By now you’ve probably memorised all the holidays in 2015 (as you’ve undoubtedly done with the freshly baked 12 core values of Thai people). Who’s to say, maybe you’ve already gone so far as to mark potential long weekends on your calendar. Well, the government, perhaps inspired by your go-getter attitude, also wants to promote tourism throughout this year. Why not help out, then, by injecting some of your hard-earned dough back into the economy? Here as a guide on your financially righteous quest are our picks of smartphone applications that will help you explore Thailand, the smart way.
The Malaysian government plans to introduce visa exemptions for tourists from China and other countries before the Chinese New Year.
Suphan Buri is about 100km northwest of Bangkok and has a wide variety of attractions for all to enjoy. Yet, this province has some lesser-known historical aspects for culture vultures to delve into. A recent trip organised by the Fine Arts Department asked the question: "Where does Suphan Buri originate from?"
Every weekend and on public holidays, two free five-hour boat trips to nine temples on and around Koh Kret in Nonthaburi province will be held per day for those wanting to know more about the way of life, art and culture of this province. The nine temples on the list are Wat Yai Sawang Arom, Wat Bang Chak, Wat Saothong Thong, Wat Phai Lom, Wat Poramaiyikawart, Wat Chimphlee, Wat Klang Kret, Wat Choeng Len and Wat Saeng Siritham. Those wishing to join the trip can take free tickets in front of the ordination hall of Wat Yai Sawang Arom before the morning trip which begins at 10.30am and the afternoon trip which starts at noon. To get to Wat Yai Sawang Arom, you can either take buses No.18, 203 or 69 to Soi Tha It and take a taxi or a motorcycle taxi to the temple or drive to the temple inside Soi McDonald on Ratchaphruek Road in Pak Kret district.
Phuket might be getting its own light rail transit system to ease traffic congestion on the island.
The sky was still dark while roosters were crowing. From time to time, cars passed by our small hotel located on a bank of the Mekong River in Sangkhom district of Nong Khai, 694km northeast of Bangkok. It was almost five o'clock and we were ready to experience the "sea of fog" in this laid-back town.