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Thailand holidays: What makes them so special

By Tue, Apr 29, 2014 3:41PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

The Kingdom of Thailand has long been one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia. Holidays to Thailand are absolutely delightful for holidaymakers who want to enjoy an exceptional cultural experience, good food, and pristine beaches, among other things. The weather in Thailand is warm all year round, which makes this a great place for sun worshippers to visit....

Safety group seeks double-decker bus ban ahead of Thai New Year

By Thu, Apr 10, 2014 4:28PM UTC Comments Off The charred wreckage of a double-decker passenger bus, top left, sits in the middle of a highway after a collision with a truck, foreground, in Saraburi province, northeast of Bangkok, Thailand last year. Pic: AP.

The Songkran festival is a time for fun, worship, and merry-making, a celebration people look forward to all year. It's also one of the busiest travel times, which is why the Network of Road Safety implored the transport ministry to ban the use of double-decker buses during the holiday, citing safety concerns. ...

Businessman challenges embassies over Thailand travel warnings

By Sat, Feb 22, 2014 4:34PM UTC 2 Comments Western tourists soak up the sun on Kata Beach, Phuket. Pic: AP.

One of the most prominent American business executives in Thailand has complained to foreign governments that “unnecessarily severe travel advisories are... having a major impact on the livelihoods of Thai people across the country.”...

From January, it could cost $40 to visit Thailand

By Wed, Oct 23, 2013 3:07PM UTC Comments Off Be sure to sample some of Thailand's street food. Pic: AP.

A holiday to Thailand is set to get a little bit pricier from the start of next year. From January, Thailand plans to charge visitors staying longer than three days 1,200 baht (US$38.61) in arrival and departure taxes and fees. Plans for a 500 baht entry fee, which is awaiting Cabinet approval, were announced this...

A day at the Bor Sang Umbrella Festival, Chiang Mai

By Tue, Jan 22, 2013 12:57PM UTC Comments Off A day at the Bor Sang Umbrella Festival, Chiang Mai

Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles and deservedly so, but the country’s rich tradition of crafting, woodworking and artistry are also not to be overlooked. These aspects of Thai culture were celebrated this weekend at the 30th Bor Sang Umbrella & San Kamphaeng Handicraft Festival. The event was held from Friday, Jan. 18-Sunday,...

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