Green Sea Turtle Eggs found on Thailand Libong Island first time in 10 years

Sea Turtle Eggs Found on Trang Island for First Time in...

Villagers and local officials on Libong Island in Trang Province were delighted Monday to discover sea turtles were laying eggs there again for the...
Koh Samui got a much-needed tourism boost over the New Year's holiday. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Virus-Free Koh Samui Gets Much-Needed Tourism Boost at Hotspot Provinces’ Expense

Pattaya is shut down. Rayong is a mess and there’s no beach in Bangkok. About the only ones benefitting from that is Koh Samui,...

Christmas Eve to Bring ‘Gift’ of Deadly PM 2.5 Smog to...

Construction halted, schools cancel outdoor activities Dec. 24-29
Bangkok Thailand Traffic Cars Smog Air Pollution PM25

Want to Solve Bangkok’s Bad Air? Get Cars Off Roads, Experts...

Environmental academics on Monday brainstormed ideas for how to mitigate Bangkok’s air-pollution disaster, agreeing that a limit on the number of vehicles on the...
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WATCH: Emerald Caves, Crystal Seas Await Winter Travelers to Trang

Let’s head south, specifically to Trang Province, where many people from around the country go to enjoy beautiful scenery and natural attractions. The first place...
Thailand’s DDPM carry out flood rescue and relief operations in Chumphon, January 2017. (Photo: DDPM)

Year-End Floods to Hit South, Drought in Far North

Thailand’s South is bracing for severe flooding predicted to hit the region next month even as the North faces drought. Office of National Water Resources...
Officials from Phangnga's Takua Pa District dig up a leatherback turtle egg hole and move fertile eggs to a more-optimal location.

Endangered Leatherback Turtles Return to Phangnga Beach for 1st Time in...

Absent for 20 years, leatherback sea turtles have returned to Bang Sak Beach in Phangnga to lay eggs, another sign of nature’s resurgence during...
Bangkok bus stations were jammed over Nov. 18-22 holiday period with nearly 11 million passengers.

11 Million Use Public Transport Over 4-Day Weekend, Up 2.1%

455 people driving themselves killed on roads Nov. 18-22
Bangkok Bans Trucks to Control PM2.5

Bangkok Banned Trucks Without Planning Where to Park Them During Day

Bangkok banned big trucks but didn’t plan what to do with the heavy vehicles while they waited all day to enter the city limits. The...
Northern Thailand Chiang Mai Mountain Fog Haze

‘Winter’ Is Here: Here’s Where to Go During Thailand’s Cool Season

Thailand’s cool season has officially begun, bringing a drop in temperatures to much of the country and lower humidity levels, making the months from...
Nakornthon Hospital's new spinal-care center in Bangkok.

Pandemic Medical Tourism Has Flopped, But Will Boom After Crisis, Health...

While Thailand’s efforts to entice visits by medical tourists during the coronavirus pandemic has largely flopped, the Public Health Ministry claims the kingdom will...
Phuket villagers are ready to drive tourists around in their modified motorcycles as part of a community-based tourism package, including a stop at Mai Khao Beach where visitors can observe aircraft landings. The roofed sidecar motorcycles known as “saleng” are owned by villagers in the Ban Mai Khao Community in Phuket. They say it’s a fun form of travel and easy way to visit the famous Mai Khao Beach. The beach is located just off Phuket International Airport’s runway and provides a perfect spot for plane-spotters to snap photos of aircraft on their approach to the airport. Ban Mai Khao‘s Vice President of Tourism Manit Saithong said Thursday that community anticipates visitors will soon be back as the Covid-19 situation has greatly de-escalated. These saleng taxis will transport visitors to and from Mai Khao Beach, as well as other community-based tourism attractions, such as the last rice farm on Phuket, a buffalo farm, or a Cicadidae-catching activity. Visitors can book these activities at the Saleng Taxi stand in Phuket.

Phuket’s ‘Saleng’ Taxis Ready to Take Plane-Spotters to Airport Beach

Phuket villagers are ready to drive tourists around in their modified motorcycles as part of a community-based tourism package, including a stop at Mai...
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EXCLUSIVE: English Lyrics & Behind Scenes at Rap Against Dictatorship’s New...

Tyler Roney goes inside the music and brings RAD's message to the English-speaking world.
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More Than 300 Cannabis Clinics Now Open in Thailand

More than 300 cannabis clinics have opened nationwide since the legalization of cannabis for medical purposes in Thailand About 70 percent of patients using the...
Expat Festive Deal 2020 offers travel, holiday promotions for foreigners Nov. 20-22

Expat Festive Deal 2020 Offers Travel, Holiday Promos for Foreigners Nov....

The Tourism Authority of Thailand will be spreading plenty of cheer this holiday season with Expat Festive Deal 2020 at the EmQuartier shopping mall...
Yan Eric Marchal, 47, at the Sept. 19, 2020 pro-democracy protest in Bangkok. (Photo: Facebook)

Frenchman Sticks Nose Too Far Into Thai Politics, Threatened with Deportation

A French expat was threatened with deportation and told to delete several Facebook posts for sticking his nose too deeply into Thai politics. Yan Eric...
Access denied sign on laptop screen

PornHub Just the Start for Thai Internet Censors

209 sites blocked since Oct. 26 with thousands more in internet censors' crosshairs
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Digital Nomads to Pitch Tents in Phuket Oct. 20-22 for Travel...

The Travel Blog Exchange – better known as TBEX Asia – is now open for registration. This world’s premier gathering of travel bloggers and...
Chiang Rai OTOP Thailand Textile Market

Chiang Rai Weavers Open Winter Textile Market

Weavers in Chiang Rai have opened a local textile flea market selling famous locally-made fabrics. The flea marketing in Chiang Khong District at Hat Bai-Hat...
A protestor holds a "Free PornHub" sign outside the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society in North Bangkok Nov. 3

#SavePornhub About More Than Titillation; It’s About Basic Freedom, Activists Say

Simpletons may call 'block' tempest in teacup, but they're missing the point
Eye-opening: Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is headlining the Bangkok Art Biennale, which kicked off Oct. 29. (Photo: Ai Weiwei Studio)

Ai Weiwei’s 1st Thai Foray Casts 2020 as ‘Year of Reckoning’

Artist-activist turns critical gaze from Beijing to Bangkok, supporting pro-democracy protestors at Bangkok Art Biennale
'Smile of Hat Yai' Street-Art Project Songkhla's New Selfie Destination

‘Smile of Hat Yai’ Street-Art Project Songkhla’s New Selfie Destination

There’s a new landmark for photo taking in Hat Yai. It is street art that is currently receiving attention from people looking for a...

Yala Kids Delight as ‘Dinosaurs’ Walk Earth Again

The dinosaurs are marching in Yala, much to the delight of young children in the southern province. Jurassic on Tour at Sanam Rong Phithee Changphueak...
Six Senses Ko Yao Noi

Phuket Hotels’ Ecotourism Efforts Win HICAP 2020 Sustainability Awards

Six Senses Ko Yao Noi, Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism in Thailand meet sustainable-development challenges