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Parks department wins dispute over land on Koh Poda

Fri, 2018-08-17 17:31
The Appeal Court has ordered a resort developer to return a large block of land on Koh Poda in Krabi to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

Local wisdom in every corner

Thu, 2018-08-16 07:55
After Ban Khok Muang in Buri Ram won the Otop Village Champion award in 2006, village head Prasit Loiprakhon was confident that it would help boost tourism in his community.

Same same but deliciously different

Thu, 2018-08-16 07:16
When was the last time you visited Pai?” I asked myself while on a van headed to the small town that sits about halfway between the east end of Road 1095 in Chiang Mai’s Mae Taeng district and its west end in the town of Mae Hong Son. With 1,864 curves along its length of 200km, 1095 is notorious asone of the country’s twistiest roads. A rest stop like Pai is a godsend. Over the years, Pai...

‘Death Railway’ tag debated for World Heritage application

Wed, 2018-08-15 18:24
KANCHANABURI: As Thailand pushes for a notorious railway built by the Japanese military during World War II to become a Unesco World Cultural Heritage site, local people are debating whether the track's widely known name "Death Railway" should be used in the campaign.

Night dinosaur show proving popular in Khon Kaen

Wed, 2018-08-15 11:21
KHON KAEN: Visitors are flocking to a night dinosaur display with light and sound effects in Wiang Kao district.

Myanmar climbers eye treacherous Hkakabo Razi

Tue, 2018-08-14 12:45
HPA-AN, Myanmar: A two-week jungle trek followed by a sheer climb up avalanche-prone slopes to a jagged ridge of icy pinnacles awaits three Myanmar mountaineers planning to take on Hkakabo Razi, a peak so treacherous it has been conquered only once.

Beatles' Indian hideaway comes together, 50 years on

Mon, 2018-08-13 11:45
RISHIKESH, India: Fifty years after the Beatles came to India, the bungalows where the Fab Four lived, the post office where John Lennon sent Yoko Ono postcards and the giggling guru's house are all ruins.

Travel nuisances

Thu, 2018-08-09 05:00
Noisy people are the most irritating thing when travelling, Agoda found in a recent "Annoying Travel Habits" survey.

A picture perfect trip

Thu, 2018-08-09 05:00
It has been quite a while since the last time I visited Sai Thong. Recently, as I noticed that certain photographs have been used in the Bangkok Post too often, I knew it's time to return to this national park of Chaiyaphum province once again.

A caravan of friendship

Thu, 2018-08-09 04:00
Travelling in a four-wheel-drive on a 2,700km route from Myanmar's old capital of Yangon through Thailand via the Dawei-Kanchanaburi border sounds tough for many. Yet, it was considered a small adventure for some 80 Myanmar and Thai people who recently took part in the "Myanmar Tourism Marketing-Tourism Authority of Thailand Heritage Trail Tourism Cross-Border Rally" because most of them love...

Restored Pattaya beach lures tourists

Sun, 2018-08-05 04:00
CHON BURI: Pattaya beach is attracting more people since a sandfill extension built at its northern end widened the restored end back to its original 35 metres.

Chinese arrivals could fall 8% in August

Fri, 2018-08-03 04:00
The number of Chinese tourists travelling to Thailand is expected to drop by 5-8% this month in the wake of last month's Phuket boat accident.

Hooray in Hong Kong

Fri, 2018-08-03 04:00
Need an excuse to escape the rain in Bangkok for summer in Hong Kong? We give you three.

'Golden Bridge' draws visitors to Vietnam's Ba Na Hills

Thu, 2018-08-02 08:20
DA NANG: In the mountains of central Vietnam, a colossal pair of hands lifts a golden thread of walkway high above the clifftops, as if the mountain itself has sprouted limbs.

Koh Mak low-carbon tourism boost

Thu, 2018-08-02 04:00
The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) has set aside a million baht to support low-carbon tourism on Koh Mak, Trat.

The heart of the Olympics

Thu, 2018-08-02 04:00
Many sports lovers dream of experiencing the Olympic Games at least once in a lifetime. Nonetheless, not everyone is lucky enough due to certain limitations. Those waiting to fulfil this dream have an alternative to exploring the essence and evolution of the Games in every aspect, through exhibitions at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Come for the food, stay for the art

Thu, 2018-08-02 04:00
The sea of skyscrapers is a familiar scene when you travel to Hong Kong. Numerous choices of delicious Cantonese food, a shopping paradise and well-known theme parks may trigger you to return to the vibrant island in the South China Sea.

Vendors ignore ban on road stalls on Khao San

Wed, 2018-08-01 20:32
Hundreds of street vendors in the capital's bustling backpacker district of Khao San Road ignored an announced ban and orders to leave, carrying on business as usual on Wednesday.

Temperature in Seoul highest in 111 years

Wed, 2018-08-01 18:44
SEOUL: The temperature in South Korea's capital on Wednesday rose to the highest since 1907, when data-keeping began, the Korea Meteorological Administration said.

New van terminal for interprovincial routes opens

Wed, 2018-08-01 16:23
The new terminal for public passenger vans operating on interprovincial routes opened in Bangkok on Wednesday.