TOKYO - Up to 11 people are now reported to have died in a winter snow storm gripping much of Japan, as forecasters on Friday warned bad weather would continue.
TOKYO - At least three people have died in heavy snow that has blanketed swathes of Japan, reports said Thursday, with up to two metres (6ft 7ins) lying in some places and more forecast.
Beautiful flowers never fail to fascinate. Besides the country's landscaped gardens, there are many scenic routes and places in Thailand where you can visit to admire floral beauty. Quite often, the flowers in the wilderness or along the roads, look much livelier and impressive than those in neatly trimmed gardens.
From Dec 26 to Dec 28, a winter fair will be held at Mrigadayavan Palace in Phetchaburi province from 8am-6pm. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of King Rama VI's former palace and view the "Three Royal Ladies Of Siam" exhibition on the lives and work of that king's mother, Queen Saovabha Phongsri, his only child Princess Bejraratana Rajsuda and one of his consorts Phra Nang Chao Suvadhana. The display shows reproductions of their jewellery, antiques and photos. In addition, there will be cultural performances, traditional Thai and contemporary music, delicacies and high tea. Admission fees are 30 baht for adults and 15 baht for children.
Ao Nang in Krabi has been ranked fourth in the "Top 10 Destinations on the Rise in the World" by TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice.
As a journalist for 25 years, I've travelled to many remote parts of the Kingdom. But rarely have I found myself in a place that made me feel as if I was "in the middle of nowhere". Recently, however, such a feeling surfaced. The cause was nothing else but mountain biking.
Anyone travelling to the south of Thailand by car or bus must have noticed a palace atop a mountain at the entrance of Phetchaburi town along Phetkasem Road. Many Thais know this place as Khao Wang, but not all of them have visited the summer palace of King Rama IV, or King Mongkut, and even known its full name, Phra Nakhon Khiri.