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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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Tourists Murdered on Ko Tao

The bodies of two British tourists were discovered on a beach on the island of Ko Tao on Monday morning. They have been named as David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23. Thai police say David and Hannah suffered severe injuries with a garden hoe … [Read More...]

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The Rabbit on the Moon

Just as Western folklore has stories about the 'Man in the Moon', Thai folklore has stories about the 'Rabbit on the Moon'. If you look at a full moon in Thailand, you may be able to make out the outline of a rabbit or white hare. Depending on your … [Read More...]

Marukhathaiyawan Palace near Hua Hin

Marukhathaiyawan Teakwood Palace (near Hua Hin)

Located halfway between Hua Hin and Cha Am, Marukhathaiyawan Palace was built in 1923 as a summer residence for King Rama VI (King Vajiravudh). With sea views and shady gardens to enjoy, it's not difficult to imagine why King Rama VI would want to … [Read More...]

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National Artist Thawan Duchanee Dies

Thawan Duchanee, owner and creator of Chiang Rai's Baan Dam (Black House), died today aged 74. Honoured as a National Artist of Thailand, Thawan passed away this morning in Bangkok. Born in Chiang Rai in 1939, Thawan studied art in Bangkok and … [Read More...]

Elephant's World, Kanchanaburi

Elephant’s World Sanctuary, Kanchanaburi

Over the years I've been fortunate enough to experience some memorable moments in Thailand. Moments that will stay with me forever. Seeing shooting stars above Samui, launching khom-loy lanterns in Chiang Mai, gazing out over the turquoise sea to Ko … [Read More...]

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Phra That Phanom, Nakhon Phanom

The holiest stupa in Isaan (north-east Thailand) is a site that is revered not just by Thai Buddhists, but also by those across the Mekong River in Laos. The tower is said to contain a chest bone relic from the Lord Buddha in addition to many other … [Read More...]

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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...]