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...
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Sa Kaeo J&J Vaccine User May Not Get Covid-19, But May...

A Sa Kaeo man may not get Covid-19 now, but he could spend five years in jail for smuggling the Johnson & Johnson vaccine...

SUV of Driver Who Drowned Following GPS into River Recovered in...

Rescue workers in Nakhon Sawan hauled a sports utility vehicle from the Chao Phraya River after its driver blindingly followed his GPS into the...
Naga Serpant Sea Snake Mekong River Nong Khao Thailand Laos Fireball Festival

Mystical River Serpent or Flare Guns? Thailand, Laos Battle Over Truth...

Every year, thousands of Thais flock to the Mekong River in Nong Khai to witness glowing red “fireballs” allegedly shot into the sky at...
Mukdahan School Thailand

Bad Test Kit Handling Blamed for 90 False Covid-19 Positives at...

RT-PCR coronavirus tests cleared 90 students and teachers at Khamsoipitthayasan School in Mukdahan of Covid-19 infection suspected after earlier antigen tests. Improper handling and storage...
Nov. 2, six insurgents ambushed policeman pickup Narathiwat

Deep South Insurgents Step Up Attacks on Thai Security Forces

Islamist insurgents in Thailand’s restive southernmost region have carried out several attacks against security forces in recent days as part of an ongoing uprising...
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Thai Migrant Smugglers Pose Greatest Covid-19 Threat to Reopening

Another 400 migrants captured in 2 days in Kanchanaburi
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Thailand Border Agents Told to Step Up Patrols for Illegal Aliens,...

Thai security agencies were told to monitor transborder smuggling and human trafficking ahead of the country’s November reopening. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha vowed that laws...
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Anutin: Deep South Covid-19 Infections Stabilizing

Southern border provinces have seen a stabilizing trend ih Covid-19 infections as the Health Ministry maintains a target of vaccinating 70 percent of the...
Thi Lo Su Waterfall in Tak Province

Tak’s Thi Lo Su Waterfall to Reopen After Road Repairs

Officials responsible for the Thi Lo Su waterfall in Tak province have surveyed the condition of the wider area around the waterfall to prepare...
Police show their arrest warrant to Phra Khru Suthitarakapirak, the abbot of Wat Suthiwari in Chanthaburi's Muang district, center, at the temple. He is accused in the embezzlement of 17 million baht allocated to the Chanthaburi Buddha Monthon Foundation. (Photo supplied)

Chanthaburi Monk Arrested for ฿17 Million Embezzlement

A prominent Buddhist monk was arrested on charges he played a major part in embezzling 17 million baht earmarked for a Buddhist charity. Phra Khru...
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Floodwaters Rise in Korat, Threatening Maharat Hospital

Korat’s Lam Takhong River continues to overflow and floodwaters still are rising as local officials try to protect Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital. Wednesday morning, the...
High-speed ferries link Malaysia's Langkawi and Thailand's Koh Lipe.

Thailand, Malaysia Planning Koh Lipe-Langkawi ‘Travel Bubble’

Thailand and Malaysia are working on a plan to open a island “travel bubble” involving Langkawi and Lipe islands in the Andaman Sea. There would...
Officials secure the bagged body of Sufian Yusof, a slain insurgent suspect, ahead of an autopsy at Yi-Ngo Hospital in Narathiwat Province on Oct. 13.

17-Day Mission in Deep South Swamp Ends ‘Successfully’, Thai Military Says

The Thai military said it successfully ended a 17-day operation to flush out suspected separatist insurgents from a 35-acre swamp in the Deep South. Four...
The Pasak Jolasid Dam in the Central Plains is in danger of overflowing.

20 Thailand Dams Ready to Overflow, Forcing More Flood-Causing Water Discharges

Twenty Thailand dams are near the point of overflowing, necessitating a mass discharge of water downstream that will cause more flooding, cave-ins and other...
Saraburi Pub 212 Arrested Thailand Drugs Covid

212 Arrested at Brazenly Open Pub in ‘Deep Red’ Saraburi

More than 200 people were arrested for cramming into an illegally open Saraburi pub in Saraburi to drink, dance and use drugs. Nong Khae police...
In Nonthaburi, officials are fortifying flood barriers with extra sandbags. Areas along the Chao Phraya are at a higher risk of flooding.

Flooding Update: Chao Phraya Overflows in Bangkok, Dam Breaks in Ayutthaya,...

When the Chao Phraya River overflowed into Soi Samsen 23 in Bangkok’s Dusit District Sunday night, it marked the start of what could days...
American Robert Andrew Gordon, 37, of Loveland, Colo. was arrested Oct. 2 for the rape and assault of a Khon Kaen masseusse Sept. 27.

American Rape Suspect Set For Khon Kaen Prison Hold After Refusing...

Loveland Colo. man felt 'unsafe' participating in police's media sideshow, which violates suspects' rights.
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Only Fully Vaxed, Negative-Testing Mask-Wearers Allowed at Loei’s Phu Kradueng National...

Phu Kradueng, a popular tourist destination in Loei Province, reopened to visitors this weekend after having been closed for a long period due to...
Floods in Bamnet Narong District, Chaiyaphum Province Sept. 27. (Photo: Municipality of Bamnet Narong)

Dianmu Damns 10 Thailand Provinces to Worst Flooding in 50 Years

Tropical Storm Dianmu unleashed torrential rain and flooding across Thailand, with at least 10 provinces reporting severe damage. Provinces including Nakhon Sawan, Sukhothai, Phetchabun, Nakhon...
Khon Kaen Zoo Newborn Albino Barking Deer

Khon Kaen Zoo debuts albino barking deer cub

Khon Kaen Zoo has welcomed the latest member of the zoo’s animal family, with a newborn albino barking deer now ready to be admired...
phitsanulok thailand Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park

Campers Return to Phitsanulok’s Phu Hin Rong Kla

The first tourists since travel restrictions were relaxed returned to Phitsanulok’s Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park for camping excursions. Closed for two months, Phu...
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Lisa ❤️ Pork Balls; So Now All Thais Do Too

The popularity of Thailand’s No. 1 K-Pop export Lalisa “Lisa” Manobal is driving demand for her music, traditional headdresses and pork balls. Customers this weekend...
The Noi River in Ayutthaya overflowed, inundating Sena and Phak Hai districts.

Say What? Prayut Says Flooding Not a Concern This Year.

PM's dumbfounding comments came the same day as the Noi River in Ayutthaya overflowed
Austrian General Manager Phi Phi Hotel Resort Thailand Dead Missing Zaevola

Austrian GM of Phi Phi Island’s Zaevola Resort Found Dead in...

An Austrian manager of a Koh Phi Phi hotel has been found dead after a four-day search on the Krabi Province island. A search team...
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