Chiang Mai Flower Festival from 3-5 February 2017

January 13, 2017
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Chiang Mai Flower Festival from 3-5 February 2017

Living up to the name ‘Rose of the North,’ Chiang Mai organises the annual Chiang Mai Flower Festival to showcase its beautiful flowers and decorative plants which are in full bloom towards the end of the winter season in early February. Suan Buak Hat Park is transformed into an open-air exhibition centre where you can find a magnificent tapestry of floral splendor, agricultural exhibitions, and floral displays, contests, and sales. Orchid lovers should not miss the opportunity to see...

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Weekend Train Trips to Pasak Jolasid dam in Lopburi in January 2017

January 13, 2017
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Weekend Train Trips to Pasak Jolasid dam in Lopburi in January 2017

A good way to explore Thailand if you don’t have your own transport is to join a weekend train excursion. I have done this a few times and it is a great way to meet normal Thai people and to see the countryside. The...

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Latest updates on the Flood Situation in Thailand

January 11, 2017
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Latest updates on the Flood Situation in Thailand

The devastating floods in Southern Thailand are affecting both locals and foreign tourists. The situation is changing all the time and any blog that I write will go out of date within a few hours. So, as usual when there is a fast moving...

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Thailand Tourism Festival 2017 in Lumpini Park from 25-29 January

January 2, 2017
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Thailand Tourism Festival 2017 in Lumpini Park from 25-29 January

Thailand’s largest domestic tourism fair, Thailand Tourism Festival (TTF), is returning in January 2017, giving all tourists and travellers an insight to some of the wonders to be explored in the kingdom. The event will take place in Lumpini Park in Bangkok from Wednesday...

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“Candlelight of Siam” ceremony to see in the new year at Sanam Luang

December 30, 2016
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“Candlelight of Siam” ceremony to see in the new year at Sanam Luang

To celebrate the New Year this year, a traditional candle lighting and prayer ceremony called “Sang Thien Haeng Siam” or “Candlelight of Siam”, will take place at Bangkok’s Sanam Luang and various locations nationwide and overseas on 31 December, with locals and foreign visitors...

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Parade of 8 deities in Ratchaprasong on New Year’s Eve

December 30, 2016
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Parade of 8 deities in Ratchaprasong on New Year’s Eve

There will be a parade of 8 deities along Ratchadamri Road on Saturday 31st December from 9.00am – 11.50am. The parade starts at the northern end of Lumpini Park and finishes at CentralWorld. The parade is expected to take about 150 minutes and there...

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Pattaya to Hua Hin Ferry to start on 16 January 2017

December 28, 2016
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Pattaya to Hua Hin Ferry to start on 16 January 2017

After some confusion about whether the Gulf of Thailand ferry will be cancelled or not, the marine department in Pattaya has just announced that the service will be officially launched on 16th January 2017. According to Thai Rath, the ferry will take up to...

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A record breaking 32 million visitors have arrived in Thailand so far this year

December 27, 2016
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A record breaking 32 million visitors have arrived in Thailand so far this year

Thailand’s visitor numbers continue to break records with the 32 millionth visitor of 2016 arriving today at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. Mrs. Shelby Pastor from the USA was named “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor – The Amazing Smashing Success” and was greeted by executives and officials from...

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Tulip of Siam Festival in Buriram

December 27, 2016
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Tulip of Siam Festival in Buriram

Play La Ploen Flora Park, approximately 32 km. from the city of Buriram in Thailand’s northeast, is one of the province’s newest tourist attractions. Opened only last year, the attraction is the perfect place for plant-lovers and their families to come and enjoy the...

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Phu Rua Christmas Festival until 31 January 2017

December 26, 2016
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Phu Rua Christmas Festival until 31 January 2017

The local authority of Phu Rua district in Loei province in cooperation the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Loei Office is organising the 5th Phu Rua Christmas Festival to encourage tourists to visit Thailand’s largest Christmas tree plantations which are at their most magnificent...

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What to expect for New Year celebration at CentralWorld in Bangkok

December 23, 2016
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What to expect for New Year celebration at CentralWorld in Bangkok

Central Pattana, the Ministry of Culture and the Tourism Authority of Thailand have announced that they will hold the New Year’s Eve and New Year 2017 celebration event called “Candle lights of Siam @ Central World” on 31st December 2016.  Thai people and foreign tourists are...

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Central Bangkok lights up for the festive season

December 23, 2016
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Central Bangkok lights up for the festive season

Bangkok’s central shopping districts along Sukhumvit Road and around Ratchahprasong intersection have been lit up with festive lights and decorations to help visitors and locals celebrate Christmas and the New Year in a joyous way. The legacy of King Rama IX is also being...

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Christmas Star Procession 2016 in Sakon Nakhon

December 20, 2016
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Christmas Star Procession 2016 in Sakon Nakhon

Sakon Nakhon province in Thailand’s North East will be holding a unique Christmas celebration – The Christmas Star Procession from 23-25 December, 2016. The colourful parade will take place in the Ban Ta Rae, Mueang district of Sakon Nakhon province, which is home to...

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Royal Project Fair 2016 from 22-25 December

December 20, 2016
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Royal Project Fair 2016 from 22-25 December

The Royal Project Foundation is organising the Royal Project Fair 2016 to commemorate the late King Bhumibhol Adulyadej’s 47 Years of Royal Project Development and his vision and determination to improve quality of life for rural communities. The fair will be held at Chiang...

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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...

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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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