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Sex Trafficking Victims Go Unnoticed in Laos »

Vahn is one of many Lao girls to get cycled back into the sex trade after being deceived twice by relatives.

03:34 am |   VIENTIANE – Like many girls in Laos, where almost one-third of the population lives below the poverty line, Vahn* was desperate to earn money for her family. This made her a prime…

Apr 20 2014 / Read More »
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Thailand’s Road Safety Experts Call on Transport Ministry to Phase out Double-Decker Buses »

The Network of Road Safety said road mishaps during the past five months showed that fatalities were the highest on double-deck buses

09:03 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Network of Road Safety and transport academics have called on the Ministry of Transport…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »

Two Teens Drowned in Chao Phraya River as Boats Pass By – [Video] »

Local boats ignore teens and leave them to drown in Chao Phraya

08:39 pm | BANGKOK - Two teens drowned in the Chao Phraya river as two boats passed by without making any attempt…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »

Thailand Central Bank holds Benchmark Rate Steady »

Months of political turmoil have paralysed Thailand, leaving its central bank as the mainstay of economic support.

08:10 pm |   BANGKOK – Thailand’s central bank held interest rates steady despite a fast decelerating economy caused by ongoing political…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »

Constitutional Court Gives Yingluck More Time to Defend Herself Against Charges of Abuse of Power »

07:58 pm |   BANGKOK – Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday gave Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra until early May to defend herself…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »

Tourism

  • Ruammit Karen Village,Chiang Rai

    Chiang Rai Province Still Bustling with Tourists

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  • Born just a few weeks ago on March 3, Nong Sam is the fifth son of indigenous elephant Boon Jan

    Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Chiang Rai, Welcomes Baby Elephant Nong Sam

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  • Steve Williams, from Coventry, who moved to Thailand and started his own volunteering and touring business, Bamboo Project,with his wife Lerdtida and their two-year-old son Tyler

    Steve Williams Thailand “Bamboo Project” is Growing Fast

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    The Hall of Opium an Intoxicating Attraction in Chiang Rai’s Golden Triangle

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  • Visitors will also be impressed with the romantic atmosphere around the art and culture park as the candles are lit to illuminate the entire premises.

    Mae Fah Luang Park opens Candle Light Museum

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  • Chiang Rai, Thailand. The monastery, founded by former Thai boxing champion Phra Kru Ba Neua Chai who became a Buddhist monk , takes in destitute children, training them in equestrian skills on horses, many of which have been saved from slaughterhouses, and Thai boxing .

    Wat Tam Pa Ar-Cha Thong Saving Children and Horses

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  • Nomura Cup First Round Finished at Santiburi Country Club

    Nomura Cup First Round Finished at Santiburi Country Club

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    Thailand’s Tourism Leaders Meet on New Safety and Security Measures

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  • Phu Chee Fah Mountain, near Chiang Rai, Thailand, young Hmong boy playing the traditional bamboo reed instrument called the qeej for tourists

    Chiang Rai Expected to Earn ฿11 billion in Tourism Revenue Due to Early Winter

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  • The hill-tribe Akha are comparative newcomers to the region.

    Embellishing English, “Golden Triangle” Region

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  • Chiang Rai’s only luxury resort villa offers you the ultimate in indulgence in a peaceful, natural setting. Pa Sak Tong has accommodation for up to 6 guests in 3 private bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom.

    Day Dreaming at Pa Sak Tong Chiang Rai

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  • Tourists visiting Phu Chee Fah

    Chiang Rai Tour Operators Ready for Tourist Peak Season

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Laos Unveils Chinatown Market in Bokeo Economic Zone

    Laos Unveils Chinatown Market in Bokeo Economic Zone – Golden Triangle

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  • Leisa Tyler follows the campaign to give Thailand's dwindling elephant population a future.

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    Giving Thailand’s Dwindling Elephant Population a Future

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Golden Triangle Triathlon Set for 3 to 4 May in Mae Sai Chiang Rai »

07:43 pm |       CHIANG RAI – A Golden Triangle Triathlon that links three Mekong region countries, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar,  is scheduled for 3 to 4 May in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province. Organized by the Ministry of Tourism & Sports in co-operation with Satellite Television Broadcasting Foundation, the sporting event marks His Majesty…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »
Golden Triangle Triathlon

Thailand Researchers Develop New Anti-Malaria Drugs »

09:12 pm | Young malaria patient in northern Thailand.   BANGKOK – The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) has said that for the first time, Thai researchers have developed their own anti-malaria drugs in Thailand. Prof. Dr. Yongyuth Yuthavong, a senior researcher at NSTDA, says the researchers from National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of…

Apr 22 2014 / Read More »
Young malaria patient in northern Thailand.

Chiangrai History One Bowl at a Time »

04:09 am |   At popular eatery Nam Ngiew Pa Suk in Chiang Rai, where “Northern noodles” reign supreme, bowls of the garnet-colored dish, in pork or beef versions and with a gravy so unctuous it’s almost solid, go for 35 baht ($1) apiece.   CHIANG RAI - If Thais are chili aficionados in the south, gourmands in…

Dec 1 2013 / Read More »
At popular eatery Nam Ngiew Pa Suk in Chiang Rai, where “Northern noodles” reign supreme, bowls of the garnet-colored dish, in pork or beef versions and with a gravy so unctuous it’s almost solid, go for 35 baht ($1) apiece.

Chiang Rai Province Still Bustling with Tourists »

10:55 pm |   CHIANG RAI  – Even though the Songkran festival has ended and many tourists have left Chiang Rai, a number of them still remain to enjoy their holiday retreat in the northernmost province of Thailand. Natural attractions in Chiang Rai Province have been bustling with tourists, especially at the Ruammit Karen Village, which is also…

Apr 21 2014 / Read More »
Ruammit Karen Village,Chiang Rai

Thai New Year, Songkran Arrives April 13 »

08:44 pm |   CHIANG RAI – In Bangkok, Songkran is celebrated as a national holiday from April 13 to 15 this year. But as April 12 falls on a Saturday, celebrations are likely to start a day earlier. In other parts of Thailand, especially in the northern cities of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai where Songkran is…

Apr 1 2014 / Read More »
The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day from 13 to 16 April. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia. - See more at: http://joup.co/portfolio/songkran-thai-new-year-in-chiang-rai-2013/#sthash.zZ7GP0OB.dpuf

Expat's in the News

A police spokesman said she was arrested for "hurting others' religious feelings" after the tattoo of a Buddha seated on a lotus flower was spotted on her right arm

British Woman Deported from Sri Lanka Over Buddha Tattoo »

09:23 pm | A police spokesman said she was arrested for “hurting others’ religious feelings” after the tattoo of a Buddha seated on a lotus flower was spotted on her right arm  …

Apr 22 2014 / Read More »

Chiang Mai Shooting Victim Nic Brown Awaits Thai Justice or the Lack of It? »

“I am in pain every day," he said. "The doctors have said I will not walk again.

10:30 pm |   CHIANG MAI – It all began as an attempt to break up a drunken brawl at a Chiang Mai bar, but…

Apr 20 2014 / Read More »

Australian Father Charged for Paying Bar Girl to End his 13 Year Old Son’s Virginity »

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09:20 pm | BRISBANE – An Australian dad has made legal history in Brisbane Australia for being convicted of hiring a Bar Girl for his…

Apr 17 2014 / Read More »

Thai National Security Council Authorities have Detained Two Lebanese Men Over Possible Hezbollah Ties »

The two were identified as Lebanese-French national Daoud Farhat and Lebanese-Philippine national Youssef Ayad.

08:07 pm |   BANGKOK – Thai National Security Council authorities have detained two Lebanese men on suspicion of having ties with the Hezbollah militant…

Apr 17 2014 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Mae Sai Border Export Trade Volume hits 100 million Baht over Songkran Holiday »

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07:18 am |   CHIANG RAI – The Mae Sai-Tachilek border crossing at Chiang Rai Province was jam-packed with a large number of trucks queuing…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Young Tourist Injured after Startling Elephant in Chiang Rai »

Ms. Rojana was going to pick up a swim ring, one of the elephants panicked and kicked her in the thigh

09:38 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Chiang Rai Provincial Police along with the patrol police went down to Chiang Rai Beach to check…

Apr 14 2014 / Read More »

39 killed, 402 Injured on First Day of Songkran’s “Seven Deadly Days” »

Chiang Rai recorded the most deaths

08:58 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Road accidents have killed 39 people and injured 402 others on Friday — the first day of the…

Apr 12 2014 / Read More »

Drug Suppression Security Forces in Shoot Out in Golden Triangle, 7 Dead »

When we cleared the clash site we found seven men shot dead and we seized six bags of methamphetamine - Photo Bangkok Post

08:42 pm | CHIANG RAI – Narcotics Control Board Security forces shot and killed, seven suspected drug smugglers and recovered hundreds of thousands of methamphetamine…

Apr 12 2014 / Read More »

More Summer Storms Predicted Over Songkran »

Buddha at the golden triangle Thailand shortly before thunderstorm

08:19 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Meterological Department warned on Thursday there will be increased prevalence of storms and gusty winds during the…

Apr 12 2014 / Read More »
The Network of Road Safety said road mishaps during the past five months showed that fatalities were the highest on double-deck buses

Thailand’s Road Safety Experts Call on Transport Ministry to Phase out Double-Decker Buses »

09:03 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Network of Road Safety and transport academics have called on the Ministry of Transport to phase out the use of double-deck buses. The buses that…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »
Northern Thailand Severely Affected by Drought. Dry scene of the Mekong River in Chiang Saen district, Chiang Rai province, Thailand

Water Levels at Chiang Rai’s Mekong River Basin Dropping Significantly »

09:16 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The water level in the Mekong River is constantly decreasing as drought continues, while 200 families in Maha Sarakham Province are in urgent need of assistance.…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

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