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    Desert oasis of holiday fun and adventure

    Christopher Lombardi, Special publications, Published on 08/09/2017

    » The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) ultra-modern capital, Dubai's most well-known landmark and international icon of the modern age – the Burj Khalifa (Khalifa Tower) soars 830 metres into the sky, making ithe world's tallest building freestanding structure. Visitors can check out the world's highest observation deck, which at 452 metres offers dizzying views of the city and surrounding desert beyond from nearly a half-kilometre up!

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    A Lanna masterpiece

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 24/08/2017

    » Amid many concrete temples in the northern province of Chiang Mai, very few maintain the original design and concept of a traditional northern temple. Among the rare ones is Wat Intharawat, better known as Wat Ton Kwen, in Hang Dong district, which truly represents Lanna architecture.

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    Grand Canyon, USA: Holidays just don't get any deeper

    Christopher Lombardi, Special publications, Published on 14/07/2017

    » One of the crown jewels of the U.S. parks system and an internationally renowned icon of the American Southwest, <a href="https://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm">Grand Canyon National Park</a> was established in 1919 to showcase and preserve the gargantuan desert chasm whose age is estimated at around two million years. The visually stunning landmark and UNESCO World Heritage site slices 445 kilometres through the Arizona desert, plunging 1.5 km at its deepest and <a href="https://www.google.co.th/maps/@36.5094284,-112.5385201,3a,75y,253.94h,80.49t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sAF1QipPFiU0qhg53mHv4JF1C2ScRiLkYk12zdLczffKC!3e27!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipPFiU0qhg53mHv4JF1C2ScRiLkYk12zdLczffKC%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi0-ya232.49998-ro-0-fo100!7i7168!8i3584">varying in width from one-half to 30 km</a>. The <a href="https://www.google.co.th/maps/@36.8167463,-111.6524053,371a,35y,295.55h,44.95t/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en%22">strikingly stratified walls</a> of its three main gorges display a geological record that spans the four main eras of Earth's evolutionary history, from the Precambrian to the Cainozoic.

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    Magical Banff: Canada’s postcard-perfect eco-destination

    Christopher Lombardi, Special publications, Published on 11/07/2017

    » Located in Canada’s Alberta province, the picturesque resort town of Banff is nestled within the scenic <a href="www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff">Banff National Park</a>, which includes the far northern Rocky Mountain peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade. The 6,500-kilometre reserve comprises lush parkland, shadow-shrouded canyons, glistening lakes, and is home to an abundance of forest wildlife such as the majestic elk and grizzly bears.

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    Ride the waterway

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 22/06/2017

    » I have written about Hua Hin in this column quite a few times before. This week, instead of exploring one of the many mountain-bike trails on the hills of Hin Lek Fai, let's do something different. Our route today starts from a mangrove, Hua Hin's only urban mangrove.

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    The real face of Pakistan

    B Magazine, Published on 11/06/2017

    » Mention of Pakistan often conjures up gloomy images for people who have never set foot in the country. I, for one, often heard negative things about Pakistan due to the country's long history of internal conflicts and its association with the war on terror.

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    Uganda's greatest treasure

    Life, Published on 08/06/2017

    » Nothing can prepare you for the emotions that rush through you when you see a mountain gorilla up close and personal. It makes the planning, prep, rigorous trek, energy and massive amounts of sweat (and fat) lost in the process all worthwhile.

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    Weekend fix

    Life, Published on 25/05/2017

    » Muak Lek district in Saraburi province and the adjacent Pak Chong in Nakhon Ratchasima, well-known for their lush scenery, many attractions and proximity to the capital, make good weekend getaways. Waterfalls, farms, vineyards, dairy products, steakhouses and curry puffs add to the fun and frolics.

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    Foreign film revenue hits B900m

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 04/05/2017

    » Revenue from foreign film productions shot in Thailand has reached 900 million baht during the first quarter, according to the Department of Tourism.

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    Leap into the light

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 11/05/2017

    » A forgotten place in the Deep South of Thailand, Narathiwat is not top of the list for those who're planning a vacation. The Tuesday bombings in nearby Pattani -- and a spate of violent incidents in Yala and Narathiwat -- have cast a deep shadow on the province.

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