• New entry limit causes ticketing chaos

    Oct 17, 2018 | 17:09 pm

    Chaos erupted at the Similan Islands ticket office after the area was re-opened for a limited number of visitors, according to local authorities.

  • The salak king of Thailand

    Oct 17, 2018 | 17:00 pm

    Many award tokens and plaques are fully displayed in a glass-door cabinet of Suan Khun Pichai (the orchard of Pichai) in Rayong.

  • Past glory revived

    Oct 17, 2018 | 17:00 pm

    While millions of tourists flock to Tha Tian and Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) each year, a lot of Bangkok residents tend to avoid the area due to traffic jams and lack of parking space. If it has been quite a while since you've been to this old quarter, it's time to set a date for a revisit and witness the charming results of its recent makeover. If you don't think you can fall in love...

  • Vietnamese dissident Mother Mushroom freed, on way to US

    Oct 17, 2018 | 07:35 am

    Vietnamese dissident Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as "Mother Mushroom", was released from prison on Wednesday and had left Vietnam on a flight to the United States, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

  • Good news: Reef sharks seen swimming in Maya Bay

    Oct 17, 2018 | 05:51 am

    A school of Blacktip Reef Sharks have been seen swimming in Maya Bay, boosting park officials' hopes as they try to restore the damaged ecosystem of the famed tourist destination.

  • Injured tourist rescued from forest ravine in Khao Laem

    Oct 17, 2018 | 02:45 am

    KANCHANABURI: Rescuers took advantage of a break in the weather to lift an injured tourist from the bottom of a ravine in Khao Laem National Park on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Parks officials refuse to budge over Similan quota

    Oct 15, 2018 | 19:15 pm

    The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has rejected a request by business operators to postpone a quota system for tourists in Similan National Park in Phangnga province.

  • Chinese market to continue dip

    Oct 15, 2018 | 17:00 pm

    The number of Chinese tourists visiting Thailand during this quarter is expected to continue dropping, say research houses.

  • Ouch! Phuket's cheek-piercing vegetarian festival

    Oct 12, 2018 | 05:56 am

    PHUKET: As burning incense fills the air, devotees in trances force skewers and swords through their cheeks in ritualistic acts underpinning southern Thailand's colourful -- and seemingly painful -- vegetarian festival.

  • Ministry touts gastronomy to boost provincial tourism

    Oct 11, 2018 | 20:35 pm

    Experienced travellers know that if they want a local experience, they must try local dishes because food can bring insight to a community's identity.

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