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Amazing Thailand: It Begins with the People

In November 2013, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched a new campaign with the slogan, ‘Amazing Thailand: it begins with the people’. The campaign emphasises the good characteristics of Thai people and is aimed at encouraging people to visit Thailand to experience Thai hospitality, culture and the unique sense of ‘Thainess’. In the time […]

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Bangkok Ready for Happiness Street Festival

As part of their campaign to encourage visitors to Thailand, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) are organising the Thailand Happiness Street Festival in Bangkok from July 25-26. The event will see parts of the Thai capital closed to traffic with … [Read More...]

Kamala Beach, Phuket

Thai Authorities Push Ahead With Phuket Clean Up

Regular visitors to Phuket could be forgiven for rolling their eyes when they read stories about another clampdown on the island's taxi 'mafia' and attempts to clean-up the island's beaches. But the latest campaign on Phuket seems to have teeth and … [Read More...]

Khao Khanap Nam, Krabi, Thailand

Krabi’s Twin Mountains: Khao Khanap Nam

Forming a dramatic backdrop to the town of Krabi, the twin limestone mountains known as Khao Khanap Nam straddle the Krabi River. Approximately 100 metres high, the mountains form one of the most distinctive landmarks in southern Thailand. … [Read More...]

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Wat Srisuphan: Chiang Mai’s Silver Temple

To the south of Chiang Mai's walled Old Town lies the traditional silver-making district of the city. Centring on Wualai Road, this area is dotted with silver shops, but is probably best known to tourists as the location of the Saturday Walking … [Read More...]

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Amazing Thailand: It Begins with the People

In November 2013, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched a new campaign with the slogan, 'Amazing Thailand: it begins with the people'. The campaign emphasises the good characteristics of Thai people and is aimed at encouraging people to … [Read More...]

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Buckle Up on Buses

A new law was recently introduced in Thailand making it compulsory for passengers to wear seat belts when using inter-provincial buses and public vans. The law was proposed last year and came into effect last month with violators facing a fine of up … [Read More...]

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Thailand Lifts Nationwide Curfew

The Thai military have announced an end to the curfew that has been in place in parts of Thailand since the coup last month. The news came this evening at approximately 21.15 local time. The curfew had previously been lifted in some areas of the … [Read More...]

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Thailand Coup: Updated Advice for Tourists

Even by Thailand's coup-prone political standards, these are unusual times for the country so it's no surprise that tourists are left wondering whether the country is still safe to visit. If you're planning to visit Thailand, it's important to keep … [Read More...]