Informal chat with Mark Gooding, the British Ambassador to Thailand

Thank you for agreeing to answer some questions about your work and life here in Thailand. Can you begin by briefly introducing yourself? Of course. I’m delighted to be back in this region. I’ve spent much of my working career here. My first job after university was as a French and German teacher at an […]

Dates for Changing the Costume of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok

The Emerald Buddha is the most important Buddha image in Thailand. It is adorned with three different sets of gold seasonal costume; two were made by Rama I, one for the summer and one for the rainy season, and a third made by Rama III for the winter or cool season. The clothes are changed by […]

Businesses and venues reopen with strict health and safety guidelines

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the latest update that businesses and venues are allowed to reopen today with strict health and safety guidelines in line with Directives 5 and 6 under the extended Emergency Decree. The Royal Thai Government has allowed relaxation of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) containment restrictions […]

Thailand’s renowned hospitality shines through as ‘Good Host’ in troubled times

Stranded foreign tourists are expressing their gratitude to Thai local authorities and the people of Thailand for their hospitality and assistance after being stranded in the South of the country due to flight cancellations amid the current Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Foreigners stuck on Ko Phi Phi are expressing their sincere appreciation and gratitude […]