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  • Thailand News

    Thai officials plan to nominate historic park for World Heritage status

    Thai officials are continuing to seek recognition for the kingdom’s rich heritage. The country’s World Heritage Convention Committee is collecting information for an application for the Phu Phra Bat Historical Park to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is located in Thailand’s northeast province of Udon Thani. The site demonstrates Thailand’s prehistoric beliefs, according to Lieutenant…

  • World News

    Top 10 must-see towns in Asia

    Tropical nights, curious mountain silhouettes, sprawling rice paddies and exotic cuisine. You’ll also find some snow-topped mountains as well. The Thaiger has selected the Top Ten of these camera-worthy towns. Southern Asia is a concoction of the ancient, very modern, traditional and enigmatic. Amongst the islands, megacities and spectacular scenery, there are also some very pretty towns that deserve your days…

  • Covid-19 News

    Chinatowns around the world fall quiet over coronavirus fears

    Chinatowns around the world, some centuries old, are quiet, as businesses to survive the effects of global concern over the COVID-19 outbreak. Businesses in Australia’s oldest Chinatown enclave, dating back to the influx of fortune-seekers during an 1850s gold rush, report their earnings have dropped by more than half and they have been forced to cut staff hours dramatically, a…

  • Tourism News

    Phuket Town – In CNN Travel’s “Asia’s most picturesque towns”

    “Though most famous for its beaches, the Thai island of Phuket offers ample opportunities for cultural immersion as well.” Phuket’s Old Town was listed as one of Asia’s 13 most picturesque towns by CNN Travel. The article mentioned, that whilst the island is renowned for its world-class beaches and leisure, offshore and adventure tourism activities, Phuket Town delivers on romance, history…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand proposes four Songkhla town clusters for UNESCO list

    A proposal for the inclusion of four historic town clusters located in the southern province of Songkhla in UNESCO’s tentative list of potential new world heritage sites has been forwarded by Thailand’s national committee on the World Heritage Convention. The recommendation was made yesterday, with the old town clusters representing communities and sites linked to Songkhla Lake. The committee meeting,…

  • Thailand News

    Phuket yacht startup banks funding for 2022

    The following is a press release from Boatcrowd. Chartering a private yacht is among the most exclusive, luxurious, and unforgettable experiences you can ever have. It opens you up to explorations and adventures that you would never experience on land, and it’s the perfect way to relax, enjoy, and see more of the world. As Covid restrictions are being lifted…

  • Chiang Mai News

    Chiang Mai bids for listing as a World Heritage Site

    PHOTOS: Photo courtesy of the Chiang Mai World Heritage Project Chiang Mai may soon be Thailand’s sixth World Heritage Site. Thailand’s current five world heritage sites include the Ban Chiang Archaeological Site in Udon Thani; the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex; the Historic City of Ayutthaya; the Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns; and the Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife…

  • Travel

    Must see Amnat Charoen: For your authentic Thai Experience

    Located in northeastern Thailand, Amnat Charoen presents a harmonious blend of cultural richness and stunning landscapes, often overlooked by mainstream tourism. For travellers seeking to diverge from typical tourist paths, this hidden gem offers an authentic Thai travel experience free from the usual hustle and bustle. Explore Amnat Charoen If you are planning to visit Amnat Charoen, immersing yourself in…

  • Automotive

    How Thailand Transformed its transportation

    Thailand’s journey with transportation, especially its railways, tells a fascinating tale of progress, pauses, and policy shifts. Since the Paknam Railway’s inception on 11 April 1893, the country has witnessed the evolution of its transport systems, albeit with a slow expansion post-1960s. Only about 360km of railway lines were added from 1960 to 1990, highlighting a period of slowed growth.…

  • Guides

    Iconic Thai street art pieces and their stories

    Thailand’s streets are a canvas, showcasing some of the most iconic graffiti artworks that tell stories of culture, resistance, and creativity. As you wander through bustling cities and quiet alleyways, you’re bound to stumble upon vibrant murals that capture the essence of Thai life and beyond. From the heart of Bangkok’s urban sprawl to the hidden corners of smaller towns,…

  • Thailand News

    Surin’s Tha Tum district dazzles with traditional egg parade

    A time-honoured tradition in Surin province’s Tha Tum district, the annual egg parade ceremony to honour the town’s guardian spirits, has once again captured the imagination of locals and visitors alike. The event, which took place yesterday, February 13, is renowned not only for its cultural significance but also for the much-anticipated divination ritual where participants seek lucky numbers from…

  • Guides

    Rivers of life: Exploring the cultural significance

    Thailand’s rivers are more than just bodies of water; they’re the lifeblood of the nation. For centuries, these waterways have shaped Thai culture, influencing daily life, traditions, and even the country’s cuisine. Imagine a place where rivers are at the heart of every celebration, where communities gather by the water for the most significant events of the year. How water…

  • Things To Do

    5 great routes for cycling in Thailand

    Cycling is more than merely getting exercise or finishing a distance. The voyage itself—the picturesque highways, quaint towns, and fascinating cultural encounters along the way—is what attracts many people. Such refuges for cyclists abound in Thailand, a nation renowned for its diverse topography and abundance of cultural traditions. We identify bike routes that genuinely capture the distinct charm of this…

  • Thailand Travel

    Tips for spending an unforgettable gap year in Thailand

    A gap year is not just a break from academics; it’s a journey of self-discovery, learning, and adventure. Thailand, with its rich tapestry of culture, history, and natural beauty, presents a stunning destination for anyone looking to transform a gap year into an epic chapter of their life. The nation of Thailand, which is frequently referred to as the Land…

  • Travel

    Exploring South East Asia: road trip destinations near Thailand

    Taking a road trip through Southeast Asia’s varied cultures, stunning scenery, and undiscovered gems is an experience that won’t ever be forgotten. Thailand’s neighbouring countries, including Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Vietnam just a little further, provide an abundance of exciting road trip opportunities for travellers based in Thailand. Here are some of the top places to go on a road…

  • Things To Do

    10 Thailand provinces near Bangkok you need to visit

    Bangkok is a trip in itself, as it features many things to see and do. But, if you are wanting a day trip outside of Thailand’s capital, many provinces nearby offer unique experiences that can accompany your vacation. Such things as visiting a nearby beach to remind yourself that you are on a tropical island are definitely possible by just…

  • Things To Do

    10 underrated places to visit in Thailand

    Thailand boasts some of the best travel spots in Asia, some of which are less well-known yet equally as cool. If you want to get off the beaten path a little and see some of the more undiscovered attractions that this lovely country has to offer, check out our list of the top 10 most underrated places in Thailand below.…

  • Destination Guide

    Best areas to live in Phuket (2022)

    Not sure where to live in Phuket? Finding the best area to live and stay in Phuket isn’t always an easy feat. As the largest island in Thailand, there’s an overwhelming range of options when deciding where to live. There are sun-soaked beaches, misty hilltops, quiet villages, and a historic town with old-colonial houses. There’s also raging nightlife for party…

  • World News

    UKRAINE UPDATES: Russia bombs children’s hospital, despite ceasefire; Moscow admits using conscripts, enlists TikTok influencers

    As the conflict enters its third week, here’s the latest headlines from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine… • Russian forces have bombed a maternity ward and children’s hospital in the besieged city of Mariupol in southern Ukraine. The attack came despite Russia agreeing to a 12-hour ceasefire to allow civilians to flee from towns and cities. Pregnant women and children are…

  • Environment News

    Island of rubbish: Koh Samui’s pollution problem remains unsolved

    No one can argue with the appeal of visiting Thailand’s exotic, tropical islands. With their glistening palm trees, crystal-clear waters, and powdery, white sands, a trip down south is what many yearn to cross off their bucket lists. One of Thailand’s most iconic islands is that of Koh Samui. As the largest and most developed island in the Gulf of…

  • World NewsWhy are there so few UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa?

    Why are there so few UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa?

    This year, eight mosques in northern Ivory Coast and Ivindo National Park in Gabon have landed one of the coveted places on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. In addition to the two sites in Africa, the responsible committee at its 44th session in the Chinese port city of Fuzhou named 16 candidates from Europe and another 16 from other world regions…

  • World NewsAt former Indigenous schools, Canada unearths a brutal history

    At former Indigenous schools, Canada unearths a brutal history

    WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing Dustin Ross Fiddler was raised with these stories. They are not new. He heard them from his grandparents, his parents, the elders in his community, countless uncles and aunts — stories of the stolen children who never came home. “This was something that was truth and knowledge to Indigenous people.…

  • Business News

    Monopoly comes to Phuket, but don’t Go To Jail!

    You may not be able to physically visit the world famous holiday island right now, but you can buy and trade property along it’s best known streets – all whilst sitting at home and playing Phuket Monopoly with your family. You can also get “free parking”, usually at a premium in Phuket’s most popular towns. But make sure you don’t…

  • Songkran News

    Songkran around Thailand – where can you get wet in 2020?

    PLEASE NOTE: Some of these scheduled activities may change or be altered due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Songkran Festival is an event where an all-out water battle and ancient traditions somehow blend in annual celebration. It’s unlike anything else in the world. And it’s wet. Venturing out onto Thailand’s streets on April 13 is an open invitation to have a…

  • World News

    Yangon’s boom falls short across river – waiting to bridge the gap

    by Su Myat Mon and Dene-Hern Chen “An enormous industrial zone spanning the area south and west of the river, largely funded by money from Korea and China, is under consideration.” On her scruffy, downtrodden bank of the river, teashop-owner Khin works just a few hundred metres over the muddy water from Myanmar’s capital Yangon, and dreams of the riches…

  • Things To Do

    Phuket in the Top Ten list of Best Places to Visit

    Paris topped the US News list of the World’s Best Places to Visit, Phuket gets into the top 10 destinations this year. The annual rankings list the World’s Best Places to Visit, along with region-specific and niche lists. Paris, a long favourite with its world-renowned attractions, excellent cuisine and charming atmosphere, scored the top spot in the Best Place to Visit…

  • Thai Life

    Dusit rolls out the new ASAI brand

    Thailand’s Dusit Hotels and Resorts is rolling our a new ASAI brand which is reportedly aimed at millennial curious-minded travellers promising ‘authentic local experiences in vibrant cities and resort destinations worldwide’. Set to officially launch in the opening quarter of 2019 with its first hotel in Bangkok’s renowned Chatuchak Market, ASAI Hotels embraces a sustainable, community-focused concept, with each property…

  • Travel

    The Silk Road. The road less travelled.

    The Silk Road – the ancient trade route linking China to Europe – passes through some of the least-visited and mysterious countries in the world. And if you’re thinking about exploring the road, you should read John Brenson’s guide, Silk Road Traveller: In The Heart Of Central Asia, for his insight and knowledge of the region. The Silk Road passes…

  • World News

    Nepal quake victims still stranded, PM says toll could be 10,000

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Nepal quake victims still stranded, PM says toll could be 10,000 Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: People stranded in remote villages and towns across Nepal were still waiting for aid and relief to arrive on Tuesday, four days after a devastating earthquake destroyed buildings and roads…

  • Business News

    Uber taps Phuket taxi cash flow

    PHUKET: Until the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) made historic efforts to sweep Phuket clear of local taxi mafias that had long tainted the island’s international reputation, there were rarely rays of hope for the island’s public transportation system. However, this week, another major player has stepped up to provide the millions of tourists that holiday in Phuket,…