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Tourism, travel -

According to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, this figure is more than 175% higher than the previous year and meets the government's minimum target for 2023. Preliminary estimates suggest that tourists' expenditures exceeded one trillion baht. The top five countries in terms of visits to Thailand were: Malaysia - 4.07 million people. China - 3.13 million people (the government aimed for 4-5 million people). South Korea - 1.48 million people. India - 1.47 million people. Russia - 1.29 million people. The target for tourist arrivals in 2024 is set at 35 million people, approaching the record of 39 million...

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Buddhist temple, cave, Chiang Dao -

The cave temple complex, Wat Tham Chiang Dao, stands as one of the main attractions in the Chiang Dao region of Chiang Mai province. Situated at the foothills of the green and often misty Doi Luang Chiang Dao, this giant cave adorned with stalagmites and stalactites, along with a small surrounding temple, is a 1.5-hour drive from Chiang Mai city. It is believed that the image of Buddha Tandjai inside the cave temple fulfills all prayers and desires. Note: When visiting sacred places, ensure that your shoulders and knees are covered. Location: Wat Tham Chiang Dao: https://maps.app.goo.gl/KGwnzp3wRPcVXiX47?g_st=ic Opening hours: 8:00...

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free visa, India, Taiwan -

According to, visa-free travel will be in effect from November 10, 2023, to May 10, 2024. Tourists will be able to stay in the country without a visa for 30 days. The government claims that simplifying entry conditions for this category of tourists could significantly increase tourism revenue. Based on the latest data, from January 1 to October 29, Thailand welcomed 22 million tourists, contributing 927.5 billion baht to the country's budget. According to the Bank of Thailand (BOT), tourism accounts for approximately 12% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and nearly one-fifth of jobs.

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Chiang Mai, chinese -

Chiang Mai has been a highly popular destination among Chinese tourists. However, despite the visa exemptions for Chinese citizens, the number of visits has significantly dropped. According to statistics, in August, Chiang Mai welcomed 21,568 Chinese tourists, in September - 12,556, and in the first two weeks of October - 7,828. The President of the Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association publicly stated that one reason for the decrease in the number of Chinese tourists is the shooting incident at the Siam Paragon shopping center in Bangkok, where three people, including a Chinese citizen, were killed. Other probable reasons include the...

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free visa, russians -

The cabinet approved the temporary increase in the period of visa-free stay for Russians from 30 days to 90 days between November 1 and April 30. During the period from January to August, Thailand welcomed 923,113 Russian tourists. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to the third Belt and Road Foruma in Beijing between October 16 and 21.

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