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  • Phetchaburi, through local eyes

    26 Feb 2015 : Forget those pricey touristy places and explore Phetchaburi through local eyes and you will love this artful town.

  • TRAVELBirds, blossoms and buffalo — by boat

    26 Feb 2015 : Wooden long-tail boats line the shore of Thale Noi, a 457km² freshwater wetland in Khuan Khanun district of Phatthalung, about 850km south of Bangkok.

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  • Lantern Fest in Samut Prakan

    26 Feb 2015 : Until March 15, the “Lantern Festival 2015” will take place every night at Thamma Katanyu Foundation in Muang district, Samut Prakan province, with the aim to carry on a centuries-old Chinese tradition among Thais of Chinese descent, foster Thai-Taiwanese ties and promote local tourism and the economy.

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    World’s best beaches

    26 Feb 2015 : Nai Harn Beach in Phuket is listed among the world’s top 25 beaches by TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travellers’ Choice awards for beaches. The beach is at the southern part of the island and about 18km from Phuket Town.

  • A cool weekend getaway

    19 Feb 2015 : The air is fresh and the wind is cool. At the Ban Thung Nang Khruan village in Thong Pha Phum, Kanchanaburi, there is no need for air conditioning.

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    See Si Racha as you’ve never seen it before

    19 Feb 2015 : From the vantage point where I stood, the small city bathed in soft morning sunlight looked as if it’s nestled in the embrace of nature, flanked by the blue sea on one side and lush greenery on the other. I never knew Si Racha could be this beautiful.

  • Royal wonder of Prachuap Khiri Khan

    19 Feb 2015 : Prachuap Khiri Khan is dubbed the “City of Three Bays” since on its eastern shores are the glorious bays of Ao Noi, Ao Prachuap and Ao Manao.

  • Forbes Travel Guide names first Thai properties to Five-Star list

    12 Feb 2015 : Forbes Travel Guide for the first time has named a Thailand hotel and spa to its coveted Five-Star list.

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    Mixing it with the navy boys

    12 Feb 2015 : Chon Buri's coastal district of Sattahip boasts many mountain bike trails built and maintained by local cross-country riders, many of whom are officers and servicemen in the Royal Thai Navy. Sure enough, these tough guys don't go for tame tracks. And this one here is considered by many of them as the most challenging.

  • Weaving together Laos' cultural mix

    12 Feb 2015 : When culture vultures head to the Unesco World Heritage town of Luang Prabang, they don't miss the opportunity to visit the temple Phra That Phou Si and the National Museum. However, not many visitors are aware of the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre (TAEC), which offers a fascinating insight into Laos' diverse ethnic cultural mix.

  • A weekend of love

    12 Feb 2015 : With St Valentine's Day around the corner, couples looking for a romantic getaway may be tempted by a cruise around the lake of pink water lilies in Udon Thani then catch a ride to explore the town across the border — Vientiane in Laos.

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    King Rama II Day

    05 Feb 2015 : This weekend, the "King Rama II Memorial Day" fair will be held at the King Rama II Memorial Park in Amphawa district, Samut Songkhram, to honour his contributions to Thai art and culture. King Rama II (1767-1824) penned several poems, books and plays, created various pieces of artwork and supported arts, culture and literature in general.

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