Thailand

Thailand

Thailand is a surprisingly developed country in the sense of its sophisticated urban areas and many highly developed island beach resorts. That’s great for the gregarious tourist who wants buzzing nightlife – but Thailand also has quiet backwaters if you want to find them.

Chiang Mai and the north is quite different from bustling Bangkok. Thailand even has some tragic places tainted by unspeakable Japanese cruelty inflicted on Brits, Aussies and Yanks during World War II. And everywhere you go – well CitySounds.Travel certainly found this – there’s fabulously tasty food…

  1. Hear elephants getting excited at the idea of going for a wallow in the river…
  2. Listen to the crazy, hyped-up crowd at Thai boxing in Bangkok…
  3. Hear about Japanese atrocities on the Burma death railway during World War II…

These two Bangkok guides not only give you the formal attractions like the Wat Po temple complex, the Royal Palace, a fascinating canal trip on the Chao Phraya - but also take you to a gutsy evening of Thai boxing,…

These two Bangkok guides not only give you the formal attractions like the Wat Po temple complex, the Royal Palace, a fascinating canal trip on the Chao Phraya - but also take you to a gutsy evening of Thai boxing,…

Chiang Mai is a very different, more restful, more thoughtful experience than Bangkok. The old city is within walls and a moat. Part of the fun is just walking the city - taking a boat trip on the Ping River…

Chiang Mai is a very different, more restful, more thoughtful experience than Bangkok. The old city is within walls and a moat. Part of the fun is just walking the city - taking a boat trip on the Ping River…

This new attraction tells the fascinating but gory history of cockfighting. It is extremely well set out and covers different breeds, different countries and culminates with a display of cockfighting. BUT... and it's a big BUT ... in Thailand birds…

Jim Thompson was an American who had worked undercover in the Far East during WWII. He settled in Bangkok and almost single-handedly revived the Thai hand-weaving silk industry. There are now a whole series of rather elegant Jim Thompson shops…

This programme looks almost entirely at the appalling World War II history of this area where the Japanese worked well over 100,000 men to death building their military railway towards Burma. The Oscar-winning film Bridge on the River Kwai was…

Once you have paid homage to the victims of the Burma Death Railway in this region of western Thailand there's plenty else to see and do ... Tim takes a short elephant safari, gently rides the River Kwai by bamboo…

Koh Samui can be whatever you want it to be - loud, in your face boozing capital on the strip at Chaweng or much quieter and more subtle in Maenam. The interior of the island is beautiful and you can…

Koh Samui can be whatever you want it to be - loud, in your face boozing capital on the strip at Chaweng or much quieter and more subtle in Maenam. The interior of the island is beautiful and you can…