The Royal Thai Government has announced that the Royal Cremation for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is scheduled for 25-29 October, 2017. Thursday, 26 October, will be the royal cremation day, and it has been declared a public holiday by the Cabinet to allow the people to take part in paying a final tribute to the late King.
During the process of the Royal Cremation which will last five days, tourist attractions across Thailand will be open as usual. This is with the exception of Bangkok’s Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which will be closed from 1-29 October, 2017, as they will be the venue of the Royal Cremation. All transport, banks, shopping areas, hospitals and other public services will be operating as usual.
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 why Phuket is till one of the most visited destinations for families on her blog; Together We Roam.
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On an island renowned for pristine beaches and sapphire seas, you would expect visitors to Thailand’s Koh Samui to spend all of their waking hours near the shore. However, there’s also lush rainforest that’s equally enticing for adventurous travellers, and the holiday gurus over at Expedia Australia have all the top tips. 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. Read More
Deciding between a getaway to the island of Phuket or a trip to Koh Samui is like picking between a pot of gold or a pile of cash—you really can’t go wrong either way. Holiday packages to Phuket and Koh Samui offer opportunities to immerse yourself in Thai culture, embark on an outdoor adventure, or simply enjoy some downtime on some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet.
We wouldn’t dream of making you choose on your own, so the experts at Expedia Australia did the research for you. Here are some memorable morsels to help you choose between these two enchanted islands. Read More
Travel writer Julie Miller won the coveted Best Travel Writer award this week at the annual National Tourism Industry Awards gala event. Her winning story is an important one, about the treatment of Thailand’s much-loved elephants.
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Phuket is fast becoming a popular hub for luxury cruise ship departures, and cruising from Phuket makes perfect sense for lovers of luxury travel. Not only can you cruise the tropical waters of South East Asia in the luxurious comfort of ships such as Silverseas’ Silver Discoverer, which offers a range of itineraries from and to Phuket, but there’s a fantastic range of luxury properties to stay in before and/or after your cruise. Read More
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Diving Similan Islands, in the Andaman Sea, some of Thailand’s best and most popular scuba diving, but Kara Murphy discovers that the trick is in finding the lesser-known spots, and shares her discoveries with Boat International. Read More
Women around the world know that when you get the chance to gather the girlfriends or escape solo, you’ve got to treat yourself. And where else are you going to find glorious weather, laid-back locals, and fabulous spas and shopping than on the islands of Thailand? The experts at Expedia Australia have put together a how-to guide with activities, attractions, and accommodation to help you enjoy the best girls’ weekend ever. Read More