Bangkok Air to fly from Phuket to Hat Yai in October 2015

July 27, 2015
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Bangkok Air to fly from Phuket to Hat Yai in October 2015

Bangkok Air will soon be launching their new route from Phuket to Hat Yai using an ATR 72-500/600 70-seat aircraft. There will be four flights per week and one flight per day on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The inaugural flight will be on 25th October 2015. Promotional price will be 1,890 Baht per trip. Flight Schedule PG298 HKT-HDY DEP. 07.25 ARR. 08.30 AT7 PG299 HDY-HKT DEP. 09.10 ARR.10.15 AT7

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Merit Making on the Su Tong Pae Bamboo Bridge on 31 July 2015

July 27, 2015
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Merit Making on the Su Tong Pae Bamboo Bridge on 31 July 2015

In the village of Kung Mai Sak in Mae Hong Song, there is a picturesque bamboo bridge that crosses a river and a rice field. The 500 metre long Su Tong Pae Bridge (สะพานซูตองเป้) links the village and a temple on the hillside. The...

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Free 9 Temple Tour in Bangkok from 30-31 July 2015

July 25, 2015
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Free 9 Temple Tour in Bangkok from 30-31 July 2015

To enable Buddhists and tourists to observe Asanha Puja and Buddhist Lent Day, the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority will be offering free bus trips to nine well known temples around Thailand during 30-31 July 2015. There will be 20 non-air-conditioned buses which will run...

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Grab Taxi Arrives in Phuket with Cheaper Fares

July 25, 2015
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Grab Taxi Arrives in Phuket with Cheaper Fares

 GrabTaxi, an on-demand transport app in Southeast Asia, has officially launched a trial run in the holiday island of Phuket. This marks the fourth city in Thailand that will...

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Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park is popular in the rainy reason

July 24, 2015
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Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park is popular in the rainy reason

The lower northern province of Phitsanulok is inviting Thai and foreign tourists to visit Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park this rainy season in its Nakhon Thai District. National...

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Wax Carving Temple Tours in Ubon Ratchathani 26-29 July 2015

July 22, 2015
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Wax Carving Temple Tours in Ubon Ratchathani  26-29 July 2015

The end of July sees the start of the three month Buddhist Lent. It has long been a tradition for the Thai Buddhists to offer carved beeswax candles to...

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Kathu Street Culture Festival in Phuket from 30 July – 1 August

July 20, 2015
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Kathu Street Culture Festival in Phuket from 30 July – 1 August

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting travellers and visitors from around the world to join the local Kathu people in promoting and preserving their unique traditions and...

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Long Delays at Check-in at Don Mueang Airport

July 20, 2015
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Long Delays at Check-in at Don Mueang Airport

Don Mueang Airport has upgraded their security measures which are causing long lines. If you are flying from this airport, you are now being advised to arrive two and...

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Khao Phansa Festivals in Thailand 30-31 July 2015

July 20, 2015
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Khao Phansa Festivals in Thailand 30-31 July 2015

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting travellers and visitors from around the world to join the Thai people in marking the start of this year’s three-month Buddhist...

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Aquatic Phansa Festival in Ayutthaya cancelled due to lack of water

July 17, 2015
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Aquatic Phansa Festival in Ayutthaya cancelled due to lack of water

One of my favourite festivals celebrating the start of the three month Buddhist Rain Retreat is the Aquatic Phansa Festival in Ayutthaya (see my pictures here). People in Lad Chado carry...

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Panda ‘Lin Hui’ at Chiang Mai Zoo “might” be Pregnant

July 17, 2015
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Panda ‘Lin Hui’ at Chiang Mai Zoo “might” be Pregnant

Chiang Mai Zoo has successfully carried out an artificial insemination on female Giant Panda ‘Lin Hui’. Ultrasound scans will be carried out intermittently over the following weeks to see...

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Thailand welcomed 16 millionth tourist during 2015

July 16, 2015
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Thailand welcomed 16 millionth tourist during 2015

The Thai tourism industry welcomed Mr. Lefebvre Quentin from France as the country’s 16 millionth visitor for this year. Mr. Quentin, who was given an elaborate welcome by the...

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Nok Air Launches New Route from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh city

July 16, 2015
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Nok Air Launches New Route from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh city

Nok Air is launching a new route from Bangkok (Don Mueang) to Ho Chi Minh city Vietnam with fares starting from 999 Baht. This includes 30 kg. check-in luggage....

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U-Tapao Welcomes First AirAsia Flight from Kuala Lumpur

July 15, 2015
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U-Tapao Welcomes First AirAsia Flight from Kuala Lumpur

U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport announced its readiness today to become a fully functional commercial airport that can facilitate AirAsia Group’s new flights, particularly Thai AirAsia’s scheduled flights to China which...

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Prathat Phanom Candle Light Procession on 31 July 2015

July 15, 2015
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Prathat Phanom Candle Light Procession on 31 July 2015

Buddhist devotees and travellers to Thailand are invited to join the annual Candle Festival in Nakhon Phanom, to be held at the famous Wat Phra That Phanom, from 31st...

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‘Tak Bat Dok Mai’ Merit Flower Festival in Saraburi from 29-31 July 2015

July 14, 2015
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‘Tak Bat Dok Mai’ Merit Flower Festival in Saraburi from 29-31 July 2015

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting Buddhist devotees and travellers to Thailand to witness the world’s largest and Thailand’s only Tak Bat Dok Mai (Floral merit-making) and...

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Bangkok named one of the world’s Top Ten Best Cities by Travel + Leisure

July 13, 2015
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Bangkok named one of the world’s Top Ten Best Cities by Travel + Leisure

Bangkok was recently named as one of the top ten cities in the world for visitors by influential travel publication Travel + Leisure. Bangkok took the sixth spot overall...

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Winners of “7 Wonders of Thailand 2015″

July 13, 2015
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Winners of “7 Wonders of Thailand 2015″

The Separated Sea tourist landmark of Krabi province was voted the number one destination, in the poll ‘7 Wonders of Thailand 2015′. The Separated Sea is an island complex situated...

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ASEAN One Multicultural Festival 2015 in Chiang Mai from 10-11 July

July 10, 2015
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ASEAN One Multicultural Festival 2015 in Chiang Mai from 10-11 July

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising the ASEAN One Multicultural Festival 2015, to be held from 10-11 July at Thapae Gate in Chiang Mai as part of...

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Surin Wax Candle Procession and Merit Making on Elephants Back

July 9, 2015
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Surin Wax Candle Procession and Merit Making on Elephants Back

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting Buddhist devotees and travellers to Thailand to join the annual Wax Candle Procession and Merit Making on Elephant Back in Surin,...

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Next Steam Train Trip in Thailand on 12 August 2015

July 8, 2015
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Next Steam Train Trip in Thailand on 12 August 2015

The date of the next steam train trip in Thailand has already been announced. It is on Wednesday 12th August 2015. As this is also the Queen’s Birthday, it...

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Discover “12 Hidden Gems Plus” in Thailand

July 8, 2015
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Discover “12 Hidden Gems Plus” in Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has come up with more reasons for people to travel more widely within Thailand in 2016 with the introduction of “12 hidden gems plus” or...

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Suphanburi Candle Festival from 30 July to 1 August 2015

July 8, 2015
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Suphanburi Candle Festival from 30 July to 1 August 2015

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting local and international tourists to join the annual tradition of Khao Phansa to mark the start of the Buddhist rain retreat...

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Fruit Festival in Prachinburi until 12th July 2015

July 7, 2015
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Fruit Festival in Prachinburi until 12th July 2015

The central province of Prachinburi is currently holding its 9th annual fruit fair at the OTOP center in Muang District, featuring santol, rambutan, durian, and ornamental plants as well...

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TAT shifts focus from “Quantity” to “Quality” Tourism in 2016

July 7, 2015
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TAT shifts focus from “Quantity” to “Quality” Tourism in 2016

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has finalised its marketing plan for 2016 that will focus on promoting Thailand as a “Quality Leisure Destination through Thainess.” The plan marks...

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Photos of low tide at Amphawa Floating Market

July 6, 2015
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Photos of low tide at Amphawa Floating Market

One of my favourite floating markets in Thailand is Amphawa in Samut Songkhram Province. I have been going there for years. I particularly love staying the night in a homestay...

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Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival from 15-31 July 2015

July 6, 2015
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Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival from 15-31 July 2015

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invites international and local travellers to join the people of Ubon Ratchathani in marking the start of this year’s Buddhist Lent from 15-31...

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