Expat Travel Fair in Bangkok from 1-2 October 2016

September 20, 2016
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Expat Travel Fair in Bangkok from 1-2 October 2016

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting everyone to the “Expat Fair Thailand 2016” to boost the image of Thai tourism, celebrate the vibrant expat community, and encourage everyone to travel more domestically, and enjoy Thailand’s many attractions. Conceptualised under the “Food Fun Fair” theme, the event will be held from 1 to 2 October, 2016, from 10am to 10pm, at Fragrant Park on Bangkok’s Sukhumvit 36 Road, which is easily reached from Thong Lo BTS Station. TAT...

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Film locations for the Thai movie “The Forest”

September 16, 2016
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Film locations for the Thai movie “The Forest”

“The Forest” is a new Thai movie which was shot on location in the Northeast of Thailand. An area known as Isaan. What makes this movie unique is that it was directed, written and filmed by a British expat called Paul Spurrier, who has lived in Thailand for more than 15 years. He also speaks fluent Thai which helps give a unique look and feel that is so different to the average Thai movie. The following is the synopsis: “A new...

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Phuket Tasty Fest 2016 from 9-11 September

September 6, 2016
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Phuket Tasty Fest 2016 from 9-11 September

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in collaboration with Phuket City is organising the Phuket Tasty Fest 2016 to celebrate the delicious and internationally renowned tastes of the island province and other food, fish, drinks and desserts from around Thailand. Visitors to the festival, which takes place from 9-11 September (coinciding with the Andaman Hotelier and Tourism Fair 2016), will be able to taste and learn about unique Thai dishes and explore the cultural melting pot of Phuket. The...

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“Bangkok: City of Delicious Food 2016” festival at Parc Paragon

September 3, 2016
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“Bangkok: City of Delicious Food 2016” festival at Parc Paragon

The “Bangkok: City of Delicious Food” festival is taking place at the Siam Paragon Shopping Complex from 2 to 5 September 2016, between 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Organized by the Department of Cultural Promotion, the food festival showcases the strength of Thai food and Thai wisdom. A variety of international food, such as ASEAN, European, American, and Mexican food, are also featured at the food festival. Apart from preserving Thai food culture, the event also aims to make...

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Cha-am Feast Fish Flock Shellfish Festival during September 2016

September 2, 2016
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Cha-am Feast Fish Flock Shellfish Festival during September 2016

The 18th Cha-am Feast Fish Flock Shellfish Festival is scheduled to take place from 1 to 30 September, 2016, and will once again be the best place in Thailand to come for anyone who loves seafood, including juicy prawn, fish, crab, squid and shellfish all prepared in a myriad of mouthwatering ways. Food isn’t the only attraction on the menu at the Festival, which will take place at Cha-am Beach Scenic Point, Cha-am Beach, Tungtakadplee, and Khao Nang Panthurat...

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International Herb Expo 2016

September 2, 2016
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International Herb Expo 2016

The annual 13th International Herb Expo 2016 will this year take place from 31 August – 4 September at Hall 6-8, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi. Under the banner “Thailand herbs, Thailand’s economy, Thailand’s future” the expo will showcase Thai herbs to the world and provide a forum for health professionals, as well as alternative medicine practitioners to meet and network. The Ministry of Public Health and the Department for the Development of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicines are...

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Three Giant Ganesha Statues in Chachoengsao Province

August 26, 2016
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Three Giant Ganesha Statues in Chachoengsao Province

In Thailand, Ganesha is called Phra Phikanet (พระพิฆเนศ) and is worshipped as the deity of fortune and success, and the remover of obstacles. He is associated with arts, education and trade. Shrines and statues for this elephant-headed Hindu God can be seen all around Thailand. Some of the largest statues of Ganesha can be found in Chachoengsao province. This is an easy day trip from Bangkok. But, you would need your own transport.  This first large Seated Ganesha can...

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Northern Thailand Remains Popular with Chinese Tourists

July 29, 2016
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Northern Thailand Remains Popular with Chinese Tourists

More local attractions in northern provinces have increased the number of Chinese-language signs around their properties, to inform Chinese tourists of the do’s and don’ts that are appropriate in public places. A recent survey has found that more Chinese visitors are complying with the rules. In religious places, most Chinese visitors are observing the dress code. Those who arrive wearing improper clothing are willing to use sarongs provided by temple guardians. Most Chinese tourists said they were impressed with...

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“Bangkok Varee” festival at CentralWorld from 14-31 July 2016

July 13, 2016
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“Bangkok Varee” festival at CentralWorld from 14-31 July 2016

“Bangkok Varee” is a big pop up floating market event from 14-31 July 2016 at CentralWorld in Bangkok. Shop & chill at Venice of the East Festival, the biggest Thai riverside cultural event in the city. Enjoy 300 superb authentic Thai flavours: khao chae, a royal court dish made of rice soaked in jasmine-scented water served with various side dishes gold egg-yolk desserts made from the legendary recipes of Maria Guyomar de Pinha phad thai served in pla-tu (humble...

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Chiang Mai voted best city in Asia by readers of Travel + Leisure

July 13, 2016
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Chiang Mai voted best city in Asia by readers of Travel + Leisure

Chiang Mai has just been named the Top City in Asia as well as ranked second for the World’s Best Cities in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016 readers’ survey. The northern Thai city was nominated by the readers of the influential magazine, who also ranked Bangkok at No. 5 in Asia and at No. 14 for the World in the same poll. The online publication’s readers were asked to judge Asian destinations on various factors including...

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Candle Festival Parade in Ubon Ratchathani from 19-20 July 2016

July 8, 2016
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Candle Festival Parade in Ubon Ratchathani from 19-20 July 2016

Ubon Ratchathani is home to one of the most remarkable wax candle festival organised to celebrate the beginning of the Buddhist Lent. This year, the province will again showcase the wax candle festival at Thung Si Mueang where visitors can marvel at a spectacular parade of ornately-carved wax castles around the city, and be awed with the superb sculptures of wax candles by artists from around the world who join the 10th International Wax Carving Competition. Also, there are...

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“Muay Thai Live” Wins Best Thai Show at 2016 People’s Choice Awards

July 7, 2016
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“Muay Thai Live” Wins Best Thai Show at 2016 People’s Choice Awards

“Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives” has won Best Thai Show at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards Thailand. The special awards, launched by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), are presented to popular tourist attractions and activities in Thailand among Chinese tourists. H.E. General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Thailand, and H.E. Mrs Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, presided over the gala award ceremony, which was held at the Royal Bangkok...

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“ICONSIAM Heritage Museum” to open in 2018

July 4, 2016
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“ICONSIAM Heritage Museum” to open in 2018

Mrs. Chadatip Chutrakul, a director of ICONSIAM Co., Ltd., has signed a MOU to mark the partnership with The Fine Arts Department to showcase the nation’s cultural heritage and historical treasures from different eras together with touring exhibitions of masterpieces from Thailand and around the world. Set as a new symbol of national pride for Thailand and its people, ICONSIAM is confident to announce “ICONSIAM Heritage Museum” the first of Seven Wonders, with ‘first-in-world’ and ‘first-in-Thailand’ features when completed...

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Tourists urged to visit Thale Ban National Park in Satun

July 1, 2016
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Tourists urged to visit Thale Ban National Park in Satun

Tourists are invited to visit Thale Ban National Park in Satun province to enjoy the picturesque freshwater lake and other natural beauties, which have remained protected from modern development. According to Thale Ban National Park Chief Jarun Khunnarong, the 125-rai lake located in the middle of the valley of Kuan district was believed to be created after the ground subsided. Run off from natural water sources then flooded the valley over a period of time. In addition to the...

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Thailand Best Local Food Fest 2016 from 24-26 June

June 24, 2016
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Thailand Best Local Food Fest 2016 from 24-26 June

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched the Thailand Best Local Food Fest 2016 to promote authentic local Thai cuisine from every region countrywide and boost up domestic travel during the green season. The three-day event, at Laem Taen, Bangsaen beach, Chonburi, will feature a host of activities. There will be food talks by food experts from five regions of Thailand to allow visitors to learn interesting story and creativity behind each authentic dish and taste a wide...

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8th Phuket Baba Wedding from 18-19 June 2016

June 15, 2016
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8th Phuket Baba Wedding from 18-19 June 2016

The Baba Peranakan, 19th century Chinese descendants who immigrated to Phuket some 200 years ago, have a tradition called the Baba Wedding. Eight years ago, the ceremony was revived to keep this aged-old tradition. The exotic wedding rituals of the Thai-Baba Peranakan peoples have been organised continuously since then and it always offers a unique opportunity for couples to celebrate their marriage and honeymoon in the beautiful setting of Phuket’s old town. This year, the Phuket Baba Wedding will...

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New Airplane Flea Market in Nakhon Pathom

June 8, 2016
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New Airplane Flea Market in Nakhon Pathom

A new landmark has just opened in Nakhon Pathom to the West of Bangkok. In English it is called “Airplane Flea Market”. On the surface it is just another twice weekly flea market, but the attraction here are the aircraft and military vehicles that are on display. The market is held every Wednesday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. It is on Malaiman Road at the 5KM marker. This is the route between Nakhon Pathom and Suphanburi....

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Rama Yana is a new Water Park in Pattaya

May 24, 2016
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Rama Yana is a new Water Park in Pattaya

RamaYana Water Park is a new family theme park and entertainment waterpark complex located close to Silver Lake and the big Buddha image of Khao Chi Chan. It is also only about 30 minutes or so from Pattaya. In addition to twenty-one slides, there are two dedicated kids’ zones, a double wave pool, the Lazy River with waves, caves and water features, and activity and relaxation pools throughout the park. In total, there are over 50 independent attractions, which...

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Yala province plans to introduce stagecoach services to boost tourism

May 20, 2016
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Yala province plans to introduce stagecoach services to boost tourism

Yala wants to use horse-drawn carriages to attract tourists to the province to boost local tourism and generate extra income for local families. The idea came from a group of horse breeders in a community called Ban Jarupattana. They proposed the idea to the Office of Muang Yala District and sought financial support from the government’s five-million-baht-per-tambon program. They believe the stagecoach project will also compliment the image of Yala as a bird city. Muang Yala District Sheriff Kongsakul...

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Pae Pan Rai is a new tourist attraction in Nong Khai

April 9, 2016
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Pae Pan Rai is a new tourist attraction in Nong Khai

The northeastern province of Nong Khai has unveiled a new tourist attraction in Rattanawapi Sub-district. Covering an area of 5,000 rai, the new tourist spot, named Pae Pan Rai (แพพันไร่), features a large swamp and beautiful scenery. The place became a must-visit among locals and tourists immediately after its debut. Visitors can rent a raft to indulge in the charming nature, or treat themselves to tasty food offered by local restaurants. The introduction of Pae Pan Rai is a...

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Thai Festivals and Events during April 2016

April 6, 2016
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Thai Festivals and Events during April 2016

Thailand has some amazing and beautiful festivals. I try to visit as many of them as I can. The following is a list of all the latest festivals from around Thailand, as well as major events taking place during April 2016. Visit Thai Festival Blogs for more upcoming festivals in Thailand. 30th March – 7th April:  Thai Red Cross Fair at Amporn Garden 1st April: Mini Light and Sound Show at Sukhothai Historical Park 1st-3rd April: Phanom Rung Festival 2nd...

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Grand Songkran Procession in Bangkok on 10 April 2016

April 5, 2016
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Grand Songkran Procession in Bangkok on 10 April 2016

“Songkran Splendours: The Procession of Three Kingdoms” will be held in Bangkok on Sunday 10th April 2016. The opening ceremony and procession will showcase Thailand’s cultural diversity and the heritage of each region. Visitors will get a true taste of how the Thai New Year festival is celebrated in different parts of the kingdom and how these celebrations have changed over time. The grand Songkran procession will take place between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and will go through...

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Chiang Rai unveils “Nong Bua Luang”, a new tourist attraction

April 5, 2016
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Chiang Rai unveils “Nong Bua Luang”, a new tourist attraction

Thailand’s northernmost province Chiang Rai has unveiled a new tourist attraction as a treat for nature lovers. Nong Bua Luang (หนองบัวหลวง) was originally a community fishing and farming area. The lake was developed into a recreational spot in 2014 by the local government to cope with the growing popularity among local people and tourists. It has now been equipped with tourist facilities and activities such as rafting. Over 10,000 people are expected to visit the new recreational spot during...

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Flash Sale on Tuesday in Bangkok for Songkran Holiday

April 3, 2016
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Flash Sale on Tuesday in Bangkok for Songkran Holiday

On Tuesday 5th April, there will be a special flash sale in Bangkok for tourism products. The four-hour flash sale will boast special deals and steep discounts on accommodation packages, theme park tickets, and other travel-related services from more than 30 travel-related product and service providers, such as, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Hotel, InterContinental Hua Hin Resort, Sampran Riverside, Siam Niramit, Siam Park and Oasis Sea World. The main purpose of the flash sale is to stimulate Thais to...

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“The Metro – Forest Project” opens in Bangkok

March 31, 2016
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“The Metro – Forest Project” opens in Bangkok

The latest eco-tourism attraction to open in Bangkok is the 4.74 acre “The Metro – Forest Project”. Dubbed as a “forest in the city”, this project has the aim to help visitors of all ages recognise the importance of urban forests and inspire them to plant trees in their homes. Emphasis is placed on ensuring that the forest is grown as close as possible to the indigenous forest in Bangkok. Members of the general public can observe the 250...

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New stunning photos of “Grand Canyon” in Ubon Ratchathani

March 30, 2016
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New stunning photos of “Grand Canyon” in Ubon Ratchathani

A new landmark in Thailand is getting a lot of notice on social media this week. It has been dubbed the “Grand Canyon” of Ubon Ratchathani. The latest set of pictures in particular are stunning. These drone photos by Man Hayabusa, and posted on the Ubon fanpage, reveal some really beautiful patterns. However, the “Grand Canyon”, which is in Ban Nong Lai village in Nong Khon sub-district, isn’t an official tourist attraction and people should take great care if they go there. In particular...

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Blossoming silver trumpet flowers popular with tourists in Suphanburi

March 30, 2016
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Blossoming silver trumpet flowers popular with tourists in Suphanburi

Tourists in Suphanburi and neighboring provinces are flocking to admire the blossoming silver trumpet flowers. The trees are located on route 3502 in the districts of Sam Chuk and Nong Ya Sai. The blooming period will last for no more than two weeks before the trees shed all their flowers. Silver trumpet flowers are also known as tabebula and were introduced by Than Mhom Pantip Paripatra from Indonesia. More photos can be found on the Manager website. Source: National...

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