Where to Celebrate Songkran in Bangkok

April 11, 2014
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Where to Celebrate Songkran in Bangkok

During Songkran, Bangkok is more like a ghost town as the majority of the people head upcountry. For those who stay behind, there are still some fun to have in the city if you know where to find it. From the more traditional bathing of Buddha images that you will find at all temples, Sanam Luang and City Hall to the full on waterfights at Khao San road and Silom road. Here is a list of the main places...

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Schedule for Phra Pradaeng Songkran Festival 2014

April 10, 2014
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Schedule for Phra Pradaeng Songkran Festival 2014

Phra Pradaeng in Samut Prakan Province is one of the few places in Thailand that celebrates the Songkran Festival in the Thai-Mon style, featuring a magnificent parade. Visitors can learn how to play saba, enjoy a Mon folk play, plus many other forms of...

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Do’s and Don’ts for Celebrating Songkran 2014

April 8, 2014
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Do’s and Don’ts for Celebrating Songkran 2014

This Sunday sees the start of the celebrations for the traditional Thai new year. From Saturday 12th-Wednesday 16th April 2014, Thai people will be dressing up in new clothes and visiting the local temple to make merit and to their grandparents in order to...

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Bangkok Anniversary Celebration 19-21 April 2014

April 3, 2014
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Bangkok Anniversary Celebration 19-21 April 2014

The year 2014 marks the 232nd anniversary of the Rattanakosi period in Bangkok. The Ministry of Culture will join hands with various agencies in organizing a cultural festival to...

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Riding the Bike Train in Thailand

March 31, 2014
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Riding the Bike Train in Thailand

Cycling has become a very popular pastime over the last few years in Thailand for both Thais and expats. It’s a great way to get some exercise and also...

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Next Steam Train Trip in Thailand on 12 August 2014

March 24, 2014
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Next Steam Train Trip in Thailand on 12 August 2014

The date of the next steam train trip in Thailand has already been announced. It is on Tuesday 12th August 2014. As this is also the Queen’s Birthday, it...

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State of Emergency Lifted in Bangkok

March 19, 2014
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State of Emergency Lifted in Bangkok

The Thai government has decided to end the 60-day state of emergency that has been imposed in Bangkok and vicinity since 22 January, 2014. The decision to lift the...

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Pattaya Music Festival is from 21-23 March 2014

March 18, 2014
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Pattaya Music Festival is from 21-23 March 2014

  The Pattaya Music Festival 2014 will be taking place along the city’s Beach road from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March. With the justified claim to be the longest-running...

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Where to Celebrate Songkran 2014 in Thailand

March 18, 2014
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Where to Celebrate Songkran 2014 in Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is joining Thai people nationwide in marking the most important celebration of the Thai lunar calendar, the New Year Songkran Festival between 5-20...

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Cha-Am International Kite Festival 8-9 March 2014

March 7, 2014
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Cha-Am International Kite Festival 8-9 March 2014

The skies over Cha-Am Beach will be painted with a variety of colours at this year’s International Kite Festival when hundreds of kites take flight from 8-9 March, 2014....

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Bangkok’s main roads in shopping & entertainment districts re-open

March 4, 2014
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Bangkok’s main roads in shopping & entertainment districts re-open

A sense of normality has returned to the major streets and shopping districts of Bangkok after anti-government demonstrators, the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), decided to scale back their...

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10th Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony in Ayutthaya

March 4, 2014
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10th Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony in Ayutthaya

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Professional Boxing Association of Thailand are preparing to stage the 10th Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony to showcase some of the...

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Art in Paradise Bangkok to Open on 22 February

February 17, 2014
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Art in Paradise Bangkok to Open on 22 February

One of my favourite attractions in Pattaya will soon be opening a branch here in Bangkok. It is Art in Paradise which is a 3D interactive art gallery. It’s...

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Ban Chiang Heritage Festival 2014

February 7, 2014
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Ban Chiang Heritage Festival 2014

Udon Thani province in the Northeast of Thailand is ready to welcome all visitors to its annual “Ban Chiang Heritage Festival”, which celebrates Thailand’s distant past – the Ban...

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New bus route between Loei and Luang Prabang

February 5, 2014
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New bus route between Loei and Luang Prabang

On 8th January 2014, a new bus route linking Thailand and Laos was launched, offering a new way of conveniently travelling between two of Southeast Asia’s most popular destinations....

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113 Thai venues nominated for Travel + Leisure 2014 World’s Best Awards

February 4, 2014
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113 Thai venues nominated for Travel + Leisure 2014 World’s Best Awards

A grand total of 113 Thai venues including cities, islands, hotels, spas and airports have been nominated for the 2014 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, which are fast...

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Official Tourism Update about State of Emergency in Bangkok

January 23, 2014
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The following is an official press release from the Tourism of Thailand  (TAT) released on 22 January about the situation in Bangkok and the State of Emergency: Further to...

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Tourist Arrivals to Thailand Increased by 19% in 2013 to 26.7 Million Visitors

January 14, 2014
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Tourist Arrivals to Thailand Increased by 19% in 2013 to 26.7 Million Visitors

  Thailand has welcomed a total of 26,735,583 visitor arrivals in 2013, exceeding the year’s original target of 26.1 million and representing a 19.6 per cent increase over the...

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Top 10 Google Searches for Thailand Travel

December 20, 2013
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Top 10 Google Searches for Thailand Travel

At the end of each year, Google reveals statistics on what people searched for. These are sorted globally as well as regionally and country by country. As a travel...

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Jim Thompson Farm Tour 2013

December 19, 2013
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Jim Thompson Farm Tour 2013

The name “Jim Thompson” is well known to tourists in Bangkok due to the Thai style house near Siam Square and the Thai silk shops. But , did you...

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Amazing Thailand Countdown 2014

December 17, 2013
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Amazing Thailand Countdown 2014

Thailand New Year’s countdown celebrations have long been popular with locals, but now more tourists and visitors come to the kingdom to join the fun that marks the year’s...

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Riding the Steam Train in Thailand

December 4, 2013
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Riding the Steam Train in Thailand

One of the most unique day trips that you can go on in Thailand is on a steam train. These day trips take place at least three times a year...

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Train Trip to the Sunflower Fields

December 3, 2013
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Train Trip to the Sunflower Fields

We are now in the sunflower season and some of the best places to see them are in Saraburi and Lopburi provinces. Farmers usually take turns in growing sunflowers...

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Free Riot Insurance for Tourists in Thailand

November 18, 2013
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Free Riot Insurance for Tourists in Thailand

Thailand is safe to travel in at the moment despite the anti-government protests taking place in Bangkok. These have been mainly limited to Ratchadamnoen Avenue and have been easy...

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Celebrate Loy Krathong at Asiatique in Bangkok

November 17, 2013
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Celebrate Loy Krathong at Asiatique in Bangkok

Loy Krathong this year in Bangkok is a bit subdued due to the death of the Supreme Patriarch. But, the festival is still taking place, there just won’t be...

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Bangkok’s Illuminated Boat Procession for Loy Krathong

November 17, 2013
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Bangkok’s Illuminated Boat Procession for Loy Krathong

One of the best places to celebrate Loy Krathong in Bangkok is probably along the riverfront. I know lots of people like to go to the city parks like...

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Sunflower Season has Started in Thailand

November 13, 2013
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Sunflower Season has Started in Thailand

The Sunflower Festival in Thailand starts around November and goes on until about February. The best places to see sunflower fields are in Lopburi Province and Saraburi Province. Thousands...

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