A new era: the coronation of King Vajiralongkorn in photos (gallery + video)

Thailand has a new king. At 12:10pm on Saturday May 6, 2019 King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun placed the Great Crown of Victory on his head symbolising he ascension to the throne and title of Phra Vajira Klao Chao Yu Hua, or King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Rama X, heralding a new era for Thailand. King Vajiralongkorn is the […]

Thailand English-language News For March 22, 2017

In the March 22, 2017 edition of Newsline, presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about: • The Thailand Cabinet has approved a draft land and building tax law. According to the law, land owners of agricultural land will only be required to pay tax on the actual amount of land being used for agricultural purposes, while […]

UN General Assembly pays tribute to Thailand’s King Bhumibol (videos)

As the interregnum in the Chakri dynasty throne entered its 15th day the 27th plenary meeting of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly paused to pay tribute to the life of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama IX) who died October 13, 2016, ending a reign of more than 70 years (See: End […]

Bangkok’s Grand Palace Asean’s Most Visited Tourist Attraction

Bangkok’s Grand Palace is Asean’s most visited tourist attraction, ranking eighth in Asia and 40th in the world in 2013, according to leading travel magazine Travel+Leisure. With eight million visitors a year, according to gate count, Bangkok’s Grand Palace tied with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC and Pier 39 in […]