Travelstories from Bangkok Post
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It was a sunny morning when we left Pokhara, spending 90 minutes in a van before reaching the village of Nayapul where we would begin the longest trek any of us novices had ever attempted.
During every three-day holiday throughout the year, Khao Lom Muak, a hill within an air force base in Prachuap Khiri Khan province and a habitat of monkeys and dusky langurs, is open to the general public for hill climbing.
With exceptionally light traffic and lovely weather, Bangkok was wonderful for biking during the recent long holiday weekend. Instead of joining the mass in the exodus out of the capital, on New Year's Eve my friends and I opted to hang around and explore the city on two wheels.
Two international boat shows will be organised in Phuket.
As travellers get bored with ordinary hotels, poshtels and themed hotels are stepping in. Steps from the busy Huai Khwang MRT, there is a unique place where backpackers know they can stay in style while exploring the city like locals.
When news broke last month that Thailand's oldest zoo, Dusit Zoo, will be relocated from its present location in inner Bangkok to a new home in Pathum Thani province, it sent shock waves through the hearts of generations of Bangkokians. Back before shopping malls, cinemas, skating rinks, aquariums and wax museums took over as the capital's popular destinations, Dusit Zoo was a favourite attraction...
Revenue from the sale of entrance tickets at the Unesco-listed Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap province rose by 72.5% in 2017, reaching US$107.9 million.
After a long and tough year for many, it's nice to mark the end of it by looking ahead. Now is the time to bid farewell and embrace a fresh start by thinking of new things to explore and motivate you in the year to come.
If you're reading this, chances are you're already committed to celebrating 2018 in Bangkok. It's Dec 29, after all. You're not alone because we're here to help with our pick of celebratory countdown spots -- from fancy to free -- so you can usher in the New Year in style on any kinds of budget.
SURAT THANI: Tourists are flocking to Koh Phangan for New Year celebrations on Sunday and a Full Moon party on Monday - a double whammy that local authorities hope will help earn the southern province 900 million baht in tourism income in the festive period.
The New Year holiday plans of hundreds of people have been spoilt with the announcement Star Cruises is cancelling its new routes in the Gulf of Thailand, operating out of Laem Chabang port, only one month after they were launched.
The number of foreign tourists using the services of the Association of Thai Travel Agents (Atta) has surged significantly this year as the Asian market grows.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invites all to count down to the new year with the Amazing Thailand Countdown 2018 celebrations in five regions, with highlighted activities in Lampang, Sakon Nakhon, Phuket, Rayong and Kanchanaburi. The events will take place on Saturday and Sunday, from 4pm-midnight.
As of the third week of December, Thailand has welcomed more than 34 million visitors this year, up from 32.6 million last year. The target is 35 million by the end of this year, or 7% more.
Since 2007, Langkawi and other islands nearby have earned "geopark" status from Unesco. Distinct from a world heritage site, a geopark is made up of sites and landscapes of international geological significance.
As you contemplate all those "where to go in 2018" lists, here's a twist: a list of places to avoid in the new year.
Phuket: With more than 15 million visitors per year, this resort island plans to open 10 tourist service centres at its main beaches to offer assistance to visitors around the clock.
Tax breaks for tourism spending in secondary provinces from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2018 will go before the cabinet today. The move is intended to distribute income to these provinces and make the recovery more broad-based.
The Finance Ministry will seek cabinet approval on Tuesday for personal income tax deduction for tourists' spending on hotels and food in second-tier tourist destinations next year.
Thailand welcomed 3 million foreign tourists in November, the tourism ministry said on Monday, 23.2% more than the same month a year earlier.