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  • Tom 9:12 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , , , , , JTEPA, Mekong, ,   

    Thailand-Japan trade and investment to be enchanced by both governments 

    The trade and investment barriers between Thailand and Japan will soon be resolved through the mutual cooperation between both countries.

    Japanese Foreign Minister, Mr Katsuya Okada, paid a courtesy call on Thai Prime Minister, Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. He extended his congratulations on the King’s recovery and praised the Prime Minister’s role in the 15th ASEAN Summit hosted by Thailand. (More …)

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  • Tom 3:04 pm on October 18, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Chiangsaen, , , King Mengrai, , , Mekong, , royal city, Sueb Chata Maenamkong, Suwan Khom Kham, , Wiang Hiran Nakhon Ngoen Yang,   

    Thai-Lao cooperation to push Chiangsaen-Suwan Khom Kham as a joint Word Heritage Site 

    Wat Prathat Phu Kao - Chiangsaen - Golden triangle - North Thailand / Photo: flickr.com by Antoine - Bkk

    Wat Prathat Phu Kao - Chiangsaen - Golden triangle - North Thailand / Photo: flickr.com by Antoine - Bkk

    Thailand and Laos are joining forces to push Chiangsaen – Suwan Khom Kham as a world heritage site and preparing for cultural cooperation to strengthen relations between the two counties.

    Mr. Teera Slakphetch, Minister of Culture revealed outcome of the meeting on cultural cooperation with Mr. Munkaew Orlamun , Minister of Publication and Culture of Lao PDR during his official visit to Laos on 15-17 October 2009. (More …)

     
  • Tom 8:58 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Huaypai, Khong Chiam, , Krathong floating, , Mekong, , Naga, Naga Fireballs, Nagas, , tambon, , , , Ubon Ratchathani   

    Tourists flock to see Naga Fireballs 

    Naga Fireballs

    Naga Fireballs

    Tourists have flocked to Khong Chiam district in the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani (See Ubon Ratchathani Hotels) to see the Naga Fireballs which are expected to rise from the Mekong River.

    According to Tambon Huaypai Administrative Organization, thousands of tourists from Ubon Ratchathani (See Ubon Ratchathani Hotels) and other provinces have traveled to the tambon to see the unexplainable phenomenon. Roads have been renovated while parking spaces and audience stands have been arranged at different locations along the river to accommodate more than 10,000 tourists. Police and civil defense volunteers are recruited to ensure safety both on land and in the river. (More …)

     
  • Tom 12:32 pm on September 13, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Chiang Khan, coffee mugs, , guest rooms, homestay, Kaeng Khut Khoo, , Loei, , Mekong, , natura, , postcards, residents, , , , , touristy, , tuktuks, village   

    Lost in time at Chiang Khan, Loei, Thailand 

    Chiang Khan, a quiet border town in Loei opposite Laos, oozes with a feel reminiscent of Pai not long ago

    Chiang Khan, Loei, Thailand

    Chiang Khan, Loei, Thailand

    Chiang Khan is a backwater town in Loei Province where time seems to stand still.

    This oasis of tranquility sits by the mighty Mekong River that separates Thailand and Laos. Rows of old wooden houses lining its banks present a beautiful natural backdrop to the town while friendly locals make tourists feel welcome, especially those looking to get away from overdeveloped touristy destinations.

    The feel of yesteryear still hangs heavy on Chiang Khan, and to city slickers it may well even seem like ghost town, but a string of guesthouses and homestay facilities that have sprung up by the river’s banks in recent years is evidence enough that a more tourists are visiting the town, generating in the process extra income for its residents and their families. (More …)

     
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