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BANGKOK — An estimated 2,000 protesters converged Sunday in the capital to oppose forest homes built for judges, in a move to prevent the issue from dying down. The group leaders demanded Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha order to have the houses demolished and return the area to the ...
Protesters in Thailand have staged one of the country's biggest demonstrations since the 2014 military coup as they campaign against a luxury housing development on forested land. More than 1,000 people gathered in the northern city of Chiang Mai. They rallied against a housing project being built for ...

The rally will start at the Tha Pae Gate in Chiang Mai downtown at 7.30am, when the organisers plan to “turn Chiang Mai green” with cyclists and ... Thirasak said the rally was aimed at sending a signal to the government that Chiang Mai people wanted the relevant agencies to take urgent action to end the ...
CHIANG MAI – Thai police on Wednesday (April 25) cancelled an event to launch a new report on human rights abuses in Karen State by the Tatmadaw (Myanmar military) and warning of a humanitarian crisis there, The Irrawaddy Online reported. The Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN) originally ...
Pun-arj Chiaratana, director of the National Innovation Agency (NIA), said the collaboration between the two ministries would result in the startup hub being established on 2 rai in the Tha Phae district in Chiang Mai province. The hub will serve as a landing path and one-stop service centre for a startup ...
Thailand had always been on the bucket list - I'm sure it is for a lot of people. So when the chance arrived to visit the lovely city of Chiang Mai and experience some of the wonderful things it had to offer, that chance was not turned down.

In a city full of wats (Buddhist temples), Wat Umong is the most unique and least-visited in Chiang Mai. Tucked away on the western edge of town in the forested mountain foothills, this wat contains a network of centuries-old tunnels still used by Buddhist monks.
A Chiang Mai woman who spent two nights in intensive care following a severe allergic reaction to medication is now sporting a truly life-saving tattoo on her upper arm – an English-language list of medicines to which she reacts badly, along with symptoms to watch for. Siri-on Kasuya, 32, of Hang Dong ...
I've managed to track down one of the last practitioners in the bucolic Hang Dong district, 30 minutes south of Chiang Mai. It hasn't been the easiest place to find – even my guide and driver don't know of it – but after a few wrong turns into strangers' front yards, a smiling old woman with a single tombstone ...
BANGKOK: A second-year student attending a Chiang Mai university was arrested late Thursday (Feb 8) night for allegedly stealing multiple women's underpants and bras from several boarding houses in downtown Chiang Mai. Police said Polawat Pothanak, 21, was arrested at his house in Chiang Mai's ...
Several young women in a village in Chiang Mai's Hang Dong district have complained that thieves had stolen their underwear. The young women from Ban Pong Nua village in Tambon Ban Pong complained to reporters and village leaders that underwear described as “sexy” had been stolen on several ...
“I don't see Chiang Mai as a standalone destination for the longhaul market, but it could in some cases work as a starting point for some tailored and unique longhaul products. For example, we have an overland itinerary combining the northern regions of Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Such a programme is ...
Four Malaysian men have been arrested over allegations that they duped and drugged a Chiang Mai resort owner so he would lose over Bt10 million at a gambling table – which they denied, Tourist Police deputy chief Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpan told the press in Bangkok on Monday. Suspects Ng ...
About 50 metres downhill from the pickup spot, the vehicle slammed into two parked vehicles, plunged off the roadway, and hit a tree behind a house before stopping. Four tourists were injured, including a three-month pregnant woman. They were sent to the hospital of the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai ...
Chiang Mai is one of the top cities in Thailand and bikes are quite popular here. We will start off in Nimmanhaemin area, because it is one of the trendiest spots in the city. This area is filled with boutique hotels, chic shops, cafes and restaurants and we are collaborating with Somtam Krok Nimman, Room No ...
The FINANCIAL -- Bangkok Airways will begin its direct flights between Chiang Mai and Hanoi (Vietnam) starting from 25 March 2018 onwards. Bangkok Airways offers daily flight with 70 seater ATR72-500/600. The outbound flight PG995 will depart Chiang Mai International Airport at 09.55hrs and arrive ...
The Pha Muang Taskforce in Chiang Mai's Fang district was alerted to the accident at 9.30am. Troops were sent to help the accident victims at kilometre marker No 22 of the road to the Doi Ang Khang agricultural experiment station in Tamb Mae Ngon in Fang. One of the tourists was severely injured and ...

Chiang Mai, a traditional Thaksin stronghold (a 2014 media report by The Australian newspaper estimated that as many as 70% of Chiang Mai residents supported him), has suffered from this polarization. In 2014, a nationwide purge - after the coup that removed Thaksin's sister Yingluck from office - saw its ...
Tanachira Retail Corporation, importer and distributor of Danish jewellery and accessories company Pandora, recently opened the brand's first shop in Northern Thailand at Central Festival Chiang Mai, launching its winter collection in parallel. Spread across 70 square metres, this is the brand's 28th shop ...
The final “Thai Fight” event of the year takes place tonight (Saturday December 23) at Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport. The event is televised on Channel 3 and 33 from 6 pm to 8.00 pm (local time) and on Channel 28 from 8 pm to 9.45 pm. In addition the live stream is available on Line TV. The fight card ...
Chiang Mai's Samoeng district chief has organised the handout of blankets and winter clothes to 7,000 residents with the temperature in the district plunging to 5 degrees Celsius. Chatree Kittithanadit, the Samoeng district chief, said the temperature in his district dropped rapidly to about 5C early on Friday ...
Qatar's Minister of Transport and Communications said: “Qatar Airways' new route to Chiang Mai from Doha recognises the very important ties of friendship and commerce that exist between the State of Qatar and the Kingdom of Thailand. It is a relationship that will only grow stronger thanks to the launch of ...
Designed to honour Chiang Mai's traditional Lanna history, while also celebrating the city's present-day appeal, the 30-key resort boasts a prime waterfront location and offers spacious luxury accommodation, a stunning rooftop pool and constantly evolving menus of world-class cuisine, especially created ...
“Today's inaugural flight to historic Chiang Mai marks a further growth in the already strong bonds between the State of Qatar and the Kingdom of Thailand,” said Qatari Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim bin Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti. “I am very proud that Qatar Airways now flies to four beautiful ...
The top U.S. nuclear envoy and North Korean Foreign Ministry officials are expected to attend an international security meeting in Chiang Mai this week, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing diplomatic sources. Their expected presence at the meeting of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia ...
Chiang Mai people held a charity run around the northern city's moat on Monday morning to raise funds for the “kaokonlakao” scheme. The 11-kilometre run around the city's moat was led by Chiang Mai governor Pawin Chamniprasart and joined by about 5,000 people, comprising aged people, students, ...
A titanic Thai-inspired temple just popped up in Chiang Mai—but instead of gold leaf and teak, this one's built entirely of cardboard. Assembled in less than a day, the prefabricated building is the latest work of Olivier Grossetete, a prolific French artist who specializes in cardboard architecture. Those who ...
Their friend, La-eard Charoenrat, 74, was seriously wounded and was rushed to Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital. Police said the three women were part of a 38-strong group tour from Phang Nga brought by to Chiang Mai by tour guide Anuwat Yoobumrung, who hired three “red cars” to transport the ...
Two tourists from the southern province of Phangnga were killed after their parked "songthaew" taxi slid down a slope in front of Bhubing Rajanives Palace in Chiang Mai's Muang district on Tuesday morning. Phuping police station was alerted to the accident at around 11.30am. The rescue team and police ...
Even if you managed to spot Pettonpung Gym from the road, you probably wouldn't guess that it's produced some of the most renowned female fighters in Thailand and that it's been an integral part of making the nearby city of Chiang Mai the epicenter of female kickboxing in Thailand. In fact, according to ...
The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand gives visitors the opportunity to meet, feed and bathe elephants that have been rescued from cruel tourist attractions that persist in the country. It also protects newborns from becoming subject to Phajaan, a process in which young elephants are taken ...
Adventure tourism has become increasingly popular with Chinese and Western tourists who visit Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. Source: ...
Chiang Mai International Airport officials said 81 flying lanterns fell on to ... Loy Krathong revellers in Chiang Mai floated the lanterns as part of ...
Photos of Chiang Mai University students modeling costumes inspired by their exquisite northern culture have circulated on Facebook this ...
CHIANG MAI: Airlines will cancel 78 flights through Chiang Mai airport on Friday and Saturday to avoid the danger posed by floating sky ...
Hilltribe people from villages around Phuping Palace in Chiang Mai were on Thursday among mourners laying flowers in tribute to His Majesty ...
(THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Chiang Mai continues to expand international direct flights to Thailand's northern gateway city as it ...
Royal Forestry officials and tourist police have inspected two tourist sites in Chiang Mai offering adventure attractions, Monjam Zipline and ...
Body of man found below Chiang Mai waterfall ... man early on Monday morning after he drowned below a Chiang Mai waterfall during the day.
Chiang Mai police on Monday arrested two Chinese women who allegedly used fake passports to sit for a TOEFL exam on behalf of paying ...
At least four landslides and five fallen trees have blocked Sri Wichai Road of Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai's Muang district since Sunday morning, ...
A Chiang Mai temple which is taking care of about 700 abandoned children and orphans has appealed for urgent donations of sanitary napkins ...
A newborn baby was found in a garbage bin in Chiang Mai province on Sunday. Local residents spotted the baby and immediately alerted ...
The Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum in Chiang Mai has become the first Thai art museum to win the Best New Museum of Asia Pacific award ...
Emergency units stand by the A320 operated by Jetstar Pacific after it made an emergency landing at Chiang Mai airport on Monday while en ...
Flash floods and landslides damaged 20 homes in Chiang Mai's Chaiya Prakan district on Tuesday morning. There were no injuries, but most ...
At least 78 flights at Chiang Mai airport will be cancelled on Friday and Saturday to avoid hazards posed by floating sky lanterns during the ...
The temperature atop Doi Inthanon, Thailand's highest mountain, plunged further on Wednesday morning to a chilly 5 degrees Celsius.
BANGKOK (The Nation/Asia News network) - Tourists and residents fled to higher ground as a resort and homes in Chiang Mai's Hang Dong ...
CHIANG MAI – Police form Thailand's Internet Crimes Against Children (TICAC) department have arrested an American man at his apartment ...


 

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