Rattanakosin car-free on Sunday

Rattanakosin Island will take on a whole new look on Sunday when the usual four-wheeled gridlock will be replaced by two-wheeled fun to mark Bangkok Car Free Day 2016. Motorists have been advised to avoid the historic area of Bangkok, including  Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue, as it will be given over to cyclists and pedestrians for […]

Getting down and dirty Visitors learn how to plant rice seedlings with farmers.

Tourists can learn all things rice-related at a centre based on a working farm in Suphan Buri A group of visitors put on mohom (indigo) cotton shirts and pants. It was their first time learning how to harvest rice and plant rice seedlings as well as tasting purple rice tea. The activities are part of […]

Four Chiang Mai waterfalls closed after heavy rain

CHIANG MAI – Four waterfalls in two national parks in Chiang Mai have been closed to tourists after heavy rain and subsequent run-off made the areas too dangerous for visitors. The waterfalls are in Doi Inthanon National Park and Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Pornthep Charoensuebsakul, chief of Doi Inthanon National Park in Chom Thong district, […]

Cycling in Sing Buri

On Sept 10-11, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)’s Lop Buri office, which also oversees tourism in Sing Buri, will host the “Cycling To The Town Of Heroes: Sing Buri — A Nice Place To Live” tour on a route called paying respect to and seeking blessings from the Reclinging Buddha, the Meditating Buddha and […]

Revenue target for tourism raised by 14%

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has revised up the 2016 tourism revenue target by 14% year-on-year to 2.58 trillion following strong growth in the first nine months. Of the revised projection, 1.72 trillion baht will come from foreign tourists, up 18% from last year, and the remaining 860 billion baht from local travel, up […]