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‘Bangkok River Fair’ on 5 August 2017

July 21, 2017

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‘Bangkok River Fair’ on 5 August 2017

The ‘Bangkok River Fair’ at Banglamphu Museum aims to raise awareness for the 57 kilometre construction project that is about to be implemented on both sides of the Chao Phraya river. This project will ultimately affect the riverside communities that line the banks of the river. This non-profit charity event is hosted by the Banglumphu Community in collaboration with several other organizations including Big Trees Project, Bangkok River, Chao Phraya River Business Community and Friends of The River. They...

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Krungthep Thara at CentralWorld highlights food from five communities in Bangkok

June 29, 2017

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Krungthep Thara at CentralWorld highlights food from five communities in Bangkok

On the occasion of the 235th anniversary of the Rattanakosin Kingdom, CentralWorld, the Ministry of Culture and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration are holding ‘Krungthep Thara’ as part of the celebrations of the establishment of the present capital of Thailand. A replica of a Rattanakosin Kingdom riverside market in front of CentralWorld in Bangkok have special and delicious dishes from popular restaurants across the capital. Experience the enduring traditional way of life along the Chao Phraya River that helped nourish...

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Free guide for a shrine and cultural walk in Ratchaprasong in Bangkok

June 5, 2017

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Free guide for a shrine and cultural walk in Ratchaprasong in Bangkok

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA) are officially inviting tourists and locals to enjoy a series of new urban walking tours in Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong shopping district. The first in the series is the Ratchaprasong Shrine and Culture Walk 2017, which encourages people to discover eight revered Hindu shrines. Click here to download free e-book on the shrine walk Miss Thapanee Kiatphaibool, TAT Executive Director of the Events Department said, “The Ratchaprasong Shrine...

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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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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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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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Songkran on Khao San Road to be more subdued this year

March 25, 2017

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Songkran on Khao San Road to be more subdued this year

Songkran celebrations on Khao San Road this year is expected to be more subdued due to the mourning period for King Bhumibol. According to Suphakit Boonkan, the district officer for Phra Nakhon, the local business operators have been asked not to put on any concerts or events that play loud music during Songkran. This is because Khao San Road is very close to Sanam Luang which is still full of people coming to pay respects to the late king....

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World Food Expo 2017 at CentralWorld until 9 April

March 25, 2017

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World Food Expo 2017 at CentralWorld until 9 April

World Food Expo 2017 is taking place in front of CentralWorld in Bangkok from 23rd March until 9th April. The event offers many stalls offering popular kids of street and restaurant food, food truck and also processed food using advanced innovation. There are also workshops with famous chefs. There are 4 zones at the event: 1. Santorini Zone: Activities and music show 2. Street food and Food truck: 48 street food shops and 8 food trucks 3. Food industry:...

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King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament until Sunday

March 10, 2017

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King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament until Sunday

The King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament will be held by the banks of Bangkok’s Chaophraya River from 9th-12th March 2017 and promises to have a full range of fun elephant festivities for the whole family. Now in its fifteenth year, the tournament has become one of the biggest charitable events in Southeast Asia with over US$1.3 million raised and donated to projects that better the lives of Thailand’s wild and domesticated elephant population, these include: the world’s first Thai...

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