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Japan opens museum memorialising Fukushima nuclear disaster

4 hours 18 min ago
FUKUSHIMA, Japan: A museum that archives and exhibits items related to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster opened on Sunday in the northeastern Japan town that hosts the stricken power plant, helping to preserve memories and pass on lessons to future generations.

Khao Yai closed as storm brings down rocks and trees

Sat, 2020-09-19 15:28
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Khao Yai National Park in Pak Chong district was temporarily closed to visitors after runoff from tropical storm Noul brought down several rocks and trees on sections of a road leading to the popular tourist site.

Town of peace and tranquility

Fri, 2020-09-18 04:00
Living up to its name, Santiburi is a slice of peace and quiet on the secluded 300m stretch of Mae Nam Beach in Koh Samui.

Destination: Wellness

Fri, 2020-09-18 04:00
Built around a cave temple that once served as a meditative retreat for Buddhist monks, Kamalaya Koh Samui manages to top many other wellness retreats that I have been to. This is largely because its focus isn't only to provide you with a peaceful sanctuary that is an escape from the rest of the world but also to help you find a deeper understanding of yourself. The thoughtfully prepared food,...

Covid-19: Call to sing off the same hymn sheet

Thu, 2020-09-17 12:37
The European Tourism Manifesto Alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, calls on member states to urgently agree on harmonised travel restrictions and ensure swift implementation to help the sector survive this unprecedented crisis.

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

Thu, 2020-09-17 04:00
There are not many places where ultimate luxury becomes one with the wilderness. This resort nestled on a forest-covered hillside on the bank of the winding Ruak River that separates Thailand from Myanmar, not far from the point where the waterway reaches the larger Mekong, is one of the rare few. Despite its location on the northern border, the property is ­convenient to reach from Bangkok. And...

A tranquil paradise

Thu, 2020-09-17 04:00
Calm waves slowly reach Ao Khao beach on Koh Mak, a tiny island in Trat. The water was warm and crystal clear. A school of little fish swam near the shore while a sea bird stood on the shoreline waiting for its opportunity. Just then in the blink of an eye, it dipped its head into the water and successfully caught its prey and flew away.

New speedboat service

Thu, 2020-09-17 04:00
A speedboat service between Koh Samui in Surat Thani and Si Chon district in Nakhon Si Thammarat has been launched.

Great outdoors calling? Then get out to Bitec

Thu, 2020-09-17 04:00
If you're a golfer, a scuba diver or an addict of outdoor activities hunting for new gear, it's wise to wait until next month when the Thailand Golf & Dive Expo and the Traveller Expo take place.

Singaporeans to get vouchers to boost domestic tourism

Wed, 2020-09-16 15:21
SINGAPORE: From December, all Singaporeans aged 18 years and above will receive S$100 worth of vouchers for local hotel stays, attractions tickets and tours, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said on Wednesday.

Mu Koh Ang Thong national park wins environment award

Wed, 2020-09-16 14:08
SURAT THANI: Mu Koh Ang Thong has been declared the national park with the best environmental management for the second time in four years.

Disneyland and California theme parks push for reopening

Wed, 2020-09-16 07:45
LOS ANGELES: Disneyland, Universal Studios and other theme parks have called on California officials to set out the health criteria required for them to reopen, warning that tens of thousands of jobs are at stake.

Tourists return to Mexico's ancient 'City of Gods'

Fri, 2020-09-11 08:45
TEOTIHUACAN, Mexico: After months in hibernation because of the coronavirus pandemic, Mexico's ancient "City of Gods" is slowly coming back to life as tourists return to the majestic pyramids of Teotihuacan.

A sense of peace

Fri, 2020-09-11 04:00
Since my last vacay was at Amandari in Bali, it seemed fitting that the first holiday I took post-lockdown should be at Amanpuri in Phuket. Though this wasn't my first time at the resort, it certainly felt like it!

Wintree City Resort

Thu, 2020-09-10 04:00
The property looks small from the outside but it has several buildings that house a total of 168 rooms including rooms with direct access to swimming pools. The room space starts from 32m² (Superior Room) to 65m² (Duplex Suite). The hotel also has a large lobby, meeting and function rooms including a 470m² convention hall that can accommodate up to 450 guests.

Get sky high and shoot the Sun

Thu, 2020-09-10 04:00
Where is the best place in Bangkok to take pictures of sunrise? Of course, that's a tough question for quite a few reasons. Anyway, how about the Mahanakhon Skywalk, as a candidate?

Bangkok's treasures

Thu, 2020-09-10 04:00
The Culture Ministry has joined hands with Next To Be Company to launch the Treasure Trip Bangkok app. The aim is to promote attractions, shopping outlets, restaurants and cafes near subway and Skytrain stations.

Humble museum holds keys to past

Thu, 2020-09-10 04:00
Entering the main hall of Chiang Saen National Museum in its namesake border town 64km or so northeast of Chiang Rai downtown, I was greeted by three beautiful seated Buddha images from the 16th century. Each had a pretty chubby body and a round face with a prominent chin and a closed-lips smile, typical of Chiang Saen, aka Lanna, style.

Naga Cave closed indefinitely after being defaced by visitors

Wed, 2020-09-09 16:46
The environment minister has ordered the indefinite closure of Phu Langka national park and the recently discovered Naga Cave, which features rock formations like giant snake scales that have recently been disfigured by visitors looking for lucky lottery numbers.

Expats set to get special travel deals from TAT

Wed, 2020-09-09 04:00
Good news for expats in Thailand! To promote domestic tourism, there will be plenty of promotions offered during the "Expat Travel Deal 2020" at the Quartier Gallery of EmQuartier, Sukhumvit Road, from Friday to Sunday, 10am to 10pm.