No two durian, it is said, smell the same. I remember hearing this when I was a child but it wasn’t until a recent visit to Suan Baan Rao, a large durian farm in the eastern province of Rayong, that I really understood the truth – the power – of this statement.

Spread over a hilly landscape and surrounded by high and leafy rubber plantation walls, the garden is home to more than 1,600 durian trees and offers fans a joyride of different odours and exotic flavours varying from a light whiff of the yammawat to the extremely forceful smell of the cha-ni. <<See More>>