A colourful Krathong procession at Santi Chaiprakarn Park on Phra Arthit Road on Monday night.

Thais celebrate Loy Krathong Festival

Thai people across the country and tourists last night took part in Loy Krathong Festival.  They flooded temples and spots around lakes, rivers and canals to float Krathong to pay…

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Thailand falls in English proficiency index: What’s wrong with Thai education system?

Thailand’s English proficiency ranking among non-native English speaking countries has dropped for the third consecutive year to 74th out of a total of 100 countries. According to the EF English…

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D Gerrard : Hip hop is more than just music

Hip hop is one of the world’s most popular musical genres, especially in Thailand. A lot of teenagers today love to listen to songs that contain rap. Thai PBS World…

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Advice from digital nomads in Chiang Mai to the newcomers

In today’s world the tremendous advances in digital technologies have allowed people to work from anywhere in the world; by the seaside, up a mountain or near the tranquil river,…

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Bangkok tops Paris, London as world’s most-visited city: MasterCard

(Reuters) – Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, edged out Paris and London as the world’s most popular city to visit, according to a survey released on Wednesday, welcome news for Thailand after…

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Thailand delisted from CITES’s list of countries affected by illegal traffic in ivory

Thailand has been dropped from the CITES ( Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) list of countries affected by the traffic in ivory, according to the Facebook page of…

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Japan wins the 20th Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship

In an energetic, almost two hour final against Thailand today (Sunday), Japan won the 20th Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship, hosted by South Korea since August 18th. Japan opened the match…

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Thailand to play China in 2019 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship semi-final

South Korea beat Thailand 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-17, 25-21) in the 2nd round of the 2019 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship organised in South Korea on Friday, August 23.   Thailand…

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Thailand and challenges ahead

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(Photo) A white-lipped pit viper snake is seen at a fire station in Bangkok, Thailand, August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

‘I don’t recommend you do this’: Thailand’s stealthy snake wrangler

BANGKOK (Reuters) – In the dead of night, Thai firefighter Pinyo Pukpinyo stealthily approaches a python coiled around the rafters of a home in Bangkok, and quickly grabs its head…

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A Truely Awesome Esan Meal

By Ohhappybear Before Bangkok has become a haven for ‘street food’ as we’re now touted to be, we have gone through a long series of food for necessities with some…

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(Photo) Millions of pro-democracy protesters have taken to the streets of Hong Kong over the past 10 weeks/AFP (File/Anthony WALLACE)

Hong Kong standoff takes a toll on Thai economy

The political standoff in Hong Kong is not only fueling fears that Hong Kong may be heading for recession, but also that it may hurt Thailand’s economy. For example, Thailand’s…

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Thailand wins 2 golds in Asian mountain bike race in Lebanon

Vipavee “Petch” Deekaballes, 28, has won a gold medal for Thailand in women’s individual 2.1 km downhill cycle racing with a time of 4.44.125 min, beating Sirapassorn Chardkamnerd, who won…

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Thai Met office forecasts more rain for Northeast by end of July

TMD reported today that on 29th and 30th of this month, the monsoon trough will lie across Myanmar, Laos and upper Vietnam, while the moderate southwest monsoon prevails over the…

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Spanish tourist gets lost in Samui’s forest on Sunday

Police and rescue workers spent over three hours searching for Mr. Luis Cabello Ortega, 57, a Spanish tourist, who became lost while trekking on Na Muang Mountain 2 on Samui…

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(Photo) Water buffalo races traditionally mark the end of the annual rice planting/AFP (Lillian SUWANRUMPHA)

Prized Thai buffaloes show off speed in muddy race

Chon Buri (Thailand) (AFP) – Sloshing across a muddy field with men sprinting behind them, prized water buffaloes blow past cheering spectators in eastern Thailand on Sunday in a rare…

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Day 5 – Search continues as parents of Angelo Cortez hope he is found alive

On Sunday (July 21st) rescue teams were still searching for Mr. Angelo Bien Rafael Cortez, 29, a Filipino tourist who went missing while playing in the sea near Phuket’s Freedom…

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Day 4 – Search for missing Filipino Angelo Cortez continues

Rescue workers continue to search for missing Filipino tourist, Angelo Cortez, 29, after the body of his friend, Noah Ibay, 43, was recovered from rocks near Freedom Beach yesterday (Friday)…

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72 year old Thai admitted to graphic and information design college

Mr. Paiboon Sudlapa, 72, has been accepted as a full-time undergraduate student of graphic and information design at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University. He…

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The body of one of the two missing Filipino tourists found

It is confirmed that a body, discovered this afternoon, is that of 43-year-old Noah Ibay. Mr. Ibay was one of the two Filipino tourists who went missing in heavy weather…

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Next battleground: Bangkok governor election

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Two Philippine tourists missing in Phuket seas

Rescue workers from Kusoldharm Phuket Foundation have been searching for two missing tourists from the Philippines, who were reported to have been swept into the sea by high waves near…

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Thanathorn vows to continue to work for changes in Thailand

“Being an MP is not everything. Even if I am removed as an MP, Thanathorn is still the Future Forward party leader and a candidate for the prime minister’s post….

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TMD issues first weather warning after tropical storm ‘Mun’

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has issued a weather warning related to tropical “Mun” this evening (Monday), to alert people to approaching heavy rains and strong winds in the South….

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  • The Coronation of King Rama X, 4-6 May 2019
  • The Coronation of King Rama X, 4-6 May 2019
  • The Coronation of King Rama X, 4-6 May 2019
  • The Coronation of King Rama X, 4-6 May 2019
  • The Coronation of King Rama X, 4-6 May 2019
  • The Coronation of King Rama X, 4-6 May 2019
  • The Coronation of King Rama X, 4-6 May 2019

The Coronation of King Rama X, 4-6 May 2019

Source: https://www.phralan.in.th/coronation/gallery.php

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Dengue infections highest in five years – Department of Disease Control

The Bureau of Epidemiology (BOE), at Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC), reports that, as of July 9th 2019, there have been 44,671 cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever reported in…

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Korean TV viewers dismayed at giant clam catching by ‘Law of the Jungle” crew in Thailand

A Thai newspaper, Post Today, reported that Korean viewers were disappointed and dismayed upon learning that the production crew and cast of the South Korean SBS Television show “Law of…

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Thailand in ASEAN driver’s seat (2)

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(Photo) South Korean actress Lee Yeol-eum was filmed diving for giant clams at a Thai marine park for a Jun 30 episode of “Law of the Jungle” – a popular South Korean reality show/AFP

South Korean actress faces Thai jail for reality TV stunt

A South Korean actress faces up to five years in a Thai jail for catching endangered giant clams in a reality TV stunt, an official said Saturday (Jul 6), despite…

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Care of dugong ‘Mariam’ set to go live today (Sunday)

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) and the Telephone Organization of Thailand (TOT) will run a trial live stream of young dugongs ‘Mariam’ and ‘Yamil’ today, to test…

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Thailand lobbies for a seat on UNESCO-WHC as Kaeng Krachan listing hits snag

Thailand has been lobbying for support from 21 state parties, at the 43rd ordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) in Baku in the capital of Azerbaijan, for the…

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Joyful wild elephants in Nam Nao national park in Thailand’s Phetchabun

Thailand’s Department of National Parks (DNP), Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) published photos of a herd of wild elephants feeding and playing in the mud at Namnao national park on…

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Prayut finally has his Cabinet

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Thailand as ASEAN chair: Achievements and challenges

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Thailand’s orphaned baby dugong becomes conservation star

Trang (Thailand) (AFP) – Cuddles at feeding time are one of many techniques vets in Thailand are using to raise an orphaned baby dugong named Mariam, and which have helped…

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Remember The Nation

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The Nation ceases publication after 48 years

After 48 years on the newsstands, The Nation, Thailand’s leading English-language daily known for its independent and aggressive news reporting, publishes its last print edition today. The newspaper, which will…

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Filming in Thailand is “awesome”, says “Fast 9” star

Hollywood action star Vin Diesel, 51, posted a clip to Instagram on Tuesday showing his first-day on the set of the latest sequel in the ‘Fast and Furious’ movie franchise,…

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Department of Mineral Resources on landslide watch

Mr. Montri Luengingkasoot, deputy director-general of Thailand’s, Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), reported today (Wednesday) that the Geo-Hazards Operation Center is keeping a close watch on situations which may lead…

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Gen Prayut to turn over a new leaf?

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Wild Boar football team coach speaks after 1 year of cave rescue operation

“My life is more or less the same as last year but, from now on, I will make myself useful by nurturing this football team and developing the skills of…

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This day in history – 24th June 1932, the Siamese Revolution

Before 1932 Thailand, or Siam as it was known then, was an absolute monarchy under the Chakri dynasty. It was not until the bloodless Siamese revolution, led by “Khana Ratsadon”,…

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Freshest of Phuket Morning Market

By – Ohhappybear Wise people, and I mean wise foodie people, once told me that to get to really know the place well, you might want to start at the…

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PM vows to increase efforts against human trafficking following 2019 TIP report

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is satisfied that Thailand remains on Tier 2 of the US State Department’s 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report and has vowed to continue tackling human…

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Thailand ready to host 34th ASEAN Summit

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Thailand elected to the ECOSOC for 2020-2022 after 12 year absence

In a media statement, released on Friday (June 14th), Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that the country is among four from the Asia-Pacific group elected by the United Nations…

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Weatherman warns of heavy rains in most parts of Thailand

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) is forecasting more rain today (June 16th) due to a strengthening southwestern monsoon over the Andaman Sea and a low pressure cell covering northern Vietnam,…

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Deep South peace talks to resume in two weeks

After completion of a 2-day visit to Thailand’s Deep South region, the Malaysian facilitator for peace talks between the Thai government and Mara Patani, Tan Sri Abdul Rahim bin Mohammad…

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(Photo) Rohingya woman is seen detained in a police station after a fishing boat carrying more than sixty Rohingya refugees was found beached at Rawi island, part of Tarutao national park in the province of Satun, Thailand, bordering with Malaysia, June 12, 2019./REUTERS

Thailand charges crew of stranded Rohingya boat

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai authorities have charged the captain and crew of a boat carrying 65 Rohingya Muslims with assisting illegal immigration after the group was found stranded on a…

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Prepare for stormy weather across Thailand, warn weathermen

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) forecast on Sunday (June 9th) that skies over Bangkok and its suburbs will be cloudy, bringing heavy downpours or thunderstorms across 60% of the area. …

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ASEAN parliamentarian group calls for end to judicial harassment of Thai politicians

The Jakarta-based ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) released a statement yesterday (May 27) calling on the Thai authorities to end their harassment of Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit…

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2-year campaign to include sexual diversity in school curricula succeeds

Change.org reported on its website on Saturday that its campaign to introduce LGBT education in health and physical activity curricula, starting at Grade 1, has proved successful and will be…

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Sacred water rite for coronation ceremony tomorrow

Formal activities preceding the Royal Coronation Ceremony of His Majesty the King will commence tomorrow with the drawing of sacred water in every of the 76 provinces throughout the country…

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Malaysia can learn from Thailand on caring for neglected children: Deputy PM Wan Azizah

Malaysia can pick up something from the method implemented in Thailand in tackling the issue of neglected children and babies and those without citizenships, said Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Datuk…

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Hoar frost covers a plant on a cold and foggy morning in Doi Inthanon National Park, is in Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. on December 23, 2016….

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Government dismisses Credit Suisse Wealth Report about Thailand’s wealth gap as unreliable

The government has dismissed Credit Suisse Wealth Report 2018 which put Thailand as the world’s Number One country with the highest wealth gap between the rich and the poor as…

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Leicester City fans holds up a commemorative banner for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Leicester City at Cardiff City Stadium on November 3 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Leicester City players fly to Vichai’s funeral in Bangkok

Leicester City fans and players paid emotional tributes to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in a helicopter crash last week, ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match against Cardiff City. Meanwhile, Leicester…

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Thailand’s Nation Brand ranking drops two spots this year to 31th  

Thailand drops two spots from 29th to 31st in the Nation Brands Index 2018 out of a total of 100 rankings worldwide, according to Brand Finance, a British consultancy firm on the…

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Thailand removed from CITES blacklist of countries affected by illegal trade of ivory tusks

Thailand has been removed from the blacklist of countries affected by illegal ivory trade, said Mr Somkiart Suntornpitakkool, director of the Wildlife and Plants Protection Division, on Friday. He said…

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Thailand among countries denounced by UN for “shameful” practices against people fighting for human rights

Thailand has been listed among 38 countries that the United Nations denounces for carrying out “shameful” practices, including harsh reprisals and intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights….

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Panthongtae Shinawatra : Bigger political pawn nowadays?

Panthongtae Shinawatra was first thrusted into the political spotlight in early 2000s doing two things — one like any teenaged boy would do and the other like no other teenager…

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Thailand wins two prestigious awards at 8th World Puppet Carnival, Russia

Young Thai puppet art performers of Nataya Bangkok Club have won two prestigious awards – Best Traditional Show Award and Audience Award – in the 8th World Puppet Carnival in…

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Murder suspect “Sia Oun” returned to Thailand from Cambodia

Panya Yingdang, alias Sia Oun, the prime suspect in the daring murders of a woman and her male companion in Chon Buri on July 29, has been returned to Thailand…

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Senior Gen Min Aung Hlaing, right, during his visit to Thailand in June this year. Photo from senior Gen Min Auang Hlaing’s Facebook

Thai-Myanmar military ties reach new heights under Min Aung Hlaing 

YANGON—Relations between the Myanmar and Thai militaries have reached new heights during the tenure of Myanmar’s military chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, according to a report published by a Yangon-based…

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Chatu Mongol…for real or just seat warmer?

It may have surprised many when M.R. Chatu Mongol Sonakul, a former governor of the Bank of Thailand, was picked as the leader of the Action Coalition for Thailand Party (ACT), a…

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Thai rescue teams join relief operation in Laos

Rescue teams of Laos, Thailand and China have been rushing to rescue survivors and search for signs of the missing since Monday night in the flooded villages of Sanamxay district…

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15 provinces warned of heavy rain, high waves during July 7-12

People in 15 provinces along the coasts of the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand should remain on high alert for possible high waves, inshore surges, heavy rain and…

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Monk Who Predicted Thai Cave Rescue Hailed for ‘Intervention’

YANGON — Monday night’s successful location of a youth soccer team and their coach who had been missing in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand has put the spotlight…

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