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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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Thai Coup Leader Appointed as Prime Minister

The army general who headed the coup in Thailand in May was named yesterday as the country's new prime minister. General Prayuth Chan-ocha was the only candidate proposed for the position and the unanimous backing he received from a military-led … [Read More...]

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X2 River Kwai Resort, Kanchanaburi

Located on a scenic stretch of the Kwai Noi River in Kanchanaburi province, the X2 River Kwai resort opened for business in July 2014. With just 8 rooms, this is a boutique hotel with a difference. The concept of the resort is 'industrial chic' and … [Read More...]

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St. Anna’s Church Nong Saen, Nakhon Phanom

Less than 1% of Thailand's population are Christian, so it may surprise some tourists when they see churches in Thailand. In a country where visitors are more accustomed to seeing Buddhist temples, the sight of a church stands out. St. … [Read More...]

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Hua Hin Hills Vineyard

A vineyard in Thailand? Really? Whilst the tropical climate of Thailand might not appear to be conducive to wine-making, there are a few locations in the country which are able to use their unique surroundings to produce quality grapes. One such … [Read More...]

Phraya Nakhon Cave near Hua Hin, Thailand

Royal Pavilion at Phraya Nakhon Cave

Hua Hin is best known for its beaches and seafood restaurants, but a short drive south brings visitors to the beautiful scenery and diverse nature of Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. One of the highlights in the park is a cave known in Thai as Tham … [Read More...]

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Monkeying Around in Thailand

Depending on where you visit in Thailand, there's a chance you may encounter monkeys on your travels. I took these photos in Krabi on the pathway that connects East Railay to Phra Nang Beach. The cliffs and treetops there are home to a troop of … [Read More...]

View of Wat Arun from Eagle's Nest rooftop bar, Bangkok

Bangkok Rooftop Bar: Eagle’s Nest at Sala Arun

A while back, I compiled a list of some of the best rooftop bars in Bangkok. With the dynamic nature of the drinking and dining scene in the Thai capital, there always seem to be new contenders popping up that should be included. With that in mind, … [Read More...]

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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 FestivalĀ in Bangkok from July 25-26. The event will see parts of the Thai capital closed to traffic with … [Read More...]