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The Essential Guide for Solo Travel in Thailand

Convenient, diverse and safe – there are many reasons why this Southeast Asian country is an ideal destination for venturing out on your own. Get inspired by our essential guide to solo travel in Thailand and explore the ‘Land of Smiles’ on your personal adventure. […]

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Souvenirs of Southeast Asia: A Little Something for Everyone

Shopping for souvenirs on your journey can be a daunting task, but most major tourist hubs across the continent feature a wide-variety of unique gifts to bring back to your loved ones. If you’re concerned about finding something special, we’re here to help! Here’s a list of souvenirs for each one of our South Asian […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Ayutthaya

Once the capital of the powerful Kingdom of Siam, Ayutthaya is the perfect destination for visitors to Bangkok who want to immerse themselves in the ancient culture and history of Thailand. This beginner’s guide to Ayutthaya will introduce you to everything you need to know, tips and tricks, as well as the most important sites […]

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What To Expect From Songkran 2017

This time next week celebrations will be in full swing for Thailand’s ecstatic water-filled New Year festivities. But, following the death of beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej in October of last year, what can you expect from Songkran 2017? Firstly, what is Songkran? Songkran, also known as the Water Festival, is a raucous but inherently religious festival […]

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5 Amazing Animal Sanctuaries in Asia

Visiting animal sanctuaries in Asia can be a great way to learn about local wildlife, as well as to support rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Although most sanctuaries offer only limited access to animals, it is usually possible to view them from a distance and in some instances to feed and otherwise interact with the animals in a […]

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Southeast Asia by Plane, Train and Sea

If you have ever read Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, then you might have imagined yourself as a modern-day Phileas Fogg, travelling to exotic locales using ingenious modes of transportation. Today, travelling is easier than ever before: all you need is a plane ticket or fare for a taxi, but where […]

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Contemporary Art Museums in Asia – Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand

Source One of the most appealing aspects of Asia is the extreme juxtaposition of its ancient monuments and primordial jungles, with the almost futuristic development of its urban centers. Any tour of the region is incomplete without fully experiencing both of these seemingly contradictory worlds. This is why visiting a great contemporary art museum is the […]

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Top 5 Best Fusion Foods in Asia

Asia is known for having some of the best food in the world. Whether you prefer spicy Malaysian curry, healthy Thai salads, or flavourful Vietnamese noodles, this region has something for everyone. Trade and migration between countries, as well as the cultural influences of colonialism, have created many foods that combine the best of both […]

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Island-Hopping Guide to Thailand

Southern Thailand conjures idyllic images of gentle, azure waves gently lapping onto soft white sand beaches, fringed with swaying palm trees. Indeed, the not-so-perfect reality of Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Beach did nothing to stop us dreaming of finding our own secluded Thai island. Well, our Thailand experts are here to tell you that there is still […]

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5 Unique Things to Do in Phuket Beyond the Resorts

Phuket is Thailand’s biggest and busiest island and has long been considered the quintessential ‘beach vacation’ in the country. As tourism in Phuket has grown and the beaches are taken over by big name resorts, many believe it has lost some of that Thai island magic along the way. However, at Buffalo Tours, we pride […]

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Beating the Heat in Bangkok

Thailand is certainly feeling the heat this year, with last month seeing the longest heatwave in the country for 65 years. With Thailand weather heating up, we share the best ways to beat the heat in the capital, Bangkok. Many countries across Southeast Asia are feeling the heat creep up with the reappearance of El Nino. Thailand is […]

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WATCH: Pad Thai and Tuk Tuks in Bangkok, Thailand

What does it feel like to explore Bangkok, Thailand with us? We went behind-the-scenes with our travellers to experience our Bangkok Chinatown street food tour from their point of view! Foodies beware – there’s no place more likely to pack on a few extra pounds than Thailand. Street food in Bangkok is a traveller favourite for good reason […]

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Bangkok and Beyond: Culture in the Canals of Krung Thep

Hidden deep within Bangkok’s network of klongs, or canals, a small artisan village reached only by longtail boat offers a glimpse at rarely seen urban lifestyles. We dug into the secrets behind our Bangkok canal tour. If you were to mark the Artist’s House on a map of Bangkok, it would appear that this little-explored hideaway […]

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[INFOGRAPHIC] A Guide to Travel: Thailand

Dreaming of Thailand? You aren’t alone! For the top tips for first-time travellers to Thailand, we’ve rounded up all there is to know in one easy guide. While every country in Southeast Asia has attributes making them both amazing and distinct, Thailand has always been Southeast Asia’s “golden child” when it comes to travel – […]

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10 Dishes Worth Travelling to Thailand For in 2016

What Thai dishes taste so good they’re worth a plane ticket? Our very own Thai food addict and expert digs into what to eat in Thailand for your trip in 2016. Thailand isn’t just the land of smiles; it’s also the land of spice. Anyone who’s been to Thailand will tell you that “Thai spicy” […]

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