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In Chiang Dao, a cave full of crystals

11 hours 48 min ago
The Chiang Dao Cave is a natural attraction in the namesake district of Chiang Mai province. Based at the foot of Doi Luang Chiang Dao Mountain, the cave boasts a stunning interior full of stalactites and stalagmites sculpted by the hand of Mother Nature in a range of fascinating shapes. The cave is a magnet for both local and foreign visitors.

Baked goods and Wi-Fi bring Everest closer to home

Thu, 2018-05-24 10:45
EVEREST BASE CAMP, Nepal: Wi-Fi, baked goods and trendy coffee: gone are the days of deprivation at Everest base camp, with hipster perks and modern conveniences ensuring life is cushier than ever on the roof of the world.

Express Delivery

Thu, 2018-05-24 04:00
The Department of Airports (DoA) has joined hands with the Thailand Post to implement Automated Postal Machines (APM) at its airports.

A land steeped in history

Thu, 2018-05-24 04:00
Ketsurang, an archaeologist, miraculously travels back in time from the present day to the reign of the Ayutthaya Kingdom's King Narai the Great (1656-1688). She enjoys the traditional way of life and the beauty of many places in Ayutthaya and Lop Buri.

Thailand's Big Easy

Thu, 2018-05-24 04:00
It's easy to bypass Phetchaburi, the dusty, slow-moving, eponymous provincial capital located some 120km southwest of Bangkok, while on the way to more popular destinations like Hua Hin, Cha-am and Kaeng Krachan National Park. Those who do, miss out on a city with its own special charms and attractions from 12th century Khmer ruins to century-old traditional Thai wooden houses and delicious local...

Mercedes-Benz VIP taxis to hit city roads next week

Wed, 2018-05-23 12:31
Mercedes-Benz taxis will start appearing on Bangkok streets on May 30, with fares starting from 150 baht, according to the Land Transport Department.

Thailand Cultural Music Festival set for Pattaya

Mon, 2018-05-21 10:56
On May 25-26 the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Pattaya City were set to hold the inaugural Thailand Cultural Music Festival, bringing together a host of world-renowned local artists and a curated blend of music cultures.

The best of Asia yachting

Mon, 2018-05-21 04:30
Boats from around Asia are heading to Thailand's second most popular island destination for the final event showdown of the 2017/18 AsianYachting Grand Prix during the 17th "Samui Regatta" in Surat Thani from Saturday to June 2.

Betong's tourist fortunes improve

Sun, 2018-05-20 12:20
Despite being situated in a strife-torn area, the southernmost Betong district of Yala province has seen a surge in tourists.

Sun also rises down South

Sun, 2018-05-20 04:00
Getting to the remote district of Betong in the southernmost province of Yala involves travelling from Muang district through the Sankala Khiri mountain range. The district is located in a valley hugged by tall peaks on the border of Malaysia.

Satun at crossroads

Sun, 2018-05-20 04:00
Last month, the United Nations announced the first Unesco Global Geopark in Thailand, located in the far-southern province of Satun.

Beyond the cinematic glitz

Sun, 2018-05-20 04:00
In the past 10 days the seaside city of Cannes has been in the news with noisy fanfare and dazzling colour, led by pictures of bare-shouldered stars sauntering down the red carpet on a daily basis. It happens every year in May, as the world's largest cine-event, the Cannes Film Festival, attracts thousands of journalists, photographers and industry professionals to the Mediterranean resort town...

Airbnb bookings illegal, court declares

Fri, 2018-05-18 04:00
People who rent out their rooms via Airbnb on a daily or weekly basis are acting illegally, according to a recent court ruling handed down to the Wan Vayla Condo in Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province.

Discovering historic Thon Buri

Thu, 2018-05-17 08:00
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the establishment of Thon Buri as the former Thai capital last year, the Fine Arts Department has been conserving the old walls and moat of Thon Buri. It recently made public its findings about newly discovered archaeological sites in Bangkok, some of which are already tourist attractions.

Bringing a forgotten community back to life

Thu, 2018-05-17 08:00
Pathum Thani's Sam Khok district recently launched a new attraction: the Sam Khok Waterfront Market. Located in Bang Toey, a community on the west bank of the Chao Phraya river, the retro-style weekend market offers not only shopping opportunities but also a chance to learn about the area's history and the various cultures and traditional lifestyle of the local people.

Rehabilitation plan set for Maya Bay

Wed, 2018-05-16 08:27
National park authorities Tuesday announced they have come up with a rehabilitation plan for famed Maya Bay in Krabi, which is to close on June 1 to allow it a brief respite from tourists.

Udon Thani-Vang Vieng bus services mooted

Tue, 2018-05-15 19:18
Thailand and Laos are planning regular bus services between Udon Thani and Vang Vieng, a popular tourist spot in the landlocked country, before the end of the year.

Villages go all out to charm tourists

Tue, 2018-05-15 04:00
The government has announced a new strategy to bolster local tourism by encouraging locals to promote their villages' charm and unique products.

Party-hard Thailand is going after rehab tourists

Mon, 2018-05-14 12:52
Thailand, the tropical paradise known as a place to let loose, is starting to get another reputation: as a low-cost option for foreigners looking to dry out.

Uproar over Pattaya beach wastewater

Mon, 2018-05-14 08:15
The Pollution Control Department is preparing to inspect the wastewater being released by hotels and buildings in Pattaya after netizens cried foul over photos shared online showing visibly polluted water being released at Pattaya beach.