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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.


    Oxen to the races

    News, Patipat Janthong, Published on 24/06/2018

    » >> The annual buffalo race in Chon Buri is a colourful event offering rare insight into the local culture associated with the country's best known beast of burden. The main attractions include a parade of international costumes worn by buffaloes and a blessing rite. The competition also includes a segment focusing on the physical beauty of buffaloes organised to boost the animal's profile in and outside of the country.


    In Chiang Dao, a cave full of crystals

    News, Published on 27/05/2018

    » The Chiang Dao Cave is a natural attraction in the namesake district of Chiang Mai province. Based at the foot of Doi Luang Chiang Dao Mountain, the cave boasts a stunning interior full of stalactites and stalagmites sculpted by the hand of Mother Nature in a range of fascinating shapes. The cave is a magnet for both local and foreign visitors.


    Sun also rises down South

    News, Patipat Janthong, Published on 20/05/2018

    » Getting to the remote district of Betong in the southernmost province of Yala involves travelling from Muang district through the Sankala Khiri mountain range. The district is located in a valley hugged by tall peaks on the border of Malaysia.


    Repairs to Kraal begin

    News, Published on 13/05/2018

    » The Fine Arts Department has begun restoring the centuries-old Royal Elephant Kraal with a traditional ceremony in Ayutthaya.


    Sky high and full of hot air

    News, Published on 25/02/2018

    » Singha Park Chiang Rai International Balloon Fiesta 2018 is one of Asean's biggest international balloon competitions.


    Andaman coral reef sites may close

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 10/04/2016

    » Phuket — After being warned of possible coral bleaching in Thailand as a result of El Nino last year, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources says it is prepared to cope but may be forced to close affected coral reef sites.


    Taking Flight To New Heights

    News, Nikki Busuttil, Published on 24/12/2014

    » Budget airlines are not a new phenomenon to Thailand. Hearing the phrase, one cannot help but raise a skeptical eyebrow and ponder on the compromises one generally has to make, around the globe, when opting for a low-cost carrier. We, as passengers, often have to accept lower standards of service, far from desirable airports and older, well-worn aeroplanes, in an attempt by said airlines to cut costs, in today's ever fluctuating global economy. Thai Lion Air, a relatively new player in Thailand's flight plan, having opened just over a year ago, is striving to change the rules of the game, and by all appearances successfully so.


    Anantara reveals its stunning charms

    News, Published on 24/12/2014

    » Only Anantara Riverside could take the basic idea of a hotel bed and breakfast and make it something more. In their case so much more.


    Find the Perfect Gift at Asiatique -The Riverfront

    News, Mick Shippen, Published on 29/12/2014

    » In 1861 European diplomats and merchants petitioned the king requesting that more roadways be built in Bangkok to accommodate horse-drawn carriages. These included Thanon Charoen Krung, also known as New Road, a 10-km stretch running alongside the Chao Phraya River. By the end of the century, Mr. Hans Nille Andersen of the Danish shipping line, established the East Asiatic Company Ltd, an important trading post with bustling riverside piers and warehouses between the river and Charoen Krung.

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