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Thungyai Naresuan and Huai Kha Kaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries in Thailand home to diverse types of flora and fauna

Thungyai Naresuan and Huai Kha Kaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries in Thailand home to diverse types of flora and fauna

The Thungyai Naresuan and Huai Kha Kaeng Wildlife sanctuaries are home to several hundred species under the protection of the United Nations Environment Program. Created in 1972 and 1974, respectively, they cover an area of 622,200 hectares. Both sanctuaries were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1991. Animals in the sanctuaries comprise 77 percent of large mammals, 50 percent of large b...

Posted May 28, 2015
Experience the Songkran Festival and expect to get wet

Experience the Songkran Festival and expect to get wet

This year’s Songkran Festival, also known as the Thai New Year, or the Water Throwing Festival, begins on April 13, and concludes on April 15.  It marks the beginning of spring and the solar calendar, when the sun crosses the equator. It is the celebration of the vernal equinox, similar to the Indian Holi Festival, the Chinese Ching Ming, and the Christian Festival of Easter.   S...

Posted May 22, 2015
Experience the peaceful island of Koh Klang when visiting Krabi, Thailand

Experience the peaceful island of Koh Klang when visiting Krabi, Thailand

If you want a different kind of adventure, experience the peaceful island of Koh Klang when visiting Krabi, Thailand. It is not the Krabi of white sandy beaches, but it is just as special. Most of the inhabitants of Koh Klang, which number approximately 5,000 people, came to the island around the time of World War II. Prior to that time, there were only eight houses on the island. Most of the peo...

Posted May 21, 2015
Kickboxing Festival and Wai Kru Muay Thai ceremony to be held in Bangkok, March 17

Kickboxing Festival and Wai Kru Muay Thai ceremony to be held in Bangkok, March 17

The 11th annual Kickboxing Festival and Wai Kru Muay Thai ceremony takes place March 17-20, at Ayutthaya in Bangkok. Over 300 Muay Thai boxers from 30 countries around the world will gather to pay their respect to their teachers, and to pay homage to the legendary Muay Thai folk hero, Nai Khanom Tom. Contestants come from the UK, Canada, Russia, Korea, France, the Ukraine, and South Africa. The h...

Posted May 20, 2015
Legal aspects of getting married in Krabi, Thailand

Legal aspects of getting married in Krabi, Thailand

Having a dream wedding in Krabi, Thailand is becoming more and more popular for westerners. The Andaman Sea is the perfect aesthetic and romantic backdrop. However, individuals or couples who are not Thai citizens need to be aware of certain legal aspects of getting married in Krabi, Thailand or elsewhere in the country. Legalities of Marrying in Krabi, Thailand Fulfilling the legal obligat...

Posted May 16, 2015
TAT promoting sightseeing by boat to Krabi and other locations in Thailand

TAT promoting sightseeing by boat to Krabi and other locations in Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is promoting sightseeing by boat to Krabi and other locations in Thailand. Destinations singled out for this promotion include Krabi and other island resort areas on the Andaman Sea, Bangkok, the Koh Samui Island area and the Chao Phraya River area. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thai Minister of Tourism & Sports, instructed TAT officials to develop plan...

Posted May 15, 2015
TAT reviews tourist development plans of Andaman coast

TAT reviews tourist development plans of Andaman coast

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently met in Phuket with representatives of the region’s tourist industry to review plans for boosting Andaman coast tourism. The TAT conferred with 150 local operators and tourism associations, to listen to issues affecting tourism in Krabi, Phuket and Phang Nga.All agreed that a master plan was needed to upgrade the South’s infrastructure and energy res...

Posted Feb 21, 2015
Celebrating Chinese New Year in Thailand

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Thailand

This year, the Chinese New Year is celebrated on February 19, according to the lunar calendar. It’s also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar Year. A zodiac animal sign represents each new year making this the Year of the Sheep.Thai Chinese represent more than 14 percent of Thailand’s population, so the Chinese New Year is an important day for them. It is one of the country’s public holidays,...

Posted Feb 17, 2015
Choose a Krabi, Thailand wedding ceremony and package for your special day

Choose a Krabi, Thailand wedding ceremony and package for your special day

If you have made the decision to get married in Krabi, Thailand, you can choose from a plethora of wedding ceremonies and packages for your special day. Whether you choose a religious ceremony or a secular one, there are top-rated companies that will take care of all the details and create the wedding of your dreams.Types of Marriage Ceremonies in Krabi, ThailandNo matter what your religion, spiri...

Posted Feb 13, 2015
An introduction to Tonsai Bay in Krabi, Thailand

An introduction to Tonsai Bay in Krabi, Thailand

Tonsai Bay is a tropical gem in Krabi, Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands. With ferries at its busy pier bringing visitors to the area in the early morning, until the last ferry leaves in the afternoon, observers note that Tonsai has two different personalities. It’s a bustling hive of tourist activity from morning to early afternoon when most of the tourists depart. Afterwards, it becomes a q...

Posted Feb 5, 2015