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When you are asked about must-visit places in Thailand, it is doubtless that Phuket is one. Rich in culture, embraced by tranquil nature, the tourism section in Phuket had been doing great for decades, with new beautiful hotels and indulgent restaurants constantly emerges. However, with the recent pandemic, the wondrous island had to shut itself down like never before. Now that the situation in Thailand has been unceasingly easing, and with the Phuket International Airport being back in operation, the Phuket Hotels Association, in collaboration with global hospitality branding agency QUO, launches the "Imagine Phuket" campaign to help revive the island's charming liveliness and to invite discerning travelers to comfortably unwind in Phuket again. The campaign aims to prompt people of how Phuket was their ideal vacation with everything they need, and it still is. The initiative enables island hotels to come together with one voice and one message. Each property will be given the creative resources to personalize videos, images and logos with their own branding, creating bespoke versions of the campaign’s inspiring message. By reaching the combined audiences of 75 participating hotels in the private sector, there is the rare opportunity for authentic, large-scale virality. Check out the introductory video of the campaign below, and stay tuned for more from the campaign! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GospREAcZ2Y   Open photo by Sookyung An from Pixabay

Rosewood Bangkok is now ready to warmly welcome you to experience luxury stays and indulgent treatments at Sense, A Rosewood spa, along with elevated heath and safety operations, Commitment to Care programme, to ensure you can discover the beauty of Bangkok with highest comfort and security. “As we navigate to the new normal, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the well-being of our guests and associates,” says Thomas Harlander, managing director at Rosewood Bangkok. “During our temporary closure, the team was hard at work identifying new and creative ways to cater to our guests.  We could think of no better way to re-open than with these special opportunities for guests to reacquaint themselves with the high standard of service and care at Rosewood Bangkok.” Summer at Rosewood In addition to luxurious residential-style accommodations, guests enjoy a bounty of exclusive perks throughout the property, including a THB 1,500 Food & Beverage nightly credit and a “26-hour stay” option to extend their Rosewood Bangkok experience. Room rates start from THB 8,000 per night, valid to 30 September 2020. Suite Sojourn Perfect for an indulgent staycation, this package includes complimentary roundtrip transfers in Rosewood Bangkok’s BMW7 Series limousine, a THB 1,500 Food & Beverage nightly credit and a 60-minute treatment at Sense, A Rosewood Spa, available to 19 December 2020.  The nightly rate starts from THB 19,600. More Rosewood Those looking to stay longer at Rosewood Bangkok can enjoy a complimentary third night for every two consecutive nights’ stay, with rates starting at THB 6,670 per night, until 19 December 2020. Solace at Sense, A Rosewood Spa Throughout June and July, visitors to Sense, A Rosewood Spa can enjoy a complimentary 30-minute extension to selected 60-minute treatments as well as a 15 percent further saving on a second treatment or spa homecare products. Rosewood Bangkok re-opening packages and offers are subject to availability and rates include tax and service charge. For more information, please contact your travel professional or the hotel directly at +66 (0) 2 080 0088 or email bangkok@rosewoodhotels.com.

When your body and mind yearn for ‘vitamin sea’, you plunge yourself wholeheartedly into the beauty of nature where the white foam of the turquoise sea laps the stretching sandy beach repeatedly. And Mason Pattaya is where you should be.   Setting the Scene A mere two hours’ drive from downtown Bangkok and I was in a paradise! The ultra-modern architecture of Mason greeted me upon arrival, on par with the professional service of the staff who eagerly managed my belongings and sent them to the appointed villa. The mood and tone of the ambience is second to none, I told myself as we made our way through the cave-like path with the sea and the horizon as the backdrop. Mason is an all-villa resort with only 35 villas in total. Hence, the resort would not be too busy to enjoy at any time. The 150-metre sandy beach was bliss and I could guarantee that this part of Pattaya is tranquil and quiet, while the fun and the happenings are within easy reach at central Pattaya. Sundecks and beanbags are dotted on the beach. I could not wait to hit there at once.   Getting Comfortable With the spirited design aspect of the villa, one has to walk down the stairs from the rooftop in order to reach the entrance of the room. Doing so, the experience opens you to the panoramic view of the ocean meeting the sky at the horizon, while the at-ease private pool laps at your feet. The room was majestic with a lounge area upfront and the comfy vast bed tucked away. The bathroom is designed to be separated from the bedroom and occupy as much space, I would say – at least the customised bath was one of the biggest I ever encountered.  A dilemma hit me hard now as I first planned to unwind on one of the sundecks on the beach, then changed my mind to the private one sitting in front of the bedroom. However, after seeing the bath and the serene pool, I decided that I had to get wet during this relaxation session so I waited no time to plunge myself in.   Dining Options Three food outlets stand bold to treat every palate with the compliment of the sea within sight. Zila Street Bistro & Bar is a casual dining spot where you could choose to unwind with great food both indoors and outdoors. The menu is of great diversity as it features from Thai to Western alike. Our favourite dishes were Pomelo and Crispy Coconut Salad, Vegetable & Edible Flower Roll and Pizza Salami. Make sure you leave some room for dessert since the Banoffee Split – chocolate crust with banana brulee and salted caramel served with vanilla cream – was totally irresistible. To savour the sea to the maximum, Beachside Bar is located right on the beach with trendy chairs on the terrace and a patio for you to sip your preferred drinks. At dusk, move up to Krok-a-Café Espresso Bar to enjoy the sunset

Hidden away from all hustle and bustle, Away Pranburi Beach Resort is heaven on Earth especially begotten for peace seekers. SETTING THE SCENE After a three-hour drive from Bangkok, I found myself surrounded by the shades of soothing green and blue, with no other sound than singing birds. The haven called Away Pranburi Beach Resort is a mid-sized escape where one will never get tired of such delightful quietude. Even though it is located away from other tourist spots, once you are here, you will know that there’s no need to go outside. GETTING COMFORTABLE Comprising 20 Deluxe Sea View rooms, 20 more Deluxe Pool Access rooms, One Bedroom Suite, and Three Bedroom Villas, all of which offer you the best view to behold, the palette used within the buildings harmoniously blends the construction into the surrounding sea-and-mountainscape, to make you feel immersive with the gorgeous nature. I spent a night at a pool access room, where swimming in the embrace of untouched ridges is less than a stone’s throw away. I cherished waking up for sunrise and dipping myself in the serene pool, enjoying the silence. I wish I’d stayed longer. To set off from the shore and explore fascinating Sam Roi Yot Mountains, a boat trip is one of the to-dos at Away Pranburi Beach Resort. On the photogenic boat, you can savour yummy sweets along with afternoon tea or refreshing champagne, and enjoy the most stunning sunset you’ll ever see. DINING OPTIONS The only outlet, Pulakorn Restaurant, serves freshest seafood dishes thanks to the nearby fisherman village. As Pranburi is an intersection between the central and the southern parts of Thailand, many on the list are unique cuisines to the area, cooked by locals. Apart from the local fares, grills here are unbeatable. If you wish for a romantic getaway, arranging a private candlelit dinner by the sea is also doable, and is recommended. WHY I’D RETURN Its ultimate seclusion with stylish design is the first thing to come to mind when asked about my impression of staying at Away Pranburi Beach Resort. Besides, comparing to the sheer relaxation I could have here, prices of the room, boat trip, and foods are completely legitimate and feasible, so this could be my favourite getaway when I need a retreat from the busy city life. ONE OR TWO QUIBBLES

Globally, the Aman collection is renowned for its architectural and design brilliance, along with unparalleled seclusion, first-rate hospitality, refined hints of local culture, and being set amidst pristine nature. To find the right Aman for you, we have compiled a list of Aman destinations adhering to your future special occasions.   THE WEDDING OF YOUR DREAM Amanpuri, Thailand On a private peninsular of Phuket's Andaman Sea, Amanpuri is designed to reflect the country’s classic architectural style in harmony with its idyllic natural surrounds. With its beautiful isolation, plus its dreamlike beauty, a wedding at Amanpuri makes the celebration even more memorable. Amanyara, Turks and Caicos Islands In the midst of the Atlantic Ocean, on the northwest coast of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos islands, Amanyara is a remote coastal retreat with striking architecture and natural beauty of Amanyara means that almost every turn reveals yet another spot suitable for the exchanging or renewing of vows. Amangiri, USA Amangiri, located in the middle of unique Utah's landscape, your special ceremony can be completely one-of-a-kind, as it can be held across the resort, from on the resort’s patio to the desert, framed by the surrounding dunes, mountains and plateaus.   JUST-THE-TWO-OF-US CELEBRATIONS Amanpulo, Philippines Set on a remote private island of Pamalica, at Amanpulo, the entire untouched paradise is all yours. With the powder white beach, gleaming turquoise sea, and vibrant reefs, this is an ideal haven for a romantic getaway. Aman Venice, Italy Aman Venice is situated in a 16th-century Palazzo on the Grand Canal at the best spot to feel the "Venice" way, together with private gardens, interior arts, and opulent design. The venue stands out for a myriad of reasons, in addition to its glamorous beauty. For those who seek somewhere romantic, this is the place. Amanjena, Morocco Revel in the Marrakech romance under date palms and olive trees at Amanjena.   GROUP RETREATS Amanruya, Turkey At Amanruya, you can enjoy the breeze and dazzling waters of the beach club with your friends and family, or play some fun water sports together. No matter what activity you choose, it's always a marvelous time. Amanzoe, Greece Amanzoe's collection of villas comprises various kind of stay from one to nine bedrooms, along with the ultimate privacy on the side of the Peloponnese Peninsula. Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro On Montenegro's coastline, Aman Sveti Stefan is set on both a historic island of Sveti Stefan and the mainland at 19th-century Villa Milocer. The palatial resort is embraced by rich history of the location, as well as soul-soothing nature. Amangani, USA In one of the most astonishing spots in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Amangani is set at the foot of Teton mountains, enveloped by 2 spectacular national parks, making it more than ideal for outdoor activities in both summer and winter, while promising gorgeous panorama of wilderness all year round.   FAMILY FUNS Amanera, Dominican Republic For lovers of adventure, Amanera on the legendary Playa Grande Beach can be your family's adventure base to explore the Dominican charisma, and to have fun with adventures in the nature such as kite surfing, mountain exploration, or even a golf-course nearby. Amansara, Cambodia In Cambodia's famous historic city of Siem Reap, Amansara

Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Thai Airways will cancel some flights to eight countries this and next months. The flight adjustments cover destinations in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, the Philippines, Bangladesh and the United Arabs Emirates. Shanghai Fight TG662 and TG663 will be cancelled from March 1-28. Flight TG664 and TG665 will be cancelled most of March. Guangzhou Flight TG678 and TG679 will be cancelled from March 1-28. Flight TG668 and TG669 will be cancelled most of March. Xiamen Flight TG610 and TG611 will be cancelled most of March. Kunming Flight TG612 and TG613 will be cancelled from March 1-28. Chengdu Flight TG618 and TG619 will be cancelled most of March. Hong Kong Flight TG602 and TG603 will be cancelled from March 2-29. Flight TG606 and TG607 will be cancelled from March 1-28. Taipei Flight TG632 and TG633 will be cancelled on Feb 24 and most of March. Nagoya Flight TG646 will be cancelled six days in March and its return leg, TG647, will be cancelled the following days. Fukuoka Flight TG648 and TG649 will be cancelled six days in March. Seoul Flight TG688 will be cancelled on Feb 26, 28 and 29 and most of March. Flight TG689 will be cancelled on Feb 27, 29 and most of March. Busan Flight TG 650 and 651 will be cancelled on Feb 26 and 27. In March, flights will be cancelled in six days. Singapore Flight TG401 will be cancelled from Feb 24-March 28 and TG402 from Feb 25-March 29. TG 403 and TG404 will be cancelled from Feb 24-March 28. TG407 and TG408 will be cancelled on Feb 21, 23, 24, 27 and 28 and most of March. Manila Flight TG620, TG621, TG624 and TG625 will be cancelled most of March. Dhaka Flight TG339 will be cancelled on Feb 25, 26, 28, 29 and most of March. Flight TG 340 will be cancelled on Feb 26, 27, 29 and most of March. Dubai Flight TG517 and TG518 will be cancelled most of March. Details of the flight adjusments in Thai are on the Thai Airways Facebook account. Sources: www.thaiairways.com www.bangkokpost.com

Once a highly prosperous capital city of the country, today Sukhothai welcomes visitors to get up close to the glory of the bygone era – packed with traces of ancient history, as well as verdant scenery. In one fell swoop, Sukhothai features plentiful charming spots to experience and unwind. And here is the recommended checklist that is tested and tried. ● SUKHOTHAI HISTORICAL PARK The remaining structure depicts the glory of the Sukhothai era and how Buddhism flourished during the period. Inside the majestic 70 sq km area of Sukhothai Historical Park sit the significant vestiges, which are recognised as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Noen Prasat is the remains of the former royal palace, and small-sized Wat Sa Si appeals to visitors with its graceful and unique beauty. The washed-out remains of Wat Mahatat still look grandiose and serene. ● KING RAMKHAMHAENG MONUMENT At the heart of the Sukhothai Historical Park is the bronze statue of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great, who is regarded as a benevolent ruler in Sukhothai era and as the “Father of the Thai Language”, as his major achievement was the compilation of a system of writing and a new set of Thai alphabet which he adapted from the various forms of Khmer script that were previously used. His invention is still being used in the present. The Monument is grandly done and you are welcome to pay homage to the late king and to ring the solid bell as a gesture of respect. ● WAT SI CHUM Actually part of the Sukhothai Historical Park but situated about two kilometres away from the central compound, and requiring a new entrance ticket (THB 20 for Thais), Wat Si Chum is the notable ancient temple with gigantic sacred Buddha Statue which is housed in the fitted chapel. Local Thais and tourists alike come here to worship with flowers, incense and candles. This is one of the most photogenic temples in Sukhothai, thus don’t forget to get a snap with respect to the place. ● RAMKHAMHAENG NATIONAL MUSEUM Situated right opposite the ticket office to the historical park, the Ramkhamhaeng National Museum is unfortunately often neglected, which is a real pity as it houses numerous valuable ancient objects that were found within the compound and from nearby archaeological sites. In addition, to present a linear development of cultures in Thai territory and the link between the regions in the past featuring objects from archaeological sites of other regions are also displayed. The exhibition is divided into five zones; the Graphic Exhibition in Lai Sue Thai Memorial Building, The Ramkhamhaeng National Museum Building where antiquity gallery took place, Stucco Sculpture Gallery, Wooden Pavilion and the Museum’s Yard with replica of Sangkhalok kiln, elephant at the base of chedis. The entrance fee is THB 30 for Thais and THB 150 for foreigners. The Museum opens daily from 9am-4pm. ● MAI KLANG KRUNG RESTAURANT A very local eatery where you can savour the true taste of Sukhothai, while imbuing the artifacts decorated within the restaurant compound which make perfect Instagrammable shots. A choice of food

If you haven’t booked your end-of-year getaway yet, there’s still time. With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to recharge and explore new cities and neighbourhoods. From a sala-style home in Chiang Mai’s old quarter to a luxury barn house in Khao Yai; from an island villa in southern Thailand to a designer’s house in Bangkok’s Chinatown, these seasonal stays are sure to put the ho ho ho in your holidays. Thai Sala House In The Old Town (Chiang Mai) Immerse yourself in history this holiday season with a stay at this one bedroom (2 guests) traditional sala Thai house located right in the heart of Chiang Mai’s old town. Within walking distance of temples, Sunday Walking Street, museums and more, the central location makes it an ideal home base for discovering everything Chiang Mai has to offer. If you're looking to immerse yourself in the local scene and explore what Chiang Mai and surrounds has to offer, check out these Airbnb Experiences: Organic Farm Thai Cooking Experience, Secrets of Sak Yant, Cafe Hopping With A Coffee Connoisseur. Designer’s House in Chinatown (Bangkok) Interested in a city break this holiday season? Make this renovated Airbnb Plus four-bedroom (9 guests) house your home for the holiday. Located in Chinatown, it’s the perfect base from which to explore the history and culture of this old quarter, its local neighbourhoods, alleyways while trying out the delicious bites from the street vendors. The best way to see the real Bangkok is through the eyes of a local – check out these Airbnb Experiences for an alternative view of Bangkok: Living Along The Kong, The Secret Of China Town And Local Life, Tuk Tuk Adventure And Thai Street Food. Khao Yai Barnhouse (Nakhon Ratchasima) Just two-hours by car for Bangkok, Nakhon Ratchasima is a popular weekend getaway for city-dwellers and is famed for its cooler, refreshing weather, especially during the December/ January holiday season. Home of Thailand's first national park, Khao Yai, this luxury five-bedroom (11 guests) property inspired by the English countryside is surrounded by a golf course and has sweeping views of the nearby mountains. The vast outdoor spaces and large kitchen makes this barnhouse ideal for family and group holidays. Villa Aria on Koh Yao Noi (Phang Nga) Head south to the island of Koh Yao Noi in Phang Nga province for a tranquil break. The island is home to an active local fishing community and incredible landscapes and flora, as well as some beautiful, and deserted, beaches. This custom wooden two-bedroom (4 guests) house was built by local artisans. Situated on the east side of the island, it offers a quiet retreat with spectacular views across Phang Nga Bay and the beach is just 300 metres away. For those travelling in a larger group, there are two neighbouring apartments that can also be booked making this an ideal island hangout for the holiday season.   For those looking to travel overseas this holiday season, below are some stunning stays in Asia-Pacific that will make for a delightful holiday-break. Alternatively,

GAYSORN VILLAGE, “Urban Lifestyle Village” in Thailand hosted “GAYSORN XMAS VILLAGE 2019″ to usher in the festival of fun and happiness and celebrate the end of the year in the “XMAS SPIRIT & FUN”.  Unleash the fun of the magic and charms of Christmas in a fabulously festive atmosphere, with rule-breaking decorations that treasures the traditions of Christmas while infusing it with a modern sensitivity. Visitors can indulge themselves in style. Do not miss highlight activities throughout the festive season: witness the spectacular beauty of 15-meter Christmas tree; stand a chance to win special prizes from the “Soi Dao” signature promotion that everyone has been waiting for, with prizes totaling over 10 million Baht; lose yourself in countless of dazzling entertainment options; chill with mugs of craft beers in the joyous atmosphere at Wishbeer Winter Garden at the Gaysorn Cocoon Drop-off. Participate in and enjoy special promotions, activities, and sharing opportunities: GAYSORN EXCLUSIVE POP-UP STORE Gaysorn welcomes pop-ups stores from leading Thai and international brands that have lined up to lighten and brighten up the shopping and eating experience during this festive season. THE SKI EDITION The first multi-brand store in Thailand to bring together premium clothing and ski and snowboard equipment from famous brands from across the globe. THE SKI EDITION: From Piste to Après Ski tears away the tired image of skiing to present a new skiing experience that reflects one's personal lifestyle through clothes and equipment that are outstanding in both function and design. Among the curated popular brands are PERFECT MOMENT, FUSALP, GOLDBERGH, BOGNER and FALKE Open today - February 2020, 2nd Floor, Gaysorn Tower SMALL A minimalist frozen yogurt store unique for its seasonal cones and flavors. This Christmas, try the fun green fro-yo on a red cone that captures the festive mood. The word SMALL comes from the different cup sizes, from S, M, A for cone, to L. Open today - 29th February 2020, 1st Floor, Gaysorn Centre KAD KOKOA KAD KOKOA, the cafe for cacao lovers made by Thai people for both Thais and foreigners to learn that Thai chocolate is just as good as any. The brand has sourced high-quality cacao from all over the country, from Chiang Mai, Chanthaburi, Chumporn, and Prajuab Kiri Khan. Not to be missed is the Hot Chocolate Pure 70%, otherwise known as the classic hot chocolate for anyone who loves the rich taste of cocoa. Open today - 29th February 2020, G Floor, Gaysorn Centre WISHBEER WINTER GARDEN Enjoy craft beer outdoors in an atmosphere filled with festive lights and colors and a giant Christmas tree in the chillest beer garden by Wishbeer, which is offering a weekly rotation of craft beers from all over the globe, more than 10 taps at a time. Enjoy a food menu selected to go perfectly with the beer, along with live acoustic music every Friday to Sunday from 05.00 pm – 12.00 am from today till 6 January 2020. Gaysorn Cocoon Drop-off, G Floor, Gaysorn Village GAYSORN ART GALLERY Do not miss “The Art Of Modern Luxury Surface” exhibition from the brand Stone and Style which invites you to experience the innovation of aesthetic cladding