Living history in Lampang

Living history in Lampang

Lampang province is steeped in Northern Thailand’s history and culture. The city was for some years home to the revered Emerald Buddha that is now in the Grand Palace in Bangkok. It is a city of unique sites including what is probably one of Thailand’s oldest wooden structures, and what many consider Northern Thailand’s most impressive temple. It’s also one of very few cities in the kingdom where tourists can…

Escape to nature in Nakhon Nayok

Escape to nature in Nakhon Nayok

If you are visiting Thailand and are looking to break free from the big city, take a trip to nearby Nakhon Nayok province. It is a popular weekend destination for Thais, but it sees relatively few foreign visitors. This escape to nature is an eye-opener that lets overseas visitors see why local Thais love it so much. Nakhon Nayok’s main beauty is found outside of the town and in the…

Tourism revenue grows in Thailand’s emerging destinations in Jan-June 2019

Tourism revenue grows in Thailand’s emerging destinations in Jan-June 2019

Bangkok, 4 September 2019 – Thailand’s provincial regions are reporting steady increases in tourism revenue as a result of the domestic and international marketing push by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to promote the 55 emerging destinations. Figures released by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports show that although the popular destinations are still getting the bulk of the revenue in terms of volume, a definitive growth pattern is…

The Great Mekong Bike Ride 2019 elevates Isan provinces as sports tourism destinations

The Great Mekong Bike Ride 2019 elevates Isan provinces as sports tourism destinations

Bangkok, 13 June, 2019 – The Great Mekong Bike Ride 2019, scheduled from 28-30 June, is ready to welcome more than 2,000 Thai and foreign road race cyclists and elevate the awareness of Thailand’s Northeast (Isan) provinces of Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan and Sakon Nakhon, as sports tourism destinations. This year marks the fourth edition of this epic, long-distance road race cycling event organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)…

An intriguing, exciting blend of ancient and modern Lanna is rising in Chiang Rai

An intriguing, exciting blend of ancient and modern Lanna is rising in Chiang Rai

Thailand’s northernmost province of Chiang Rai, bordering Myanmar to the north and Lao PDR. to the east, boasts a dramatic landscape of mountains, rivers and forests, an ethnic diversity in its people including those of hilltribe and Chinese lineage, and a strong Lanna identity that can be seen in its architecture, art, language, music and cuisine. The Golden Triangle viewpoint in Chiang Saen While the cultural essence of this identity…