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'Foolhardy' runners took selfies with wild elephant

Thu, 2017-09-21 16:54
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Two people out running who were seen taking selfies with a wild elephant had put themselves in great danger, the Khao Yai National Park chief warned on Thursday.

THAI gives cautious OK to Nok Air plan

Thu, 2017-09-21 04:30
Although Nok Air shareholders on Wednesday endorsed a new round of capital injection needed for a business rehabilitation almost unanimously, strong doubts emerged over whether Thai Airways International (THAI), a major shareholder, would go along in the end.

Canal tourism

Thu, 2017-09-21 04:00
On Saturday and Sunday, the "Stepping Back To Canals" event will take place from 2.30-9pm at Wat Nang Ratchaworawihan in Chom Thong district, Bangkok, as part of the 250th anniversary of Thon Buri celebrations.

Fun and danger in Suphan Buri

Thu, 2017-09-21 04:00
Khao Phra, a hill in Suphan Buri's Doem Bang Nang Buat district, will be the venue of the first round of the Thailand Gravity Series 2017 set to take place this weekend. If you plan to participate in the event or wish to try this downhill track someday, read on and you'll find tips on how to be fast and safe on this racecourse.

New Pattaya app launched

Thu, 2017-09-21 04:00
Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) has launched the Smart Pattaya Version 2.

Common threads

Thu, 2017-09-21 04:00
The silk woven cloth village of Ban Sanuan Nok plants the most mulberry trees in Huai Rat district, Buri Ram. The fresh leaves are the food of silkworms and of the people who use them to enhance their cuisine, and a few of the leaves are even bigger than the size of an adult's hand.

First anime Sailor Moon store to open in Tokyo

Wed, 2017-09-20 19:39
TOKYO: The first official merchandise shop of "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon," a globally popular Japanese animation series, will open on Saturday in Tokyo, toy maker Bandai Co said Wednesday.

Where history lives

Wed, 2017-09-20 04:00
Water drifts slowly, like time itself, through the Sanam Chai canal in the Bang Kradi community at the southern tip of Bangkok. Sometimes a long tail boat glides past. Its engine is the only noise in this sleepy village, a unique cultural pocket on the Thon Buri side of the capital.

Nan-Luang Prabang minibus service begins in October

Tue, 2017-09-19 20:25
State-owned Transport Co will introduce a minibus service between Nan and Luang Prabang next month.

TM.6 cards end for Thais in bid to cut queues

Fri, 2017-09-15 04:00
Thai nationals will from Saturday no longer have to fill out departure and arrival cards -- known as Tor Mor 6 cards, or TM.6 -- before passing through airport immigration counters, government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said Thursday.

Offbeat retreats

Fri, 2017-09-15 04:00
Big, brash and bumptious: the huge luxury hotels seem to take over the scene when it comes to staying in Bangkok. In the City of Angels, we surely have some of the most heavenly places to stay in. But those sky-scraping towers have cast shadows over some charming hidden gems you may have never heard of. Wandering around Bangkok, if you keep your eyes at ground-level, you'll soon discover that the...

QT at SIS

Fri, 2017-09-15 04:00
What's in a name? The SIS Kata -- a new resort by the Aksara Collection which also operates Kata Sea Breeze Resort and Patra Mansion -- had its official launch in June. SIS stands for stay in style and it just so happens that the three Pattaravoranee sisters, all of whom are execs and heirs of the Aksara empire, opened this property with the aim of attracting younger (and apparently...

TAT: Tourists flocking to Pattaya, outlook is good

Thu, 2017-09-14 17:15
About 8 million tourists visited Pattaya in the first half of this year, putting the resort city on course to top last year's total, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

Travellers rank Thailand 8th best of all

Thu, 2017-09-14 07:31
Thailand has been ranked in eighth position in the "Best Countries In The World" poll for five consecutive years by readers of London-based Conde Nast Traveller magazine.

Island resorts face threat of seizure

Thu, 2017-09-14 05:00
Authorities surveyed 17 resorts on Koh Phayam in Ranong on Wednesday to find out whether they have encroached on protected forest land.

The green season

Thu, 2017-09-14 04:00
As the monsoons envelope Chiang Mai's mountains, it makes travel to the northern city sublime.

Dvaravati tourism

Thu, 2017-09-14 04:00
Until Sept 16, the "Soul Of Dvaravati Inspired By Suphan Buri" fair is being held at Wat Khao Phra Si Sanphetchayaram in U Thong district, Suphan Buri province.

Time-travelling along the Mae Klong River

Thu, 2017-09-14 04:00
Embracing the Mae Klong riverbanks, 105km southwest of Bangkok, Ratchaburi province is a cultural must-see that should be known for more than just producing water jars and hosting the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.

TAT tourism app now available in Chinese

Thu, 2017-09-14 04:00
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has introduced the WeChat Visit Thailand app in Chinese.

Lawsuit challenges US border searches of computers, phones

Thu, 2017-09-14 01:44
WASHINGTON: A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims the US government's growing practice of searching laptops and cellphones at the border is unconstitutional because electronic devices now carry troves of private personal and business information.