Bangkok was founded in 1782 by the first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty. It is now the country's spiritual, cultural, diplomatic, commercial and educational hub.
Chiang Mai is one of the few places in Thailand where it is possible to find in the heart of the city centuries-old chedis and temples next to modern convenience stores and boutique hotels.
Located approximately 862 kilometers south of Bangkok is Phuket, Thailand's largest island, which is often dubbed as the pearl of the Andaman, or the pearl of the south.
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Koh Libong: A haven for Thailand's threatened dugong population
Tue, 04 Feb 2020 00:25:11 GMT
For much of 2019, Thailand's biggest internet celebrity was an aquatic mammal with a nose resembling a vacuum cleaner nozzle.
Starting October 1, 2020, most Americans will need a new ID to fly for security reasons. Here's how to find out if yours will be accepted.
Message in a hangar: New York City fashion show walks the walk at JFK
Fri, 07 Feb 2020 19:36:19 GMT
New York City is no stranger to head turning, over-the-top fashion — but its biannual Fashion Week brings boldness in spades.
Luxury floating hotel opens in Sweden
Tue, 04 Feb 2020 13:46:13 GMT
Arctic Bath is a floating hotel in the Scandinavian north, designed to resemble a cluster of logs caught adrift on a Swedish river.
Why it's still OK to take a cruise amid the coronavirus outbreak
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:56:21 GMT
As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, the cruise industry is under scrutiny following an outbreak that has left one ship quarantined in Asia and passengers worldwide worrying about whether they need to change their cruise plans.
Americans can travel to Cuba. Here's how
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 02:23:20 GMT
In the foothills of the Sierra de los Órganos Mountains, more than two hours west of Havana, a trickle of riders on horseback descends a reddish-brown mountain in a serpentine line. They smile as they pass a group of hikers and continue on their ride.
South America's 'Lost World' rediscovered
Tue, 11 Feb 2020 15:39:45 GMT
Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 saga "The Lost World" was inspired by reports from three little-known European colonies at the top of South America. Today the independent nations of Guyana and Suriname and the French territory of Guyane are finally stepping out from the shadows.
Why Britain's hated Pacer trains just won't go away
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:35:56 GMT
Bus-on-rail Pacer trains were introduced to Britain in the 1980s. Forty years later, what was supposed to be a temporary measure is still in service, much to the anger of commuters tired of discomfort aboard what has for some become a symbol of the UK's north-south economic divide.
British Airways smashes record for quickest subsonic NYC to London flight
Mon, 10 Feb 2020 19:22:36 GMT
A British Airways (BA) flight has broken the record for the fastest-ever subsonic flight between New York and London, reaching a top speed of more than 800mph (1,287km/h).
Futuristic airplane concept promises cleaner travel
Mon, 10 Feb 2020 12:55:36 GMT
The Her0 Zero Emissions Airplane is an elegant concept design created by Joe Doucet that uses electric-powered propellers and sweeping wings that end in large, upturned tips.
Why 'heaven on Earth' needs more tourists
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 09:52:50 GMT
The tiny two-island nation of Sao Tome and Principe, known as the "African Galapagos" because of its remarkable biodiversity, attracts just 30,000 tourists a year -- making it one of the world's least visited countries
The rise of the non-alcoholic cocktail
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:00:30 GMT
Non-alcoholic cocktails aren't new. But with increasing alternatives to spirits, wine and beer, bartenders like Will Meredith at Lyaness bar in London see the trend only growing.
What the airport of 2030 will look like
Wed, 05 Feb 2020 22:44:06 GMT
From biometrics to parallel realities, find out about the innovations that will change our airport experiences in the decade to come.
When tourist photos go bad
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 04:07:41 GMT
Looking at vacation photo albums used to be a chore.
Delta reunited this little girl with her doll
Mon, 10 Feb 2020 02:40:09 GMT
Kenley Britton was devastated when her special "Daddy Doll" went missing on a Delta flight from Connecticut to Atlanta last week, her mother Arielle told CNN.
What the reinvention of Europe's favorite city means for travelers
Sun, 02 Feb 2020 12:57:26 GMT
In the near future, visitors to Paris will be able to take a dip in the Seine and dine in an abandoned, underground subway station.
The best travel photos of 2020 so far
Fri, 31 Jan 2020 16:53:03 GMT
At its best, travel photography inspires, intrigues and informs. It sets us on armchair adventures or moves us to plan a dream trip. See amazing images from 2020 and journey the world through pictures.
Rail network with longest train tunnel almost complete
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:31:42 GMT
A high-speed rail network that carves through the Swiss Alps and features the world's longest rail tunnel is set for completion in 2020.
The wild, colorful times of Carnival are here again
It's Carnival -- that time of parades, parties and overindulgence before Lent. See how people are enjoying festivals around the world from South America to Europe.
Visiting Haida Gwaii, Canada's most mysterious islands
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 13:07:26 GMT
Pristine wilderness dotted by ancient village sites so protected that only 12 people at a time are allowed to step ashore -- this is Canada's final frontier, a remote archipelago off British Columbia's northernmost coast.
What Brexit will mean for travelers
Fri, 31 Jan 2020 12:20:57 GMT
Britain's departure from the European Union is finally upon us, but after all the warnings of chaos for inbound tourists and problems for UK travelers heading to the continent, what will situations will travelers actually face after January 31?
New York's oldest bars, still standing
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:11:37 GMT
The site of the first gay 'sit in'; a rich man's apartment turned police station turned cocktail room; a spot with a working dumbwaiter - these are a few of New York City's oldest bars that continue to thrive.
Most Americans will need a new ID to fly, starting in October
On October 1, 2020, travelers will need a "REAL ID-compliant" driver's license, US passport, US military ID or other accepted identification to fly within the United States.
20 of the world's best new restaurants for 2020
Mon, 03 Feb 2020 13:00:30 GMT
From Mexican dishes with a stellar view across the rooftops of London to Ethiopian cuisine in upstate New York, Mediterranean creativity in Bangkok to a Texas-inspired grill in Hong Kong, many of the most exciting new restaurants opening this year take their cue from global cuisines.
The aviation museum for people who don't care about aviation
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 13:16:16 GMT
The silent and oppressive hunk of metal in the corner comes alive as Erin Gregory tells its story. The nervousness of the soldiers who climbed aboard the aircraft almost 80 years ago is practically palpable.
Coronavirus cruise ship to undergo major cleaning before April sail
After a deep cleaning and sanitation process, the recently quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship is projected to set sail on April 29.
Is Venice at war with itself?
Tue, 04 Feb 2020 11:12:59 GMT
Historic levels of flooding. Flood barriers that don't work. A failed bid for independence. And cruise ships sailing past St Mark's Square. Venice's problems are legion -- but are Venetians warring with the outside world or with each other?
The story behind the squabbling subway mice
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 12:38:00 GMT
An image of two mice slugging it out over scraps of food on the London Underground has won a prestigious wildlife photography award from the UK capital's Natural History Museum.
A judge needs more time to decide whether a salvage company can remove the radio used to call for help on the Titanic
RMS Titanic Inc., a salvage company granted exclusive rights in 1996 to remove artifacts from the titanic, wants to remove the radio used to call for distress the day the ship sank, according to documents filed in a Virginia federal court.
9 ways to make airlines and airports better
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 14:40:20 GMT
Airlines and airports could do more to improve our flying experience. Aviation buffs weigh in on nine needed improvements that would better aviation for everyone.
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