Events

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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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 invited to light candles and participate in a crossover night to 2017 and a prayer service to venerate the nation, the King and the royal family. There will also be a spectacular light and sound...

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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 honoured with images and the use of his Royal colours in many of the displays. The lights are best enjoyed as evening comes and are easily visited via the city’s BTS sky train. CentralWorld: The...

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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 Mai University Convention Center, from 22-25 December, 2016, from 9:00 – 20:00 Hrs. Many activities will be held during the fout-day event with highlight activities including: A presentation about H.M the late King and his...

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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. During the event, the fairgoers can enjoy a special exhibition about mackerel (Pla Too in Thai) for which Mae Klong is renowned in Thailand. People will be able to taste a variety of dishes made...

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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 sunset as there is usually a colourful sky behind the principal Buddha image. From what I understand, it is not a show as such, but rather an opportunity for people to go and take pictures...

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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. From 9th December 2016 until 15th January 2017, 89 Elephant Parade statues with a black ribbon, placed in remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, will take over the city of Chiang Mai for an...

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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 events. WHEN: 3rd December 2016 – 10th December 2016 all-day VENUE: Andaman Sea Coast, Phuket The event was first held in 1987 under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, and in collaboration with the...

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