Five places to visit in Northern Thailand this winter

These cool-season destinations brought to you by “Amazing Thailand” are simply stunning. Doi Tung Royal Villa (Chiang Rai) With the year-end set to welcome a chilly winter breeze, there’s no better time to go for a stroll around one of Thailand’s most popular royal projects. What began as an initiative to end opium cultivation resulted […]

Rong Khun temple opens new belfry

CHIANG RAI, 9 October 2016 (NNT) – Rong Khun temple in provincial seat area of Chiang Rai opened a new belfry. The opening ceremony for the belfry was attended by over 2,000 people in white attire. The beautiful dark gold bell was uniquely designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat, a famous Thai visual artist who constructed the […]

Chiang Rai, Pattaya, Hua Hin in demand

Latest data from online travel website Expedia shows a notable surge in demand for Chiang Rai, Pattaya and Hua Hin from international travelers. Judging largely from the robust growth in hotel bookings in the first half of the year, international travelers are increasingly heading to these three destinations. Expedia said its hotel partners in Chiang […]

‘White Temple’ to charge foreigners an entry fee

CHIANG RAI – Wat Rong Khun, better known as the White Temple, will charge foreigners an admission fee from Oct 1 onwards. Entry will remain free for Thais, local media reported on Thursday. Renowned national artist and creator of the temple Chalermchai Kositpipat said he had never before collected a fee from Thai or foreign […]