TOKYO - When tourists think of Japan, images of dramatic landscapes, futuristic cities and world class sushi might spring to mind.
PINGJIANG, CHINA - China's first glass suspension bridge, which dangles 180 metres over a canyon in the central Hunan province, has excited -- and terrified -- thousands of visitors since opening two weeks ago.
In a hall filled with psychedelic ice sculptures, there are shrieks of excitement as a toboggan careers down an ice run, its occupants snugly wrapped up against the sub-freezing temperatures.
In Kaeng Khoi district, Saraburi, 125km from Bangkok, is a lesser-known park designed in an English cottage garden style that is well on its way to becoming a role model for other public parks in terms of environmental friendliness.
From mid-October until mid-November, the annual raptor-watching festival will take place on Khao Radar, a mountain in Bang Saphan Noi district, Prachuap Khiri Khan province.
The Thai Department of Consular Affairs has opened a passport service centre at Big C on Suwinthawong Road, for people living in Min Buri, Nong Chok, Lat Krabang and nearby provinces like Chachoengsao, Prachin Buri and Nakhon Nayok. The target is to serve up to 1,200 people daily.
Many years ago I got to know about Khao Dan, thanks to paragliding. Well, sort of.
One may visit Satun for the famous Koh Tarutao and its vicinities. Crystal clear water, white sandy beaches and unbeatable marine biology are the major magnets that lure travellers to the southern province, 982km from Bangkok.
The cabinet on Tuesday approved two extra government holidays in mid-2016 to allow two long holiday weekends and boost domestic tourism, Tourism and Transport Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said.