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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 latest train excursion to be offered by the State Railway of Thailand is to to Pasak Jolasid dam in Lopburi. You can see my drone photos over on my Thailand From Above blog. The weekend train...

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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 The situation is changing all the time and any blog that I write will go out of date within a few hours.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 situation in Thailand, I am posting live updates on my Twitter and Facebook page. Please subscribe to those pages for all the latest updates. FollowShare

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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 25th to Sunday 29th January 2017. It is open for free from 12pm to 10pm. There will be lots to see and do including food, handicraft and shows. TTF is now in its 37th year...

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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 invited to join. H.E. General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand said, “We would like ‘the Candlelight of Siam’ to be a meaningful event that celebrates everything that unites us as a nation and...

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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 will be three stops along the way. 1. Opposite Regent Building 2. Opposite Anantara Hotel 3. Opposite Grand Hyatt Erawan The following is the schedule: 6:00am The 8 deities will be invited to leave CentralWorld...

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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 339 passengers between Pattaya and Hua Hin. The maximum speed of the catamaran ferry is 32-34 knots and is expected to make the 113km crossing in about one hour and forty minutes. The road distance...

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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 the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Thai Airways International, True Corporation, the Airports of Thailand, and the Immigration Bureau. Ms. Jittima Sukpalin, TAT Executive Director of the Americas Region said, “Thailand has successfully advanced towards...

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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 cooler weather and long holidays. The Tulip of Siam Festival will be ongoing from now until 28th February 2017, and during this time, there will be some stunning blooms on display in the park alongside fun sculptures...

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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 during the cool season. The festival will run until 31 January 2017. The planting of the Phu Rua plantation was inspired by the royal initiative of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej who convinced locals to...

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