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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 San Road & Sanam Luang (A4). The cost of the ticket is only 50 Baht. Service hours are 7am-11pm. These two new routes are in addition to the buses that already go to the Northern...

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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. The ordination ceremony in the village of Ban Non Salao in the Northeastern province of Chaiyaphum sees the Naga, or Nak, (which is the word used for a young man just before he is ordained),...

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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 masked villagers ensure that every year, a large number of visitors come to the little village to enjoy the fun. This year, the event will take place from 24-26 June 2017. The most recognised feature of...

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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 South Korea as well as various entertainment performances throughout the three day festival. Director of the TTAT’s Hat Yai Office, Panu Woramit said the event was expected to draw more than 100,000 people and generate...

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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 and private sector and will be held at the HMS Phangan Memorial Museum near the island’s Thong Sala Pier. The aims of the Koh Pha Ngan Colour Moon Festival 2017 are to boost awareness of the rich...

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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 space around Bangkok over the last year. Not just from the food vendors, but from other sellers as well. But, what we weren’t expecting was a blanket ban like this headline suggested. I was always...

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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 from Phuket to Beijing are also available each week, departing at 10:05 pm and arriving at 4:40 am. The Boeing 787 being used for the flight has a total of 262 seats. The national flag...

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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 of Thailand. The festival is divided into four zones, each of which is packed with demonstrations of local culture, and cuisine. The four zones at Amazing Songkran Experience festival 2017 include: Zone 1: Tourists will...

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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 Pathum Wan Intersection near MBK. The processions will showcase Thailand’s cultural diversity and the heritage of each region, the legend of Songkran Goddesses (Nang Songkran), and the story of Thai flowers in different regions of...

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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. For locals it is a time when they can spend precious time with families and visit the temples to observe ancient rites and make merit. There’s no doubting that it is a fascinating time to...

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