A city in Laos is a surprise hit with Thai tourists

One of the cities in Laos has become very popular with Thai tourists. Luang Prabang, the former capital of Laos, sees most room bookings filled with Thai travelers. This is not surprising, since since Laos lifted entry restrictions in May, Thais have made up 90% of room bookings in the country.

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Weather warning in Patong urges people not to go swimming

Due to storms and strong winds around Thailand, lifeguards at Phuket's popular Patong Beach are warning people of dangerous surf on the shores of a stormy ocean. They urge all beach swimmers to use only the yellow and red flagged safe swimming areas and warn that swimming outside the safe areas can be very dangerous due to weather conditions.

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