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    A bit of the Greek islands in the heart of historic Athens

    AFP, Published on 17/07/2018

    » ATHENS - "The Acropolis? It's that way." Residents of historic Anafiotika are used to giving directions to tourists, lost in the narrow, winding alleyways of this unique but little-known hillside neighbourhood in the heart of Athens.

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    Fruit picking grows in popularity among visitors to Japan

    Published on 16/07/2018

    » TOKYO: Tourist farms in Japan have been attracting hordes of foreign visitors who are placing fruit picking high on their travel itineraries as the global reputation of Japanese fruit grows.

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    LUCERNE: Switzerland's Alpine tourism paradise

    Christopher Lombardi, Published on 12/07/2018

    » A good way to start your Lucerne holiday is with a look from afar, and the best place for this is atop nearby <b>Mt Pilatus</b>, which offers spectacular panoramic views of the city and surrounding area. During summer months there are plenty of hiking and walking routes that lead to the top, or you can hop aboard the <b>Pilatus Bahn</b>, Europe's steepest functioning cog-wheel railway, with mountain valleys and Lake Lucerne providing picturesque backdrops.

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    Far from the madding crowd

    Life, Published on 12/07/2018

    » The town of Ao Nang in Krabi was quite busy and crowded with local and foreign tourists. Most of them visit Krabi due to the beauty of its nature, be it beaches, islands or cliffs. Only a small number of tourists perhaps visit Krabi for community based tourism (CBT).

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    Day of the dolphins

    Life, Published on 12/07/2018

    » Almost every morning, a batch of around 10, 2m-long pink dolphins, or Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, can be seen gathering around Thong Nian Bay off Khanom district, Nakhon Si Thammarat. They swim alongside fishing boats and wait for small fish to come their way. The endangered pink dolphins numbering around 50 attract many tourists to Khanom, especially during January-April.

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    A farewell to a memorable palace

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 10/07/2018

    » To bid farewell to Bang Khun Phrom Palace before its closure, hundreds of Thais queued and waited eagerly for one last visit to the handsome palace every Saturday morning throughout last month. The palace was once home to Marshal-Admiral Prince Paribatra Sukhumbhand of Nagor Svarga (1881-1944), and later served as a public museum under the supervision of the Bank of Thailand.

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    They're model districts

    News, Published on 08/07/2018

    » The development of the districts in the southern border provinces takes on the model of the so-called "economic triangle". These are Nong Chik district of Pattani, Betong district of Yala and Sungai Kolok district of Narathiwat. Nong Chik is positioned as an agro-industrial district, Betong as a tourist model district and Sungai Kolok as border trade district served by a transport network. The three districts form a development model under the concept highlighted by the proposed economic triangle which simulates private-sector investments that generate employment and income for not only the three districts but nearby areas as well.

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    Half nature, half imagination

    Life, Published on 05/07/2018

    » The place looks more like a school than an attraction. It is a group of humble buildings located in a corner of Ban Khuan Sawan School in Na Yong, Trang, in Thailand's south.

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    Spiritual connection

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 05/07/2018

    » Back in February, when a notification on my mobile phone alerted me about a budget airline's promotional fare to Okinawa, Japan's southernmost prefecture, I immediately checked it out. For a round trip in June, it's only about 4,500 baht. With a big grin on my face, I said to myself: "Okie Dokie."

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    Where is everyone?

    Life, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 02/07/2018

    » Myanmar's gaudily peculiar capital Nay Pyi Taw, literally translated as "Abode of Kings", is one of the world's most bizarre cities -- a place for Myanmar bureaucrats and perhaps curious travellers. It is grandiose in scale, about 7,000km², or four times the size of Bangkok, but its official population is only one million. And it seems much less in reality.

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