Travellers are warned via dozens of websites and YouTube videos but many still fall for the con game at the Grand Palace.
BANGKOK – Thailand’s Tourist Police have rounded up more than 100 people in a joint operation to restore law and order around the Grand Palace following complaints about foreign visitors being pressured to purchase services they do not require. The crackdown led by the Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police, […]
Pol.Maj.Gen.Surachet said these Tuk Tuk and taxi drivers damaged the country’s reputation and confirmed that police will strictly prevent similar cases. - File Photo
BANGKOK – Police officers have arrested Tuk Tuk and taxi drivers who have been taking advantage of tourists. Legal charges will be pressed against illegal tour guides and shops that sell substandard products to tourists. Deputy Commander of Tourist Police Bureau Pol.Maj.Gen.Surachet Hakphan on Sunday led officers from the bureau, 191 police division and Chana […]
Planning a trip to Chiang Rai? From popular favourites like the White Temple, to new attractions like Singha Park and Huai Pla Klung Temple, here’s a list of the best places to visit! - Stephanie Lauw
The northern Thai province of Chiang Rai is a city that’s fast-growing in popularity amongst tourists from all over the world. With enchanting attractions like the Rong Suea Ten Blue Temple, Singha Park, and Akha Village homestay, a vacation to Chiang Rai will certainly be one steeped in the vast and diverse traditional culture of […]
News of a second airport in the Thai hot spot might be welcomed by tourists but environmentalists are less than enthusiastic.
PHUKET – Thailand’s Maya Bay beach on Ko Phi Phi Leth made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio, officially closed to tourists for four months on June 1, becoming the latest addition to a growing list of destinations that have become victims of their own appeal. Others include Boracay, in the Philippines, which is almost six […]
We tend to drink while on holiday but there’s no need to get drunk every single day.
PATTAYA – A motorcycle tour without a helmet. Hard-drinking and drug-taking at moonlit parties. Out in the heat despite heart problems. Smoking weed on the beach. These are some of the dangerous “don’t do” things that can get tourists in a lot of trouble throughout Thailand. And yet “some tourists seem to hand in […]
Sanctuaries are proving that elephants, instead of transporting tourists or other workloads, can live in their habitat freely while also bringing joy to tourists.
CHIANG RAI – Since Southeast Asia has risen in popularity as a tourist destination in the last decades, the tourism industry has been growing rapidly as well. Along the growth of the tourism, there are also environmental concerns and worries that the local culture might be swept away by the mass tourism. While this is […]
BANGKOK – According to a new survey from global travel company Expedia, Thais are the most frequent travellers in Asia with an average of 10.1 flights per year, followed by Japanese and Indian travellers. On average, travellers are taking five one-way flights per year, with personal flights (3.2 per year) accounting for two-thirds of these […]
MANDALAY – Myanmar’s last royal capital harbored the most learned Buddhist monks and exquisite artists, citizens speaking the most refined Burmese and cooks who prepared the best curries in the land. Mandalay was rhapsodized as the nation’s cultural core. Today, along the grand moat of the former royal palace, Chinese music rings out as people […]
BANGKOK – Thailand’s Tourist police have arrested eight people who ran a firm that sold guided tour packages to southern islands worth about 10 million baht and allegedly failed to deliver them. Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal, deputy commissioner of tourist police, said on Friday that eight, Thaworn Kraikaeo, Prateep Kaeonont and six others, were […]
CHIANG RAI – Thai citizens and expats living in Thailand are no longer required to declare valuable items to customs officers before leaving the country following the Customs Department’s recent termination of its mandate. The Customs Department has decided to remove the 4th requirement in its 60th directive issued on February 26 demanding those leaving […]