TOKYO — The Japan National Tourism Agency has released guidelines for supporting foreign tourists in major disasters including earthquakes, prompted by the rising number of foreign visitors to Japan.
Namtok Mae Tia is part of Ob Luang National Park. Perhaps because it is located away from the park's headquarters and its other attractions which are near the Hot-Mae Sariang section of Highway 108, the 80m-tall waterfall remains largely unknown.
When it comes to the Wat Debsirin, many Thais think of a temple with the country's only permanent royal crematorium. Only a few know that the temple was named after the mother of King Rama V. Even fewer know that Thailand's first Lord Buddha Museum was recently opened in its compound.
The charms of Chiang Khan has drawn countless tourists to the northeastern province of Loei, all eager to experience the laid-back ambience of this old town and the scenic views it offers of the mighty Mekong. Few of them realise, however, that a mere 15km to the southeast of the town, there is another destination worth visiting especially for those who love ethnic culture.
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