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- June,2023(part2) -
10 Jun, 2023
Thai government spokesperson introduces five UNESCO-designated cities in Thailand
Thailand has five cities in the country designated by UNESCO as creative cities in various categories such as gastronomy, crafts, folk arts and design.

The five cities in Thailand designated as UNESCO are as follows.
Chiang Mai

Thai government spokesperson Mr. Anucha Burapachaisri introduced the diverse creative talent and cultural heritage of these five cities as follows:

Bangkok achieved UNESCO Creative City status in 2019 in the field of design. Designated by UNESCO for its diversity and evolved urban design landscape, Bangkok's unique blend of ancient and contemporary design.

In 2015, Phuket was recognized by UNESCO as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. The island's local food industry generates approximately US$3.6 billion in revenue annually. Deeply rooted in local culture and passed down through generations, Phuket's traditional foods are worthy of UNESCO recognition.

Chiang Mai was recognized as a UNESCO Creative City in 2017. Known for its exceptional craftsmanship and folk art, Chiang Mai has long been known not only for its production of pottery, niello and silverware, but also for its expertise in wood crafts.

Sukhothai, like Chiang Mai, has been recognized by UNESCO as a creative city of handicrafts and folk art. Sukhothai has a wonderful community of more than 1,300 of his artisans in a variety of community-based industries such as textiles, pottery manufacturing, gold, silver and Sankhalok pottery making.

Known for its ecological diversity and traditional local recipes, Phetchaburi has been designated as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. This accreditation underscores the region's rich culinary traditions and its commitment to preserving its cultural and natural heritage through traditional recipes of the region.

09 Jun, 2023
9.47 million foreign tourists visited Thailand from January to May 18, 2023
The total number of foreign tourists having visited Thailand in 2022 was 11.15 million, but the number of foreign tourists having visited Thailand from January to mid-May 2023 has already reached 9.47 million.

According to the announcement of the Thai government, one million Chinese tourists visited Thailand from January 1, 2023 to May 18, 2023. This is because the Chinese government completely abandoned the "zero COVID-19" policy on December 27, 2022, allowing Chinese tourists to travel abroad.

According to Thai government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri, the government wants to The goal is to have 5 million Chinese tourists visit Thailand by the end of 2023. Achieving this target is expected to bring in 446 billion baht (US$13.18 billion) in domestic revenue.

Thailand's main industry, tourism, was severely damaged by the pandemic, but the industry continues to recover and is growing faster than expected in the first quarter of 2023.

08 Jun, 2023
Peach runs a summer travel sale between Osaka and Bangkok
Low-cost airline Peach will hold a discount sale for tickets between Osaka and Bangkok from 6:00 pm (Thai time) on June 8th. The name of the discount sale is “Enjoy Summer Sale”.

The outline of the "Enjoy Summer Sale" is as follows.
Sale period: June 8th 6:00pm to June 11th 9:59pm (Thai time)
Applicable boarding period: June 20 to October 28, 2023
(Except from July 14th to August 28th, September 15th to September 19th, October 6th to October 10th)
Travele route: Osaka (Kansai) - Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi)
Discount rate: Up to 25% off fares (airport fee and international tourist tax are required separately)

In addition to Bangkok, Peach's domestic and international flights to Seoul (Incheon), Taipei (Taoyuan), Kaohsiung, and Hong Kong are also eligible for sale.

For details and reservations, please refer to Peach's special website.

07 Jun, 2023
First trial run of Yellow Line monorail on June 3
Thailand's first monorail, the Yellow Line will connect Ladprao in Bangkok and Samrong in Samutprakarn, covering a distance of 30.4 kilometers and 23 stations.

The trial run of the Yellow Line started on June 3, 2023. The first two weeks of trial run will be conducted at only 13 stations from Hua Mak station to Samrong station, and it will take about 30 minutes. The trial run period is until the end of June, and the fare is free and open to the public. Service hours are 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

The Yellow Line will finish its trial run next month and start commercial operation. Fares range from 15 to 45 baht. You can transfer to the Green Line at Samrong Station, to the Airport Link to the airport at Hua Mak Station, and to the Blue Line at Ladprao Station. You can also transfer to the Orange Line, which is scheduled to be built in the future, at Yaek Lam Sali Station.

The road between Samut Prakan and Bangkok is widely known as a severely congested area, and the Yellow Line is expected to alleviate traffic congestion.

Passengers can access the latest train timetables and station information by installing BTSC's "The SKYTRAINs" mobile app.

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06 Jun, 2023
Thailand health ministry warns of 5-fold increase in dengue cases in Thailand compared to last year
On May 26, 2023, the Thai Ministry of Health reported that the total number of cases of dengue fever, severe dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome in Thailand from January to May 13, 2023 was 15,399. The number of patients was more than five times higher than the same period last year, and caution was called for. There were 13 dead.

The five provinces with the highest infection rates are Nan, Tak in the north, Trat in the east, Chanthaburi and Chumphon in the south. In Bangkok, 2,739 people were infected and one died.

Dengue fever is infected by mosquito bites, and in many cases it does not become severe without special treatment, and the mortality rate is said to be less than 1%, but severe dengue hemorrhagic fever is rare. Dengue hemorrhagic fever is accompanied by bleeding from the mucous membranes such as the mouth and nose, and unlike dengue fever, which has a low mortality rate, it is said that about 10% will die, and 40 to 50% will die if they do not receive appropriate treatment. It is not possible to predict in advance whether a person who has dengue fever will develop dengue hemorrhagic fever, so if you have symptoms that may be suspected of dengue fever, it is recommended that you seek treatment at a hospital as soon as possible.
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