A Yala Durian Trip: With the Sea of Mist at my feet and a plate of intensely caramel, moist-brownie-dense durian on my lap, the curious desire I’d had to drive around and explore this southern-most province of Thailand faded. I looked at my list of waterfalls, vista points, and markets and went “nah.” I was […]
Fast Facts about Thailand's Durians:
Thailand produces six times more durian than any other country (second place is Malaysia)
There are 234 varieties of durian in Thailand (see the complete list here)
The most expensive durian in the world is a variety called Ganyao from Nonthaburi.
The most common varieties of durian are Monthong, Chanee, and Ganyao.
In 2017, when I was still a single lady, I traveled with my friends Parisa and her boyfriend (now husband) Damien to visit the Sai Khao Homestay in Kok Pho District, Pattani, Southern Thailand. For me, it was one of the most exciting durian trips I’d ever taken. Southern Thailand was, and still is, one […]
A Satun Durian guide to Wang Prachan for all your Thai-Malaysian border-hopping needs
About Ranong We woke up at the Jamson Beach Resort to views over the long inlet separating Thailand from Myanmar. It’s an older hotel just outside of Ranong City, in Southern Thailand. In the lobby, there are photos of the hotel from maybe the 1960s. The hotel looks almost the same now as then. Friends […]
Happy New Year again, Durian Munchers! This is our annual spill of all our personal Favorite Durians of 2022! You guys ask us all the time for which durians we actually love the most, or our top ten all-time list! But while we can’t (or won’t 🤐) tell you our all time bests, I’m happy […]
About Baan Mai Khed (ไม้เค็ด), a Prachinburi Durian Farmstay In 2002, Khun Eed Chamnong built a large rambling country house on his wife’s 20-rai (7.9 acre) durian farm in Prachinburi province. He was retiring from the government service in Bangkok and it was time to get out of the city. As the son of durian […]
Ever wanted to get a bird’s eye view of a durian orchard? Now you can fly through a commercial durian orchard on a durian zipline adventure! In 2020, I drove by Durian Land every day on my way from Chanthaburi City to EcoFarm in Makham, where I was staying. The park was new, having opened […]
One Chan is a 70-year-old farmhouse along Pliew Road that has been renovated as an Airbnb. It has an amazing location – just 800 meters from both the infamous Manee’s Garden (and mother tree of Puangmanee) as well as Suan Tho Thong, the first farm in Chanthaburi to open for farm tours back in 1999. […]
The Durian Tree House Cafe in Chanthaburi Chanthaburi is the biggest producer of durian in the entire world. People travel from all over the world and from all over Thailand to eat durian here. There’s even an annual Durian World Festival here. But it wasn’t until 2019 that Chanthaburi got its first durian-themed cafe. Here, […]