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    Bhutan's other capital

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 31/01/2013

    » Thimphu, the modern-day capital of Bhutan, is known to the small but growing band of visitors to the tiny Himalayan kingdom, but if it's tranquillity and antique charm you're after, the former capital of Punakha is the place to head for.


    Bounty of berries

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 07/03/2013

    » A sleepy settlement nestled in the embrace of the Chom Thong mountain range, the northern town of Samoeng has become the unlikely hub of a form of tourism unheard of even a decade ago: strawberry-picking excursions.


    Phuket reprised

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 11/04/2013

    » Phuket is changing rapidly and some of its better known attractions have got far too popular for their own good. There are, however, still some quiet, relatively unspoiled spots on the island where one can have a relaxing time away from the maddening crow


    A weekend in the country

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 05/09/2013

    » Wang Nam Khieo district in Nakhon Ratchasima has long been a convenient getaway for Bangkokians seeking a break from the concrete jungle, an agro-tourism destination within easy reach of the city. On a recent visit, however, the effects of an ongoing conflict about land use were plain to see.


    Turning full circle

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 12/12/2013

    » Khun Yuam is a sleepy amphur in Mae Hong Son province that hasn't seen a great deal of excitement since the end of World War II. Right on the border with Myanmar's Shan State is the hamlet of Ban Huay Ton Noon. From there it's only 30km inland to the district capital, also called Khun Yuam, and this was the same route taken for centuries by invading armies, loggers, seasonal farm labourers and merchants carrying goods back and forth on carts drawn by teams of oxen.


    City of Eternal Spring

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 09/01/2014

    » After an afternoon of roaming the bustling back lanes of Kunming, capital of China's Yunnan province, I was relieved to come across a bench next to some flower beds. Grateful for an opportunity to take the weight off my feet, I sat there contentedly, shortly before dusk, observing the congestion as hundreds of motorcycles, electric scooters, buses and cars crawled past, the noise level suggesting that all the drivers were leaning on their horns at the same time.


    Exploring Chon Buri

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 06/03/2014

    » The school holidays are coming and the ensuing chaos at home may soon be driving parents to look for a good day out with their family.


    Thai To Tai (in less than a day)

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 24/04/2014

    » In the southernmost corner of Yunnan, which is itself the southernmost province of China, the age-old traditions of the Tai Lue people continue to flourish. Speaking a language closely related to Thai, this ethnic minority also lives in many parts of northern Thailand, with particularly large communities found in the provinces of Phayao and Nan.


    Going global, buying local

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 06/06/2014

    » Shopping and travelling are very different activities that somehow get along swimmingly. Looking for new things to buy can be an experience as exciting as the journey itself. And many tourists, particularly those who don’t travel often, regard shopping as the primary priority on any trip.


    A tribute to floral Thailand

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 18/12/2014

    » Beautiful flowers never fail to fascinate. Besides the country's landscaped gardens, there are many scenic routes and places in Thailand where you can visit to admire floral beauty. Quite often, the flowers in the wilderness or along the roads, look much livelier and impressive than those in neatly trimmed gardens.

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