Weekly Round up of Thai Travel News

August 29, 2014
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Weekly Round up of Thai Travel News

The following is a round-up of travel news from Thailand over the last week as well as a look ahead to some confirmed dates for festivals and events. Included in the list are recent travel blogs and newspaper articles. If you know of any other news that should be included, then please let me know in the comments. For all of the latest Thai Travel News, you can follow me on Twitter at @RichardBarrow. A new Art in Paradise, a 3D...

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New Regulations for Visa Extension in Thailand

August 29, 2014
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New Regulations for Visa Extension in Thailand

The Thai Immigration have released an update to regulations regarding applications for a temporary stay in Thailand (No. 327/2557). The overview is that 48 countries with a visa exemption stamp can now get a 30 day extension for 1,900 Baht. This will, for example,...

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Lotus Throwing Festival is on 7th October 2014

August 27, 2014
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Lotus Throwing Festival is on 7th October 2014

The Lotus Flower Receiving Festival, called rub Bua in Thai, takes place at Bang Phli every year one day before the end of the Buddhist Rain Retreat. This is on the morning of the fourteenth day of the waxing moon in the eleventh lunar...

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Thousands of Colourful Jellyfish Arrive in Rayong

August 22, 2014
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Thousands of Colourful Jellyfish Arrive in Rayong

  Thousands of colourful jellyfish have appeared overnight in the waters off Rayong Province in Eastern Thailand. The director of Khao Laem Ya-Mu Ko Samet Naitonal Marine Park said...

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Weekly Round up of Thai Travel News

August 22, 2014
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Weekly Round up of Thai Travel News

The following is a round-up of travel news from Thailand over the last week as well as a look ahead to some confirmed dates for festivals and events. Included in...

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The new Lumpinee Boxing Stadium on Ram Intra Road

August 17, 2014
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The new Lumpinee Boxing Stadium on Ram Intra Road

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has pledged to give full backing and support to the new Lumpinee Boxing Stadium which has recently been opened on Ram Intra Road in...

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Don’t Swim when you see a Red Flag

August 15, 2014
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Don’t Swim when you see a Red Flag

During the monsoon season in Southern Thailand at places like Phuket, you have to be very careful when swimming in the sea. It doesn’t matter if it is raining...

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Phuket Beaches after the Army Crackdown

August 13, 2014
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Phuket Beaches after the Army Crackdown

Over the last few days I have been visiting some of the main beaches in Phuket to see for myself the results of the recent crackdown by the army....

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New Queuing System for Taxis at Suvarnabhumi Airport

August 1, 2014
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New Queuing System for Taxis at Suvarnabhumi Airport

The shake up of the taxi services at Suvarnabhumi Airport, recently started by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), is nearly complete with eight state-of-the-art queue management...

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Free Night Tours in Bangkok Start in August 2014

July 31, 2014
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Free Night Tours in Bangkok Start in August 2014

Starting from 1st August 2014, there will be free night tours of Ratanakosin Island in the historical part of Bangkok city. These are open to both Thai and foreign...

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Free Khon Performances During August 2014

July 30, 2014
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Free Khon Performances During August 2014

During August 2014, two shopping malls in Bangkok will be showcasing royal khon performances for free. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about this traditional form...

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Thailand Launches Tourist Insurance Coverage Scheme

July 24, 2014
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Thailand Launches Tourist Insurance Coverage Scheme

Tourists planning a visit to Thailand now have an alternative for travel insurance if they cannot get it locally. Effective from 25th July 2014, visitors will be able to...

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Big Street Party Planned for Bangkok from 25-26 July 2014

July 10, 2014
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Big Street Party Planned for Bangkok from 25-26 July 2014

  The primary shopping district of downtown Bangkok will be converted into a giant festival of happiness, joy, fun and Thai smiles over the 25-26 July 2014 weekend as...

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Traditional Candle Festival Marks the Start of Buddhist Lent

July 5, 2014
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Traditional Candle Festival Marks the Start of Buddhist Lent

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invites international and local travellers to join the Thai Buddhist community nationwide in marking the start of this year’s Buddhist Lent from 11-13...

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6th Aquatic Phansa Festival will take place on 11 July 2014

July 5, 2014
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6th Aquatic Phansa Festival will take place on 11 July 2014

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting visitors to Ayutthaya province to participate in a unique festival celebrating the historic bonds between the Thai people and the many rivers...

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Thai Food Festival 2014 at CentralFestival Beach Pattaya from 4-6 July

June 24, 2014
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Thai Food Festival 2014 at CentralFestival Beach Pattaya from 4-6 July

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising the ‘Thai Food Festival 2014’ to be held at CentralFestival Beach Pattaya from 4-6 July, 2014, to enhance the reputation of...

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Curfew has been lifted in Thailand

June 14, 2014
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Curfew has been lifted in Thailand

The nationwide nighttime curfew in place since 22 May 2014 was lifted on 13th June 2014. The announcement from the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), currently overseeing...

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Nok Air to fly Bangkok-Khon Kaen from 1 July 2014

June 11, 2014
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Nok Air to fly Bangkok-Khon Kaen from 1 July 2014

Nok Air has just announced a new route that will take passengers from Bangkok’s Don Mueang airport to Khon Kaen in the Northeast of Thailand. The service will start...

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Curfew lifted in 22 provinces and 7 districts in Thailand

June 11, 2014
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Curfew lifted in 22 provinces and 7 districts in Thailand

Last night’s announcement by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to lift curfew in 17 provinces and 15 districts in three provinces has once again proven the...

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Twenty Museums in Bangkok for Only 199 Baht

June 10, 2014
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Twenty Museums in Bangkok for Only 199 Baht

A new museum pass has just been launched for 20 museums in Bangkok and the outskirts. The “Muse Pass” program aims to give affordable access to museums or places...

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Full Schedule for Phi Ta Khon Festival 2014

June 10, 2014
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Full Schedule for Phi Ta Khon Festival 2014

“BUN LUANG AND PHI TA KHON FESTIVAL” Dansai district, Loei province 27-29 June 2014 All times subject to change —————————————————– 27 June 2014 ( Phra Upakut Invocation and Cultural...

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Bun Luang and the Phi Ta Khon Ghost Festival

June 10, 2014
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Bun Luang and the Phi Ta Khon Ghost Festival

One of the most unique and colourful festivals in Thailand is Phi Ta Khon that takes place every year in Dansai in Loei Province. It is sometimes translated into...

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10 Thai tourist destinations in Thailand are curfew-free

June 9, 2014
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10 Thai tourist destinations in Thailand are curfew-free

Ten major tourist destinations in Thailand are now curfew-free. These destinations are: 1: Phuket 2: Ko Samui 3: Pattaya City 4: Hua Hin 5: Cha-am 6: Krabi 7: Phang-nga...

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Hua Hin Jazz Festival is Confirmed for July 26th 2014

June 9, 2014
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Hua Hin Jazz Festival is Confirmed for July 26th 2014

Like many big events in Thailand, it looked like the  Hua Hin Jazz Festival would be cancelled this year due to the political situation. However, it has just been confirmed that...

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Curfew lifted in four more tourist areas

June 7, 2014
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Curfew lifted in four more tourist areas

The nighttime curfew has been lifted in four more major tourist destinations including Hua Hin, Cha-am, Krabi and Phang-nga with effective as of last night. The announcement came shortly...

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Is it Safe to visit Thailand during the Military Coup?

June 4, 2014
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Is it Safe to visit Thailand during the Military Coup?

Thailand has been in turmoil for many months now. Large anti-government groups were on the streets of Bangkok and key locations around Thailand. Pro-government supporters have also been out on the...

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Thailand voted the most desirable place to visit in Southeast Asia

June 4, 2014
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Thailand voted the most desirable place to visit in Southeast Asia

Thailand has been voted the top wish-list destination in Southeast Asia by members of the London-based travel deals provider Travelzoo. Over 27 million subscribers of the website worldwide were...

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