‘Bangkok River Fair’ on 5 August 2017

July 21, 2017
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‘Bangkok River Fair’ on 5 August 2017

The ‘Bangkok River Fair’ at Banglamphu Museum aims to raise awareness for the 57 kilometre construction project that is about to be implemented on both sides of the Chao Phraya river. This project will ultimately affect the riverside communities that line the banks of the river. This non-profit charity event is hosted by the Banglumphu Community in collaboration with several other organizations including Big Trees Project, Bangkok River, Chao Phraya River Business Community and Friends of The River. They...

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Q & A from the TAT about reports that some tourists were refused entry to Thailand

July 20, 2017
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Q & A from the TAT about reports that some tourists were refused entry to Thailand

There was a story in The Nation newspaper the other day about some tourists being refused entry to Thailand as they didn't have sufficient money to fund their stay. To be clear, this doesn't really affect genuine tourists who come just for a few...

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TAT announces marketing plan for 2018

July 18, 2017
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TAT announces marketing plan for 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently held the annual TAT Action Plan for 2018 meeting, which covers both international and domestic tourism. TAT’s marketing plan 2018 has been designed to serve the purpose of generating revenue and increase visitor arrivals, promote new ideas...

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Three water parks in Thailand named among top 10 in Asia

July 12, 2017
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Three water parks in Thailand named among top 10 in Asia

Three of Thailand’s fun-filled water parks have been listed as among the Top 10 in Asia by renowned travel website TripAdvisor in their 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards. The Ramayana Water Park in Pattaya took the third spot in the Top 10 Water Parks in...

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Celebrate the Buddhist Lent in Thailand

July 7, 2017
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Celebrate the Buddhist Lent in Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting tourists and locals to observe the colourful festival of Khao Phansa Day, marking the start of Buddhist Lent, which this year is being celebrated on 9 July, in unique Thai local ways nationwide. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn,...

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Krungthep Thara at CentralWorld highlights food from five communities in Bangkok

June 29, 2017
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Krungthep Thara at CentralWorld highlights food from five communities in Bangkok

On the occasion of the 235th anniversary of the Rattanakosin Kingdom, CentralWorld, the Ministry of Culture and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration are holding ‘Krungthep Thara’ as part of the celebrations of the establishment of the present capital of Thailand. A replica of a Rattanakosin...

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8 Places to Watch Candle Festival Parades in Thailand

June 29, 2017
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8 Places to Watch Candle Festival Parades in Thailand

One of the biggest and most beautiful festivals in Thailand is the Candle Procession which marks the start of the Buddhist Lent. In Thai this is called Khao Phansa which is the day after the full moon in July.  Traditionally during this period, Thai...

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Fun activities to welcome the rainy season throughout July 2017

June 29, 2017
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Fun activities to welcome the rainy season throughout July 2017

The activities in July start with something to please the coffee lovers with the Kaeng Song Coffee Sipping and Khek River Rafting Festival to be held on 1st July – 31st October, 2017, at the Khek River next to the Highway No. 12 Phitsanulok...

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Dok Krachiao Blooming Festival 2017

June 16, 2017
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Dok Krachiao Blooming Festival 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting local and international tourists to enjoy one of Thailand’s most amazing natural sights, the famous Dok Krachiao – or Siam Tulips – in Bloom in the Pa Hin Ngam and Sai Tong National Parks. The event...

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Thailand announces 14 Thai tourism favourites as voted by Chinese visitors

June 13, 2017
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Thailand announces 14 Thai tourism favourites as voted by Chinese visitors

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today announced the 14 most popular tourist attractions and activities as well as medical and wellness services in Thailand among Chinese tourists, as a result of the much anticipated “2017 People’s Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese Tourists”...

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Thai Festivals and Events during June and July 2017

June 7, 2017
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Thai Festivals and Events during June and July 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have put together more than 20 tourist activities throughout June and July in order to create a flow of Thailand festival experiences by grouping traditions and activities into 4 forms to please the tourists: 1. Food & Music Festival 2....

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Most Muay Thai students come from the UK, France and Australia

June 6, 2017
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Most Muay Thai students come from the UK, France and Australia

Muay Thai, sometimes known as kickboxing, is growing in popularity among international martial arts fighters. During last year’s Muay Thai day celebrations in Ayutthaya, over 800 Muay Thai fighters from 60 countries around the world attended the event. Many of these fighters are also...

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Free guide for a shrine and cultural walk in Ratchaprasong in Bangkok

June 5, 2017
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Free guide for a shrine and cultural walk in Ratchaprasong in Bangkok

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA) are officially inviting tourists and locals to enjoy a series of new urban walking tours in Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong shopping district. The first in the series is the Ratchaprasong Shrine and Culture...

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New Airport Bus from Suvarnabhumi to Khao San Road

June 3, 2017
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New Airport Bus from Suvarnabhumi to Khao San Road

A new Airport Bus service has been launched for Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The S1 bus goes from the airport to Sanam Luang via Khao San Road. The route takes the buses along the Bangkok-Chonburi motorway onto Si Rat Expressway, exits at Yommarat Toll Gate,...

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Amazing Thai Taste Festival 2017 to showcase authentic cuisine of Thailand

May 30, 2017
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Amazing Thai Taste Festival 2017 to showcase authentic cuisine of Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is joining hands with more than 40 public and private organisations to stage the Amazing Thai Taste Festival 2017 in Bangkok. Scheduled to take place from 8-11 June in the area around the Airport Rail Link Makkasan Station,...

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Tourists are NOT being urged to avoid Bangkok in October

May 30, 2017
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Tourists are NOT being urged to avoid Bangkok in October

The Nation newspaper today had a headline on the front page of the business section that immediately struck me as strange. It stated “Tourists urged to skip Bangkok during cremation”. I knew this to be false for sure. Bangkok is a big place and...

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Blogger Thailand 2017 competition launched with some great prizes

May 17, 2017
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Blogger Thailand 2017 competition launched with some great prizes

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today officially launched its second TAT Newsroom Blogger contest under the theme “Uniquely Local, Uniquely Thai” which is open to bloggers from around the world to share their unique Thai local experiences online for the chance to win...

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Don Mueang Airport Bus now goes to Lumpini Park and Khao San Road

April 29, 2017
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Don Mueang Airport Bus now goes to Lumpini Park and Khao San Road

Good news for those people landing at Don Mueang Airport and want a cheap and quick way to get into Bangkok. Starting from 1 May 2017 there will be two new Airport Bus routes. These will go to Pratunam & Lumpini Park (A3) and Khao...

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Brutal Ordination Parade on 2 May 2017

April 29, 2017
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Brutal Ordination Parade on 2 May 2017

Being ordained as a Buddhist Monk is something that nearly all Thai men do at some point in their lives and the age-old ordination ceremony is always very special. But how it is carried out can differ greatly in different parts of the country....

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Phi Ta Khon Festival 24-26 June 2017

April 28, 2017
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Phi Ta Khon Festival 24-26 June 2017

Every year, Dan Sai district in Loei province in the Northeast of Thailand stages a colorful event known as Bun Luang or ‘Bun Pawat’ and the famous Phi Ta Khon Festival. This is a unique celebration of the province and the colourful processions and...

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International Balloon Festival in Hat Yai from 5-7 May 2017

April 26, 2017
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International Balloon Festival in Hat Yai from 5-7 May 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Hat Yai City Municipality are gearing up for the third International Balloon Festival which will take place from 5-7 May 2017. Visitors will be able to see 15 fancy balloons from 13 countries, including Germany, Turkey and...

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Koh Pha Ngan Colour Moon Festival

April 24, 2017
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Koh Pha Ngan Colour Moon Festival

Koh Pha Ngan Colour Moon Festival is set to take place from 23-27 April, 2017 to showcase some of the Unique Local Thai Experiences to be discovered on the island and to celebrate Ko Phangan’s famous coconuts. The five-day festival is being organised by the public...

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Thai government denies Street Food is banned in Bangkok

April 19, 2017
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Thai government denies Street Food is banned in Bangkok

One of the biggest news on social media this week was about a front page headline in The Nation newspaper on Tuesday. It stated “BMA bans all street food across Bangkok this year”. We knew this was coming as they have been reclaiming pavement...

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THAI launches four direct flights per week from Beijing to Phuket

March 29, 2017
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THAI launches four direct flights per week from Beijing to Phuket

The newly-launched THAI flight TG 685 from Beijing to Phuket recently landed for the first time at Phuket International Airport. There are four direct flights per week from Beijing to Phuket, departing at 5:55 am local time and arriving at 10:30 am. Four flights...

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Amazing Songkran 2017 in Benjasiri Park, Bangkok

March 28, 2017
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Amazing Songkran 2017 in Benjasiri Park, Bangkok

Amazing Songkran Experience festival 2017 will take place at Benjasiri Park in Bangkok from 8-13 April 2017 from 12.00 to 20.00 hrs. The event will showcase the unique local experiences and provide an insight into some of the fascinating Sonkran traditions from every part...

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Songkran Procession in Bangkok on 8 April 2017

March 28, 2017
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Songkran Procession in Bangkok on 8 April 2017

Songkran 2017 gets off a great start with Amazing Songkran Joyful processions staged in the heart of Bangkok on 8th April 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.  The Amazing Songkran Joyful parades will go along Sukhumvit Road, starting from Phrom Phong Junction and finishing at...

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Where to Celebrate Songkran 2017 in Thailand

March 27, 2017
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Where to Celebrate Songkran 2017 in Thailand

Songkran Festival, which takes place nationwide in Thailand, is an event where boisterous fun and ancient traditions go hand-in-hand. For tourists, the event offers a chance to enjoy a huge celebration where water parties break out in the streets of Thailand’s towns and villages....

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