Northern Paradise: Wander beyond the sea of mist in picturesque Pai

Patches of fog float atop the mountain range away from rice fields and the village of Ban Santichon in Pai, Mae Hong Son. Illuminated houses can be seen from afar before a thick cloud blankets the village. On the hilltop known as Yun Lai, a Chinese name which means “cloud coming”, hundreds of visitors await […]

Police to field hundreds of thousands of officers in tight security effort for New Year holiday

MORE THAN 100,000 policemen will provide security during the New Year Festival from December 31 to January 3, authorities said yesterday. However, national police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda said intelligence agencies were not aware of any groups planning attacks during the period. The officers will join Army personnel and administrative officials to staff checkpoints, […]

Taking selfies banned on cliffs at national parks

For those who want to Instagram their cold snaps from a mountain top, the bad news is that officials have banned taking selfies at dangerous locations on cliffs. The ban was implemented just as Thais nationwide are flocking to the mountains in the north to experience the rare winter breeze, and some people have obviously […]

The Royal Projects in Thailand

You don’t have to be very long in Thailand to discover the huge reverence in which the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was held by the Thai people. After all, he dedicated his life to improving the lot of his subjects, to fighting poverty and to helping preserve the kingdom’s national resources for future generations. And […]

19th Mae Klong Pla Too and local food festival

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Samut Songkram Office in cooperation with the local public and private sectors have joined forces to stage the 19th Mae Klong Pla Too and local food festival. This year, the event will take place from 16-25 December, 2016. During the event, the fairgoers can enjoy a special exhibition about mackerel (Pla Too in […]