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 […]
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.
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, […]
Meet Auntie Saw and Uncle Sudjai Suan Saw Sudjai is a small 7 lai farm (2.5 acre) farm located in the Pliew District of Chanthaburi, just 15 minutes from the city center. Despite it’s small size, the farm is a popular tourism destination and is the most famous Chanthaburi Durian Buffet among local durian lovers […]
Happy New Year Durian Munchers! This is our Favorite Durians of 2021! The most delicious, the most unique, and the stand-out fruits we ate that haunt our memories and make us want to go back for more! Hopefully this post will inspire you to travel in 2022, and make sure to share your favorite durians […]
In the early 1980’s, Birdee stepped off the Bangkok-Singapore line and started walking. The train was stopped for hours waiting for who knows what, and as he stared out the window he was captivated by the limestone formations towering over the jungle. Finally he took his bags and stepped down off the train. A dirt […]
Baan Suan Khao Kram Krabi Farmstay บ้านสวนเขาคราม When we pulled into the Baan Suan Khao Kram parking lot about 11am on a Thursday, I was shocked to find it congested with cars. We’d driven 4.3 km off Highway 4 (Petchkasem Road) on a narrow concrete road winding through palm oil plantations. As we got further […]
We were in Takua Thung District Phang Nga hunting Salika Durian when Bee, a local tour guide whose family first planted Salika, recommended we stop by Pad Thai Ing-Thara Restaurant ผัดไทอิงธารา กะไหล พังงา. “The Pad Thai there is not like from Chanthaburi,” she assured us. “It’s like durian, every place has their own flavor. You […]