Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Entry Fee for Tourists Approved, Cobra Gold 2023, and More

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, February 13th, 2023, to Sunday, February 19th, 2023. They are not in any particular level of importance but are listed in the order of date of publication.

Let’s get started and see what the top stories were!

1. Thai Man Undertakes 1200km Trek on Foot to Propose to His Girlfriend

The bride said Yes!

2. 1,900 Chinese Flights Set to Land in Thailand as Chinese Tourists Begin to Return in Large Numbers

Welcome back!

3. One Young Member of the “Wild Boar” Youth Football Team Who Was Rescued From Thai Cave Passes Away in the UK

Rest in peace.

4. 6000 US Soldiers, Largest Number In a Decade, To Attend Cobra Gold 2023 in Eastern Thailand Starting from the End of February

The main participants of this year’s training will be Thailand, the U.S., Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, and Malaysia. China, India, and Australia will partake in the humanitarian aid mission.

5. Thai Cabinet Approves Entry Fee for International Arrivals

The 150-baht fee will be collected from land and sea passengers and 300 from air passengers. Also, the fee will not be applied to the holders of diplomatic passports, valid work permits, or special work permits for specific occupations.

And, that is all for this week. Thank you as always for reading the Pattaya News/TPN News!


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.