The Royal Projects in Thailand

December 11, 2016
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The Royal Projects in Thailand

You don’t have to be very long in Thailand to discover the huge reverence in which the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was held by the Thai people. After all, he dedicated his life to improving the lot of his subjects, to fighting poverty and to helping preserve the kingdom’s national resources for future generations. And nowhere is his dedication more evident than in the various Royal Projects, which His Majesty initiated in rural areas up and down the country....

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New overnight express train to Chiang Mai

December 9, 2016
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New overnight express train to Chiang Mai

A new night express train between Bangkok and Nong Khai was launched during November 2016. These trains are using the same Chinese made carriages that were unveiled recently on the Bangkok-Nong Khai, Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani, and Bangkok-Hat Yai routes. Once the dual tracks have been laid, the journey time is...

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Qatar Airways now flies four times weekly direct to Krabi

December 8, 2016
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Qatar Airways now flies four times weekly direct to Krabi

Qatar Airways’ first direct flight to the Andaman province of Krabi in southern Thailand landed on 6th December 2016. The province, famous for its stunning coastline and islands, will operate four-weekly flights on an Airbus A330-200, direct from Doha. This new route shows the...

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Suan Luang Rama IX Flower Festival until 10 December

December 8, 2016
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Suan Luang Rama IX Flower Festival until 10 December

One of the most beautiful flower festivals in Thailand – the Suanluang Rama IX Flowers Festival will be taking place again this year from 1-10 December, 2016. Held for around ten days when the cool season hits the city, the festival is a part...

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19th Mae Klong Pla Too and local food festival

December 7, 2016
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19th Mae Klong Pla Too and local food festival

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Samut Songkram Office in cooperation with the local public and private sectors have joined forces to stage the 19th Mae Klong Pla Too and local food festival. This year, the event will take place from 16-25 December, 2016....

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A record breaking 30 million tourists in Thailand this year so far

December 6, 2016
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A record breaking 30 million tourists in Thailand this year so far

Thailand has welcomed its 30 millionth visitor for 2016, breaking tourist records. The “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor” was Ms. Huang Junyi who flew in to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport from Guangzhou, China on the auspicious date of 5 December, 2016. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the...

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Free Light Show in Sukhothai Historical Park until 3 January 2017

December 5, 2016
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Free Light Show in Sukhothai Historical Park until 3 January 2017

If you are visiting Sukhothai Historical Park between 3rd December 2016 and 3rd January 2017, be sure to look out for the light show at Wat Mahathat. This will take place every night between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Best to be there at...

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Birthday anniversary celebration on Bhumibol Bridge on Monday

December 4, 2016
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Birthday anniversary celebration on Bhumibol Bridge on Monday

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is staging a special event to mark the birthday anniversary of His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Monday 5 December 2016, from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. The event will take place at the Bhumibol 1 Bridge, which...

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Snake Farm in Bangkok is free from 5-7 December 2016

December 4, 2016
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Snake Farm in Bangkok is free from 5-7 December 2016

The Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute is probably the most famous snake farm in Bangkok. It was opened by King Rama VI on 7th December 1922 and the aim was to become an official institute to conduct research and to develop treatment against rabies and also...

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New overnight express train to Nong Khai

December 4, 2016
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New overnight express train to Nong Khai

A new night express train between Bangkok and Nong Khai was launched on 2nd December 2016. These trains are using the same Chinese made carriages that were unveiled last month on the Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok and Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani-Bangkok routes. Now the new carriages are being used...

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The Elephant Parade is coming to Chiang Mai in December

December 4, 2016
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The Elephant Parade is coming to Chiang Mai in December

The Elephant Parade, the world’s leading public art exposition in aid of the Asian elephant, will be taking over the streets of Chiang Mai this December, as it launches its first ever Elephant Parade event in the place where the global concept was born....

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Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2016

December 4, 2016
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Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2016

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2016, now the biggest and most popular boating event of its kind in Asia, will this year pay tribute to His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The one-week event will feature several days of exhilarating races and on-shore...

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No Tourist Visa fees at Thai Embassies for everyone until 28 February 2017

December 2, 2016
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No Tourist Visa fees at Thai Embassies for everyone until 28 February 2017

Good news for people planning to fly to Thailand during the high season. If you apply for a single entry Tourist Visa at a Thai embassy, between 1 December 2016 and 28 February 2017, you don’t need to pay any fee. In the past,...

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Where to find Cheap Thai Food at Bangkok’s Airports

November 30, 2016
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Where to find Cheap Thai Food at Bangkok’s Airports

One of the biggest complaints about any airport around the world is the price of food and drinks. However, if you know where to look, you can eat at normal local prices. After all, there needs to be a place for airport employees to...

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Where to get Re-Entry Permit at Suvarnabhumi Airport

November 30, 2016
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Where to get Re-Entry Permit at Suvarnabhumi Airport

The Immigration office for re-entry permits at Suvarnabhumi airport has moved out from the Immigration Hall. It is now near Check-in row G/H on departure level. This means that you can get a re-entry permit here even if you are not flying. This office...

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HK Express launches new direct flight to Chiang Rai

November 29, 2016
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HK Express launches new direct flight to Chiang Rai

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that HK Express has launched its first twice-weekly direct flight between Hong Kong and Chiang Rai, Thailand’s northernmost province, on 25 November, 2016. The maiden service was marked by a familiarisation trip for travel...

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Wonderfruit Festival from 16-19 February 2017 in Pattaya 

November 25, 2016
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Wonderfruit Festival from 16-19 February 2017 in Pattaya 

Originally scheduled for December 2016, Thailand’s boutique camping festival Wonderfruit recently made the decision to postpone until 16-19 February 2017 to respect the mourning period for King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Returning once again to The Fields at Siam Country Club in Pattaya, the event will...

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Thailand staging three Jazz concerts in memory of King Bhumibol

November 24, 2016
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Thailand staging three Jazz concerts in memory of King Bhumibol

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is staging a series of concerts in memory of His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The performances will celebrate the King’s love of music and talents as a performer and composer. The “Jazz in Memory” shows will...

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Thailand Yacht Show from 15-18 December 2016 at the Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket

November 24, 2016
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Thailand Yacht Show from 15-18 December 2016 at the Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket

The Thailand Yacht Show (TYS) 2016 is set to welcome visitors from all over the region to view and try out a line-up of premier yachting, boating and luxury brands during 15-18 December 2016, at the Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket, marking the...

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Grand Palace to be closed for four days for royal ceremonies in December

November 23, 2016
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Grand Palace to be closed for four days for royal ceremonies in December

The Bureau of the Royal Household has announced that Bangkok’s Grand Palace is to be closed for two days from 1 to 2 December, 2016, while Royal Merit Making ceremonies take place to mark the first 50 days since the passing of His Majesty...

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Full List of National Museums and Historical Parks in Thailand

November 23, 2016
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Full List of National Museums and Historical Parks in Thailand

The Fine Arts Department has announced that all national museums and historical parks in Thailand are free to honour the memory of King Bhumibol. This will last from now until 31st January 2017. I strongly urge you to take advantage of this. In Bangkok,...

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Laguna Phuket Triathlon on 20th November 2016

November 19, 2016
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Laguna Phuket Triathlon on 20th November 2016

Dubbed “The Race of Legends”, Laguna Phuket Triathlon is Asia’s longest standing triathlon race featuring a unique race distance of 1.8K swim, 50K bike and 12K run through spectacular tropical scenery of Asia’s premier resort Laguna Phuket and local communities in the northern part...

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First direct flights from Frankfurt to Phuket

November 19, 2016
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First direct flights from Frankfurt to Phuket

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is supporting Thai Airways International (TG) in inaugurating the first direct TG Frankfurt-Phuket route by hosting a familiarisation trip. The trip will be for 20 travel agents, tour operators and 7 members of the media who were among...

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TAT has kick started its promotions for the high season

November 18, 2016
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TAT has kick started its promotions for the high season

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has kick started its promotions for the high season, as this is the period of time with nice fresh weather to explore various tourist attractions, as well as to enjoy the diversity of events throughout the Kingdom. The...

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New express trains to service four major routes in Thailand

November 15, 2016
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New express trains to service four major routes in Thailand

New express trains are being put into service on four routes with new facilities on board. The new service is expected to attract more than 1 million people and generate 1,250 million baht per year. SRT Governor Wutthichart Kalayanamitr this week rang the bell...

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Where to go for free after The Grand Palace

November 12, 2016
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Where to go for free after The Grand Palace

The ticket for The Grand Palace is 500 Baht for foreign tourists. To some people this may seem a lot, but to get your money’s worth out if it, you should visit some of the other places on the same ticket. By doing this,...

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The Grand Palace has re-opened to Foreign Tourists

November 11, 2016
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The Grand Palace has re-opened to Foreign Tourists

Bangkok’s Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha as re-opened its doors to tourists and visitors from 1st November 2016. However, as Thailand is still in an official mourning period for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, visitors to the Palace should wear...

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