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Department gets extra B1bn to entice visitors

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Bangkok Post: December 27, 2012
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Foreign tourists visiting Thailand rise 14%

MCOT: December 25, 2012
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    Celebrate Songkran at Conrad Bangkok Experience an another wonderful and unique Thai food for summer seasons

    March 30, 2012

    As the festive season of Thai New Year draws near, Conrad Bangkok invites you to celebrate the Thai New Year with a Songkran Special at Cafe@2 French – Thai Brasserie, a truly unique culinary experience with traditional Songkran style of cooking. A delight not to be missed!

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    VIE hotel bangkok VIE’s fun and inspirational cooking class

    March 27, 2012

    Learn the intricate art of Thai cuisine and discover how to cook a variety of dishes with our talented chefs who offer in-depth knowledge, tips, tricks, as well as authentic recipes. VIE’s Cooking Class offers a fun and informal way of learning uncomplicated, delicious, contemporary Thai cooking.

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    Essential of “Khao Chae” Thai Summer Dish at Celadon, The Sukhothai Bangkok

    March 26, 2012

    Cooling Khao Chae is back in the hottest month of the year. Our culinary team, led by Thai chef Chamlong Pewthaisong, or Jimmy, has prepared a traditional Khao Chae menu during 2-30 April 2012 at Celadon, The Sukhothai Bangkok.

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    Spice Market Welcomes Summer and Songkran With ‘Khao Chae’ Promotion

    March 20, 2012

    It’s summer time once again and the Songkran festivities are within our midst and what better way to welcome them than by having a luxury of a Khao Chae set for lunch or dinner at the Spice Market at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok.

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    A Splash of Songkran

    March 16, 2012

    Swissotel Le Concorde Bangkok is offering an exclusive yet traditional celebration on Songkran, Thai New Year’s Day. The special "A Splash of Songkran at Swissotel Le Concorde" package includes 2 nights stay at the best available rate including breakfast.

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    Jazz@VIE Bar, the bangkok jazz’s destination

    March 13, 2012

    This March, be entertained by top jazz artists including Koh Mr. Saxman, Brian Simpson and Josee Koning.
    Every week from Monday to Saturday, 20:30 hours onwards, Jazz@VIE presents passionate live jazz sessions at VIE Bar.

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    BMA launches Makha Bucha celebrations

    March 1, 2012

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has joined forces with the Council of Buddhist Organisations of Thailand and other related agencies to host Makha Bucha Day celebrations in Bangkok's Sanam Luang from Wednesday to March 7.

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    Thai Crafts Exhibition & Fair

    February 29, 2012

    The OTOP City Thai crafts exhibition and fair being held at Challenger 1-3 of the Impact Muang Thong Thani Exhibition Centre, February 21 – 27, provides convenient one-stop shopping for Thai village crafts and community products from the various sub-districts (tambon) throughout Thailand.

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    Bangkok for kids: 35 things to do with your children Read more: Bangkok for kids: 35 things to do with your children

    December 16, 2011

    Bangkok has a reputation for being an after-dark playground for adults. And we wouldn’t want it any other way.  

    But that doesn’t mean it’s not a family-friendly city. There are dozens of activities, classes and shows that cater specifically to the young ones. 



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    Bangkok by night on bike

    December 15, 2011

    The weather is lovely. Night falls early and a number of Bangkok streets are now illuminated with decorative lights. Somehow, traffic after dusk tends to be lighter at this time of year. It is even more so during the weekend, when people flock to the mountains in the North and other parts of this tropical country to enjoy even lower temperatures.

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    Where to quench your after-hours thirst in Bangkok Read more: Where to quench your after-hours thirst in Bangkok

    December 15, 2011

    Bangkok’s reputation as a city of sin means a lot of tourists are left scratching their heads when almost all of the city’s bars and clubs start politely ushering out their customers around the 1:45 a.m. mark.



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    Remaining water no threat to Bangkok

    December 9, 2011

    There are still about 8 billion cubic metres of floodwater to the north of Bangkok, but the city itself is safe from any fresh inundation, water management adviser to the Flood Relief Operations Command (Froc) Anond Snidvongs said on Wednesday.

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    Don Mueang airport 'dry'

    December 9, 2011

    Flood levels in Bangkok's Don Muang district have receded and Don Mueang airport is now dry, police said Thursday. The police said there was no floodwater on Song Prapa Road, from Don Muang temple to Pracha Uthit intersection.However, the flood level from Pracha Uthit intersection to Sri Saman Bridge was about sidewalk level.

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    Home for the holidays

    December 9, 2011

    Indra Regent Hotel Bangkok is offering "New Deluxe room" package for a three-night stay. Rates start from Bt3,200 to Bt3,400 per night for Single Deluxe or Twin Deluxe, welcome drink, daily breakfast, complimentary Thai set dinner with Thai classical dance at Sala Thai, use of fitness centre and swimming pool plus selected discounts on facilities and services. The deal is good until December 31. Call (02) 208 0022 extension 364, e-mail: sales@indrahotel.com or visit www.IndraHotel.com

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    An eating tour of Bangkok's Thanon Dinsor

    December 8, 2011

    Running from the Democracy Monument to Sao Ching Cha, linking shady trees and passing by Bangkok’s imposing City Hall, Thanon Dinsor -- or Dinsor Road -- is one of the city’s more atmospheric thoroughfares.  


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    Bangkok launches 'Wish List' contest to win back tourists

    December 8, 2011

    As part of its efforts to win back tourists following Thailand’s recent flood crisis, the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority has launched a contest calling on global travelers to create their own “Bangkok Wish List.”


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    Eastern Bangkok 'dry' by Dec 5

    November 30, 2011

    Veera Wongsangnak, chairman of flood management of the government's Flood Relief Operations Command, believed that eastern Bangkok will be dry by December 5 except those low-lying areas which need to be drained off by pumps which should take 5 more days.

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    Bangkok floods see gradual decline

    November 28, 2011

    Bangkok Metropolitan Administration reported that for the past 24 hours, the floodwater declines a little and some people have begun to return homes to start cleaning.

    BMA noted that Chao Phraya river at Bang Sai, Ayuthaya was 3.17 metres above mean sea level, a decline of 6cm.

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    As flood recede, clean-up operations start in Bangkok, Ayutthaya

    November 25, 2011

    Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra joined in weekend clean-up operations in several districts of Bangkok and Thon Buri where floodwaters have fully receded, allowing the Thai capital to embark upon a return to normalcy after nearly six weeks of confusion and chaos.

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    Floods fail to stop Rose Garden show

    November 23, 2011

    Floods hit the Rose Garden one of Thailand’s oldest tourist attractions, but the management says the resort remains open and dry once more.
    Located on the Tha Chin River, a water used to channel floods from the western side of Bangkok, the vast botanical gardens suffered flooding of around 30 cm at its events grounds. Floods posed a threat to the garden’s rare plant and rose collections, but they escaped damage.

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    BMA cancels light and sound event

    November 22, 2011

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administrative (BMA) will cancel the Father's Day celebration's light and sound event in order to put the Bt30 million budget into building the permanent flood embankment along Mahasawat Canal next year instead, a senior official said Monday.

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    International Ramayana Festival

    November 22, 2011

    His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX of the Royal House of Chakri of Thailand, was born on December 5, 1927. This year 2011, being the year of the Rabbit, is His Majesty’s 7th cycle or 84th Birthday Anniversary.

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    Bangkok big cleaning day held at Lat Phrao Intersection

    November 21, 2011

    Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra chaired the event at the Lat Phrao Intersection. The event was also joined by Bangkok City Clerk Charoenrat Chutikarn and First Army Area Commander Lt Gen Udomdej Sitabutr.
    They cleaned up a six-kilometre part of the Phahoyothin Road from Bang Sue Canal to Ratchayothin Intersection.

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    Thailand Healthcare: Medical tourism in Bangkok and Phuket

    November 21, 2011

    Don’t be surprised if your need for a hip replacement or prostrate surgery lands you on a plane to Thailand. The global economic downturn has meant that everyone is searching for the best deals, not only in real estate but also on cars, holidays and medical fees. Governments and health care insurers are feeling the pinch and are consistently looking overseas for more cost effective treatments.



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    Lat Phrao navigable, Central to reopen

    November 17, 2011

    Small vehicles can now navigate through Lat Phrao intersection as the flood situation steadily eases, reports said Wednesday.
    The flood level on Lat Phrao Road heading to Ratchayothin was about 20 centimetres while the flood levels on the road heading to Bang Kapi, Ratchadaphisek and Sutthisan were between 10 and 15 centimetres.

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    Bangkok activity begins to resume

    November 17, 2011

    After Rangsit Plaza's decision to reopen its Future Park Rangsit shopping mall tomorrow, Central Pattana, the developer of Central Plaza Latphrao, will also reopen the freshly renovated flagship shopping complex on the same day.

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    Package for a perfect day

    November 16, 2011

    Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square is offering a selection of specialised Wedding Packages that include an extensive list of privileges and value-added benefits from Bt699 per person. For dining options, you can enjoy a choice of international buffet selections or Chinese sets and choose from a variety of venues that will make your wedding memorable including the ballroom or under the stars at the poolside. Call (02) 209 888 extension Banquet.

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    Nothing 'can threaten Bangkok now'

    November 16, 2011

    Asst Prof Dr Sombat Yumeang of Chulalongkorn University's director of Centre of GIS Research for Thailand on Tuesday night TNN 24 tv flood analysis sees nothing can threaten central and inner Bangkok now.
    Even though Big Bag is allowed to act as a weir letting more floodwater in, the waterflow rate poses no problem for Bangkok Metropolitan Authority's drainage capacity right now. More and more formerly flooded areas in Bangkok North are beginning to dry.

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    Bangkok 'has passed crisis point'

    November 14, 2011

    Big Bag helps slowdown inflow. Big Bag removal now will have little effect on those above Big Bag. They might see water recede a little before stabilising as water from Khlong Rangsit will replenish.

    If Big Bag is removed, water declining on several roads will no longer be the case. Those under Big Bag will still need to be drained off by pumps. Lak Si, Chaeng Wattana will be flooded longer.

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    Bangkok's latest megamall is the new place to be seen

    November 14, 2011

    During the current flooding crisis, Hua Hin and Pattaya may not be the only favourite landing-places among Bangkokians. A number of residents from the futureless metropolis have reportedly bumped into one another at a piazza in Rome. And while many are now regulars at restaurants in San Francisco, thousands of others are seeking retail therapy in Tokyo and London.

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    Wat Saket is holding its annual Golden Mount Fair this week and best of all, it’s way above ground level

    November 10, 2011

    There are two good reasons for visiting Wat Saket anytime between today and Saturday night. The first is that the temple is holding its annual Golden Mount Fair complete with Ferris wheel, merry-go-round and freak shows. The second is that the Golden Mount is a safe haven from the floods, as it stands 60 metres above sea level.

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    Bangkok Marathon

    November 6, 2011

    Full, half and quarter marathons attract thousands of runners from around the world.

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    Blooming Mexican Sunflower Festival

    November 6, 2011

    Welcome cool season amidst the Mexican Sunflower fields that brighten up Doi Mae Ukor, Mae Hong Son. Due to the mountainous landscape of the province, it is the home to hilltribe people whose various traditions and cultures are preserved by the government. Visitors can visit the tribes and locals’ cultural exhibition, performances, games and sports. 

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    Dusit Zoo prepares to move animals to Chon Buri zoo

    November 5, 2011

    The Dusit Zoo in the heart of Bangkok is preparing an evacuation plan for its animals in the face of looming floods.

    Flood water has already covered a large part of the capital. 

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    Golf stars swing into action for flood relief

    November 4, 2011

    Thongchai Jaidee, Darren Clarke and Ryo Ishikawa have agreed to donate items for an online auction in aid of flood relief, ahead of their participation in December's Thailand Golf Championship.

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    We still have dance, art, jazz

    November 4, 2011

    The big news in Bangkok culture these days is that some events have NOT been cancelled or postponed due to the floods. Here are three of them.

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    Love on Canvas

    November 4, 2011

    My Magical Romance, Koi Art Gallery, Nov 4-30

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    Teerasil set to miss crucial W Cup qualifier

    November 3, 2011

    In the wake of flooding in Bangkok, the Football Association of Thailand has moved Thailand's World Cup qualifier against leaders Australia on November 15 to Supachalasai stadium.

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    Si Racha motor show gains flood windfall

    November 3, 2011

    The 14th Pacific Motor Show is experiencing a windfall from Bangkok residents fleeing the flood threat and heading for Chon Buri.

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    Exhibition: Emblematic Compositions

    November 3, 2011

    Thailand will celebrate His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary this year on the auspicious occasion of the beloved monarch’s 84th birthday anniversary (December 5). 

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    Morchit bus terminal may be moved to Suvarnabhumi

    November 3, 2011

    The Morchit Bus Terminal may be moved from Chatuchak to the Suvarnabhumi International Airport if the roads around the terminal are flooded, Wutthichart Kalayanamitr, the managing director of the Transport Company, said Thursday.

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    Events postponded or cancelled due to the floods

    November 2, 2011

    Sahamongkol Film has pushed back the release of two movies. "The Melody" will now premiere on December 8 and "The Kick" on December 22.

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    Suvarnabhumi 'will be safe'

    November 2, 2011

    Airport officials 'highly confident' barriers will keep flood water at bay

    Suvarnabhumi Airport is "highly confident" its flood-prevention scheme - with its 3.5-metre-high, 37-metre-wide earth dyke and sheet piles - will be effective.

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    No more flood holidays

    November 1, 2011

    The cabinet on Tuesday decided not to declare additional official holidays to make it easier to combat the flooding, government deputy spokesman Chalitrat Chantarubeksa said.

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    Plodprasop: Flood level will ease

    November 1, 2011

    The flood situation in Bangkok has improved following the peak high tides on Monday, Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi said on Tuesday.

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    RID to reduce flow from the North

    November 1, 2011

    The Royal Irrigation Department plans to throttle back the amount of water flowing out of the Chao Phraya dam and through other watergates to reduce the flow of water heading for Bangkok and the Chao Phraya and Tha Chin river basins, Gen Palangkoon Klaharn said on Tuesday.

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    Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts honoured in Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

    November 1, 2011

    Award-winning publication Conde Nast Traveler has cited three Banyan Tree resorts in its highly regarded 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards which assesses the cities, islands and hotels visited by readers in the past year and the airlines and cruise ships used to travel to these destinations.

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    Bangkok wins “Asia’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination”

    November 1, 2011

    Bangkok has been awarded “Asia’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination” by 2011 World Travel Award.

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport - Bangkok Rail Link NEWS

    October 31, 2011

    Thai Airways International provides additional check-in counters at the Airport Rail Link, Makkasan Station to facilitate passengers travelling to Suvarnabhumi Airport during flooding situation.

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    What is design?

    October 31, 2011

    Society, history, politics, economics, geography and religion – all produce unique pressures on the design process. Design is not just about style and inspiration. The collective imagination of a country is conditioned by how it relates to issues as diverse as self-expression, class, landscape, war and ideology.

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    Bangkok Airways: Ticket and Reservations Policy for Flood Situation in Thailand

    October 29, 2011

    For passengers holding Bangkok Airways (PG) ticket (ticket number start with 829) traveling on any route involving Bangkok as a part of the ticket itinerary.

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    Thailand flooding update October 29, 2011: Bangkok’s flood defenses hold

    October 29, 2011

    Summary

    -  Inner Bangkok largely remains dry, but flooding continues to affect other parts of the city, especially in the north.
    - The Thai government was forced to move its flood relief operations away from Don Muang airport due to flooding there, but the Thai prime minister said today Thailand’s flood waters are beginning to recede.
    - High tides this weekend have pushed the Chao Phraya river to record levels. See below for some images I snapped today downtown.

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    Tranced out and dancing

    October 28, 2011

    Get into your Halloween best and go partying this weekend. We have the clubs that are hosting the bashes

    With Halloween just around the corner, some venues are promising jaw dropping and ear popping fun this weekend.

    Tonight you can enjoy a trancey Halloween at Club Culture on Rajdamnoen Klang Road with special guest Graham Gold. The UK's master of trance is scheduled to kill the dancefloor with local talents, Johnnie B and Hype Viper, in the main room. Resident Chris King and friends are spinning progressive sounds in the second room. Entry with a drink is Bt200. Dress up to win special prizes.

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    World Film Festival of Bangkok postponed

    October 28, 2011

    The World Film Festival of Bangkok has been postponed from November 4 to 13 until January 20 to 27 due to the floods in Thailand.

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    BTS: Skytrain will keep running

    October 27, 2011

    The Bangkok Transit System Co, operator of the elevated skytrain, said on Thursday it has no plans suspend services during the flooding.

    BTS chief executive Surapong Laoha-anya said, however, that the trains may not stop at certain stations where the floodwater level is high, except when buses are arranged by agencies such as the army and city administration to take passengers to dry areas.

    The BTS power supply system installed by the Metropolitan Electricity Authority is protected against water up to  2 metres  above mean sea level with walls of sandbags.  If the water is higher than 2m, the MEA would not be able to supply electricity to BTS, he said.

    In this eventuality, BTS would not be able to continue its services, he said.

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    13th BAnyan Tree Bangkok Vertical ExperienceBANGKOK VERTICAL EXPERIENCE

    October 27, 2011

    Banyan Tree Bangkok is gearing up for one of the most exciting events in the calendar- the 13th Vertical marathon. So dist off those running shoes and be sure to join in on Saturday October 29, 2011, to race up 61 storeys, to the finishing point at the award winning Vertigo grill and Moon Bar, one of the highest al fresco restaurants in Asia.

    Challenge yourself to race up over a thousand steps, raise money for charity- and have a chance to win great prizes presented by Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali.

    Proceeds from the event will be donated to the HIV Formula Feeding” Fund, a Thai Red Cross initiative under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali.

    Register online at http://pim.goadventureasia.com/
    VER2011/signin.asp or at Banyan Tree Bangkok’s Front Desk from now until October 24, 2011.

    The registration fee of Baht 350- includes the official marathon t-shirt and a medal if you make it to the top!

    For more information call             +66 (0) 2679 1200       or visit banyantree.com

    About Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts
    The leading international operator in the boutique resort, residences and spa industry, Banyan Tree offers a signature blend of romance and travel with a green conscience. The philosophy behind the hotels, resorts, residences, spas, retail galleries and destination club is based on rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul – a Sanctuary for the Senses. Angsana Hotels and Resorts is the ideal complement to Banyan Tree, comprising contemporary, chic and ecologically sensitive retreats. Based in areas of outstanding natural beauty and exciting city hubs, Angsana hotels, resorts, residences, spas and retail galleries reflect the spirit and communities of its environment.

    To date, the Banyan Tree Group manages and/or has ownership interests close to 30 resorts and hotels, over 60 spas and over 80 retail galleries; as well as two golf courses.

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    December celebrations with VIE Hotel Bangkok

    October 27, 2011

    ather’s Day, Christmas Dinner, and New Year Party

    It’s that time of the year. A time for celebrations, fine dining, and fabulous entertainment with family and friends. For a truly memorable time, come to VIE Hotel Bangkok for gourmet feasts, great parties, top DJs and live bands. With its warm family atmosphere and personalised service, VIE Hotel Bangkok is the best place to be for all your celebrations!

    Show your father some love

    Let your Dad know how much you appreciate him for always being there for you with a stylish celebration at the award-winning VIE Wine & Grill. Throughout December enjoy a sumptuous MGallery Buffet Dinner featuring both exotic Asian cuisine and international favourites. The special ‘Wine Me, Dine Me’ offer priced at only THB 950 that includes one MGallery Buffet Dinner and a glass of premium wine. Or indulge your dad with a memorable day together with family and friends at the VIE Lazy Sunday Brunch (December, 4th). The enticing buffet features delicious Thai and international cuisine. Priced at only THB 1,500 nett per person and with the special ‘Buy one, Get one free’ offer, you are really out of excuses.

    Brunch or dinner, we promise to make it a day to remember.

    Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner

    This Christmas, let dinner at the chic VIE Wine & Grill be one of the gifts to your family. The memorable evening includes a mouthwatering Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner with an endless array of traditional Christmas delights, a special wine tasting corner, and an enchanting carol singing performance. Santa Claus has also promised to stop by.

    Join us on Saturday, 24th December from 7 pm onwards. Only Bht 1,590 nett per person.

    Ring in the New Year in Retro Chic Style
    Get your groove on this December 31 on the dance-floor at VIE Hotel Bangkok. Start your night with a magnificent set dinner at the award-winning VIE Wine & Grill. After that put on your dancing shoes and disco kits and head over to our chic VIE Bar. Dress in style with Afro hair, flared trousers and all that glitters as you party the night away to a funky mix of sounds that will have you grooving all night long. At the stroke of 12, let go of the past by releasing a balloon in the sky, and welcome in the New Year. It promises to be a night to remember!

    On Saturday, 31st December from 7 pm onwards. Dinner is priced only at Bht 1,950 nett per person

    For more information:             +66 309 3939      , marketing@viehotelbangkok.com, www.facebook.com/viebangkok
    VIE Hotel Bangkok is a contemporary and creative venue located in the heart of the city, just steps away from the Ratchathewi BTS station and Siam Paragon, Platinum, and MBK shopping malls. The chic five-star hotel received its latest recognition of ‘Best Boutique Hotel’ from AsiaRooms.com. VIE Hotel Bangkok has also won the “Trendy in Asia” award in the Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards, the “Best Newcomer in Bangkok” award from Wotif.com, and has been nominated as “Best Urban Hotel” by Anywhere Magazine. Its restaurant, VIE Wine & Grill recently also received the “Thailand’s Best Restaurant 2010 & 2011” award from Thailand Tatler Best Restaurant Guide.

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    Thailand floods: Crisis 'to last four to six weeks'

    October 22, 2011

    Thailand's worst flooding in decades is set to last another four to six weeks, the country's prime minister has said.

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    Chamber Music: Sawasdee Quintet

    October 21, 2011

    Under the Fund for Classical Music Promotion, the Sawasdee Woodwind Quintet will be performing a program of chamber music at the Siam Society.

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    THAI extends Bangkok-Phitsanulok service

    October 21, 2011

    Thai Airways International has extended its special flights on the Bangkok-Phitsanulok route until the end of this month to help people during the flood crisis.

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    Decree met with fierce resistance

    October 21, 2011

    A row has broken out over whether it is time for the government to declare a state of emergency to deal with the floods that have wreaked havoc on the country.

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    Bangkok: Vipassana Meditation at Wat Mahathat

    October 20, 2011

    Since the Theravada school of Buddhism represents the kingdom's principal form of religion, there are numerous places where Thais and foreigners can explore the benefits of meditation.

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    Wat Rajabophit: Indelible Impressions

    October 19, 2011

    Established in 1869 by King Chulalongkorn the Great (Rama V [Reign 1868-1910]), Wat Rajabophit Sathitmahasimaram (Wat Rajabophit) is ranked within the highest class of Royal temples. Wat Rajabophit was also patronized by King Rama VII (Reign: 1925-1935), so it’s widely considered to be among the capital’s most important temples.

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    Focal Local: Reams of Themes

    October 19, 2011

    Based in a two-story, commercial-style building off Charoen Nakorn Road in Bangkok's Khlong San district, Focal Local Bed and Breakfast is essentially a boutique guest house that provides guests with a warm welcome, charming hospitality and the chance to sample aspects of everyday life in the neighborhood.

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    Piano Competition

    October 18, 2011

    The much-awaited Bangkok Chopin Society competition and masterclasses are set to take place at Goethe Institute Bangkok in the auditorium from October 26 to 30.

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    A Really Relaxing Read @ Thai Book Garden

    October 18, 2011

    Known among Thai people as Suan Nangsue Charoen Krung, Thai Book Garden was launched in 2006 to provide members of the local community with a pleasant public reading space.

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    Can Bangkok make it?

    October 14, 2011

    More than expected amount of water poised to pass through Bangkok has added to concerns about the capital’s chance of survival from flood disaster. As floodwater has already covered some Bangkok's areas, relevant authorities have just guaranteed that impacts on the capital will not be severe

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    Bangkok can cope 'if no heavy rain.'

    October 14, 2011

    In a live telecast from City Hall, BMA official assures the public that inner city is 100% safe if there is no heavy rain.

     

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    160 Chinese Couples to Tie the Knot in Cha-am, Thai Style

    September 24, 2012

    A total of 160 couples from China are to tie the knot in the first such joint mass ceremony to be held in the Thai beach resort of Cha-am on Oct 10.

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    Cha-am annual tourism festival will begin in September

    August 16, 2012

    A popular tourist town of Cha-am and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) are inviting everyone to visit Cha-am’s annual tourism festival, that is guaranteed to bring travelers a unique experience, from September 8-16, 2012 in Phetchaburi province.

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    Cha-am gets a new attraction

    May 8, 2012

    Santorini Park in Cha-am, a 500-million-baht venture that had its official opening last Saturday, is the latest addition to tourist attractions in Phetchaburi province.

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    Holiday Inn Resort Regent Beach Cha-am re-launches after a Refreshment Programme

    March 19, 2012

    Holiday Inn Resort Regent Beach Cha-am, an internationally branded resort on Cha-am beach, re-launches after the completion of a THB 100 million resort refresh programme. More than 150 guests from the government and private sectors in the tourism industry were given a very warm return welcome in a house-warming party on the beachfront property.

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    Increase The Peace: HOTEL DE LA PAIX Moves into Thailand and Laos with Two Unique Resorts

    March 8, 2012

    Award-winning Asian brand Hotel de la Paix expands into Thailand and Laos, with the official launch of the Hotel de la Paix Cha Am Beach Hua Hin and Hotel de la Paix Luang Prabang.

    12th Cha-am Kite Fest

    February 28, 2012

    Kite enthusiasts have taken their leisure pursuit to new heights. Beyond being a popular leisure activity and folk sport, the crafting of kites has evolved into a distinct art form.

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    A tale of two sisters

    May 24, 2012

    Pa Hin Ngam and Sai Thong national parks are an ideal place for getting footloose and fancy free

    The rainy season is due and Chaiyaphum province is all set to lay out its welcome mat of colourful wild flowers. From early June to late August, the Siam tulips, or dok krachiao, in pink and ivory white will pop up and carpet two national parks - Pa Hin Ngam and Sai Thong. Like two sisters who have their eye on the same guy, these two national parks complete to win the hearts of weekenders and longer stayers alike.

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    Chanthaburi: A walk in the park

    November 23, 2012

    Chanthaburi has turned a public park into a walking street in the hope it will attract more tourists to visit the eastern seaboard town.

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    Faasai Resort and Spa Invites Travellers to Explore Chanthaburi

    June 21, 2012

    Faasai Resort and Spa is inviting guests to take a tour of Chanthaburi, which they describe as a “hidden gem” - an elegant city steeped in history and rich in natural beauty. Travellers can visit gemstone markets, museums, temples, the largest cathedral in Thailand, and stroll along a river bank lined with old Chinese shop houses.

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    Old Town in Chanthaburi

    June 19, 2012

    “Muang Chan”, the nickname for Chanthaburi, is about 330 kilometers south-east of Bangkok. It is famous for its gem and jewellery trading market which is the largest in the country. The province is also rich in natural resources with beautiful beaches, waterfalls, coral reefs and mountain tops.

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    Nature-inspired family holidays in Thailand at Faasai Resort and Spa

    March 28, 2012

    Faasai Resort and Spa, an eco resort in Thailand is seeing growing demand for affordable, safe and child-friendly holidays in Thailand, especially from parents who want their children to grow up experiencing nature. To meet this demand the resort offers families the chance to explore its spacious and protected large gardens, relax in the swimming pool with birds and butterflies flying overhead, visit their organic farm, or take bush and beach walks.

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    Hot air over Chiang Mai

    November 20, 2012

    Chiang Mai International Balloon Festival, 23 to 25 November, should attract more visitors this year as it precedes the nationwide Loi Krathong festival by just a few days.

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    Lanterns pose safety threat

    November 8, 2012

    Chiang Mai governor, Thanin Supasan, warned that the province will suffer a cold snap during the coming dry season and the renewed threat of haze is already top of his office agenda.

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    PG discounts Chiang Mai fare

    October 19, 2012

    Bangkok Airways offers a discounted roundtrip fare on its Bangkok – Chiang Mai route at Bt3,390 all inclusive.

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    Dancing with sea creatures

    October 18, 2012

    Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium this week launched an underwater dance show performed by two Belarussian champions.

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    In at the Deep End

    October 4, 2012

    It is usually a rare occurrence when swimmers and divers encounter giant freshwater fish, but not in Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium.

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    Chiang Mai summit to prepare for 'Year of MICE'

    September 24, 2012

    To prepare the "Year of MICE 2013" campaign in Chiang Mai, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) along with tourism and business associations as well as government agencies in the province will brainstorm at an MICE summit in November.

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    Persimmons Galore: Chiang Mai's tourist appeal in rainy season

    September 3, 2012

    At Khun Klang Village on Doi Inthanon, Thailand's highest mountain in Chiang Mai province, lays an orchard full of yellow and orange persimmons, a spectacle of colour ready for the harvest.

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    Chiang Mai takes a stab at slow tourism

    August 27, 2012

    Marketing green tourism and golfing are top the list of priorities for the Tourism Authority of Thailand Chiang Mai Office.

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    Tulips in the wild

    August 23, 2012

    The wild Siam tulip show off its colours during the Siam Tulip Festival, which is being held throughout this month at Chiang Mai's Royal Park Rajapruek.

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    Chiang Mai launches tourism promotion campaign

    August 23, 2012

    The Tourism and Sports Ministry has launched the 'Miracle Thailand: Believe in Chiang Mai' project to promote tourism and meeting and incentive businesses in the province.

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    Doi Inthanon awarded best hiking park

    August 8, 2012

    Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai Province has recently received best hiking award from the Department of Tourism, under the Tourism and Sports Ministry. 

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    CHIANG MAI: The art of 'pure relaxation'

    July 25, 2012

    Pamper yourself with luxurious accommodation and a relaxing treatment at the Devarana Spa at dusitD2 in Chiang Mai.

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    Chiangmai zoo introduces red-shanked douc

    July 18, 2012

    Chiangmai zoo is preparing to introduce 3 red-shanked doucs which are rare and nearly extinct. Red-shanked douc is a species of Old World monkey, one among the most colorful of all primates, with 5 colors on its body, grey on its head, blackish red on the forehead, white on the beard, yellow on the cheeks, and red on its shins. They live in tropical rain forests and highland forests.

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    Chiang Mai Night Safari welcomes new bat-eared foxes

    July 18, 2012

    The Chiang Mai Night Safari has introduced three new bat-eared foxes, who were born on July 1st.

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    Chiang Mai-Phuket Flight

    July 6, 2012

    Bangkok remains the country's biggest, busiest and most important transportation hub. Most flights, both domestic and international, offer services to and from the capital.

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    Falling for Doi Inthanon's hidden wonder

    July 3, 2012

    Visitors to Thailand's highest peak in Chiang Mai often miss out on a truly spectacular waterfall because it is a bit out of the way

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    Mid-year delights from Shangri-La

    June 28, 2012

    Discover special offers from the Shangri-La Chiang Mai at the "Amazing Shangri-La Mid-Year Promotions" event being held on the ground floor of Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport from tomorrow until Monday.

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    Off the beaten track

    June 21, 2012

    Connected to the southeast of Chiang Mai, Lamphun is geographically larger than many other provinces. Yet to many it seems like a tiny spot in the Kingdom, and is virtually invisible on the tourist trail. It's a pity travellers do not know what they are missing.

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    Chiang Mai Night Safari welcomes new lion cubs

    June 11, 2012

    Dr. Sarawut Srisakun, Managing Director of the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration Area 2 (Chiang Mai Night Safari) revealed that the nocturnal zoo has recently welcomed two new members.

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    TAT to hold Miracle of Thai Food Festival 2012 in Chiang Mai

    June 11, 2012

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will hold the Miracle of Thai Food Festival 2012 from June 15 to 17 in Chiang Mai province.

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    Thai northern provinces launch initiative to reinvigorate tourism in the region

    June 5, 2012

    The tourism trade in Chiang Mai hasn't been too brisk over the past five years. And that's not only due to Thailand's political instability but also down to economic and other problems in other countries that have dampened the mood to travel.

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    Blue Train- JR West

    May 25, 2012

    Special Express Train No. 13: Bangkok - Chiang Mai FVisit: www.railway.co.th/home/Default.asp?lenguage=Eng FCall: 1690

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    Baby koala introduced at Chiang Mai Zoo

    May 24, 2012

    The Chiang Mai Zoo has introduced a new baby koala, who has just come out of her mother’s pouch.

    The Chiang Mai Zoo has announced that the female 7-month old baby koala appeared outside of her mother’s pouch for the first time earlier this week. The breeding came naturally between a four-year-old Chiang Muan and a male koala named Fula. The baby was born in November.

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    New tiger cubs born in Chiang Mai Night Safari

    May 22, 2012

    The Chiang Mai Night Safari has successfully bred three Bengal tigers and two panthers in one week.

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    CHIANG MAI: Timeless Lanna

    May 16, 2012

    Stay three nights for the price of two at the all-suite 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai.

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    Chiang Mai salute the City Pillar

    May 9, 2012

    Chiang Mai will hold the City Pillar Inthakin Festival at Wat Chedi Luang from May 17 to 24.

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    Contemporary: The Chedi Chiang Mai

    April 26, 2012

    Set on the banks of the meandering Mae Ping river, The Chedi Chiang Mai is secluded behind high bamboo-clad walls, creating a tranquil sanctuary in the heart of Chiang Mai, just a hop from the bustling Night Bazaar. 

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    Chiang Mai to Host UNWTO Green Tourism Meeting in May 2012

    April 2, 2012

    The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has chosen Chiang Mai as the host of a Regional Conference on Green Tourism on 3 May 2012, which is being billed as a “warm-up” event in preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in June.

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    Chiang Mai fam trip attracts MICE

    March 16, 2012

    Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau believes a familiarisation trip in Chiang Mai held last week could boost Thailand’s domestic MICE market this year.

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    Tourism Authority of Thailand with Earth Wind and Fire invited to The Press Conference of “Chiang Mai Fest 2012”

    March 15, 2012

    Tourism Authority of ThailandTogether withEarth Wind and Fire Company LimitedCordially invited media toThe Press Conference of “Chiang Mai Fest 2012”The first and only art and music festival featuring both local and international talentsperforming live, amidst the Lanna culture, music, arts, and international culture.

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    Celebrate the Songkran Festival in style at RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai

    March 13, 2012

    Chiang Mai has always been one of the best place to celebrate the Songkran Festival (Water Festival) in Thailand. Songkran has traditionally been celebrated as the New Year for many centuriesl. It is now observed nationwide, even in the far south.

    However, the most famous Songkran celebrations are still in the northern city of Chiang Mai, where it continues for six days and even longer.

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    D-sweet package at dusitD2 chiang mai

    March 8, 2012

    Discover a memorable moment with your loved one and indulge yourself in a romantic tune! dusitD2 chiang mai brings together spacious rooms plus extra benefits to suit your most fascinating time.

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    Centara offers package to celebrate Songkran in Chiang Mai at Khum Phaya Resort

    March 2, 2012

    Centara Hotels & Resorts is offering a Songkran Package for two persons to enjoy the full fun of Songkran in Chiang Mai at Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, a Centara Boutique Collection hotel.

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    Creative in Chiang Mai

    December 9, 2011

    Chiang Mai's hip shopping street Nimmanhaemin Road celebrates the twelfth anniversary of its Art & Design Promenade from today until Monday with an arts and design fair dubbed "Make and Move". More than 70 small shops will be plying stylish woodworking, cool t-shirts, paintings and home decoration products on Nimmanheamin Soi 1.

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    Up, up and away

    December 8, 2011

    When the hot-air balloon slowly began to rise, Yut Wanichanond looked slightly serious as he adjusted the rope and regularly turned on the burner above our heads to keep the balloon going upwards.

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    Chiang Mai-raised Hidden Cities host uncovers Thailand's historic structures

    November 25, 2011

    In Mae Hia, Muang Chiang Mai, a time-worn stupa emerges from the ground to pinpoint an ancient temple waiting to be excavated. The seemingly isolated Chedi Khood Temple however is not in the middle of nowhere and soon it is bound to be surrounded by real estate due to urbanisation.

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    Chiang Mai to lure Chinese

    November 24, 2011

    Chiang Mai is making a renewed effort to bolster its tourism industry by targeting more tourists from emerging markets such as China and India.
    The northern province offers a wide variety of tourism products for both the leisure and the meetings and incentive markets, most recently Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011, which runs from Nov 9 to Feb 15.

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    Thailand International Balloon Festival 2011

    November 24, 2011

    The theme of the Thailand international Balloon Festival 2011 will be the Glow Night. Visitors will be amazed by the decorating light at the venue. The visitors are encouraged to wear or carry the illuminated accessories e.g. to be part of the event. Everyone will enjoy the first time Street Mardi Gras. There will be music, food, soft drink, ice cream, hot dog, game, Lighting show, Night Glow, Mass launching of hot air balloon, free tethered balloon ride for visitors, etc. It is a photogenic event of the year. Can’t miss!

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    TAT alters domestic regional focus after flooding

    November 23, 2011

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will focus on inter-regional tourism in the North, South and Northeast as the central region recovers from the floods.
    Residents in the central provinces, an important market for domestic tourism, are likely not in the mood to travel as they repair their damaged houses.

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    The many faces of Chiang Mai's Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

    November 23, 2011

    Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is one of Chiang Mai's most famous tourist attractions. Not only is it an impressive temple, but it's also perched high on the side of a mountain -- Doi Suthep -- so it offers great views of the city of Chiang Mai below. 


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    Chiang Mai Steps Up efforts to keep Visitors Flowing

    November 22, 2011

    Known as the ‘Rose of the North’ for its charm and beauty, Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai is stepping up efforts to ensure its normal flow of visitors in spite of the tragic flooding affecting some parts of Bangkok, the national capital and main gateway.

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    The Royal Expo Package in Chiang Mai

    November 18, 2011

    Chiang Mai is proud of its reputation as the rose of the North, and it is only fitting that the kingdom's second largest city is a proud host of South East Asia's horticultural exposition — Royal Park Ratchaphruek 2011.

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    Chiang Mai Festivals & Events

    November 17, 2011

    Famous throughout Thailand for its hectic Songkran or Thai New Year festival in April which lasts for several days, Chiang Mai also has a number of other colourful events and festivals held throughout the year. Many include handicraft exhibitions and sales of local produce, in addition to the religious festivals and local customs. See below for details.

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    Chiang Mai plots renaissance to lure visitors back

    November 15, 2011

    Chiang Mai's tourism business is likely to boom again in 2013 after new projects fully materialise, says the Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association (CMTBA).
    Hotel oversupply has hurt tourism operators in the northern province since late 2007, when the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek ended. There are currently 40,100 units in hotels, resorts and serviced apartments in Chiang Mai, with new supply expected to increase each year.

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    Celebrating the goddess of the river

    November 10, 2011

    The central part of the country may be flooded but other regions are still floating their krathong.
    The traditional festival of Loy Krathong arrives tomorrow and the flickering candles of hope will offer Thais some consolation for the arduous flooding the country has suffered this year.

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    International Horticultural Exposition postponed

    November 9, 2011

    The International Horticultural Exposition: Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011, which was due to open on Wednesday, has been postponed until next month due to the flood crisis hitting the Central region and some parts of Bangkok.

    The three-month event is now scheduled to run from December 14 to March 14, 2012. However, those who have already fixed plans to travel to Chiang Mai for the flora extravaganza during November can visit the site although some of the attractions and activities such as light and sound shows have not yet been organised, according to Chiang Mai Governor ML Panadda Diskul.

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    Chiang Mai Couples Tee Off Cup

    November 9, 2011

    Thailand Tee-Off Service invites you to join their yearly competition in Chiang Rai & Chiang Mai October 23 -30, 2011. You will stay at Centara Duangtawan or Shangri-la and play 5 unique golf courses.

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    Chiang Mai-bound trains full

    November 7, 2011

    Weerayut Sawangdee, deputy chief of Chiang Mai Railway Station said that Chiang Maibound trains were crowded with passengers unlike the return trips, which saw fewer passengers.

    "We have enjoyed more passengers from Bangkok. They are now travelling to other provinces as most parts of the capital are under water," he said.

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    Chiang Mai grows in stature among mountain bikers

    October 20, 2011

    With numerous spectacular mountain trails, relatively convenient transportation, so many bike shops and tour operators, not to mention the abundance of accommodation and dining options, Chiang Mai has huge potential to become a world-class biking destination.

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    International Hot Air Balloon Festival upcoming

    October 17, 2011

    The ‘5th Thailand International Balloon Festival 2011’ which will showcase hot air balloons will take place in Chiang Mai from 25 -27 November it was recently announced at a press conference in Bangkok.

    A stunning display of colorful balloons will fly above Chiang Mai, there will also be night time balloons glowing in the sky, and night light and sound shows with the theme of “Glow Night and Festival of Light”. The event is expected to draw 100,000 visitors over three days.

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    More than just flower power

    October 17, 2011

    The International Horticultural Exposition returns to Chiang Mai next month and it promises to be an amazing showcase of gardens from around the world

    We all know Chiang Mai is the best winter destination, where we chill out in the mild breeze, admire the blue sky and inhale the fragrance of beautiful blooms. This year, it will be even more tempting, as the "Rose of Lanna" is putting on the International Horticultural Exposition: Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011 from November 9 to February 15.

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    Chiang Mai cleans up after flood, gears up for tourist season.

    October 7, 2011

    CHIANG MAI, 7 October 2011 (NNT) – The northern province of Chiang Mai is now under renovation after the flood has subsided while preparations are being made ahead of the upcoming tourist season and special events late this year.

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    Chiang Mai has almost returned to normal after floodwaters recede.

    October 2, 2011

    CHIANG MAI, Oct 1 - The northern province of Chiang Mai has almost returned to normal after floodwater receded and all remaining areas hit by the inundation should dry out this evening, according to Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Preecha Rengsomboonsuk. 

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  • Chiang Rai

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    Chiang Rai Flower Fair 2012

    December 7, 2012

    The Chiang Rai Flower Fair 2012 is set to kick off next week to welcome the cool season.

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    Chiang Rai’s commutes improve

    July 9, 2012

    For the first time, visitors and residents can enjoy the luxury of flagging down a meter-taxi here in this northern-most town in Thailand.

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    In love with Lanna

    July 4, 2012

    Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort is offering a "Northern Escape", an exclusive package for Thai nationals and expatriate residents in Thailand.

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    Pineapple Nang Lae and Lin Chee Chiangrai festival

    April 18, 2012

    The event is to widely promote Nang Lae pineapple, especially Phu Lae species, to people all over the country. It supports Chiangrai to be the center of pineapple and Lin Chee market in the country and also support agro-tourism.

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    Hotelier wins PATA'a Face of the Future 2012

    March 16, 2012

    Mr Justin Malcolm is the recipient of the most prestigious honour for young tourism professionals in Asia Pacific - the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Face of the Future 2012 award. Mr Malcolm is General Manager of Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, and Chairman of the PATA Chiang Rai Chapter, Thailand.

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    Orient Thai Teams up with Doi Tung in Chiangrai

    March 2, 2012

    Orient Thai Airlines is packaging flights and sightseeing, for the first time Chiang Rai’s Doi Tung, a former villa of the late Princess Mother, located on a mountain ridge 1,000 metres high.

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    TAT presents Chiang Rai attractions

    March 1, 2012

    Tourism Authority of Thailand showcased the province’s award winning attractions during an on-going route survey, earlier this week, that will pitch the far-north destination as a gateway to the Mekong Region.

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    New Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Chapter formed in Chiangrai

    October 17, 2011

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a membership association acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry.

    In partnership with PATA’s private and public sector members, we enhance the sustainable growth, value and quality of travel and tourism to, from and within the region.

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  • Chumphon

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    In the eye of the storm

    October 18, 2012

    Grey clouds blanket the sky, turning the blue sea into grey. The coast is empty when all fishing boats seek refuge in the canal and small bay. Tourists are on alert for news about the latest storm. All signs of an average day in Chumphon.

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    Chilling out in Chumphon

    February 22, 2012

    The sleepy seaside southern province is perfect for holidaymakers wanting little else than serenity and sumptuous food.

    A small province wedged between Prachuap Khiri Khan to the north and Surat Thani to the south, Chumphon faces a tourism dilemma. That's particularly true of its provincial seat, Chumphon town which, at 500 kilometres from Bangkok, is considered too far for a weekend getaway and while travellers may pull in for a night on their way to popular destinations like Phuket or Krabi, most holidaymakers tend to pass straight through. The result is that this province remains largely undisturbed though that makes it heaven for anyone wanting to far away from the madding crowd.

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    Venice comes to Hua Hin

    October 4, 2012

    A new theme community mall will be soon open in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan province.

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    Elephant polo breaks records

    September 20, 2012

    The 11th annual King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament came to a close Sunday in the popular seaside town of Hua Hin with organisers claiming it was the biggest so far in  its 11 years.

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    InterContinental Hua Hin Resort

    August 15, 2012

    The first InterContinental resort in Thailand, this place opened to the public in December 2009, featuring 119 rooms and three beachfront villas.

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    HUA HIN: Blissful south, beautiful North

    June 20, 2012

    Check into the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin for two consecutive nights and you'll enjoy one night at Chiang Mai's Khum Phaya Resort & Spa for free.

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    3 days 2 nights getaway at V Villas Hua Hin

    March 16, 2012

    Book now and enjoy the ‘3 day-2 night’ getaway that includes:
    •Daily Breakfast at the Villazzo Restaurant
    •A choice of one sumptuous set lunch/dinner, or a relaxing 60-minute Aromatic Massage for up to four persons...

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    Dinosaur Mania Road Show in Hua Hin

    March 13, 2012

    Hua Hin Market Village invite everybody to join with activities of Dinosaur Mania such as dinosaur’s same real size , learning about dinosaur , try to delve the dinosaur , product from dinosaur and many activities.

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    Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa Participates in 'Resort Vacations' Campaign by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Asia Pacific

    March 13, 2012

    Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa participates in the “Resort Vacation” promotion by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Asia Pacific. Travelers planning their next vacation can book the Resort Vacations promotion and enjoy a 20% savings off best available rates with breakfast for two persons.

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    Watch the sun go down in Hua Hin

    November 25, 2011

    Hua Hin Hills Vineyard is offering a special package this weekend, a nice escape from the city that provides stunning views at sunset over the Gulf of Thailand, best enjoyed from the serenity of the vineyard.

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    Fringe Festival 2011/12

    November 18, 2011

    Hua Hin has its own Fringe Festival. After last year's joint staging in Bangkok and Hua Hin, the beautiful beach resort is now the only venue.

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    Bkk-Hua Hin air shuttle service operated by SGA AIRLINES four flights per week

    November 17, 2011

    A newly-launched Bangkok-Hua Hin air shuttle service offers travellers the option of flying between Bangkok and Hua Hin in only 40 minutes. The air shuttle service, operated by SGA Airlines/ Siam General Aviation, reduces the travel time between Bangkok and Hua Hin by more than two hours.

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    Solar Air starts flight to Hua Hin

    November 11, 2011

    Solar Air, a domestic airline that was based at Don Mueang Airport, until it closed due to floods, transferred its base to U-Tapao Airport Thursday.

    Three airlines vacated the flooded domestic airport in late October. They were: Nok Air, Orient Thai Airlines and Solar Air.

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    The 1st Thailand Team Amateur Championship

    November 8, 2011

    1ST THAILAND TEAM AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP 20111 wants to be an event for golfers of all categories and the most exciting championship for amateurs!

    This first edition will take place in Hua Hin the most and traditional Thai holiday resort, situated 200 km south of Bangkok. Hua Hin offers some of Thailand’s finest hotels and restaurants serving authentic local delicacies and international cuisine.

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    Hua Hin: Turning Back The Clock

    October 11, 2011

    While it has a distinctly retro feel, Hua Hin Sam Phan Nam Floating Market in Prachuap Khiri Khan province is actually a new market, which opened earlier this year.

    Inspired by the designs of many outstanding landmarks located around Hua Hin, the market’s setting provides a glimpse into the past, while offering tourists the chance to browse among an array of stalls, selling souvenirs and local specialties.


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    Latest attraction in Khon Kaen

    August 6, 2012

    Two Khon Kaen-based companies, Sirikarn Group and Fairy Plaza, have jointly invested 350 million baht to launch Ton Tann Green Market as a new attraction in the Northeastern province.

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    Amazing Khon Kaen Fantasy World

    December 20, 2011

    December 29 – 30
    Be captivated by Glow Park, the festive highlight in Khon Kaen city centre, enjoy local delicacies being offered by various food stalls, and take part in various activities.

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    Silk and Phuk Seow Festival

    November 17, 2011

    Internationally, Thailand has always been famous for its lustrous silk. One of the major centres of silk production, Khon Kaen is the venue of a fair to promote silk weaving and sericulture. This event is held in conjunction with the Phuk Siao friendship ritual of the northeast. Colourful street processions and typical I-san cultural shows as well as exhibits on the silk industry add to the fun of the fair.

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    Silk Phuk Siew Festival and Red Cross Fair

    November 8, 2011

    Phuk Siew or Friendship Making, an ancient and beautiful event for the people of I-san has been practiced for over a century. As it is considered a very important event, Phuk Siew has therefore been organised together with the silk festival. As a result, this has become an annual ceremony of the people of Khon Kaen since 1980. “Siew” (a word for “friend” in Northeastern dialect) refers to 2 people who are full of great loyalty, sincerity and share a close relationship with one another. Nothing, even death, will put them apart.

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    Khonkaen International Marathon # 9

    November 8, 2011

    Date: January 29, 2012
    Location: Khonkaen University, Khonkaen

    Activities: Running racing in marathon, half-marathon and mini-marathon, Sport equipments booths, Exhibitions etc.

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    Koh Kut: Your own private paradise ... Almost

    August 27, 2012

    A respite from the islands that have become overrun with revellers, this spot in the Gulf of Thailand will allow you to get back to nature, while still staying pleasantly pampered

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    Music festival on Samet

    June 28, 2012

    Samed Island’s music festival will return 14 July, organised by the Samed Resort Group.

    The 10th Sai Kaew Music Festival on Sai Kaew Beach is organised to help attract domestic travel during the low-season, which runs from May to September.

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    Samui: Feast on fine food

    August 27, 2012

    Samui is promoting its second Samui Fine Dining Festival 2012 that will run from September to October highlighting both independent restaurants and signature restaurants in hotels.

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    Samui tourism supports second airport

    July 31, 2012

    Access to Samui Island remains one of the major problems that is limiting the island’s tourist arrivals as well as curtailing the island’s tourism industry from actively marketing their products, worldwide, local entrepreneurs told TTR Weekly over the weekend.

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    In Villa Spa treatments a new luxury touch from Centara Villas Samui

    July 6, 2012

    Total relaxation in the privacy of your own Spa Villa on the oceanfront at Samui is yours when you take the “MySpa” package at Centara Villas Samui that is being offered between now and October 31, 2012.

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    Samui Island Marathon 2012

    July 3, 2012

    Bangkok Airways is ready for its 3rd Samui Island Marathon which will be running up on Sunday, 23rd September 2012 at Nathon pier, Samui Island, to compete for HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Cup (only for overall champion - Thai and Asian) and the total prize worth over 3 million baht.

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    Samui Island opens it doors for 2012 Samui Regatta

    May 22, 2012

    Samui Island is set to welcome an influx of sailors as the 2012 Samui Regatta gets ready for more than 500 people from around the world to take part in a week of high-octane sailing competition from May 26th to June 2nd. Organised by Regattas Asia, Samui Regatta is headquartered at Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, with sailing taking place off the Island's west coast.

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    On track for an island relax

    April 27, 2012

    As a wine-quaffing, meat-loving retreat novice with limited yoga experience, I'm anxious about the alcohol-free vegetarian menu, worried about taxing yoga routines, and sceptical of what can be achieved in three days at Thailand's premier detox and yoga resort.

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    NIKKI BEACH Packages Open Beautiful Samui to Heart Racing Adventures

    March 8, 2012

    Nikki Beach Koh Samui has introduced exciting 7-night and 4-night Adventure Packages, giving guests a chance to thrill to the outstanding natural beauty and amazing opportunity for adventure which Koh Samui Island offers to its visitors.

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    Luxury on Lamai

    November 23, 2011

    Le Meridien made its debut on the tropical island destination of Koh Samui in September taking over the premises once managed by the Langham. By replacing a reserved English ambience with Parisian chic, the resort owner hopes guests will enjoy a sophisticated French lifestyle that idolises the arts, culture and fine food.

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    Hotels freeze new Samui expansions

    November 17, 2011

    International hotel chains which used to be keen on coming to, or expanding their presence in, Samui are having second thoughts because of the island’s limited air transportation capabilities.

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    Luxury spa launched at Conrad Koh Samui

    November 6, 2011

    THAILAND-Conrad Koh Samui today officially opened The Spa at Conrad Koh Samui. Boasting breath-taking views of the Gulf of Thailand and featuring luxurious signature treatments set in a relaxing Zen interior, the newly launched spa will set new benchmarks for indulgence and pampering on the Thai island.

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    Bangkok Airways assures continuity of its operation from Suvarnabhumi Airport

    November 5, 2011

    THAILAND-Bangkok Airways’ daily operations from and to Suvarnabhumi Airport is running per normal schedule. The airline’s ticket counter on 4th floor at Suvarnabhumi Airport is also open as normal.

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    New luxury Samui resort opens its doors

    October 17, 2011

    The Mantra Samui Resort and Spa is the latest addition to the Thai holiday island’s eclectic range of accommodation venues. The hotel on the north coast of Samui took more than three years to build and opened on 10 October.

    The resort is managed by Great Hotels of the World and offers guests 70 different themed chambers that have been specifically designed to suit different guest requirements. People opting to stay at this stylish establishment have a great range of amenities and services to choose from.

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    Businesses on Samui propose second airport

    October 17, 2011

    Tourism businesses on Koh Samui have proposed the opening of a second airport to serve the island. Islanders say that the current airport does not serve their interests very well as it is privately owned and runs in accordance with the requirements of proprietors Bangkok Airways.

    Travel firms say they want to buy a 2000 rai (800 acres) plot of land on the mainland near the Don Sak ferry port. Once the land purchase has been finalised, then the airport management plans to apply for an operating licence at the Thai transport ministry.

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  • Krabi

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    PM to support Krabi tourism

    September 19, 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said sustainability was the key factor that should govern development of Krabi’s tourism in the long-term.

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    The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Phulay Bay

    June 20, 2012

    The Ritz-Carlton brand is famous the world over for its commitment to superior service and dedication to guest luxury.

    So, when the award-winning hotel chain announced the boutique brand extension, Ritz-Cartlon Reserve, specifically targeting the most discerning travellers, expectation was understandably high.

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    KRABI: Blissed out by the beach

    March 19, 2012

    Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa Krabi is extending its April promotions into the low season.
    From May to October, a Deluxe Garden View room is available at Bt1,600 per night, while Deluxe Pool Access Room costs Bt2,100.

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    Spirit of the South

    November 30, 2011

    Located on the west coast of Thailand's and home to several national parks, Krabi has never been marketed as a tourist destination as aggressively as Phuket, which lies directly to its west. Over the last 10 years, it has been discovered by Westerners but the tourist and local authorities feel the province could be drawing many more visitors, especially from Asia and Australia.

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    For the adventurous types seeking a break from routine, Krabi has a lot to offer

    November 8, 2011

    A great place to escape the stresses of big-city life, floods or no floods, is the coastal province of Krabi.

    Unlike Phuket, where practically every square centimetre of Andaman Sea frontage has been occupied by hotels and resorts or otherwise developed for tourism, Krabi still boasts lots of quiet beaches plus semi-wilderness areas where you can easily get away from the madding crowd.

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    New Centara in Krabi welcomes first guests

    November 3, 2011

    Centara Anda Dhevi Resort&Spa Krabi is a newly-built, four-star property situated on extensive grounds and spread across 5 low-rise buildings. 

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    Thai AirAsia to add extra Krabi flights

    October 17, 2011

    Thai AirAsia has announced it will be increasing flight frequencies on its Bangkok to Krabi route as well as other popular routes. From 1 October, there will be four round trips a day from Bangkok to Krabi.

    The announcement of the increase in services from the Thai capital to Krabi as well as to the domestic destinations of Hat Yai, neighbouring Phuket and Udon Thani comes hot on the heels of a new addition to the Thai AirAsia fleet.

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  • Lampang

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    In search of Lampang-ness

    October 30, 2012

    Two communities _ one in Lampang and the other in Phuket _ are working to set up interactive museums intended to celebrate important aspects of local heritage and social identity

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    In the city of roosters

    August 16, 2012

    For motorists heading to Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai, Lampang may be just a pit stop. However, if you linger a bit longer, you will notice that the town has a lot to offer.

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    Long Sapao Chao Wiang Lakorn, Lampang Floating Festival

    November 6, 2011

    The festival is held during the full moon of 12th lunar month. The tradition has been practiced over a thousand years. The boats are built and beautifully decorated to be floated into the river. It is believed that floating the boat is a way to dedicate or offer the alms to the dead or deposit the merit for themselves in the next life. 

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  • Loei

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    TAT promotes Loei festivals

    October 19, 2012

     Loei province opens its winter tourism season with the introduction of two new festivals to attract more tourists through to January 2013.

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    Whitewater adventures in Loei

    July 9, 2012

    Whitewater rafting in Phu Ruea is attracting more adventure seeking tourists to this northeast province, according to a Tourism Authority of Thailand Loei office report.

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    Phu Kradueng takes vacation

    May 28, 2012

    Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation will close Phu Kradueng National Park 1 June until 30 September.

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    Phi Ta Khon Festival: 22-24 June 2012

    April 18, 2012

    The Phi Ta Khon festival is unique to the Dan Sai district in Loei Province and reflects the local Isan belief in ghosts and spirits. Held once a year, it is part of a grand merit-making festival known as the "Boon Luang" festival.

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    Destination Loei 2

    December 7, 2011

    Loei Province in the far west of upper northeastern Thailand, or Isaan, is defined by the natural beauty of its landscape which embraces mountain ranges, rocky outcrops, waterfalls and extensive forests. Then there’s the mighty Mekong and the rich lowland farmlands. Remote and sparsely populated, the isolation, open spaces and abundant fresh air make Loei an attractive destination for natural and cultural ecotourism, while the provincial capital, also known as Loei, retains a charming small town feel.

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    Destination Loei

    December 2, 2011

    Loei Province in the far west of upper northeastern Thailand, or Isaan, is defined by the natural beauty of its landscape which embraces mountain ranges, rocky outcrops, waterfalls and extensive forests. Then there’s the mighty Mekong and the rich lowland farmlands. Remote and sparsely populated, the isolation, open spaces and abundant fresh air make Loei an attractive destination for natural and cultural ecotourism, while the provincial capital, also known as Loei, retains a charming small town feel.

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    Camping season on Phu Kradung Mountain

    October 22, 2011

    The tourist and overnight camping season on Phu Kradung Mountain in Loei kicked off at the beginning of the month. The Tourism Authority of Thailand Loei Office invites all to the Phu Kradung National Park.

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