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Love history? Then check out these Thai destinations

By at June 22, 2017 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Ayutthaya

Thailand is mainly known nowadays for its lush beaches and tropical settings, but beyond the tranquil façade is a wealth of history to be discovered, whether it be in the biggest cities or the most remote settlements. Here are just a few of the best places to visit if you’re a history buff looking to learn more.   Ayutthaya It was once the biggest city in the

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Is Thailand Wheelchair Accessible?

By at December 22, 2016 | 1:33 pm | 0 Comment

Is Thailand Accessible?

Across the world, travel has become more accessible and more affordable than ever before, giving an ever-increasing number of people the opportunity to get out, see the world, broaden their horizons and live life to the full. But what does this mean for people with disabilities? Does Thailand provide the necessary services and adapted facilities to allow disabled visitors

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The Top 5 Accessible Destinations in Thailand

By at December 22, 2016 | 11:12 am | 0 Comment

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1. Phuket This is our top pick because of the wide variety of resorts, activities and entertainment, and the level of support for wheelchair users and the less mobile. Many international hotel chains have resorts in Phuket with adapted bedrooms. There are also several quality hospitals and numerous accessible tours and attractions. Accessible transport, mobility

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Jason’s Trip to Phuket

By at September 14, 2016 | 12:55 pm | 0 Comment

A traditional Thai welcome for Jason on his trip to Phuket

I arrived in Phuket on Saturday 6th April, flying in from Bangkok. Me and my carer collected our luggage and rented a car relatively quickly. Booking a rental car on-line has its flaws; I selected the 'Ford Focus model or similar' because I have a 3 door Focus at home and know I can get in and out easily, plus my wheelchair fits in the boot easily. However, they didn't

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Road Transport in Thailand

By at June 9, 2016 | 1:03 pm | 0 Comment

Driving in Thailand

An Accessible Travel Review by Andy Wright Accessibility for wheelchairs and walkers in Thailand For the disabled person in Thailand mobility is the major issue and challenge facing the visitor.  In cities such as Khon Kaen or even Bangkok don't expect the access to be the same as it is in your home country, although the more modern buildings aimed at Western tourists,

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Bangkok’s Two Airports

By at May 30, 2016 | 12:37 pm | 0 Comment

Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok, wheelchair access

An Accessible Travel Review by Andy Wright Don Muang or Suvarnabhumi? Coming to Bangkok by plane, you're likely going to land at one of two airports. If your departure city was London and a direct flight with an airline such as Thai Airways, you'll end up at the main airport - Suvarnabhumi. In the past, the main airport was Don Muang but it was surpassed in importance

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Bangkok’s Rail System Wheelchair Access Issues

By at January 21, 2015 | 9:30 pm | 0 Comment

Bangkok Mrt Metro

Activists highlight access problems on Bangkok's MRT and Skytrain rail networks Activists fighting for accessibility in Thailand have convened recently to discuss progress in improving access to Bangkok's BTS system as well as the MRT line. While some progress has been made, lifts are still missing from many BTS stations and while the MRT has lifts at each station,

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What Does The Coup In Thailand Mean For Tourists

By at May 27, 2014 | 5:24 am | 0 Comment

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Update - 16/06/14 The curfew has now been lifted in almost all areas.   The coup in Thailand  is featuring very heavily in world's media at the moment and many countries embassies have advised not travelling to Thailand as the country is seen as being unstable. But what's the real situation for tourists and tourism in Thailand? The issues of Thailand

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What’s The Best SIM With Prepaid Data In Thailand-And Where To Get It

By at February 26, 2014 | 5:58 am | 8 Comments

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Here is a guide to the best Sim card data Internet providers in Thailand. Most people buy a SIM card with data preloaded for use with a portable device such as an iPhone, iPad or tablet, but not all data providers are created equally. [caption id="attachment_3929" align="alignright" width="150"] best Sim with prepaid data for Thailand[/caption] Thai SIM card

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Thailand Transport Minister speech of truth about infrastructure

By at August 9, 2013 | 6:20 am | 0 Comment

New infrastructure in Thailand

At the end of July, Thailand Transport Minister Chadchat Sittipunt made a passionate plea to get the support of all political parties for endorsing a massive infrastructure investment plan worth THB two trillion (US$ 63.7 billion). The plan would run over a period of seven years and cover the development of new MRT lines in Bangkok, four new high-speed train lines, the

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Thailand Aims For $65 Billion Tourism Revenue Next Year

By at July 11, 2013 | 7:30 am | 0 Comment

Tourism Authority of Thailand

BANGKOK, July 10 -- Thailand is targeting to receive more than 164 million domestic and foreign tourists next year with 2 trillion baht (US$65 billion) in revenue, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said. In its Marketing Action Plan 2014, TAT has set its sights on achieving 28.01 million foreign tourist arrivals with a 1.326-trillion baht (US$43 billion) revenue

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Medical tourism in Thailand on the rise

By at July 10, 2013 | 9:51 am | 0 Comment

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Medical tourism is a billion dollar industry in Southeast Asia -- and countries like Singapore and Thailand are growing the share of the market by offering state-of-the-art medical services at affordable prices. SINGAPORE: A growing number of people are seeking medical treatment in Thailand as healthcare costs at other countries rise. Thailand is actively developing

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Colombia, Thailand To Sign Visa Exemption Agreement

By at July 10, 2013 | 4:52 am | 1 Comments

BANGKOK, July 10 (Bernama) -- Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin will sign a visa exemption agreement with Thailand during her visit to the country from July 11 to 13, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported. Under the agreement proposed by Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thai and Colombian nationals holding diplomatic and official passports are allowed to stay

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