Thailand is well known as a tourist magnet, but some things will surprise you when you first visit.
This restaurant's chef is described as an artist with the heart of a farmer.
An electrifying revolution is happening on Thailand's waterways.
The menu lets fresh ingredients sing, particularly with liberal use of aromatic herbs, added as a necessity, not an afterthought.
Street food still rules on the beach in Patong.
Bangkok is a city with a rich culinary heritage, and you can barely find a decent meal at its airport.
Busy Phuket is nearby but Koh Yao Yai moves to a different, more laidback rhythm.
While mountains, rivers and lush green rice fields dominate the north, to its centre, Buddhist monks in saffron-coloured robes sashay through glittering temples barely visible atop misty mountains. In the south, hedonism rules. Sun-loving tourists flock to island beaches set among limestone mountains to party or purge. Dive into this intoxicating yet fun-loving country; the culinary king of Asia.