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  • Tom 7:00 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , Bangsai Arts and Crafts Center, , , cultural tourism, , Had Yai, , , , Loy Krathong holiday, LoyKrathong, , Ping River, , , Sukhothai Historical Park, Ta Pa Gate, Tak, Tak province, , , Thailand cultural tourism   

    TAT promoting 7 Loy Krathong events nationwide 

    Loy Krathong fes

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will organize seven Loy Krathong events taking place during the holiday throughout the nation, each representing its regions unique celebration of the centuries old tradition.

    The TAT has released a schedule of festivals and events that will take place in seven provinces of Thailand for the Loy Krathong holiday this month. The first on the list is the “Colors of the Water Loy Krathong 2009” event taking place in Bangkok, the happening will run from 31 October to 2 November at the Rama VIII Bridge. In Tak province, the 1,000 floating lanterns Royal Cup Competition will take place from 31 October to 4 November along the Ping River in front of the province’s honorary hall. (More …)

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  • Tom 11:27 am on September 6, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , Buddhist religion, , Chiang Dao Cave, , , , , , , , Isan, , , , , Phra Kaeow Morokot, , religion, , , Tak, , Tha Chang, , , , , , wat, Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Kaeow, Wat Phra Srisatdaram   

    THAILAND, LAND OF DHAMMA. LAND OF GOLD. 

    LAND OF DHAMMA. LAND OF GOLD.

    LAND OF DHAMMA. LAND OF GOLD.

    Thailand is a Buddhist country, a nation that reveres and upholds the Dhamma — the collected teachings of Buddhism. These are considered to be precious, like gold. Like the metal, this set of beliefs is regarded as an eternal symbol of brightness and prosperity. Thais think of their country as a land illuminated by the Buddhist religion.

    Buddhism first came to mainland Southeast Asia around the eighth century, and has thus been a part of the culture for well over a thousand years — evidence of how deeply Thais have come to embrace their religion. (More …)

     
  • Tom 9:22 pm on September 4, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Bhumibol Dam, Chachoengsao, , , , eco-tourism destination, , , insurance fees, , Mountain biking, , , nok krong hua juk, photo exhibition, , , Tak, taking, , Thung Tha Lad Park, , , , , tourist destinations, , train tours, train travel, train trip, train trips, , ,   

    Day-long train tours from Bangkok to tourist destinations 

    Day-long train trips from Bangkok to tourist destinations

    Day-long train trips from Bangkok to tourist destinations

    The State Railway of  Thailand (SRT) has teamed up with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and related agencies to offer economical day-long train trips from Bangkok to tourist destinations in three neighbouring provinces over the next three months.

    On August 15, 22 and 29, there will be special trains departing Bangkok taking travellers to Chachoengsao and back the same days; on September 5, 12, 19 and 26, similar service is available to Saraburi; and to Lop Buri on October 3, 10, 14, 24 and 31.

    Tickets, priced at 999 baht per person on all routes, cover train travel by third class, food, transportation, tour guide, insurance fees and admission to various attractions on the itinerary. (More …)

     
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