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  • Tom 8:26 pm on January 26, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: activities, , , Dusit Thani Hotel, , Narathiwat Rajanakarin, , , restaurants, , , Silom, Silom Road, , , , traffic, walking street   

    Silom Road closes for stint as walking street; 55 shops participate 

    stretch of Silom Road

    A stretch of Silom Road, in the heart of the Thai capital’s business district, is closed to traffic Sunday from 10am to midnight to allow people to freely wander and shop in the area.

    More than 100,000 people are expected to roam the usually busy road as the stretch of it between the Sala Daeng intersection in front of the Dusit Thani Hotel and Narathiwat Rajanakarin intersection closed to traffic during the period for a distance of two kilometres. (More …)

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  • Tom 3:58 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: activities, athletes, , golf course, huket Triathlon, Laguna, Laguna Phuket, Laguna Phuket Triathlon, , , , , triathlon   

    Laguna Phuket Triathlon to kick off this month 

    Laguna Phuket Triathlon

    Laguna Phuket Triathlon: Flickr.com

    The 2009 Laguna Phuket Triathlon will be held on 6 December.

    The Laguna Phuket Triathlon includes a 1,800 meter swim, a 55 kilometer bike ride and a 12 kilometer run that will cut through a golf course. This year the national carrier Thai Airways International offers special fares for the athletes. (More …)

     
  • Tom 8:45 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: activities, , candle, , Democracy Monument, , Government Lottery Office, , Mahakan Fort, messages, organize, ,   

    Ratchadamnoen grand celebration for King’s birthday 

    Ratchadamnoen grand celebration for King’s birthday

    Ratchadamnoen grand celebration for King’s birthday: en.wikipedia.org

    The government will organize activities along Ratchadamnoen road under the theme “Thai People’s Street of Happiness” from 3-7 December in honor of His Majesty the King’s 82nd birthday this year.

    The event is headed by the Finance Ministry. Nine activities include performances on three main stages in front of Mahakan Fort, the Democracy Monument, and the Government Lottery Office Headquarters. The opening ceremony on 3 December will be presided over by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva in front of Mahakan Fort. Highlights of the celebration will be 28 processions of light-decorated vehicles with Thai famous actresses and fountain shows with royal compositions. (More …)

     
  • Tom 10:34 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: activities, , , demonstration, , HM the King, , , performances, realistic, , , , ,   

    Kanchanaburi holds The Bridge over the River Khwae Week 2009 

    Kanchanaburi province will hold The Bridge over the River Khwae and the Thai Red Cross Week 2009 during 27 November to 8 December, in remembrance of the historical incidents.

    The Governor of Kanchanaburi Province, Ruengsak Mahavinijchaimontri, announced the annual event The Bridge over the River Khwae and the Thai Red Cross Week 2009. The event was to commemorate the historical incidents over the bridge during World War II and to raise the awareness among the new generations.

    The activities in the event comprise traditional performances reflecting the old lifestyles, the beauty contest, and the realistic historical demonstration. In addition, on 5 December, an exhibition will be put up on the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne in order to disseminate HM’s activities for the people, with a candle – lit blessing ceremony for HM the King. (NNT)

     
  • Tom 10:22 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: activities, , adventurous activities, , Christmas holiday, , , , , New Year holiday, , , , room reservations, , , , , ,   

    Phuket´s room reservations hit 80% after festive season 

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) reveals the accommodation occupancy rate in Phuket after Christmas holiday is still as high as 80%.

    Director of TAT Phuket, Ms Bang-onrat Chinaprayoon said that according to hotel and tour operators, room reservations in Phuket during the high season are on the rise and the occupancy rate has climbed up to 80% after the Christmas and New Year holidays.

    Ms Bang-onrat added that Phuket is ready to deal with increasing number of visitors. Once the tourists have checked in, they can conveniently travel around the city, join adventurous activities, go diving and try other recreational programs. Travelling to nearby provinces like Phang-nga and other Andaman cities is also convenient. She believed that the variety of activities on offer would encourage the tourists to stay longer. (NNT)

     
  • Tom 2:41 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: activities, , celebrations, , , , , , , , , resort islands, Royal Flora Expo, , Suvharnabhumi, Suvharnabhumi Airport, , Thailand tourism, , , ,   

    Thai tourism on a roll 

    Bangkok Airways Boeing 717 at Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok

    Bangkok Airways Boeing 717 at Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok: Flickr.com

    Thailand’s tourism has rebounded with an increasing number of tourists of 9.8 million from January to September, according to Tourism and Sports Minister Chumphol Silpa-archa.

    The minister said a number of passengers arriving at the Suvharnabhumi Airport averaged 30,000 people per day in October. It is forecast that in December, the number of tourists for the whole year will be close or even exceed the targeted 14 million. (More …)

     
  • Tom 1:30 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: activities, , Banana Leaf, , , Colors of the Water, , Loy Krathong events, , Loy Kratong holiday, , Mae Klong Banana Leaf Krathong festival, ,   

    Samut Songkhram hosting Mae Klong Banana Leaf Krathong festival 

    Mae Klong Banana Leaf Krathong

    The Mae Klong Banana Leaf Krathong tradition in Amphawa district of Samut Songkhram has joined in with the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) seven officially sponsored Loy Krathong celebrations this year.

    The Mae Klong Banana Leaf Krathong festival in Samut Songkhram is the province’s annual celebration of the Loy Kratong holiday. The event will feature not only the floating of krathongs or floating baskets constructed with eco-friendly banana leaves but will also have activities showcasing the many traditions of communities along the Mae Klong River. The event will take place from today until 2 November at the Rama II Park and Phumarinkuthithong Temple. (More …)

     
  • Tom 1:23 pm on October 31, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: activities, , , Arts and Crafts Center, , , , , , , , , , , traditional activities   

    The six grand episodes in Surin Elephant Roundup 

    Ayutthaya province today kicks off its Ancient Capital Loy Krathong Festival to run until 2 November.

    Loy Krathong revelers in Bangkok and its vicinities may travel to Ayutthaya’s Bang Sai Arts and Crafts Center to take part in the “Ancient Capital Loy Krathong Festival” which starts today. The center will host an array of traditional activities and goods alongside the annual celebration of Loy Krathong. (More …)

     
  • Tom 9:02 pm on September 4, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: activities, , antiquities, , , artefacts, Ban Lai Ing, centuries, , , , , , Lanna cultural heritage, , Phayao, , Wiang, Wiang Phayao Museum   

    Keeping Phayao’s past alive 

    PHAYAO

    The Wiang Phayao Museum is a treasure trove of objects d’art, putting together hundreds of rare items to vividly represent the history, local wisdom and culture of this northern province.

    Nestled in the heart of Ban Lai Ing in tambon Wiang of Muang district, the shady compound of the five-century old Lee Temple is an excellent reminder of Phayao province’s rich history, with its diverse collection of antiquities housed inside the Wiang Phayao Museum. The sacred sanctuary of archaeological treasures originates from Phra Khru Anurak Buranan, a highly-revered abbot of the temple who is known for an avid consciousness and appreciation of the Lanna cultural heritage. (More …)

     
  • Tom 9:41 am on September 2, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: activities, Amazing Taste of Thailand, , celebrities, , CentralWorld Bangkok, Domestic Travel, , , food events, Kitchen of the World, movie stars, , , Thai agricultural products, , , Thai Hotels Association, , , Thai tourism attractions, , Thailand Brand, , , , ,   

    Bid to capitalise on tourism marketing power of Thai cuisine 

    Amazing Taste of Thailand

    Two major events are to be held in Bangkok at the end of September 2009 to capitalise on the global popularity of Thai cuisine, boost exports of Thai agricultural products and help visitors enjoy a higher quality of culinary experience across the vast range of dining options in the kingdom.

    The two major food events “Amazing Taste of Thailand” and “Thailand Brand” will be held concurrently between 24-28 September, 2009, jointly organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Department of Export Promotion, Thai Hotels Association, Association of Domestic Travel, and Thai Restaurant Association. (More …)

     
    • Terry S 9:15 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Oh it beautiful city in thailand ,i like chiangmai and love food and everything in chiangmai

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