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    In the heart of the Golden Triangle

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 13/02/2017

    » With its rustic ambience, winding streets and picturesque landscapes, Kengtung, the largest of 33 Shan statelets in Myanmar, might be in its infancy as a tourist destination but has what it takes to become a success one day.

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    Beyond camels

    Life, Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Published on 09/02/2017

    » We have heard that women are strongly cautioned not to travel alone in India. We've heard ominous warnings and deep-seated prejudices, and of course, not all of them have grounds. I spent three years as a student in Mysore, Karnataka in southern India, and many people often questioned if I was afraid being there by myself -- they even used the word "rape", a broad generalisation of a country based on a few headlines.

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    Beyond the wall

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/02/2017

    » A heavy metal door swings open to reveal a spiral staircase. The stairs lead us to the bell tower in the Metropolitan Cathedral in the heart of Mexico City.

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    Japan tops list

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/02/2017

    » Four cities in Japan dominate the top 10 favourite emerging international destinations among Thai people, according to a report of Skyscanner, the online travel search engine.

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    Taming the fiery rooster

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 26/01/2017

    » Chinese New Year comes early this year. In Thailand, the main celebration of China's grandest traditional festival falls on Saturday, when Chinese-Thai descendants set up food offerings for Chinese gods, give family members a red envelope containing hong bao, or cash gift, and wear red -- a token of luck and fortune.

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    Tour guide training

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 26/01/2017

    » The Department of Tourism (DoT) will open more training courses on the new designated routes in the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, or Wat Phra Kaeo, and the Grand Palace to cover 500 tourist guides.

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    In the pink city

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 19/01/2017

    » Swirling across cracky hills like a ribbon is a two-lane road leading to Amber Fort, a palace built in Hindu and Rajput styles. Tourists line up to ride beautifully-adorned elephants to the top where the palace stands tall and graceful. This sight is common, yet colourful and tempting to all visitors. So are the must-sees in Jaipur like the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Jai Mahal, Jaigarh Fort and Govind Devji Temple.

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    Honeymoon heaven

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 05/01/2017

    » Phuket will be the venue for the Destination Wedding Planners Congress 2017 in May.

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    The tides of tourism

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 29/12/2016

    » During the past 12 months, there have been good and bad things that have impacted the tourism industry. Here is the shortlist of the best and worst situations.

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    Where East meets West

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 15/12/2016

    » When people think Macau, the first thing that comes to mind is casinos. That was also the case with me. But my perception has changed after a recent trip, which made me realise that there is a lot more to discover in this gambling capital of Asia.

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