Free rides, two New Year events in Bangkok

Operators of the skytrain and subway have waived their fares as a New Year’s gift for Bangkok people while traffic has been partially closed in Bangkok’s central business district for two major New Year events. The BTS skytrain and the MRT subway announced they would offer free services from 12pm on Saturday to 12pm on […]

“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 […]

Prayers, no fireworks to usher in 2017

The government has promised the upcoming New Year countdown will be “historic” in that the celebrations will mark a departure from the traditional boisterous revelry in favour of a more subdued affair to mourn the late King’s passing. The celebrations, in line with the mourning period of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, will see a […]

Tulip of Siam Festival in Buriram

Play La Ploen Flora Park, approximately 32 km. from the city of Buriram in Thailand’s northeast, is one of the province’s newest tourist attractions. Opened only last year, the attraction is the perfect place for plant-lovers and their families to come and enjoy the cooler weather and long holidays. The Tulip of Siam Festival will […]

Thailand continues to see record breaking visitor numbers as 32 millionth for 2016 arrives

Thailand’s visitor numbers continue to break records with the 32 millionth visitor of 2016 arriving today at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. Mrs. Shelby Pastor from the USA was named “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor – The Amazing Smashing Success” and was greeted by executives and officials from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Thai Airways International, True Corporation, […]

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