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    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.


    Winning Ways

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 13/03/2014

    » As anyone who’s ever checked out accommodation or holiday-outing ideas in popular destinations will attest, the choice available can often be bewildering. Glancing over the most recent list of Thailand Tourism Awards (TTA) winners might help you narrow the options, though, as you struggle to reach a decision.


    Chiang Mai must embrace Chinese visitors

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 27/03/2014

    » Since late last year, some Chiang Mai residents have been complaining about the behaviour of Chinese tourists, who had flocked to the town because of the popular Chinese movie Lost In Thailand. The comedy film used Chiang Mai as its major backdrop, and after becoming a blockbuster, Chinese tourists arrived en masse to visit the film locations and explore other parts of the town as well.


    Highland idyll

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 20/02/2014

    » Dawn is breaking. The crowing of cocks echoes through the village, followed by an outbreak of banging and clattering from kitchens in nearby houses. Women are braving the early morning chill to prepare food for their families.


    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.


    Leafy mountain high

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 14/11/2013

    » Situated in the northwestern edge of Thailand, Mae Hong Son feels like a mysterious place hidden in the mountains. Surprisingly though, people in some villages are generous enough to welcome and share happy occasions with outsiders.


    Keeping a legacy alive

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 28/11/2013

    » The Doi Tung Development Project in Chiang Rai, initiated by the late HRH the Princess Mother, recently opened its doors to educate the public about its products and development projects.


    Heart of hardwood

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 17/10/2013

    » Nestled in the lush valley of the river Yom, the sleepy town of Phrae makes a pleasant pit stop for those on a leisurely exploration of the North.


    Quality goes with the flow

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 08/08/2013

    » Besides vehicles, accommodation and food, sometimes the toilet experience can make your trip colourful.


    Capital aperitif

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 27/06/2013

    » From vibrant but overcrowded Yangon to the faded splendour of Bago or the new orderliness and open spaces of Nay Pyi Taw, visiting Myanmar's current capital and two of its predecessors may help the first-time visitor figure out how far this country has come and how quickly it is changing.

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