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Disneyland opens mass Covid vaccination center

Thu, 2021-01-14 08:45
ANAHEIM, United States: California's Disneyland opened a giant coronavirus vaccination center Wednesday, some 10 months after the pandemic's appearance forced the closure of the world-famous theme park.

Blu Hotel

Thu, 2021-01-14 04:00
Located on a 12 rai plot of land on the banks of the Mekong, the seven-storey hotel was launched in 2017 by local property developer Ruamkiat 2015. The property is known for offering a great view of the famous river.

Virtual visit to Wat Arun

Thu, 2021-01-14 04:00
Wat Arun Ratchawararam has introduced a virtual tour for those who want to know more about the temple while it remains closed until the end of this month.

A giant in size and importance

Thu, 2021-01-14 04:00
Prasat Nakhon Luang is one of the largest examples of historical architecture in Ayutthaya. Its role in the politics of the old Siamese kingdom that the province was named after was as immense as its size.

THA: Let inoculated tourists visit without quarantine

Sat, 2021-01-09 10:20
Tourism operators are asking the government to start conducting research on a plan to welcome international tourists, which would aim to revoke the 14-day quarantine requirement for those visitors inoculated against Covid-19.

Covid travel permit 'impractical'

Fri, 2021-01-08 05:00
Emotions ran high at a number of district offices, where residents of eastern provinces which had been declared maximum and strict Covid-19 control areas were seen queuing for hours to get a permit to travel.

Frozen towers, palaces stun visitors at Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Fri, 2021-01-08 04:00
Giant snow mazes, illuminated frozen towers and crystal palaces etched from vast blocks of ice greeted visitors to China's annual ice festival in Harbin.

Nakhon Phanom: More than meets the eye

Thu, 2021-01-07 04:00
The public space along the Mekong in the town of Nakhon Phanom was quite bright. It was illuminated by the yellow light of street lamps and colourful decorative lights to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. The ambience highly contrasted with the other side of the river, a quiet scene of the reserved forest of the Phou Hin Poun National Protected Area in Khammouane Province in Laos.

Vala Hua Hin − Nu Chapter Hotels

Thu, 2021-01-07 04:00
Launched in the middle of September, this new boutique resort is a member of SLH (Small Luxury Hotels of the World). With a modern design that makes the most of its natural surroundings, be it the sunshine or sea breeze, this place is another commendable holiday haven in this part of the sandy coastline that runs from Cha-am to Hua Hin. The property is made up of 97 guest rooms and pool villas,...

National heritage sites get smart app boost

Thu, 2021-01-07 04:00
The Fine Arts Department has launched an AR Smart Heritage app which will allow visitors to explore national heritage sites in a more fun way and with more knowledge.

Difficult roads ahead

Thu, 2020-12-31 08:36
Thailand expects to face a long drought period in the international tourism market from now until the first half of next year, according to the Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn.

MFA launches passport kiosk

Thu, 2020-12-31 04:18
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will roll out the first automatic kiosk for passport renewal to reduce the risk of coronavirus being transmitted through human contact by the end of next month.

Banyan Tree Krabi

Thu, 2020-12-31 04:00
Launched in October, this new property of Asset World Corporation, which also owns Banyan Tree Samui, is made up of 72 suites and villas, each with a private pool. Like its sister resort in the Gulf of Thailand, this one on the Andaman coast greets newly arrived guests with a stunning view of the sea from its lobby perched high on a hillside. With such a beautiful setting and a wide range of...

No fee for changing airline bookings

Wed, 2020-12-30 16:28
Airlines will not charge passengers extra if they change destinations or travel dates of bookings made under the Rao Tiew Duay Kan (We Travel Together) co-payment scheme, following the new Covid-19 outbreak.

The whole-body healthcare experience

Wed, 2020-12-30 14:33
A friend tells you that he feels "extremely drained," you immediately know what he means.

Lampang Residence

Thu, 2020-12-24 04:00
Painted in grey and white, this seven-storey building houses 54 rooms. Each room has a small balcony and is furnished with light-brown built-in wooden furniture. The usage space for each room is 43m².

Hiding in plain sight

Thu, 2020-12-24 04:00
I'm no fan of paintings but I understand folks who are able to enjoy a visual feast by masters such as the likes of Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci or Vincent Van Gogh. I do the same every time I find myself in a magnificent landscape. Indeed, Mother Nature is my favourite artist.

Travellers seek more flexibility in 2021

Thu, 2020-12-24 04:00
One in two travellers feels optimistic about taking a trip in the next 12 months, according to the Traveller Sentiment & Influences 2020-2021 report by the US-based Expedia Group.

Pattaya New Year countdown cancelled

Tue, 2020-12-22 15:39
The Pattaya City municipality has cancelled the New Year countdown on worries over a possible second wave of Covid-19 infections following the virus outbreak in Samut Sakhon.

Waves, bombs, tourists: Songkhla's Golden Mermaid in poor health

Mon, 2020-12-21 17:38
SONGKHLA: The Golden Mermaid statue, a popular tourist attraction on Samila beach in the Nakhon Songkhla Municipality, has been damaged by a combination of natural and unnatural causes that have left it pockmarked and cracked.