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Repairs to Kraal begin

Sun, 2018-05-13 04:00
The Fine Arts Department has begun restoring the centuries-old Royal Elephant Kraal with a traditional ceremony in Ayutthaya.

Don Muang night flyers advised to leave early

Thu, 2018-05-10 19:16
Air travellers planning to catch flights at Don Mueang from Saturday night to Monday night are advised to leave home early as traffic congestion is expected due to the closure of a main road to the airport.

Lighting up Lampang

Thu, 2018-05-10 04:00
Chae Son National Park in Lampang province is famous for its hot springs. However, not many people know that every April the park's geothermal area becomes the venue for nightly mass gatherings of cicadas. Perhaps even fewer people are aware that hidden in the back of the park headquarters, there's a road that goes across the forested mountain all the way to the popular Chiang Mai village of Mae...

Remarkable recovery

Thu, 2018-05-10 04:00
Even though Phuket is well known for clear water and sandy beaches, the island also has alternatives for those who want to know more about local communities.

Rainbow Warrior brings clean energy campaign to Thailand

Thu, 2018-05-10 04:00
The Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace's most iconic ship, is sailing to the Gulf of Thailand and will anchor near Songkhla's most popular beach, Samila Beach, for five days, from May 16-20. Many activities will be arranged to accentuate the mission of the ship's first visit to the Kingdom.

Centuries-old elephant kraal getting facelift

Mon, 2018-05-07 13:10
AYUTTHAYA: Owners, mahouts and Brahmin priests led 10 elephants to worship deities in a ceremony marking the start of a 30-million-baht restoration of the centuries-old Royal Elephant Kraal on Monday.

Black wastewater fouls Jomtien beach

Mon, 2018-05-07 11:05
CHON BURI: Tourists are staying away from Jomtien beach after foul black wastewater poured out into the sea, polluting one of Pattaya's most popular attractions.

Brains and beauty on display in nest

Sun, 2018-05-06 04:08
In my life, I have seen many different species of bulbuls -- red-whiskered bulbul, red-vented bulbul, yellow-vented bulbul and streak-eared bulbul to name a few. All of them are beautiful birds. However, my latest encounter with the streak-eared bulbul has left me especially in awe of their intelligence, parental duties and protective nature towards their offspring.

U-tapao airport bus links launched

Fri, 2018-05-04 20:24
Three bus routes linking U-tapao with three eastern provinces were introduced on Friday to serve passengers and promote the airport in Rayong.

Towards better tourism

Thu, 2018-05-03 05:00
Due to the high popularity of the period TV series Bupphesanniwat (Love Destiny), scores of Thais dressed in traditional outfits have flocked to heritage sites, especially in Ayutthaya. The trend instils cultural and heritage appreciation in people, but has also led to traffic jams, garbage and other problems. Some tourists litter and damage the historic sites while others have taken home broken...

Rustic Singapore

Thu, 2018-05-03 05:00
Of the more than 60 islands that make up Singapore, Pulau Ubin is said to be among the most cherished by Singaporeans. Unlike other major islands of the city-state, it is still home to thriving nature and a small number of people who continue to live the rural lifestyle that reminds visitors of what much of the republic was like half a century ago.

Animal welfare for travellers: Do’s and don’ts

Mon, 2018-04-30 17:50
The next time you want to take a selfie with a tiger, ride an elephant or swim with dolphins, stop to consider the consequences.

Effluent, garbage foul Doi Suthep

Mon, 2018-04-30 04:30
Untreated water and garbage from more than 300 shops and a large number of tourists at Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai province has been damaging the ecological system in surrounding forests and a nearby water source.