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Prayut to Visit Chiang Mai Wednesday

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Cabinet members will visit Chiang Mai on Wednesday to check in on various government projects. Government spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said...

Chiang Mai Romance Scammers Target Lonely Japanese Men

Chiang Mai police arrested 24 Chinese and Thais for allegedly running a romance scam from a resort hotel that targeted lonely Japanese men. Chiang Mai...

Chiang Mai’s Tourism ‘Recovery’ Driven Only by Thai Travelers

For all the talk of Chiang Mai’s supposed tourism recovery, the majority of visitors are still Thai, hoteliers say. The upper northern chapter of the...

Thai Fun Police Get Revenge on Songkran Water Warriors in Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Police and soldiers descended on Bangkok’s Khao San Road Thursday, a day after young Thais and foreign expats created a national security risk by...

PHOTO VIEW: Thais, Tourists Rise Up, Ignore Songkran Water Ban

After two years of having their Songkran fun snuffed out, young Thais, joined by growing numbers of foreign tourists, are ignoring bans on water...

Chiang Mai Villagers Protest Coal Mine Plan, As Court to Reject Outdated EIA

Residents of five Chiang Mai villages protested in Bangkok against a coal mine project and asked the Administrative Court to reject its environmental impact...

Killer Smog Chokes Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai was blanketed with thick smog from forest fires, with pollution hitting twice the safe level in some areas and local officials using...
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WATCH: Chiang Mai Mobilizes to Feed Hungry Elephants Amid Gov’t Neglect

During the coronavirus pandemic it became harder for people who spend their lives riding and tending to elephants to provide them enough food. Srettha Thavisin,...

Chiang Mai Charging Foreigners ฿3,000 for ฿35 Covid Test to Renew Visas

Double pricing is nothing new to foreigners in Thailand, but 3,000 baht for a 35-baht coronavirus antigen test kit is extreme, by even Siamese...

Appeal Court Denies Justice for Lahu Teen Activist Shot Dead by Army in 2017

. Case brought against two activists for extrajudicial killing dismissed in another case of official impunity in Thailand.

Pattaya, Chiang Mai ‘Sandbox’, 9 p.m. Booze Cuttoff Up for CCSA Debate Thursday

Pattaya and Chiang Mai may again become tourist “sandboxes” Thursday when the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration considers relaxing coronavirus restrictions. In addition to restarting...

Chiang Mai Tests 1,000 Civil Servants for Covid-19

About 1,000 civil servants working at Chiang Mai’s provincial hall underwent coronavirus antigen tests in a bid to contain Covid-19. The northern province’s communicable disease...

Chiang Mai’s Countdown Event Begins, But Only Vaxed, Tested Can Go

Chiang Mai’s “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2022” festival starts today with extravagant light and sound shows and strict Covid-19 control measures. The Tourism Authority of Thailand...

Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin Restaurants Finally Get OK to Sell Alcohol

Friday brought cheers to Thailand’s last three major tourists and expat cities under an alcohol sales ban as restaurants in Pattaya, Chiang Mai and...

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.”

Chiang Mai’s Doi Inthanon Reopens Nov. 10

Tourists can feel the winter chill on Doi Inthanon mountain in Chiang Mai Province on Nov. 10 when the Doi Inthanon National Park reopens. The...

Tiffany Show Pattaya, Chiang Mai Night Safari Among 185 Thailand Tourism Awards Winners

The Tourism Authority of Thailand recognized 185 tourism enterprises that that upgraded the quality, professionalism and service standards of the travel and tourism industry. The...

Chiang Mai Woman Wins ฿30 Million Lottery, Finds Relatives She Never Knew She Had

A Chiang Mai woman today is 30 million baht richer after hitting the jackpot in Thailand’s government lottery. The winner, owner of a mirror and...

UNESCO Lists Chiang Mai’s Doi Chiang Dao as Biosphere Reserve

UNESCO is preparing to announce that Thailand’s Doi Chiang Dao, part of a karst geological mountain range in Chiang Mai Province, will be designate...

Chiang Mai Kidnapper Wanted to Sacrifice Toddler to Forest Spirits

The Chiang Mai man accused of abducting a baby girl from a remote hill-tribe village and left her to die in a cave said...

Oct. 1 Sees Thai Junkets Resume, But ‘Reopening’ of 5 Cities Not Openings at...

Calling it a 'reopening' is a joke. Welcome to Thailand, where you still do quarantine, have movements limited for weeks.

24 Farangs, Thais Busted for Sky-Bar Partying Like It’s 2019 in Chiang Mai

Two dozen foreigners and Thais were arrested for partying like it was 2019 in a Chiang Mai rooftop bar. The owner of the Cleo Café...

Already Fined, Boozing Monks Defrocked After BBQ Party in Chiang Mai

Seven Buddhist monks have been expelled from the ranks of the clergy after they were found to be partying in Chiang Mai. The monks, four...

Chiang Mai Monks May Be Bounced for Booze BBQ

Eight Chiang Mai monks were arrested, fined and suspended after police broke up their alcohol-infused barbecue party. Each of the senior monks tested positive for...

Chiang Mai Reopening May Be Delayed Until Oct.

TAT suggests postponement as central government has failed again to vaccinate 70% of the local population against Covid-19.
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