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A temple that encapsulates the culture of a kingdom

Sun, 2018-10-21 12:30
Stretching along the Chao Phraya River, Rattanakosin Island is considered one of the most significant historic areas in the country.

China's heavenly nature

Sun, 2018-10-21 05:00
Harmony. Simplicity. Tranquillity.

Luxe and lush

Fri, 2018-10-19 05:00
Some resorts can be a destination in themselves. Especially one with plenty of activities and things to do on site. After 20 minutes in a posh Volvo SUV from Phuket International Airport and a few winding roads, you'll arrive at the lush surroundings of Trisara Phuket -- "the garden in the third heaven", in Sanskrit -- where villas and suites are nestled on a gentle hill slope.

New entry limit causes ticketing chaos

Thu, 2018-10-18 04:09
Chaos erupted at the Similan Islands ticket office after the area was re-opened for a limited number of visitors, according to local authorities.

Past glory revived

Thu, 2018-10-18 04:00
While millions of tourists flock to Tha Tian and Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) each year, a lot of Bangkok residents tend to avoid the area due to traffic jams and lack of parking space. If it has been quite a while since you've been to this old quarter, it's time to set a date for a revisit and witness the charming results of its recent makeover. If you don't think you can fall in love...

The salak king of Thailand

Thu, 2018-10-18 04:00
Many award tokens and plaques are fully displayed in a glass-door cabinet of Suan Khun Pichai (the orchard of Pichai) in Rayong.

Tops in Asia

Thu, 2018-10-18 04:00
Thailand has been voted Asia's Leading Dive Destination 2018, replacing Indonesia, which won the award in 2017.

Vietnamese dissident Mother Mushroom freed, on way to US

Wed, 2018-10-17 18:35
Vietnamese dissident Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as "Mother Mushroom", was released from prison on Wednesday and had left Vietnam on a flight to the United States, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Good news: Reef sharks seen swimming in Maya Bay

Wed, 2018-10-17 16:51
A school of Blacktip Reef Sharks have been seen swimming in Maya Bay, boosting park officials' hopes as they try to restore the damaged ecosystem of the famed tourist destination.

Injured tourist rescued from forest ravine in Khao Laem

Wed, 2018-10-17 13:45
KANCHANABURI: Rescuers took advantage of a break in the weather to lift an injured tourist from the bottom of a ravine in Khao Laem National Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Parks officials refuse to budge over Similan quota

Tue, 2018-10-16 06:15
The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has rejected a request by business operators to postpone a quota system for tourists in Similan National Park in Phangnga province.

Chinese market to continue dip

Tue, 2018-10-16 04:00
The number of Chinese tourists visiting Thailand during this quarter is expected to continue dropping, say research houses.

Ouch! Phuket's cheek-piercing vegetarian festival

Fri, 2018-10-12 16:56
PHUKET: As burning incense fills the air, devotees in trances force skewers and swords through their cheeks in ritualistic acts underpinning southern Thailand's colourful -- and seemingly painful -- vegetarian festival.

Ministry touts gastronomy to boost provincial tourism

Fri, 2018-10-12 07:35
Experienced travellers know that if they want a local experience, they must try local dishes because food can bring insight to a community's identity.

Flowers in Mae Hong Son

Thu, 2018-10-11 05:00
From Nov 1 until Dec 10, the "2018 Blossoming Bua Tong Flowers On Doi Mae U-Kho" festival takes place in and around fields of dok bua tong, or Mexican sunflowers, on Doi Mae U-Kho in Khun Yuam district, Mae Hong Son province.

Satun airport coming?

Thu, 2018-10-11 05:00
The Department of Airports will conduct a feasibility study for the construction of an airport in Satun, one of the southern provinces bordering Malaysia.

Island of unspoilt charm

Thu, 2018-10-11 05:00
Nothing lasts forever. But no less true is the fact that certain things do last longer than expected. The peaceful and simple lifestyle of the rural communities on Koh Sukon of Trang province is an amazing case in point.

Chinese tourist cheated out of 1,000 baht in Pattaya

Thu, 2018-10-11 04:32
A Thai guide and an illegal Chinese guide have been arrested for cheating a Chinese tourist caught littering in Pattaya by altering the receipt after paying a littering fine for him.

A place of gold

Thu, 2018-10-11 04:00
When people talk about Prachuap Khiri Khan, they mostly think about Hua Hin, the century-old resort town with the 5km-long sandy beach, or the famous Phraya Nakhon Cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. Not many are interested in the Bang Saphan and Thap Sakae districts, which have been promoting community tourism. Bang Saphan has long been well-known for gold ore and black rattan basketry, while...

'Beach' balm: Maya Bay's ecosystem recovering, says dept

Tue, 2018-10-09 10:39
The ecology of the famed Maya Bay on Phi Phi Island in Krabi is making a gradual recovery with the number of corals and sightings of reef sharks off the coast on the upswing, according to Chongkhlai Wongphongsathon, deputy director-general of the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP).