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Time-travelling along the Mae Klong River

Thu, 2017-09-14 04:00
Embracing the Mae Klong riverbanks, 105km southwest of Bangkok, Ratchaburi province is a cultural must-see that should be known for more than just producing water jars and hosting the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.

TAT tourism app now available in Chinese

Thu, 2017-09-14 04:00
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has introduced the WeChat Visit Thailand app in Chinese.

Lawsuit challenges US border searches of computers, phones

Thu, 2017-09-14 01:44
WASHINGTON: A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims the US government's growing practice of searching laptops and cellphones at the border is unconstitutional because electronic devices now carry troves of private personal and business information.

Popular Songkhla waterfall closed by storm damage

Wed, 2017-09-13 15:30
SONGKHLA: Swirling storm winds have blown down many trees and damaged buildings at Tone Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary in Hat Yai district, and the famous waterfall has been closed to the public for at least three days to allow a cleanup.

Apple introduces the iPhone X

Wed, 2017-09-13 09:51
The iPhone X has an edge-to-edge 5.8-inch (14.7-centimeter) "super retina" display that has improved resolution, and uses facial recognition to unlock the device.

OA Transport a 'victim' of zero-dollar scandal

Wed, 2017-09-13 06:00
Executives of OA Transport Co and its five affiliates have claimed they are victims of the zero-dollar tour scandal themselves, after being implicated in the alleged scam.

S44 set to discard TM.6 cards for Thai travellers

Wed, 2017-09-13 05:52
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will exercise Section 44 under the interim charter to revoke an age-old regulation that requires Thai citizens to fill in immigration cards, a practice that has been partly blamed for causing long queues at airport immigration lines.

Phu Thap Boek blast possibly linked to resort evictions

Mon, 2017-09-11 16:28
PHETCHABUN: The explosion near Phu Thap Boek on Sunday could have been intended as a threat against the ongoing campaign to demolish illegally built resorts and restaurants on the scenic mountain, officials said.

Bomb explosion kills 1, injures 2 near Phu Thap Boek

Sun, 2017-09-10 15:23
PHETCHABUN: A minibus driver was killed and two female tourists wounded in a bomb explosion on Sunday morning.

Desert oasis of holiday fun and adventure

Fri, 2017-09-08 16:55
The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) ultra-modern capital, Dubai's most well-known landmark and international icon of the modern age – the Burj Khalifa (Khalifa Tower) soars 830 metres into the sky, making ithe world's tallest building freestanding structure. Visitors can check out the world's highest observation deck, which at 452 metres offers dizzying views of the city and surrounding desert...

Pedalling back in time

Thu, 2017-09-07 04:00
The coastal town of Sichon is 60km north of downtown Nakhon Si Thammarat. The first time I heard this name was 35 years ago when I was 14. I must admit that back then I didn't know much about places beyond the Bang Rak-Sathon area where I grew up, let alone distant parts of the country. But like virtually every teenager of my generation, I "knew" Sichon. That's because a famous music duo of those...

A tale of two canals

Thu, 2017-09-07 04:00
Though the old way of life and nature in the heart of Bangkok is a rare sight, not far from BTS Phra Khanong is a small pier where one can board passenger boats or hire long-tailed boats to travel to several religious and cultural attractions along two canals -- Klong Phra Khanong and Klong Prawet Burirom.

Old New Zealand

Thu, 2017-09-07 04:00
One of New Zealand's most active volcanoes -- its most recent eruption took place in April 2016 -- White Island, or Whakaari as it is locally known, is situated 49km off the coast of Whakatane in New Zealand's North Island.

Merit-making in the South

Thu, 2017-09-07 04:00
From Sept 14-23, the "Bun Sat Duan Sib And Red Cross" fair will be held at the Princess Mother Memorial Park (Thung Thalat) and in front of the provincial hall and Muang Nakhon Si Thammarat Municipal Office in Muang district, Nakhon Si Thammarat province. The fair has become an annual event since 1923.

Thailand tourism healthy

Thu, 2017-09-07 04:00
Thailand is likely to meet its target of 35 million international visitors this year, according to a study by the Kasikorn Research Centre.

Pub Street in Siem Reap faces threat of legal action

Wed, 2017-09-06 14:01
Siem Reap governor Khim Bun Song has set early October as a deadline for businesses and individuals to comply with guidelines issued in July to clean up the popular Pub Street tourist area.

Mobile app is your own personal tour guide

Wed, 2017-09-06 04:00
Visiting a museum in Thailand today is more fun and convenient than before thanks to the "Museums Pool" mobile app, which is akin to having a personal tour guide in your front pocket.

Park pursues truck drifters on 'underwater wedding' beach

Sun, 2017-09-03 19:27
TRANG - Chao Mai National Park officials have asked police to arrest the drivers of two pick-up trucks who posted video of themselves performing aggressive driving stunts on a beach internationally known for its annual underwater wedding ceremony.

Century-old boat races begin

Sat, 2017-09-02 14:49
PHICHIT: About 20,000 spectators gathered at Wat Tha Luang in Muang district on Saturday to cheer on boat racers taking part in a 110-year-old tradition on the Nan River and vying for King Rama IX's trophies.

Way of the rising dragon

Thu, 2017-08-31 04:00
Industrial towns, rolling green hills, skyscrapers, Mount Fuji -- the scenery shifted as I gazed outside the chartered bus that sped from one prefecture to another on the Shoryudo route in central Japan.