Thailand Bid to List Kaeng Krachan Back to Square One

Thailand will re-submit a request to register the Kaeng Krachan National Park as a world heritage site after a Unesco committee asked it to seek the views of ethnic Karen residents in the area first. Since 2011, Thailand has been trying to get Unesco to designate the Kaeng Krachan Natural Park in Phetchaburi province as […]

Foreigners flock to jade emporium

The 13-day emporium that opened on June 17 is expected to draw around 5000 local and foreign visitors who will bid for the raw jade, gems, jewellery and sculptures up for sale. Traders carefully examined raw slabs of jade with torches and measuring tapes at a sprawling complex in the formerly junta-ruled nation’s capital. “We […]