Thailand Latest Feature Feed from 2015-06-29 to 2015-07-01 Latest Feature2003-2007 Tourism Authority of ThailandTAT_RSS Generator Latest Feature Thailand15099Thailand Muslim Friendly DestinationTATBanner, 01 Jul 2015Thainess alert!TATBanner, 01 Jul 2015Thailand Muslim Friendly Destination<p> Thailand Muslim Friendly Destination Application by Tourism Authority of Thailand.&nbsp;</p> <div> It provides mobile searching tool for halal restaurants, masjids and hotels in Thailand that were carefully selected for Muslim around the world. The application has many useful functions such as searching nearby location, providing detail of places and map navigation. The user can save their favourite places into personal list. Additionally, the application can run in a guidebook in offline mode which the user can gain access to the information they need in the area where the internet access is limited.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/halal_new.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 600px;" /></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/halal_02.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 524px;" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Experience more wonderful things in Thailand for Muslim with Thailand Muslim Friendly Destination Application.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Download Application</div> <div> IOS:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href=""></a></div> <div> Android:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href=";hl=en">;hl=en</a></div> nattanichWhat's new, 23 Jun 2015PODIUM REWARD AFTER TOUGH SILVERSTONE<p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/Pasin_02(1).jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 399px;" /></p> <p> It proved to be a tough weekend for Pasin Lathouras as International GT Open visited Silverstone Circuit for the third round of the year, the 21-year-old Thai driver having to work hard and overcome issues to keep his championship challenge on track.</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> However Pasin and team mate Michele Rugolo in the #51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 GT3 eventually salvaged two decent points scoring finishes and also made a much-deserved trip to the podium at the end of Race 1.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/Pasin_03(1).jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 398px;" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> It could have been a lot less rewarding though and the 18 points they scored from the weekend keeps them in the championship hunt, albeit they have slipped off the top spot.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The pair arrived at Silverstone as the championship leaders, although the margin was just 1 point, but the weekend started on the backfoot when the #51 car lost almost all the running of the first free practice session. That was however counterbalanced as Pasin and Michele topped the timesheets in the second free session.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> After the first qualifying session, which decided the grid for Race 1, the #51 car lined up on fourth row, not the start the drivers had wanted but still solidly placed.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Pasin started the race and quickly made up places to hand over to Michele with the car well positioned to push for a podium finish. The Italian got into an intense battle with the cars in front and after some very good driving had made it to P3 by the time the checkered flag came out.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> That gave Pasin and Michele their fourth podium finish from five races &ndash; but with the McLaren 650S of Parente and Ramos winning the race, it pushed them off the top spot in the championship classification.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/Pasin_04(1).jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 452px;" /></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> A better qualifying session for Race 2 saw the #51 car on the front row of the grid and Michele started, securing his P2 behind the pole-sitting Ferrari of Phil Keen. Try as he might the Italian couldn&rsquo;t get past the car in front but both started to pull out a gap on P3, even if the #51 car was losing time.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> It remained that way until the mid race pitstops when both cars came in together to change drivers.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> That&rsquo;s when it went wrong for the #51 car, just as Pasin was strapped in. Apart from their extra stationary &lsquo;success&rsquo; time penalty, the car wouldn&rsquo;t restart and further time was lost.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> And that was just the beginning of the troubles as there were immediate gearbox problems and software issues that knocked out the Traction Control. As Pasin returned to the race having lost a lot of time he was left &lsquo;in the dark&rsquo; driving the car manually without key electronics, including the gearshift indicator light, to help him. He also had the try to preserve the gearbox.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> With the team very concerned that the car wouldn&rsquo;t make the finishline Pasin&rsquo;s priority was to nurse the gearbox. After the pitstop shakeup he settled into P6 and superbly managed the gap to the car behind, keeping his time loss per lap to a minimum despite going back to basics and driving in &lsquo;manual mode&rsquo;.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Pasin made it to the finish in P6, which ensured that he didn&rsquo;t loose too many points. However Pasin and Michele, now on 75 points, drop to fourth in the championship, albeit only 11 points off the top of the classification.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Pasin Lathouras: &nbsp;&ldquo;Tricky weekend for sure but in the first race we made a good run to regain places and get up to the podium. In the second race Michele did a really good drive from the start but we had some problems in the pitstop when I took over and the car wouldn&rsquo;t restart. When we finally got it going we had problem with gearbox and also had problem with traction control, and so I had to drive with manual mode while trying to conserve the gearbox at the same time as I didn&rsquo;t have electronics to help me with the gear change and the auto blip. The important thing was to finish the race and score some points and that&rsquo;s what we did so I&rsquo;m happy with the result.&rdquo;</div> nattanichWhat's new, 25 Jun 2015Slow Travel Thailand<p> Taking time to enjoy what travel offers</p> <p> Once we step outside Bangkok and the modern speed of city life, we experience the real Thailand, the land of smiles. The Thai way of life is slow in origin; we live slowly in accordance with the time and with the seasons, the true speed of life.</p> <p> The local community and its rich heritage is what creates values in slow visit. Slow travel tunes the time of human action and the ecology with the rhythm of nature, where eco-resorts and local homestays play a major role in creating slow destinations. Thailand has the potential in being one of the main players in slow destination, where people from all over the world come and slow down, having a chance to enjoy life&#39;s wonder in a slow and magical way. In order to appreciate life itself, it is necessary to slow down and take your time.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/image/slow_travel.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 636px" /></p> <p> <a href="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/file/special-slow-travel.pdf">Download E-Book Here</a></p> TATFeatures, 01 Jul 2015A Trip of a lifetime<p> Longstay in Thailand</p> <p> &nbsp;There&#39;s one thing you&#39;ll never need to worry about in Thailand: finding wonderful and fascinating new places to visit. Even if you&#39;re current job description needs &quot;traveling Thailand,&quot; and you&#39;re been doing it for years, you&#39;ll eventually come to realize that going everywhere, and seeing everything, in this amazingly diverse Kingdom is simply impossible.</p> <p> At some point, however, you realize: I&#39;m not ticking places off my list anymore! I am simply traveling from place to place, learning more and more, and enjoying it more each passing day. You aer no longer a tourist. After your long journey, you now feel comfortable in Thailand, and appreciate the full character and charm of the Kingdom.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/image/trip_of_lifetime.jpg" /></p> <p> <a href="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/file/trip-of-lifetime.pdf">Download E-Book Here</a></p> TATFeatures, 01 Jul 2015Thailand A Night Delight<p> Many parts of Thailand do not come alive until after sunset. Whether for dining, dancing, drinking or even browsing the night merkets, the country has something to suit absolutely every taste.</p> <p> Thai food is legendary but you have to actually visit Thailand itself to truly sample it and eating is something which the Thai people like to do slowly and in some style.</p> <p> There are also plenty of international restuarants as well as street stalls serving tasty morsels. Anyone who likes to listen to live music or dance the night away will discover that Thailand&#39;s appeal lasts long after it&#39;s sun has set.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/image/night_delight.jpg" /></p> <p> <a href="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/file/night-delight.pdf">Download E-Book Here</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p>TATFeatures, 01 Jul 2015