Thailand Budhist Celebrations

Thailand is an interesting place to learn about Budhist Traditions.

'Ask this guy': Thai PM uses cardboard cutout to avoid journalists' questions

Prayuth Chan-ocha appeared ready for a media conference before producing the unusual prop and walking off

Britons died after Thai boat captain ignored warning, inquest hears

Coroner says captain’s decision to sail despite bad weather contributed to deaths of Monica O’Connor and Jason Parnell

Thailand’s Maya Bay, location for The Beach, to close to tourists

The bucket-list beach on the island of Koh Phi Phi Leh became famous when it featured in the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, but environmental concerns mean it will close to tourists from June

Thailand’s Top Island Adventures

There are plenty of adventurous activities to be found on Thailand’s islands. Here are Thailand’s Top Island Adventures: from ziplining to scuba diving.

Thai PM leaves cardboard cutout to take questions from the media – video

Thailand’s prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, produced a lifesize cardboard cutout of himself in an attempt to avoid questions from the media. He told the press conference: ‘If you want to ask any

Thai seafood: are the prawns on your plate still fished by slaves?

Report finds trafficking persists on Thai fishing boats, as campaigners challenge supermarkets to guarantee products are free of rights abuses

Cash-strapped Foreign Office sells Bangkok embassy for £420m

Foreign Office says sale designed to fund modernisation of other embassies around world

'Queen of Thai street food' wins Michelin star in Bangkok guide

Jay Fai’s shophouse, known for her crab omelette, is one of 17 restaurants awarded prestigious stars in listing for Thai capital

Virtual Reality brings ‘Discover Thainess’ to life

Discover Thainess virtual reality campaign brings authentic Thai local experiences to visitors before they even step foot in Thailand.

Thai police arrest notorious wildlife trafficking suspect

Exclusive: Boonchai Bach allegedly ran tusk and horn smuggling route from Africa

‘Don't they sell tyres?': Thai street food chef on life with a Michelin star

Jay Fai’s shophouse is doing a roaring trade as tourists arrive to snap photos and wait half a day for a table

Thailand’s Leader Uses Cardboard Stand-In to Avoid Journalists’ Questions

“Ask this guy,” Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters, then left them to direct their questions to the life-size cutout.

Yakuza boss arrested in Thailand after photos of his tattoos go viral

Police capture 72-year-old Japanese fugitive who was recognised when images of his body art were circulated online

Zimbabwean Family Lingers in Limbo at Thai Airport for 2 Months

The eight travelers, including children, are unwilling to return home because of political uncertainty and unable to secure visas to a third country.

Lurking in Toilets, Swimming the Streets: Snakes of Bangkok Move In

The Thai capital has always been rich in reptiles, but wet weather and urban growth are creating more snake-on-human encounters of an unpleasant kind.

Grassroots initiatives protect Ko Tao’s marine environment

Tourists are drawn to Ko Tao by the great diving and beautiful white sandy beaches, so it’s important to look after the island’s marine environment.

Where to eat on Thailand’s islands

So many delicious places to eat on Thailand's islands, the experts at Expedia Australia put together this list to help you narrow down your choices.

Why Thailand Takes Pride in the Vietnam War

While the conflict is remembered rightly as a tragedy in both the United States and Vietnam, Thai soldiers are remembered as heroes.

How Not to Talk to an Ape Smuggler

On the trail of real wildlife smugglers, our correspondent finds himself in a journalistic pickle.

How ESL Teaching is Unique

For those of us who have worked with kids, we think we know what we are doing, but most of us don't understand how ESL teaching is unique until we start.

Thailand Mourns King Bhumibol in a Solemn Spectacle

The pomp and pageantry of Thailand’s monarchy were on display for the cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Thailand Prepares for a King’s $90 Million Cremation Ceremony

In Bangkok, residents have folded more than 10 million flowers made of sandalwood to help guide the king’s soul to the afterworld.

How a Thai King Made Wealth Seem Sacred

The Thai monarchy became fabulously rich by casting King Bhumibol as a Buddha-like figure.

Can You Find Thailand on a Map?

What else do you know about Thailand’s geography, history and culture? Take our quiz to learn more.

Thailand travel advisory on The Royal Cremation for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

The Royal Thai Government has announced that the Royal Cremation for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is scheduled for 25-29 October, 2017.

Phuket with Kids – 7 reasons to have a family holiday in Phuket

Phuket with kids – is it overrated and to be avoided or a great family holiday destination? Travel blogger Rene Young, decides to find out for herself.

Yingluck Shinawatra, Ex-Leader Who Fled Thailand, Gets 5-Year Sentence

Ms. Yingluck, who is said to be in Dubai, was convicted of negligence over a rice-subsidy program. The verdict bars her from politics for life.

What Suits You? Taiwan or China?

What suits you? Taiwan or China? Read about the differences between both countries. While both countries have similarities, they can vary in lifestyles.

Ultimate Guide to Hiking in Koh Samui

Whether by boot or by bike, you’ll enjoy hidden waterfalls, secret gardens, and incredible views when you follow this guide to hiking in Koh Samui.

How to Pick Your Perfect Thai Island

Deciding between a getaway to the island of Phuket or a trip to Koh Samui? Here are some tips to help you choose from the experts at Expedia.

Saying Goodbyes – Goodbye Korea!

Saying goodbye is always hard. How do say goodbye to people you know you will never see again? You say good-bye and hope that you do see them again soon.

Ethical elephant encounters win Julie Miller an award for Best Travel Writer

Julie Miller won Best Travel Writer at the National Tourism Industry Awards gala event. Her winning story is about ethical elephant encounters in Thailand.

The Key To Your ESL Students’ Success

The Key To Your ESL Students’ Success - An ESL teacher’s job is more than just going through lessons and making sure students turn in their assignments.

Tutoring vs. Classroom Teaching

Teachers ask about tutoring versus classroom teaching in Asia. Here's some extra information that might be helpful in making the most of your time abroad.

Cruising the Mekong to the Golden Triangle

Award-winning travel writer John Borthwick muses on cruising the Mekong River from Lao to northern Thailand with Pandaw Cruises.

Taiwan Firsts – What To Expect When You Visit Taiwan for the First Time

Taiwan Firsts – What To Expect When You Visit Taiwan for the First Time As my parents are getting ready to return to the U.S. from their trip to Taiwan, they reminded me what it’s like to not only

7 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Teaching Abroad

Typically we all have our pre-determined ideas of what teaching abroad will be like but here are 7 surprising things you didn't know about teaching abroad.

Joys of Free Time

Ah! The joys of free time! A year ago, I was a busy beaver. There was so much to do back then; documents after documents needed to be filled, apostilled, signed- a long list of tasks needed to get don

Making Your Schedule Work For You While Living Abroad

Making your schedule work for you while living abroad is crucial to life abroad. It’s important to manage your time to take advantage of all possibilities Although a year sounds like a long time, it

Last Week of School Experiences in Korea

Guest post by Willynn Thompson - The 2016-2017 school year came to an official close in February, when I had my last week of school experiences in Korea.

Thailand’s Buddhists Celebrate Visakha Bucha Day

This important day, a national public holiday, is the day that marks three important events, the birth of the Lord Buddha, the enlightenment of the Lord Buddha, and the pass away of the Lord Buddha. T

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