14 best viewpoints in and around Phuket

Each week we post a link to an article we have found in Phuket 101 and  today’s post is a list of the 14 best viewpoints in and around Phuket -
1)Karon Beach viewpoint -
2)Phuket Big Buddha -
3)Windmill Viewpoint – Ya Nui Beach -

4)Promthep Cape Viewpoint -

5)Kata Noi Viewpoint -
6)Wassa Homemade Bar -
7)Heaven Rooftop Restaurant -

7 unique things to do in Bangkok

#Pinterest is a place to discover things to do in Thailand - today’s post is by Wilful and hearted and is about 7 unique things to do in Bangkok -
1)Meditate at a Buddhist Monastery – if you can’t manage a ten-day course visit one for the afternoon and turn all your Social Media off?
2)Give back to the community at Wat Hua Lamphong – - this is a sanctuary for farm animals which are not killed for food – whilst you are there pray for good karma. It is also known as the ‘Coffin Temple’ because you can purchase coffins for those who are too poor to buy one.

3)Gain Wisdom at The Prachan Amulet Market - - a wonderful place to find something special.

4)Taste the Rainbow at Bangkok’s own Unicorn Café - - a place which is like a dream in technicolour for those who believe in Unicorns…

5)Worship D…

Freeing birds in the name of

Cape+Kantary is a magazine that you will find in all the Cape and Kantary Properties. In this edition of the magazine - - (Page 80) they examine the 
“misconception of freeing birds or other kinds of animals as a merit or boon to their life.” 
– quote from Khun Tirapongse Pangsrivongse – Chairman of Cape&Kantary Hotels.
The original campaign on raising awareness was started in September 2016 and we remind you here lest we forget. As the writer Tefor Cowles wrote
-and when the dawn is silent, you must say, “I let that happen”.
At Cape and Kantary Hotels, we actively support SOSChildrensVillages and the Thai Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

We do not serve foie gras, birds’ nest or shark’s fin in our restaurants and we also stand firmly against the exploitation of Thai elephants for commercial or entertainment purposes.

The Chao Phraya River in Bangkok

Each week we post a link to an article in Bangkok 101 - and today we have chosen an article written by Luc Citrinot – ‘Historic River’ -
“… there’s a need to preserve their environment – and make the larger public aware of the river’s living heritage.”
If you are visiting Bangkok it is a great idea to take a trip along the Chao Phraya River – there is so much to see there.
Here is a list of places that the article focuses on Wat Kalayanamit Woramahawihan - built during the reign of King Rama III, and contains the largest Buddha image sculpted during his reign.
Near here is the Kuan An Keng Shrine - a small Chinese temple with superb wood carvings
Wat Prayoon - is also near here - which has a UNESCO heritage award
On the opposite side of the river are the two Catholic Churches; Saint Francis Xavier Churc…

7 best temples in Chiang Mai

The article today is by Nomads Wind and is about the 7 best temples in Chiang Mai to visit -
“Within the city and its outskirts, there are over 300 temples  that reflect the glory of the ancient Lanna kingdom”
From the 300 temples the Nomad’s Wind have chosen 7 temples for you to visit if you are in Chiang Mai.’
Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara – A temple complex with a partially crumbled 15th-century chedi and a pillar believed to protect the city and this is it’s location:
Wat Phra Singha - 14th-century Buddhist temple boasting gold & copper Buddhas, murals & ancient manuscripts -  - and this is it’s location:

Wat Buppharam – where King Mueang Kaeo began a ritual circumambulation of Chiang Mai after the Burmese rule ended -  and this is it’s location: Wat Suan Dok – a Buddhist Temple outside of the main town in tranquil surrounding…

Bizarre buildings in Bangkok to visit

Each week we post a link to an article in Bangkok 101 and today the article is about Dr Sumet Jumsai na Ayudhya- สุเมธ ชุมสาย ณ อยุธยา - and his creation of Bangkok’s most captivatingly peculiar buildings - original text by Jim Algie.
Here are just two of some of the buildings he was involved with
-The Robot Building (1986) - a building shaped like a robot, simple, now the HQ of the United Overseas Bank -The Elephant Tower (1997) - - explanation not necessary
If you want to read more bizarre Thailand stories by Jim Algie read 'Bizarre Thailand' - here’s a map of some of the locations in the book -
If you visit #Bangkokstay with us at Cape House Hotel - or Kantary House -and here’s a map -


A guide to Chiang Mai

Each week we post a link to an article in Bangkok 101.
This week we point you to an article about Chiang Mai -
The article describes several places that you should visit, how you should get around, where you should stay, restaurants where you should eat and cafes where you should have a coffee, where you should go shopping etc…
Then there is a list of things that you must see;
1)Wat Ketkaram, built in 1428 to house a Buddha hair relic -
2)Wat Phra That Doi Suthep – a very popular location for tourists but 1,676 metres above the city -
3)Wiang Kum Kam – this is Chiang Mai’s first city site and now excavated ruins -
4)Doi Mon Jam – in the heart of the Royal Project - -
There are a great many more places to visit in Chiang Mai but we would like you to stay with us at Kantary Hills Ho…