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Thailand on Alert After Bird Flu Kills Chinese Woman, Infects 61

Thailand livestock officials have gone on high alert over reports out of China that a woman died of bird flu. Department of Livestock Development Director-General...
Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand Thailand 2022 Food

133 Thailand Restaurants, Food Carts Earn Michelin ‘Bib Gourmond’ Seal

The Michelin Guide Thailand edition gave 133 Thai restaurants its “Bib Gourmand” seal in its 2022 edition. Of the 133, 33 are newcomers to the...

TAT: New Year’s Countdowns to Proceed; CCSA: ‘We’ll See’

The Tourism Authority of Thailand said New Year’s countdown events will be held as planned in five provinces, although the final decision isn’t up...
The Carousel beer bar n Pattaya's Walking Street sits empty and for sale. Nightlife could be shut even longer than Jan. 16, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha said Thrusday. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

PM: Nightlife Reopening May Be ‘Put on Hold’ Due to Omicron

The much-anticipated Jan. 16 reopening of bars and clubs may be delayed further by the emergence of the coronavirus omicron variant, Prime Minister Prayut...
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Longer Booze Hours Bring Bigger Crowds to Khaosan ‘Restaurants’

The extension of booze-selling has brought bigger crowds to bars masquerading as restaurants on Khaosan Road. The nightlife strip in Bangkok’s Phra Nakhon District –...
Thailand Mangrove Forest in Trat Province

Thailand to Plant More Mangroves to Combat Air Pollution

Thailand plans to increase the amount of land devoted to mangrove forests to combat air pollution. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered the Ministry of Natural...
Ostrov Movie Czech Production in Thailand

Phuket, Krabi Star in New Czech Movie ‘Ostrov’

Thailand is back in the front of international movie cameras with a Czech Republic film currently being shot in Phuket and Krabi. A 22-member film...
An aerial view of Benjakitti Forest Park in November. More work remains to be done.

Largely Accessible Now, Expanded Banjakitti Park Set for Feb. Completion

Bangkok’s largest forest park in Klong Toei District is scheduled to be opened early next year. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha posted on his Facebook page...
Phetchaburi Thailand UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Phetchaburi Unique Foods Lands Thai Province on UNESCO Creative Cities List

Phetchaburi Province has been accepted as Thailand’s latest member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the field of gastronomy. Phetchaburi is the fifth province...
Thai Teaw Thai Fair Tourism Fair Expo

Biggest Thai Tourism Expo of Year at Bitec Bangkok

The 60th Thai Teaw Thai Fair aimed at boosting tourism following the country’s reopening wraps up today at the Bitec Bangna Exhibition Center in...
Bangkok's infamous Soi Cowboy red-light district will continues to lie in darkness until at least Jan. 16. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand Bars to Remain Closed Until Jan., CCSA Reaffirms

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday dashed hopes of a happy new year for Thailand’s bar and club operators, confirming nightlife entertainment...
Phitsanulok Thailand Khwae Noi National Park

Now Best Time to Visit Phitsanulok’s Khwae Noi National Park

During this time of year, it surely is the best period to visit Phitsanulok’s Khwae Noi National Park as its mountaintops have started to...
The Chuifong Tea Plantation in Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai Starts ‘Blooming’ Dec. 1

While fully vaxed tourists actually can visit the northern province now, Chiang Rai's marketing machine churning out 'reopening' hype for December
Burmese workers sort freshly-landed fish at the public fishing port in Ranong

Thailand Moves to Bring Marine Conservation Efforts in Line with American...

Thailand is moving toward bringing its marine conservation and management practices in line with American laws in hopes of convincing the world the kingdom...
Vilawan Mangklatanakul, director-general of the Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs

1st Thai Woman Wins Seat on UN International Law Commission

Attorney Vilawan Mangklatanakul notched her place in history when she became the first Thai woman ever to be elected to the United Nations’ International...
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NSC to Reconsider Reopening of Bars, Clubs

The National Security Council next week will discuss relaxing coronavirus curbs on entertainment venues, bars, pubs, and karaoke clubs. National Security Council chief Gen. Supoj...
Benjakitti Park in Bangkok will again welcome families and lovers wanting to float their krathongs. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Best Places to Celebrate Loy Krathong Today

Thailand’s second pandemic Loy Krathong is here and if you’re looking for a good place to celebrate, these locations may float your boat. The traditional...

Thailand Puts Baht Before Mekong by Buying Power from Laos’ Chinese...

Gov't rejects concerns over hydroelectric projects that are destroying the Mekong River environment
Royal Turf Club Bangkok Park King Bhumibol Rendering

Layout of Bangkok’s Next Big Park Revealed

The Royal Household Bureau released artist renderings of a new public park to be built at the former of the Royal Turf Club in...
The Kangaroo "restaurant" is open and serving booze despite bars supposedly being closed in Phuket.

Bars ‘Remain Closed’ in Phuket; Don’t Tell Bangla Road

You wouldn’t know it from Bangla Road, but bars technically remain closed in Phuket. The central government claimed Monday that Phuket Province has been maintaining...
Overtourism nearly destroyed Maya Bay. It will reopen after 3.5 years with tour boats limited. Photo by Humphrey Muleba on Unsplash

Thailand’s Maya Bay to Reopen Jan. 1 After 42-Month Closure

Thailand will reopen the famed Maya Bay in the Phi Phi Islands on Jan. 1 which has been closed since mid-2018 to recover from...
Barry sits, back to camera, in a metal folding chair near the check-in counter at Los Angeles International Airport's international terminal, tapping away on an Android tablet trying to get a Thailand Pass and hotel booking in 3 hours. He didn't make it. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Barry Fell for Thailand’s ‘Test & Go’ Hype; The Airline Denied...

. American had his test and tried to go to Thailand. He didn't even know what Thailand Pass or a CoE was.
Nana Plaza, the red-light bar complex popular with tourists on Sukhumvit Soi 4, continues to be closed while straight-up watering holes masquerading as restaurants are back to normal business. Nightlife complexes such as Nana would remain closed through the new year under a proposal to be made to the CCSA Friday. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand’s Bars, Clubs to Stay Closed Until 2022 Under Proposal to...

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday will consider a proposal to keep Thailand’s bars, nightclubs and other entertainment venues closed thrugh the...

Photo View: Graffiti Artists Bring Color to Chiang Mai

. "It’s easy to make a conversation with graffiti for the community and that’s exactly what we are doing.”
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