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Islands off Trang popular with tourists, divers

Sat, 2020-01-25 08:11
Lao Liang and Changkap islands sit on the opposing side of Trang province in southern Thailand, known for the abundance of anemones, gorgonians, and soft corals.

Climate change is killing Alpine skiing as we know it

Tue, 2020-01-21 00:10
At the northern edge of the Alps, ski runs near the foot of Germany's highest mountain snake down the greenish-brown slopes in narrow white ribbons of artificial snow.

As the National Zoo's 'queen,' other elephants age, keepers make plan to deal with death

Sun, 2020-01-19 11:55
WASHINGTON - The elderly Asian elephant stands dozing in her compound at the National Zoo. The bottom of her trunk is curled on the sand floor. And morning sun streams in through an open door.

Feathers fly in Nakhon Sawan’s Boraphet Marsh

Sat, 2020-01-18 01:34
Birdwatchers were delighted this month to come across a variety of migrating birds having a “party” at Bueng Boraphet (Boraphet Marsh), a semi-natural lake in Nakhon Sawan.

On the tourist trail in Iowa

Sat, 2020-01-18 00:20
In the first weekend of 2020, seven Democratic presidential candidates blew through Iowa like a snow squall. Elizabeth Warren appeared in Manchester, Maquoketa, Davenport and Dubuque. Bernie Sanders also stopped by Dubuque, in addition to Grundy Center, Mason City and Boone. Joe Biden logged significant miles around the Hawkeye State as well, visiting Waterloo, Davenport, Grinnell, Vinton and Des Moines. 

Northern treks: Chiang Mai’s gorgeous Wat Chan forest

Fri, 2020-01-17 17:17
Few Thais have heard of the Wat Chan pine forest in Chiang Mai’s Kalayaniwattana district, but it’s a key supplier of farm goods used in the Royal Initiative Project founded by His Majesty the late King Bhumibol.

Citybook eases the hassles of travellers across cities

Thu, 2020-01-16 17:53 has unveiled its new pilot product, CityBook - a responsive digital guide for cities that seamlessly combines inspiration, planning, navigation and experience all in one place.

Frost at 1C: Chiang Mai catches a chill

Thu, 2020-01-16 15:50
There’ve been chilly mornings in Chiang Mai since the weekend, with the temperature averaging 14-20 degrees Celsius and never rising beyond 36.

Prime chance to see thrilling Kanchanaburi caves

Wed, 2020-01-15 15:22
Two scenic caves in Kanchanaburi – one with colossal stalagmites – will be open to visitors from February 29 to May 4, but you need to register in advance by phone and be able to swim.

Pa Kia Highland becomes tourist draw

Mon, 2020-01-13 14:53
Pa Kia Highland Agricultural Research Station under the Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University, has become increasingly popular among tourists to Doi Luang Chiang Dao, even though the site is located in remote land high up in the mountain. 

A look at the western Virginia town that raised a forward-thinking first lady

Sun, 2020-01-12 01:15
A look at the western Virginia town that raised a forward-thinking first lady. I once heard Edith Bolling Wilson referred to as the "first female president" of the United States. I'll admit I knew very little else about the former first lady and second wife of Woodrow Wilson until I traveled to Wytheville, Virginia, to visit her childhood home.

With cues from a famed French critic, testing Lyon's culinary eclat

Sun, 2020-01-12 01:05
With cues from a famed French critic, testing Lyon's culinary eclat. Mention Lyon, France's third-largest city, and Francophile food fans perk up. Thanks in part to its location at the heart of France's agricultural larder, Lyon has always enjoyed a glowing reputation as a gastronomic hub.

Off the beaten track -- Chaiyaphum offers a different kind of tourism value

Sun, 2020-01-12 00:41
Though never famous as a great tourist destination, Chaiyaphum has always been a province worthy of a visit, especially during the New Year holidays.

Hanoi cheapest city in Asia for backpackers, Bangkok offers cheapest meals

Fri, 2020-01-10 14:46
Hanoi and Vientiane are top two cheapest cities in Asia for backpackers to visit in 2020 while Bangkok offers the cheapest prices for a meal, a study conducted by UK-based Alpha Travel Insurance has revealed.

TAT launches seasonal campaign for 60th anniversary

Fri, 2020-01-10 10:08
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in collaboration with partners in the industry, has launched the “60 Happiness Routes @ Muang Thai the Series: Hello Winter” campaign, aimed at encouraging domestic tourism and celebrate its 60th anniversary.

Eat, learn and play amid nature at InDoi Festival

Thu, 2020-01-09 01:28
A whole world of fun and learning awaits children at the sixth InDoi Festival on January 11-12 in Chiang Rai province.

Rare ‘Pink Lady’ rice field draws visitors

Wed, 2020-01-08 01:45
Netizens have widely shared a phenomenal photo of a pink rice field in Phitsanulok, wondering if it was for real. It certainly is.

Suphanburi ready to put on spectacular Chinese New Year show

Sun, 2020-01-05 14:42
Suphanburi is organising a special Chinese New Year celebration on January 25-26, marking the 12th year of the miracle of the heavenly dragon event.

Wild cherry trees to bloom a month early

Mon, 2019-12-30 11:23
Thailand’s answer to Japan’s sakura – Himalayan cherry trees– will bloom earlier than usual, an official National Parks and Protected Areas Innovation Centre of Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation revealed on Monday (December 30).

Musical, circus among countdown festivities at Marina Bay

Mon, 2019-12-30 10:40
Fireworks musical involving 500 drones is one of many performances at biggest New Year's Eve bash in S'pore