Politics have taken over Bangkok's streets making life difficult for some tourists. Others have been completely scared off. Tourism acounts for some 7% of Thai GDP.
Climate advocacy group "350" has organized international protests to coincide with UN talks in Bangkok. American delegates have reportedly been stonewalling climate talks despite withdrawing from the landmark Paris deal.
The famous Maya Bay in Thailand has been closed for three months to give its coral reefs a chance to recover. After the reopening on October 1st, each visit will be limited to one hour.
Cambodia has recently reopened the final stretch of a railway running from the capital Phnom Penh to the border with Thailand. New railway lines in the region are expected to give a fillip to economic activity.
A cave complex in Thailand where 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach were trapped
for more than two weeks before they were safely brought out will be turned into a museum to showcase the rescue.
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