Month: February 2018

How to get to Chiang Rai, Thailand from Bangkok by bus, train and plane

How to get to Chiang Rai, Thailand from Bangkok by bus, train and plane Getting to the north of Thailand, and specifically to Chiang Rai, Thailand from Bangkok by bus, train or plane is not that difficult. Depending on which mode of transportation you take, it does not take that long either and, if you …

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Thailand’s smoking ban on 24 beaches now in effect with more beaches to follow

Thailand’s smoking ban on 24 beaches in 15 provinces now in effect Smoking is banned on beaches in many parts of the world. Starting February 1st, 2018, Thailand has joined the growing list of countries not allowing people to smoke on their beaches, with 24 Thai beaches in 15 provinces now under a smoking ban. …

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Chiang Rai feels Myanmar earthquakes and aftershocks on Saturday and Sunday

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck Myanmar late Saturday afternoon (February 3rd, 2018) with the earthquake itself and after shocks being felt as far away as Chiang Rai, Thailand. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was approximately 41 kilometers away from the border town of Tachileik, Myanmar The Thai Meterological Department …

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Air China expands routes to Bangkok due to increasing popularity from Chinese tourists

Air China expands routes to Bangkok due to increasing popularity from Chinese tourists If you have been in Bangkok in the last few years, you will have noticed an enormous increase in the number of Chinese tourists. So much so, several airlines have increased the number of flights between China and Bangkok as demand for …

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Bangkok’s British embassy sold to Central Group for £420 million by cash-strapped UK Foreign Office

Bangkok’s British embassy sold to Central Group for £420 million by cash-strapped UK Foreign Office The British government has sold Bangkok’s British embassy and the land it stands on to Thailand’s Central Group for £420 million. The sale is the largest land deal in the nation’s history, coming in as it does around 18.6 billion baht …

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Rama I Road and Ratchaprasong traffic diverted during rush hour to ease traffic jams

Rama I Road and Ratchaprasong traffic now diverted during rush hour Anyone who has been in the vicinity of Rama I Road and the Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok during rush hour knows how bad traffic jams can get. Especially with large amounts of traffic going in and out of the Central World shopping mall from early …

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