the mall. Under the tall trees, the verdant green leaves hang down from the roof. The tall floor-to-ceiling glass makes people, buildings and nature blend together. The red birds contrast with the green nature, making the atmosphere very comfortable. European-style paintings cover the entire wall, and the green plants in the pots enjoy the time more than people, and they hang down lazily in the store.

The Tea House uses only Mariage Frères teas. This nineteenth-century French tea brand has always been considered the ultimate in the tea kingdom. The Tea House has selected six types of tea, including of course the iconic Marco Polo. If you don’t know what tea to order, it’s definitely OK to order Marco Polo. In addition to tea, The Tea House also offers a variety of French breads and desserts. A simple chant or a fine three-tier pastry is a good choice. Don’t miss this chic afternoon tea restaurant if shopping at Outlets is arranged.

Hua Hin Cicada Market

Hua Hin is a small coastal town where it is suitable for leisure and relaxation. The most beloved Ninth Emperor King also chose to spend his old age here. The royal families of all ages like to come here to build a palace and take a summer vacation. There is a folk saying that it is the royal garden. This is a city close to Bangkok where you can see the blue sky and the blue sea. If you are interested, you must come to this beach town to relax! It’s been three hours from Bangkok to Hua Hin, which is really super close.

If you are tired of Hua Hin Night Market, you can go to another small night market, Cicada Market. This is a unique modern night market. The products in it have their own styles, from clothes to decorations or handmade products, all are full of design sense and they are very creative. People who want to buy artistic style souvenirs can come here to visit. It is not only a night market that is selling goods, but also a large food area. Tables and chairs can be seated next to it, and you can eat delicious food and blow the breeze. Because it is near the sea, it will not feel hot even you are outdoors. It only opens after 16:00 in the afternoon. The wind at night is especially cool.

There is free music or drama to enjoy at night. If you are tired of visiting the night market, sitting on the stairs, resting and enjoying the show, and experiencing the local culture of Hua Hin also make you feel really great. After watching the show, you can drink a glass or two of beer together. There is a pizzeria here, Koh Lanta Pizzeria (ร้าน พิซซ่า เตา ถ่าน). It is highly recommended because it is cheap and tastes great, but it is noted that go early as the food in this shop is very popular.

Opening hours: 16.00-23.00 every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Address: 83/159 ซอย หัว ถนน 21 ถนน ซอย หนอง แก-ตะเกียบ Nong Kae, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110

Hua Hin

Hua Hin is 195 kilometers southwest of Bangkok. It is located on the west coast of Thailand. Although Hua Hin is not as famous as Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Pattaya, it is a gathering place for holiday homes and villas of the Thai royal family and upper-middle class. Since it was discovered by the Thai royal family in the early 20th century and the palace was built here, it has changed from a small fishing village by the sea to Miami, Thailand.

There are Khao Wang Palace that was built on the mountain by King Rama IV, and 16 full teak high-foot palaces that were built by King VI of Thailand for his wife in Cha-am, Hua Hin. Every year, the Thai royal nobles come to Hua Hin for a period of time, and the ninth Thai emperors live in Hua Hin’s Klai Kangwon Palace half of the year. Therefore, Hua Hin’s environmental protection and law and order are better than anywhere.

Hua Hin can be reached by cars, planes, and trains. The Hua Hin Railway Station was built by King Rama VI when he built the Palace of Love and Hope. It is the oldest, most beautiful, and most famous railway station in Thailand. There is also a Thai-style royal waiting room. It is said that it was specially moved from the palace of Rama VI. Although the Thai emperor was not taking the train any more, the royal waiting room is still vacant and not open to the public, so visitors could only look at it outside.

In addition to the royal palaces, luxury villas of the nobility and high society, Hua Hin also has Hua Hin Venice Park, Santorini Park, and Swiss sheep farm. These three attractions are all on the same route.