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Demonstrations in Thailand? No Problem, Travelers Say.

Demonstrations in Thailand? No Problem, Travelers Say. Shutterstock The political protests currently taking place in parts of Bangkok don't seem to be affecting travel to and within Thailand. And that should be no surprise. Despite events -- a coup, floods and protests that closed an airport among them -- that have rocked the...

Will a $16 Fee to Get Into Thailand Bring Classier Tourists?

Will a $16 Fee to Get Into Thailand Bring Classier Tourists? Siim Teller, Flickr Tourists to Thailand may soon be charged an entrance fee of 500 baht. That comes out to about $16, not really overkill for getting into a country that's full of street markets, pad Thai and full moon parties, now is it? The proposed entry fee is...

Charity Saving Animals From Illegal Dog Meat Trade In Thailand

Charity Saving Animals From Illegal Dog Meat Trade In Thailand Dog meat for sale in Hanoi (Wikipedia) Thailand has a thriving illegal trade in dog meat. While authorities have been cracking down on it recently, the demand is such that many dogs are stolen off the streets to supply restaurants in Cambodia and China, where the consumption...

American Tourist Killed By Thai Karaoke Band

American Tourist Killed By Thai Karaoke Band Flickr user Ferricide An American tourist in the Krabi province of Thailand was stabbed to death outside a bar after an altercation with a local karaoke band. Bobby Ray Carter Jr. and his son were allegedly intoxicated while a live band performed requests for tips, and...

Welcome To The Jungle: Thailand's Khao Yai National Park

Welcome To The Jungle: Thailand's Khao Yai National Park Adam Hodge, Gadling I was 12 years old when I discovered the jungle wasn't for me, and I hadn't even been to one yet. It was "Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World" that did it for me. Enthralled though I was by the idea of a Professor Challenger-esque expeditionary jaunt...

Vagabond Tales: Full Moon Parties And Surfing A Monsoon

Vagabond Tales: Full Moon Parties And Surfing A Monsoon Heather Ellison There are few larger rights of passage on the Southeast Asian backpacker circuit than the full moon party on the island of Koh Phangnan. A tropical version of Ibiza on psychedelics, the pull of this legendary debauch is so strong that nary a backpacker...

Vagabond Tales: Kayaking With Thieving, Soda Drinking, Bloodthirsty Monkeys

Vagabond Tales: Kayaking With Thieving, Soda Drinking, Bloodthirsty Monkeys Heather Ellison Most people who think monkeys are cute have more than likely never met a real monkey. Although they might be cute on television, as anyone who has actually met a monkey will tell you, their cuteness is simply a disguise for their evil. Yes, I'll say...

What's the Best Country In Asia For Eating?

What's the Best Country In Asia For Eating? From the 17th to 19th century, Grand Tourists (usually from England) would set out on a journey of discovery. This excursion had a near-cemented itinerary, a list of places a young man (it was almost always a man) would have to visit to have a well-rounded education. Paris,...

Better Know A Holiday: Buddha's Birthday

Better Know A Holiday: Buddha's Birthday xcode, Flickr AKA: Vesakha, Vesak, Wesak, Visak, Vixakha and many more derivatives. When? The second Sunday in May OR the day of the full moon in May OR the Sunday nearest to the day of the full moon in May OR the eighth day of the fourth lunar month OR if you've decided...

The Gatekeepers Of Asia: Face To Face With The Border Guards Of The Far East

The Gatekeepers Of Asia: Face To Face With The Border Guards Of The Far East estetika, Flickr In the West, randomness is a crucial, torturous pillar of border security. Those who have been to Asia know that active sadism is supplanted by bureaucracy, vanity and venality. In my opinion these are highly preferable alternatives. Once you know how land...

Photo Of The Day: Spot Of White

Photo Of The Day: Spot Of White This interesting Photo of the Day, titled "Spot of White," comes from Gadling Flickr pool member Mark Fischer and was captured in Bangkok's Siam Square using a Nikon D90. Mark captions the image: "On Sunday, May 8th, 2011, an estimated 100,000 people attended a ceremony...

Thailand Wants To Be The World's Most Popular Golf Destination

Thailand Wants To Be The World's Most Popular Golf Destination Thoughts of Thailand may bring images of red shirts and yellow shirts, the temples of Bangkok or swimming with elephants. But what about golf? Thailand has hundreds of golf courses and wants the world to know about them. Starting May 1, 2013, Golf In A Kingdom kicks off,...

Photo Of The Day: A Golden Thai Temple

Photo Of The Day: A Golden Thai Temple Buddhist temples in Thailand are unlike any other in the world. They are intricate, colorful and laden with gold. Mark Fischer took this amazing shot of Wat Pho in Bangkok, putting the golden chedi spires in stark contrast with the night sky. There are dozens of major...

Better Know A Holiday: Songkran

Better Know A Holiday: Songkran AKA: Thai New Year, Water Festival, Pi Mai (Laos), Chaul Chnam Thmey (Cambodia), Thingyan (Myanmar), Water-Splashing Festival (Chinese Dai minority) When? April 13 to 15 officially, though celebrations may last longer Public holiday in: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia,...

Travel Tool: Interactive World Heritage Site Map

Travel Tool: Interactive World Heritage Site Map When it comes to planning my next trip, a pretty photo only inspires me half as much as a good map. I'm particularly partial to UNESCO's interactive World Heritage List map, which I spend more time clicking on than I'd care to admit. The map identifies the List's 962...

5 Countries That Are Great Alternatives To Their Crowded Neighbors

5 Countries That Are Great Alternatives To Their Crowded Neighbors It's the great hypocrisy in the mind of every traveler that they want to tour a place free from other tourists. Grumbling that a place is overcrowded isn't without grounds, though. Who hasn't wanted to pull a Dr. Manhattan on the tour groups that take group photos with...

Buddha Toilet In France Causes International Fracas

Buddha Toilet In France Causes International Fracas A small hotel in the Burgundy region of eastern France did what legions of Pier 1 and World Market shoppers have done and used the image of Buddha for decorating purposes, devoting one of its individually themed rooms to the spiritual figure. And they found out that the...

Thailand Announces End Of Ivory Trade

Thailand Announces End Of Ivory Trade It's no secret that the demand for ivory in Asia has led to the slaughter of countless elephants in Africa. Whole herds have been decimated over the past decade and many African countries have watched their elephant populations dwindle to historically low levels. But on...

Video Of The Day: 10 Days In Thailand

"Ten Days in Thailand" from fredparis11 on Vimeo. This video of Thailand is gorgeous. Chronicling ten days spent in the country, filmmaker Fred Albrecht captures his moments spent in Thailand with precise beauty. It seems as though each shot could suffice as a...

Video Of The Day: Scenes From Southeast Asia

This video made by Birk Poßecker and Diana Weschke is a collection of scenes from a trip to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia this past October. It takes viewers across these countries via motorcycle, zipline, plane, bus, van and even the back of an elephant....

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