BREAKING: Big news for Thailand border runners:

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BREAKING: Big news for border runners: Only 2 Visa Exempt Entries At Border Crossings Per Calendar Year Effective Dec 31st:

New changes to Visa Exempt stamps…Only 2 Visa Exempt Entries At Border Crossings Per Calendar Year Effective Dec 31st

Change to Ministerial Regulation published  in the royal gazette on December 1st. Page 1, Book 133/100A Royal Gazette, 1 December 2016

From this  unofficial translation.done by ThaiVisa moderator Arcady. Visa Exempt Rules Dec 2016.pdf

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Article 1. These ministerial regulations shall come into effect 30 days after
publication in the Royal Gazette.
Article 2. The following is added to Article 13, Paragraph 3, of the ministerial
regulations setting out the rules, procedures and conditions for inspection, visa
exemptions and a change in the type of visa stamp of 2002.
“Those who enter the Kingdom temporarily for tourism in accordance with
Paragraphs 3 by crossing Immigration check points at land borders are…

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11 Elephants and mahouts pay respects for the late King

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A PROCESSION of 11 elegant elephants and hundreds of mahouts performed a show of respect to much-revered HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej in front of the Grand Palace yesterday morning.

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They were all in elaborate, black attire as they joined the rest of the nation in mourning the passing of the great monarch.

His Majesty passed away at the age of 89 on October 13 this year.
All of the elephants performed in front of His Majesty during his visit to Ayutthaya’s Thung Makham Yong in 2012.

“This is the biggest mission in my life,” Pra Kosjaban Foundation’s chairman Laithongrien Meepan said yesterday leading the mahouts and tuskers.

In the capital, the procession started a respectful march from a military unit near the Grand Palace at 9.09am. His Majesty was the ninth king of the Chakri Dynasty.

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The leading elephant carried a portrait of the much-beloved King and his first white…

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Montien Riverside (5 Star) Hotel, Bangkok

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Montien Riverside Hotel is located along the Chao Phraya River and boasts its own traditional Thai boat – the Montienthip. It features an outdoor pool and a free shuttle to central Bangkok. Guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access.

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Decorated in pleasant neutral colors, the air-conditioned rooms feature wonderful river views. Each has cable TV, a minibar and personal safe.

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Montien Riverside Hotel is a 45-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. It is a 10-minute drive from shopping options at Siam Paragon, Central World Plaza and MBK Shopping Center.

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A garden retreat within the city, Montien offers relaxing massage treatments and a well-equipped gym. The hotel also provides karaoke rooms, tennis courts and a business center.

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An impressive 7 dining options are available, with cuisines ranging from Vietnamese to Italian. For a memorable dining experience, the dinner cruise on board the Montienthip serves Thai food.

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The Sevenseas (4 Star) Resort, Koh Kradan, Trang Thailand

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The Sevenseas Resort located on the tranquil island of Koh Kradan, The Seven Seas Resort Koh Kradan offers luxurious beachfront accommodation. Free WiFi is available in public areas. Guests can enjoy relaxing treatments at a spa.

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The Seven Seas Resort is an 80-minute long tail boat ride from Pak Meng Pier located at Trang on the mainland. The Pier is about 1-hour drive from #Trang Airport.

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Rooms at The Seven Seas Resort Koh Kradan contain contemporary designs that balance between modern comforts and exotic island luxury. Each air-conditioned room features finely polished floors, dark wood furnishings, open-air bathroom and rain shower.

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Guests can enjoy a cocktail by the resort’s swimming pool while relaxing on a lounger on the wooden deck. 

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Enjoy a soothing massage and rejuvenating body scrub at The Seven Seas Spa, which features open air treatment rooms amid the resort’s gardens.

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The open-air Barnacles…

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Bliston Suwan Park View (4 Star) Hotel, Bangkok

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Bliston Hotel has a luxurious and tranquil retreat in Bangkok, a 3-minute walk from Chidlom Skytrain Station. It provides spa treatments, an outdoor pool and a restaurant serving foie gras.

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Bliston Suwan Park View hotel is a 30-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Popular shopping areas like Central World Plaza and the Pratunam Wholesale Market are about just over half a kilometer away.

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Spacious with hardwood floors, the air-conditioned apartments have a large sitting area. They have well-equipped kitchens and modern home entertainment systems with cable TV. Bathrooms include a bathtub.

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Relaxation options at the Bliston Suwan Hotel include a rooftop swimming pool surrounded by lounge chairs and a steam bath. The fitness center provides professional trainers to assist guests. Spa@Tonson specializes in Thai massage.

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Providing a fine dining experience, Artur Restaurant features prime steaks, as well as, fresh seafood. The restaurant is well-known for its…

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Duangtawan (4 Star) Hotel, Chiang Mai

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Centrally located in Chiang Mai, Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai is a 10-minute walk from the Night Bazaar. It offers a fitness centre, pool and rooms with a bathtub. Guests can take advantage of a round-trip airport transfer. Parking is free.

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Duangtawan Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Chiang Mai International Airport and 8.5 km from Wat Prathat Doi Suthep.

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The air-conditioned rooms at Duangtawan come with large windows that offer views of the city. Room amenities include a TV and safety deposit box.

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Guests can relax in the sauna, or enjoy a body massage. Guests who wish to explore more of Chiang Mai and its attractions can visit the tour desk.

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Tawan Restaurant serves a fine selection of Thai and international dishes, while traditional Cantonese food is offered at Sunflower Chinese Restaurant. Other dining options include refreshing beverages at Malibu Lounge.

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Chang Khlan is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping, night markets and markets.

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This is our guests’ favourite part of Chiang Mai, according to independent reviews.

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AVANI Atrium (5 Star) Hotel, Bangkok

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AVANI Atrium Bangkok is located along New Petchburi Road, 700 metres from Phetchaburi MRT Station and a free shuttle is provided to the station. It features a swimming pool, fitness centre and free Wi-Fi in all areas.

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The spacious guest rooms at AVANI Atrium Bangkok come with modern décor and large windows that offer views of the city. Each room is well-equipped with a minibar and TV with cable channels.

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Guests can relax in the hot tub or work out at the fitness centre. The hotel provides currency exchange services and free parking. Daytrips and sightseeing arrangements can be made at the tour desk.

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Public Restaurant offers an all-day dining menu. Guests can enjoy both a la carte and buffet dining options. Open for lunch and dinner, Benihana serves traditional Japanese sake, juicy steaks and teppanyaki-style dishes.

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Amari (4 Star) Hotel, Patong, Phuket

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This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. A stone’s throw from Patong Beach, the luxurious Amari Phuket enjoys spectacular views of the Andaman Sea from its private beach. It boasts 2 outdoor pools, a first-class spa and 2 dining options. Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas.

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Located in southern Phuket, 1.5 km from Bangla Road and Jungceylon Mall, Amari Phuket provides free shuttle services to Kata Beach. It is a 55-minute drive from Phuket International Airport.

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Bright and airy, rooms come with private balconies and beautiful views. Amenities include a satellite TV, DVD player and tea/coffee making facilities.

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Breeze Spa features a wide range of beauty treatments. Relaxing massages and therapies can be enjoyed from seafacing pavilions. The hotel also provides an outdoor spa pool and a fitness centre.

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La Gritta serves Italian dishes, while Voyager Lounge serves Thai cuisine. Seaside international dining is available at Rim Talay and The spectacular Jetty Restaurant. Drinks are served at Samutr Bar.

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(4 Star) Novotel Bangna, Bangkok

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Offering an outdoor pool and a bar, Novotel Bangna Bangkok is 4 km from BITEC Exhibition and Convention Centre. Free WiFi access is available throughout.

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Each room here will provide you with air conditioning and a minibar. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer. Extras include a safety deposit box.

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At Novotel Bangna Bangkok you will find a fitness centre. Other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage and a kids’ club.

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For meals, enjoy a variety of international dishes at The Square. Refreshing beverages are served at The Bar.

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The hotel is 4.6 km from Mega Bangna and 4.6 km from BTS-Bangna Station. Suvarnabhumi Airport is 12 km away. On-site parking is possible.

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Golden Tulip Sovereign (4 Star) Hotel, Bangkok

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Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel Bangkok is located a 15-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport. Featuring a swimming pool and spa, it provides free WiFi in all areas and free city shuttles to shopping areas.

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Golden Tulip Hotel is 2 km from Asok and Nana BTS Skytrain Stations. Pratunam Wholesale Market is approximately 3.5 km away.

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Carpeted rooms at Golden Tulip Sovereign offer a cable TV. Each has a minibar and tea and coffee-making facilities. Large, marble bathrooms offer both bathtub and shower facilities.

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The hotel has 8 dining options. Fook Yuan Restaurant serves Cantonese delicacies while Tubtim Siam Restaurant offers traditional Thai cuisine. For drinks and snacks, Sky Lounge provides a comfortable setting with sweeping views of the city.

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Guests can spend the afternoon lazing in the spa bath or enjoy a traditional Thai massage at the spa. A fitness centre is available for an invigorating work out. Friendly staff at…

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