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Line Messaging Digital Theme Park to Open in Bangkok

– BANGKOK – The text-messaging service Line plans to inaugurate an indoor digital theme park in Thailand’s capital, seeking to squeeze maximum advantage from its popularity in the country, its second biggest market after Japan. Line Village Bangkok will begin operating Friday as a retail store but later this year will expand to a three-story […]

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Learning from the Lessons of the Doi Tung Project in Chiang Rai

– CHIANG RAI – Italy’s Antonio Maria Costa has seen the transformative effect on local ethnic minorities of the Doi Tung project in the Thai highlands of Chiang Rai since he first visited 15 years ago. The project is named after a 1,390-metre-high mountain close to the Thai-Myanmar border that lies in an area known […]

June 10th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Thai Government Proposes Compulsory Travel Insurance for Foreigners

– BANGKOK – All foreign tourists may soon be required to have travel insurance before entering Thailand under a proposal put forward by a committee of the Tourism and Sports Ministry, according to Jaturon Phakdeewanit, director of the Tourism Safety and Security Standards According to Jaturon, visitors without travel insurance have cost Thailand at least […]

June 5th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Discover the Laidback Charms of Chiang Rai in 36 Hours

– CHIANG RAI – Descending from China in grand, graceful arcs, the upper Mekong unfurls in a tranquil, lulling sheen. Only battlement ruins to the south betray the region’s heritage, a blood-soaked clash of empires, contested by Thai, Burmese, Laotian and Khmer armies for centuries. Fortresses and royal cities are now all but swallowed by […]

May 28th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Why is Bangkok City Banning its Famous Street Food Stalls?

– BANGKOK – Street vendor Champ arrived in Bangkok in 2002 from the impoverished northeast region of Isaan to open a small food stall on the lively street of Sukhumvit Soi 38. He and his wife worked there, alongside dozens of other Thai vendors, for 14 years. But when the owner of the building they […]

May 26th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Pajaree Anannarukarn and Panuphol Pittayarat Win Singha Masters at the Santiburi Country Club

– CHIANG RAI –  has won his first All Thailand Tour title with a two-shot victory over teen sensation Phachara Kongwatmai at the Santiburi Country Club yesterday. Trailing a shot behind the 18-year-old prodigy, Panuphol sank a birdie on the 18th hole for a 67 to match him at 16-under. Phachara, who was playing flawless […]

April 10th, 2017 | Posted in Golf Chiangrai,Sports | Read More »

“Siao Dok Kao” Purple Orchid Trees Bloom in Chiang Rai, Province

  – CHIANG RAI – A large number of Bauhinia purpurea (purple orchid trees) are blooming alongside a 30-kilometre stretch of road in Chiang Rai, Thailand. This road is part of a major route that links a mountainous national park and a hill that is famous among tourists. The trees cover hundreds of hectares of […]

April 6th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

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