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Lanna's silver temple

Sun, 2018-01-21 04:00
Wat Sri Suphan, also known as the Silver Temple, is located on the famous Saturday walking street, Wua Lai Road, in downtown Chiang Mai.

The innocent isle

Sun, 2018-01-21 04:00
A country just beginning to realise its tourism potential can be a wonderful place to visit. You can enjoy its natural delights free of the scams and overcrowding associated with more famous destinations that have had their charms tainted by the very industry that first put them on the map.

UK shifts Thai visas to India

Sat, 2018-01-20 05:13
In June this year, United Kingdom Visa & Immigration will relocate its visa decision-making centre for Thai nationals from Bangkok to New Delhi in India.

The restaurant with rooms

Fri, 2018-01-19 04:00
The island of Phuket is no stranger to tourists and, unfortunately, that can be a bad thing in some ways. Beaches can be crowded, neighbourhoods can be loud, and the relaxing, seaside escape from the concrete jungle can actually just become a transfer to a seaside jungle. Despite this, there are still pockets of seclusion and serenity on the island of Phuket, and while some places are really...

The road less travelled

Thu, 2018-01-18 04:00
While mass tourism is overwhelming the highlighted attractions in Nan, small communities hidden on the back roads allow visitors to know the peaceful face of the province.

Flower fair in the capital

Thu, 2018-01-18 04:00
From Feb 2-4, the "NaiLert Flower & Garden Art Fair", one of Thailand's most prestigious floral events, will take place at the Park of Nai Lert in the heart of Bangkok from 9am-8pm.

The stream of history

Thu, 2018-01-18 04:00
A stroll along Klong Khumuang Doem is worth a try for tourists. This area boasts various places with historical, religious and cultural importance.

The long and the short of it

Thu, 2018-01-18 04:00
'Normally, how many kilometres do you bike?" This is one of the questions people often ask me when they learn that I like to cycle. And the most exact answer I could come up with would be: "It depends."

Water lilies in Nongkhai

Thu, 2018-01-18 04:00
Nongkhai has launched Wang Bua Daeng, a reservoir of pink water lilies, as its new attraction.

Pailin probes airport food court publicity

Tue, 2018-01-16 06:00
Deputy Transport Minister Pailin Chuchottaworn will today visit Suvarnabhumi airport to inspect food and beverage prices at the airport's restaurants and stalls, following continued criticism that prices are too high.

The value of old money

Mon, 2018-01-15 08:30
High-tech library, co-working space and museum rolled into one, the Bank of Thailand's new Learning Center -- recently opened to commemorate its 75th anniversary -- is shaping up to be Bangkok's latest riverside destination. Situated right by the Chao Phraya, with a picturesque view of the river, the centre is located across from the Bank of Thailand offices under the Rama VIII bridge, and sees a...

Govt blitz on foreign buses stirs concern

Mon, 2018-01-15 07:16
Songkhla: Authorities have been urged to issue clear guidelines on the use of foreign-registered buses in the southern province of Songkhla following the recent seizure of Malaysian buses in Hat Yai.

Thailand Tourism Festival returns to Lumpini Park

Mon, 2018-01-15 04:30
The long-anticipated "Thailand Tourism Festival" will return to Lumpini Park in Bangkok to once again present the country's fascinating attractions, from Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 10pm.

Tourism fest in the park

Thu, 2018-01-11 04:00
From Jan 17-21, the Thailand Tourism Festival, the country's largest domestic tourism fair, will take place at Lumpini Park from noon-10pm.

The city of music and art

Thu, 2018-01-11 04:00
Nestled in the heart of Europe is Vienna, the federal capital of Austria. With its long history, different cultures, elegant architecture, beautiful music and top-notch cuisine, this exuberant city all year round attracts tourists -- approximately 1.5 million a year -- almost equal to its population of around 1.8 million.

Taxi OK

Thu, 2018-01-11 04:00
Like Uber or Grab, the app will feature taxi booking reservations and evaluate drivers. It will also have a function for passengers to send a complaint to the DLT. The app is developed by King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.

Thailand's cotton belt

Thu, 2018-01-11 04:00
Ban Nong Ngueak is part of the Yong ethnic community in Lamphun's Pa Sang district. It has been known as a source of fine quality cotton woven fabrics in the northern province. A couple of years ago, the community was promoted by tourism authorities as a creative tourism destination. But when I went, the village was quiet. There was no sign of tourists nor a tourist guide map.

Riding the hard trails

Thu, 2018-01-11 04:00
Khao Yai Thiang of Nakhon Ratchasima province is a well-known location for mountain bike competitions. Several trails have been built on the hill for enduro and downhill events. Unfortunately, after the races, riders rarely make use of them. No bikers means no regular maintenance. So eventually, most of the former racetracks have become unrideable because of overgrown vegetation and fallen trees,...

Koh Tao's mountain of garbage to be cleared away

Wed, 2018-01-10 13:54
SURAT THANI: The mountain of garbage, 45,000 tonnes of it, that is polluting Koh Tao island is to finally be removed with the signing of a contract with a new firm that has promised to properly dispose of it all.

Globe Tech app delineates sacred sites

Mon, 2018-01-08 04:30
Globe Tech Co, the maker of the digital navigation app Nostra, will commemorate the new year and the late King with a special map marking sacred places in Bangkok.