THE days of ‘border runs’ in Thailand are coming to a swift end. Immigration is putting a stop to these brief overland trips in and out of neighboring countries, popular among long-stay travelers and tourists who want to extend their time in the country. Even those on valid tourist visas may be denied entry if immigration officials suspect feel they are spending too long in the country or working illegally.
THAILAND’S military junta has lifted a curfew at three popular beach resorts but said the restriction imposed after its May 22 coup will stay in place for the rest of the country, including the capital, Bangkok.
NOW that Thailand’s martial law has turned into a full-blown coup, there has been much discussion about what the political situation means for tourists, both those entering the country and those already here.
FROM enormous Buddha statues to monasteries perched on cliff tops or located in remote valleys, Buddhism plays a huge role across Asia.
SURE, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal and the Grand Canyon have inspired many photographs. But a shopping mall in Bangkok has claimed this year’s crown as the world’s most photographed location on Instagram.
THOUGH places like France and Italy are often lauded as ideal for romantic getaways, Asia is no slouch in the romance department either. From white sand beaches to rivers dotted with karst peaks to jungle retreats, it’s a continent full of beauty and opportunities for making memories with your significant other. Krabi, Thailand Land in…>
WHEN people think of where the world’s best coffee comes from, Thailand doesn’t rank very high. For all the great things Thailand is known for – spicy curries, pad Thai, exotic beaches, elephants – coffee isn’t usually one of them. In fact, 10 years ago it was a struggle to find a cup of real…>
Places to stay
Hintok River Camp @ Hellfire Pass
Kanchanaburi, River Kwai, Thailand
The Chedi, Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, Chang Khlan, Thailand
Luang Poj Boutique Hostel
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