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Special events for Queen Sirikit's birthday

Thu, 2022-08-04 04:00
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has organised a series of special events titled 'Miracle Of The Arts Of The Kingdom' in celebration of the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother this month.

Abode of the gods

Thu, 2022-08-04 04:00
Cicadas sang a chorus as the forest opened out. I peered into the darkness and traced the distant contour of a monumental religious complex, a remarkable feat of human civilisation. Keyed up with my first visit, I crossed a floating bridge, a soon-to-be-dismantled construction, over a large moat in the midst of lush vegetation. Before dawn, I arrived at Angkor Wat.

Into the sea

Thu, 2022-07-28 04:00
As the plane continued its flight to the southern town of Trang, my travel companions and I learned that there was a 70% probability of rain during our trip, so we didn't anticipate spending time on the beach tanning. But as we landed and all we could see was a brilliant blue sky gleaming over the Andaman Sea, it seemed like we had struck lucky.

TAT names 12 dark sky locations

Thu, 2022-07-28 04:00
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in collaboration with the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand recently announced 12 locations across Thailand registered as a Dark Sky Park. This is to promote Dark Sky Tourism under the Amazing Dark Sky in Thailand concept.

Le Méridien Bangkok

Thu, 2022-07-28 04:00
My primary doubt as I was checking into Le Méridien Bangkok two weeks ago was whether the stay would be worth writing about.

Thai Airways to launch first flights to Saudi Arabia for 32 years in August

Wed, 2022-07-27 19:00
After more than three decades of suspension, Thai Airways International will restart commercial flights to Saudi Arabia next month on the back of improving relations between Thailand and the Middle East country.

Thailand, Caribbean 'top best tropic islands' for digital nomads

Wed, 2022-07-27 12:38
Thailand’s Koh Phangan is one of the ideal locations for remote working if cost is an issue, according to Zenefits, a human resources software company, which ranked 50 tropical islands against seven factors: population, average temperature, WiFi speed, cost of accommodation, average daily budget, ease of travel to the island from the United States, and things to do and see.

Travellers must complete online declaration before flight to Hong Kong

Mon, 2022-07-25 19:47
HONG KONG: All incoming travellers from overseas must complete their Covid-19 health declaration online from Thursday before flying into Hong Kong under a new requirement by the government to speed up processing at the airport.

Your well-being, your way

Fri, 2022-07-22 04:00
Over the last two years, self-care and well-being have become buzzwords in our collective zeitgeist like they never have before. And if you're looking for a practical kick-start -- yours truly included -- you may want to consider Banyan Tree Veya Phuket, the new well-being resort by the world's leading hospitality group Banyan Tree Group. It is an intimate pocket of 23-villa resort dedicated to...

Hua Hin mayor plans tower atop mountain

Thu, 2022-07-21 17:57
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: The mayor of Hua Hin has a dream to build a tower on a mountain as a new tourist attraction.

A forest in the heart of the city

Thu, 2022-07-21 04:14
Bangkok is currently shrouded in monsoon clouds, but during the day, green parks and open-air venues have become popular gathering places for locals and families.

Thailand hotels ranked Asia's best

Thu, 2022-07-21 04:00
Cape & Kantary Hotels was recently ranked No.1 and No.7 of the Best Beach Resorts in Thailand by Travel & Leisure: Asia's Best Awards 2022, as voted by its readers in which Cape Fahn Hotel on Koh Samui is honoured at No.1 while Cape Kudu Hotel, Koh Yao Noi, is placed at No.7.

Sukhothai Historical Park invites all to celebrate King's birthday

Tue, 2022-07-19 04:00
To mark the 70th birthday of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua, Sukhothai Historical Park is illuminated with "Light Up The Night" throughout the weekend so that tourists can learn about Thailand's history and cultural splendour.

Skywalk set for debut

Sun, 2022-07-17 05:00
Despite numerous construction delays, a new skywalk in Kanchanaburi will open early next year, according to governor Jirakiat Bhumisawasdi.

Making a Splash

Fri, 2022-07-15 04:00
More than a theme water park for the young, Andamanda Phuket is where people of all ages can have a blast. The water park empire is in Kathu district, within easy reach of downtown Phuket and isn't far from main tourist hubs like Phuket Old Town and Patong Beach. I begin my aquatic adventure at noon and stay until the water park closed at 7pm. After spending hours sliding and flowing, fun wasn't...

Welcome to durian country

Thu, 2022-07-14 07:00
Like many towns in Thailand's vast northern countryside, Laplae district is shrouded in myths and legends. One myth concerns dishonest men being denied entry due to their deceitful ways. Honesty is a prized characteristic here and those who lie are believed to be unable to ever locate the town.

Stay home with Kempinski

Thu, 2022-07-14 04:00
Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok recently launched the Unique Escape Package where guests can enjoy a staycation in style and a chance to get away while still in the capital.