The Mekong River in Chiang Khan district, Thailand. (Image: Engdao Wichitpunya / Alamy)

Thailand Under Pressure to Thwart Laos, China’s Sanakham Dam Project

Opponents say a refusal to buy power from the dam could stymie its progress saving the Mekong’s ecosystem

Line TV to Bring Thai Streaming Shows to U.S., 18 Other...

Omnipresent chat app Line is bringing its Line TV streaming service to the U.S. and 18 other countries, again widening the audience for Thai-made...

Pattaya-Maptaphut Motorway Opens More Tourism Destinations, Attractions in Eastern Thailand

A 32-kilommeter motorway opened last week in Thailand’s rapidly developing Eastern Economic Corridor will significantly enhance access to a broad range of new destinations...
In addition to lots of food, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is famous for is gruesome face piercing exhibitions.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival to Proceed Despite No Foreign Tourists

Phuket will go ahead with its annual vegetarian festival Oct. 17-25 with strict disease control measures put in place. Phuket Deputy Gov. Wongsakorn Nunchukan said...

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

Construction halted, schools cancel outdoor activities Dec. 24-29

Photo View: Goodbye Scala

Cinephiles, architecture geeks & history buffs bid adieu to Thailand's last great movie palace
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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...
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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...
Lumpini Park is a rare oasis of green in the middle of Bangkok's Silom business district. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

‘Nuisance’ Trees, ‘Unnecessary’ Parks Taking Root as Bangkok Slowly Gets Greener

Environmental movement branches out, converting concrete-loving stalwarts

A Century Old, Pattaya Grandma Spared Living Out Final Days in...

Part of Thailand's 0.01%, Sopin has witnessed Siam transform from absolute monarchy to Axis ally to coup-plagued Thailand republic
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Expat Travel, Wellness Discounts Available at Oct. 10-11 Central World Fair

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is launching another travel campaign aimed at expats this weekend at Bangkok’s Central World. Called “Expat Travel Bonus: The Healthy...
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Nakhon Phanom to Socially Distance Epic Naga Festival

Scaled down October event to cut dancers cut from 5,000 to 1,500, limit attendance
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New Nakhon Sawan Riverside Park Opens with Nod to Famed Seoul...

Nakhon Sawan officially opened a manmade riverside park that locals are comparing to Seoul’s famous Cheonggyecheon public recreation space. Built along the banks of an...
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Phuket Restaurants Get OK to Sell Alcohol Again

After openly defying the island’s alcohol ban and being raided by police, restaurants in Phuket can resume sellng booze on Oct. 1. Bars, nightclubs, pubs,...
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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...
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...
Construction billionaire Premchai Karnasuta arrives at a court in Thong Pha Phum, a district of Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province where the nation’s highest court upheld his conviction on charges of hunting endangered wildlife,

Thailand’s Elite Laying Groundwork to Spring Billionaire Poacher Premchai from Prison

. Within hours of tycoon's sentencing, Corrections Department head began making excuses why he was too sick to serve.
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Photo View: Sathon Canal Art Festival Opens in Bangkok

City Hall on Sunday opened the Sathon Canal Art festival to create a new landmark attraction in Bangkok where visitors can admire murals created...
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32km Away, Koh Samet Deserted as Rayong Tourist Panic Continues

Koh Samet’s pier was virtually deserted Saturday with very few tourists ignoring the ridiculous panic over a single coronavirus case found a week ago...
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Food-Delivery Apps Pledge to Cut Single-Use Plastic

Leading food-delivery companies joined the government and state enterprises in a pledge to reduce use of single-use plastics in their services. Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa...
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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Smitten Tourism Minister Wants ฿100 Million to Have Lisa Play Thailand...

Thailand’s tourism minister apparently has a thing for Lisa. Pipat Ratchakitprakarn confirmed Monday he is insisting on inviting Blackpink singer Lalisa “Lisa” Manobal to New...
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WATCH: Cheow Larn Lake, Thailand’s Man-Made Natural Wonder

Deep in southern Thailand’s Khao Sok National Park sits Cheow Larn Lake. Ringed by jungle-covered limestone mountains, the lake is even more amazing when...
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Chiang Mai’s Queen Sirikit Garden Goes Free for Mother’s Day

The Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden in Chiang Mai will offer entry on Aug. 12 in celebration of the birthday of HM Queen Sirikit, the...
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Foreigner-Price Moaners Get Free Entry at Thai Museums

It’s time to stop moaning about two-tier pricing and get some culture at Thai museums, which will be free on Sundays – for both...
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