Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Thailand Countdown 2009

Ringing in the New Year
Thailand rolls out the red carpet for visitors during the festive season.
As Thailand’s travel industry embarks on the road to recovery after Bangkok’s airports were closed for 10 days, late November and early December, the focus is now on welcoming tourists back for the festive season that begins in earnest on Christmas Eve, 24 December, and continues though the New Year celebrations to 2 January.
Thailand remains a safe and hospitable destination and there is every reason for visitors to return now and enjoy a festive season that will be both enjoyable and value for money.
Hotels and travel companies are rolling out the red carpet offering discounts on rooms and other incentives to demonstrate to visitors that it is business as usual.
So where should we take time out to enjoy the New Year festivities? Try your favourite destination, or perhaps you are thinking of a change of scenery this year, travelling to Thailand’s pretty northern hill country instead of its southern tropical beaches.
The truth is travellers are welcome to join the fun of the New Year countdown just about anywhere in Thailand.
Every provincial town celebrates the New Year with gusto, arranging concerts and food fairs, usually in the town square or on a river embankment. Some will splurge on firework displays comedy acts or beauty contests. But as the clock strikes 12 midnight, a sea of flickering candles will illuminate the scene as villagers and town folk around the country sing the national and royal anthems to ring in the New Year.
If northern climes appeal -- hilly landscapes and cool evening temperatures -- then an adventurous traveller might find they are counting down the seconds to the New Year in tiny Loei, a provincial town noted for its cool season charm, impressive mountain scenery and delightful resorts and even a vineyard.
Way off the beaten track for most tourists, Loei province is a favourite with Thai travellers who love the outdoors – trail walks through a hill-top national park, or simply taking sightseeing trips to chill out at small resorts on the banks of the Mekong River. They will also discover a province that still reflects traditional Thai values; where visitors can participate in simple, but heart warming New Year celebrations.Yet the description is true of most towns in the north and northeast provinces, some adjacent to the Mekong River that separates Thailand from Laos. Similar celebrations echo over the water as citizens welcome the New Year in Chiang Saen near Chiang Rai, Nong Khai, Nakhon Panom and Mukdahan, all popular Mekong River destinations.Mukdahan is where a new bridge spans the wide river linking it to the small town of Savannakhet in Laos. Considered a gateway town, travellers can begin their tour of Laos and Vietnam here. A 150 -km trip across Laos on a modern surfaced highway will bring them in central Vietnam in striking distance of popular destinations such as Hue and Danang.

Mukdahan Countdown’s celebrations reflect a three country theme (Thailand, Laos and Vietnam) as the gateway town celebrates 31 December to 1 January 2009, at dam close to town’s centre and along Mekong River embankment. Classical and folk dance troupes from the three countries perform in both Mukdahan and Suvanakhet, in Laos. The bridge, always an impressive sight for visitors is illuminated as are all public buildings on both sides of the river. Food stalls line the town’s embankment, which is also a venue for musical concerts. Ultimately, the focus turns to the river for the countdown light and sound presentations and firework displays launched from pontoons floating on the river. (http://www.tourismthailand.org/festival-event/content-5505.html)

Also in the Northeast, Ubon Ratchathani celebrates the New Year Countdown in front of its City Hall with a classical music show by local artists and merit making ceremonies. There are daily flights and a rail service from Bangkok and three to four-star hotels catering to international tourists. (http://www.tourismthailand.org/festival-event/content-5504.html)

The north’s most popular destination, Chiang Mai, celebrates New Year mainly around the old city’s Phae road and at Tha Phae gate. There will be live concerts and countdown party on the road which will be closed to traffic (http://www.tourismthailand.org/festival-event/content-5500.html)

Bangkok 2009 Countdown Party will focus on the downtown district Ploenchit-Ratchaprasong-Pathumwan area close to the Skytrain main station. Visitors can easily commute to the main venue, next to Central World, by skytrain from hotels along Sukhumvit Road and areas around Silom Road. It will packed out, a capacity crowd of New Year revellers who will be enjoying the short cool season at beer gardens, while enjoying the live stage concerts all along the popular Ratchaprasong shopping and entertainment strip. (http://www.tourismthailand.org/festival-event/content-5545.html) (http://www.handsbangkokcountdown.com)

At the east coast resort of Pattaya, the countdown celebrations focus on a small strip of real estate at the southern end of the bay. Known as the Bali Hai Cape habour it will be transformed by thousands of street lights and decorations, for continuous live concerts by singers leading up to the midnight firework display. (http://www.tourismthailand.org/festival-event/content-5501.html)

On the Gulf of Thailand side of the southern peninsular, Hat Yai celebrates what it calls the Night Paradise Countdown 2009. Streets will be illuminated with festive lights and decorations at two venues -- Thammanun Intersection in front of Khao Tom Nai Yao shop for popular band concerts and also in front of Wat Chin Niphat Uthit 3 Road. The opening ceremony will be held on the afternoon of 31 December with a carnival followed by the Countdown Celebrations. (http://www.tourismthailand.org/festival-event/content-5502.html)

On the Andaman Sea coast, the island of Phuket will celebrate a “Colourful Phuket Countdown 2009” starting early on 25 December and continuing nightly to 31 December, at Surin Traffic Circle (Clock Town), from 1830 to 2400. A “Seafood Fest” is the main highlight, where visitors will be entertained by traditional dances, dance contests, concerts, and finally the fun of the countdown to the New Year with an impressive fireworks display. (http://www.tourismthailand.org/festival-event/content-5501.html)

Another Areas
Nakhon Ratchasima : http://www.tourismthailand.org/festival-event/content-5543.html
Suphan Buri : http://www.tourismthailand.org/festival-event/content-5544.html

Monday, December 29, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Enjoy the Bliss of Vipassana Meditation

Enjoy the Bliss of Vipassana Meditation
10 - 21 December 2008
See u again when I came back Dec 23, 2008.
GooD LucK

Monday, December 8, 2008

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya World Heritage Fair


Date : 12 - 21 December 2008
Venue : Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Histirical Park, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya was once the glorious capital of Thailand. It was also a centre of trade and government, and possessed a long period of prosperity. Be amazed by the light-and-sound show, the exhibitions on Ayutthaya as a World Heritage Site, as well as the cultural performances. Having fun shopping for a variety of OTOP product is another activity.

Contact:
- TAT Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Tel : 66 (0) 3524 6076-7, 66 (0) 3532 2730-1
- Provincial Public Relations Office, Tel. : 66 (0) 3533 6550
Website : www.tourismthailand.org

From : TourismThailand.Org - The Official Website for Tourism in Thailand

Warning! Weather for Travel in Thailand Dec 8, 2008

Warning!
The intense high pressure system from China has dominated upper Thailand causing cold weather while 1-2 °C drops in the North.
The strong northeast monsoon over the Gulf and southern Thailand, and the low pressure cell at the coastal zone of Malaysia. Abundant rain and isolated heavy fall are likely in lower southern Thailand from Nakhon Si Thammarat southward. Due to heavy rain conditions, people in disaster areas along mountainous and riverside areas should beware of repetitive flooding during 1-2 days. Wind and wave with 2-4 meters in the Gulf. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats keep ashore during 7-9 December 2008.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park


http://www.dolphinbayresort.com

Rare and Unique Wildlife
Due to the steep and relatively inaccessible nature of its mountains, the park still supports a population of serow, a blackish goat-antelope now rare in Thailand. The park also supports populations of three species of primate: the dusky or spectacled langur, the crab-eating or long-tailed macaque, and the slow loris. Other mammals found are the barking deer, Malayan pangolin, fishing cat, common palm-civet, Malayan porcupine, Javan mongoose, Siamese hare, and grey-bellied squirrel. Especially interesting are the crab-eating macaques. Macaques normally eat fruits and other plants, complemented by insects and worms. Since there is very little of the typical food for this species in the flora of the park, especially on the islands, these monkeys have adapted their eating habits and developed the skill of catching crabs from the sea!

Weather for Travel in Thailand Dec 7, 2008

"Cold weather cover upper Thailabnd and strong wind-wave in the Gulf."

The intense high pressure system from China has covered upper Thailand causing cold weather and 1-2 °C drops with windy.
The strong northeast monsoon over the Gulf and southern Thailand, and the low pressure cell at the coastal zone of Malaysia. Abundant rain and isolated heavy to very heavy fall are likely in lower southern Thailand from Surat Thani southward. Due to heavy rain conditions, people in disaster areas along mountainous and riverside areas should beware of repetitive flooding during 1-2 days. Wind and wave with 2-4 meters in the Gulf. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats keep ashore during 7-9 December 2008.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Weather for Travel in Thailand Dec 6, 2008

Warning!
The intense high pressure system from China has covered upper Thailand and the South China Sea causing shower, cold weather and 1-3 °C drops with windy.
The strong northeast monsoon over the Gulf and southern Thailand, and the low pressure cell near the coastal area of eastern Malaysia. Abundant rain and isolated heavy to very heavy fall are likely in lower southern Thailand from Nakhon Si Thammarat southward. Due to heavy rain conditions, people in disaster areas along mountainous and riverside areas should beware of repetitive flooding during this period. Wind and wave with 2-3 meters in the Gulf. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats keep ashore during 6-9 December 2008.

Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2008

Date : Sunday, 7 December 2008
begining at 7.00 am Registration open 1 April 2008
Venue : The upscale Laguna Phuket Resort occupies 600 acres of tropical beachfront parkland on the northwest coast of Phuket island in Southern Thailand.

The competition among the "iron men" from Thailand and international countries includes swimming, cycling and marathon racing. Also, there are activities to encourage the participants to experience the adventure routes along Phuket’s tourist attractions.

COURSES
1.8k Swim
The swim course comprises two bodies of water. Starting on the beach between the Dusit Laguna Resort and Laguna Beach Resort near the LBR Marine Centre, competitors swim 1,180 metres in the sea before sprinting 100 metres across the beach to swim the last 620 metres in a lagoon finishing at the Laguna Beach Resort Y-junction. Wetsuits are not allowed.

55k Bike
The bike course takes competitors out of Laguna Phuket onto narrow, winding roads. The course will be the same as in 2007, with some steep hilly sections on the road to Naithon Beach north of Laguna Phuket. Drafting is illegal. Suggested equipment includes a minimum of two water bottle cages. Athletes should consider a 24-28 tooth rear cassettes to ease the difficulty of hill climbs. Some of the road surfaces may be rough and athletes should use durable tires. The bike course will have 2 aid stations.

12k Run
The run course will be similar to the 2007 course. It is flat and leads runners north through the Laguna Phuket resort complex and onto the award-winning Laguna Phuket Golf Course, before looping back past the Wedding Chapel through Canal Shopping Village and finishing at the Laguna Beach Resort Y-junction. The course will have three aid stations approximately 2km apart that runners pass twice.
COMPETITOR INFORMATION

PRE-RACE INFORMATION
Registration - 6 December
10:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday, 6 December (See schedule for venue details). Please bring proper identification and a 500 Thai Baht deposit for your timing chip with you to claim your race kit.
Your race kit will include:
- Race number for bike & run
- Race belt
- Swim cap
- Competitor’s T-shirt
- Numbered bag for race gear
- (1) Invitation to the Pasta Party
Race Briefing - 1 December
A mandatory course briefing in English and Thai will be held on Saturday 6 December. See Race Week Schedule for details. There will be 3 sessions conducted in English as follows:
4:00pm-5:00pm for relay teams and first time triathletes
5:00pm-6:00pm for individual triathletes
6:00pm for professional triathletes
Awards and Professional Prize Purse
Equal men’s and women’s prize money will be awarded as follows:
1st US$ 3,000
2nd US$ 2,500
3rd US$ 2,000
4th US$ 1,500
5th US$ 1,000

All contestants wishing to race for prize money must register as "pro" at race registration. Contestants registered as "pro" are not eligible to win age group awards. Contestants registering as "pro" are advised to check with their country’s national triathlon governing body to determine the impact of racing "pro" on amateur standing.

Thai Athlete Prize Money
The first Thai male and female amateur athletes will each receive 10,000 baht in prize money. Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Thai male and female athletes.

Age Group Awards
First, second and third finishers in each age group category will receive a trophy at the Awards Banquet.

Label Gear
Label every piece of clothing and gear, including both shoes, before coming to Laguna Phuket.

Weather Conditions
Average air temperature for December in Phuket is 27°C/81°F with 85% humidity. Contestants MUST hydrate properly during race week, race morning and throughout the race. Bikes should be equipped with at least two water bottle cages.

Personal Safety
Always train with another person, especially in the water. While in the water, please wear a brightly coloured swim cap. When biking and running, please take precautions as Phuket drivers and motorcyclists are unpredictable. Take extreme caution when biking on ALL public roads. On Thursday and Friday of race week, organised rides on the bike course will depart from the Laguna Beach Resort Y-Junction at 8:00am, led by a police escort vehicle. It is strongly recommended that contestants train on the bike course only during one of these organised rides.
Pasta Party
Triathletes and relay teams are invited to attend the Pasta Party free of charge, upon presentation of an invitation please remember to bring your tickets to the event. Additional tickets for family and friends will be on sale during Registration on 1 December (Saturday). Ticket cost Baht 600.

Awards Banquet
An Awards Banquet will be held after the race. Tickets will be pre-sold online - please remember to bring your tickets to the event. If not sold out, additional tickets will be on sale at Registration on 1 December (Saturday). Ticket cost Baht 1,000.

Bike Storage
Bikes will be permitted to be stored in athlete’s hotel rooms. However, all maintenance must be done in hotel car parks in order to prevent damage to room furnishings.

Bike Shop / Bike Mechanic (4 December - 7 December)
It is NOT possible to rent racing or mountain bikes in Phuket. CYCLISTS MUST BRING BIKES WITH THEM. Athletes are encouraged to bring spare bike parts with them. A bike mechanic will be stationed at the Y-junction from Thursday, 4 December to Sunday, 7 December. The bike mechanic opens at 7.00am on Thursday and Friday, at 9.00 am on Saturday and 5.30 am on Sunday.

RACE DAY
Parking - 7 December
Competitors and spectators driving to Laguna Phuket on race morning should follow all signs and volunteer directions for available parking areas. Please arrive no later than 6:30am.

5:30am-6:45am - 7 December
Transition Area opens at Laguna Beach Resort Y-junction for check-in, numbering and placing equipment.

From the Transition Area at the Y-junction, athletes will be transferred to the Swim Start. Free shuttle buses will circulate every 10 minutes between the hotels. Fill bike bottles from your hotel room or home before arriving at Transition. Pre-race aid stations will be available at the Transition Area and the Swim Start. In addition, there will be 2 aid stations on the bike course, 3 aid stations on the run course and a post-race aid station and medical facilities at the finish area.
Race Start - Triathlon Wave #1 and Wave #2
7:00am and 7:10am - 7 December
Please see maps for course details.

Finisher Medals
Will be presented to every athlete who completes the race at the finish line.

Athlete Hospitality & Massage09:30am - 1:00pm Post race hospitality shall include a lunch box and a complimentary 15-minute massage behind the finish line. Note: Massage services are only available for triathletes.

Medical Tent 6:00am - 2:00pm
A Medical Tent will be located in the Finish Area at the Y-junction for athletes who require medical attention before and after the race. This area will be closed at 2:00pm. Any athletes in need of medical attention after 2:00pm should go to the Bangkok Hospital Phuket clinic at Canal Village shopping centre.

Post Race Equipment Pick-Up
In your registration pack, you will receive one numbered bag to be used for gear after the completion of the swim and the bike. Numbered bags will also be available at the Swim Start if you want to leave warm-up gear. This bag will be collected after the swim start and deposited at the Equipment Check-in/Information tent at the Athlete Only area at the main Transition Area.
All bags, equipment and bikes must be claimed and removed from the Transition Area by 2:00pm on race day.

To claim left items show race number which must correspond to the number on the bag(s). You will be responsible for transporting your own gear back to your hotel after the race.

Lost and Found
This will be located at the Transition Area at the Y-junction and will be open until 2:00pm on race day. After this time, any remaining lost property items will be transferred to the race office. Please remember to label all of your equipment before the race.

Finisher Certificates
A desk will be set up at the Awards Banquet for athletes to pick up their finisher certificates. Certificates will not be posted to athletes.

Pre-Awards Cocktail Party
5:00pm - 6:00pm - 7 December
Outside the marquee at the Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket beach garden.

AWARDS BANQUET
6:00pm - 11:00pm - 7 December
The Awards Banquet will be held in the marquee at the Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket beach garden. All athletes are invited to attend by purchasing tickets in advance online. Tickets must be presented to gain entry to the Banquet. If not sold out, tickets will be sold at Registration and possibly at the door.

Privacy Contact Information
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:
By Phone: +66 76 362 300
From : TourismThailand.Org - The Official Website for Tourism in Thailand.

Friday, December 5, 2008

5 ธันวามหาราชัน - The celebrate His Majesty the King’s birthday

This special event the elebrate His Majesty the King’s birthday in Hua Hin, Thailand
Dec 5, 2008 - Jan 4, 2009
Phon Kingphet Park, Hua Hin, Prachuapkhirikhan
More details tel.: 0 3251 3885, 0 3251 3871, 0 3251 3854
E-mail: tatprachuap@tat.or.th or Call Center 1672
ระหว่างวันที่ 5 ธันวาคม 2551 - 4 มกราคม 2552
ณ จังหวัดประจวบคีรีขันธ์

เนื่องในวโรกาสวันเฉลิมพระชนมพรรษา พระบาทสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัวภูมิพลอดุลยเดช ในวันที่ 5 ธันวาคม 2551 จังหวัดประจวบคีรีขันธ์ ร่วมกับหน่วยงานภาครัฐและเอกชน โดยการสนับสนุนจากการท่องเที่ยวแห่งประเทศไทย จัดงาน “เทิดพระเกียรติ 5 ธันวามหาราชัน” ขึ้นในระหว่างวันที่ 5 ธันวาคม 2551-วันที่ 4 มกราคม 2552

โดยมีวัตถุประสงค์เพื่อเทิดพระเกียรติ พระบาทสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัว เนื่องในวันเฉลิมพระชนมพรรษา 81 พรรษา และเพื่อเชิดชูพระอัจฉริยภาพในด้านต่าง ๆ ของพระบาทสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัว อาทิ ศิลปะ ดนตรี กีฬา เป็นต้น รวมทั้งได้เปิดโอกาสให้ประชาชนชาวไทยจากทั่วประเทศและนักท่องเที่ยว ได้มีส่วนร่วมถวายพระพรและร่วมสำนึกในพระมหากรุณาธิคุณที่พระองค์ท่านทรงมีต่อพสกนิกรชาวไทย ตลอดเดือนธันวาคม พบกิจกรรมที่น่าสนใจมากมาย ได้แก่

- พิธีเปิดงาน วันที่ 5 ธันวาคม 2551 ณ สวนสาธารณะโผน กิ่งเพชร อำเภอหัวหิน
- นิทรรศการเทิศพระเกียรติ ที่จะถ่ายทอดเรื่องราวของพระอัฉริยภาพในด้านต่างๆ , โครงการในพระราชดำริ และการประมวลภาพพระราชกรณียกิจของพระบาทสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัว โดยจะจัดแสดงระหว่างวันที่ 5 ธันวาคม 2551-4 มกราคม 2552 ณ สวนสาธารณะโผน กิ่งเพชร อำเภอหัวหิน
- ประติมากรรมโคมไฟเฉลิมพระเกียรติ แสดงโคมไฟอันสวยงามหลากหลายชุด อาทิ โคมไฟนานาชาติ โคมไฟชุดพระมหาชนก โคมไฟแฟนซี ชุดสัตว์ในป่าหิมพานต์ และสีสันแห่งท้องทะเล ซึ่งกิจกรรมเหล่านี้จะจัดแสดงระหว่างวันที่ 5 ธันวาคม 2551 – วันที่ 4 มกราคม 2552 ณ อำเภอเมืองประจวบฯ และอำเภอหัวหิน
- คอนเสิร์ตเทิดพระเกียรติ (Gala Dinner Concert) ในตอนค่ำของวันที่ 6 ธันวาคม 2551 ในรูปแบบงานเลี้ยงอาหารค่ำ (Gala Dinner) ณ โรงแรม โซฟิเทล หัวหิน แสดงการบรรเลงดนตรีโดยวงออเครสตร้า และการขับร้องเพลงโดยศิลปินที่มีชื่อเสียง อาทิ โก้ มิสเตอร์แซกแมน , มาลีวัลย์ เจมีน่า , เสาวนิตย์ นวพันธ์ , ปู แบลคเฮด
- คอนเสิร์ตแจ๊สในสวน กิจกรรมการแสดงดนตรี Music in The Park โดยศิลปินชื่อดัง อาทิ โก้ มิสเตอร์แซกแมน , เบน ชลาทิศ , ปู แบลคเฮด ในวันที่ 5-7 ธันวาคม 2551 ณ สวนสาธารณะโผน กิ่งเพชร อำเภอหัวหิน
- งานศิลป์บนถนนคนเดิน วันที่ 5-7 ธันวาคม 2551 ที่จะมีทั้งการจำหน่ายงานศิลปะร่วมไปถึงการแสดงเช่น ดนตรีเปิดหมวก , ละครคนหน้าขาวและโบโซ่โชว์ กิจกรรมเหล่านี้จัดแสดง ณ สวนสาธารณะโผนกิ่งเพชร อำเภอหัวหิน
- โปรแกรมท่องเที่ยว "ตามเส้นทาง...รอยพระบาท" วันที่ 13-14, 20-21 ธันวาคม 2551 ในพื้นที่จังหวัดประจวบคีรีขันธ์ คลิกเพื่อดูรายละเอียด
- เทศกาลกินหมึกและอาหารทะเลปราณบุรี วันที่ 19-21 ธันวาคม 2551 ณ ลาน OTOP อำเภอปราณบุรี ภายในงานจะมีการออกร้านจำหน่ายอาหารทะเลที่ขึ้นชื่อของจังหวัดประจวบคีรีขันธ์ พร้อมทั้งการแสดงบนเวทีที่จะช่วยเพิ่มความสนุกสนานให้กับผู้เข้าชม
สามารถสอบถามรายละเอียดเพิ่มเติมได้ที่ บริษัท แคร์ยู จำกัด โทร. 081-843-9543
หรือที่ ททท. สำนักงานประจวบคีรีขันธ์
โทร 0 3251 3885, 0 3251 3871, 0 3251 3854
E-mail: tatprachuap@tat.or.th หรือ Call Center 1672


From : http://thai.tourismthailand.org/festival-event/content-5490.html by The Official Website for Tourism in Thailand

H.M. the King’s Birthday

Date : 5 December 2008
Venue : Nationwide

On 5 December 2008, His Majesty the King will celebrate his 81st birthday anniversary. His Majesty has therefore announced that this special event be known as "the Celebrations on the Auspicious Occasion of His Majesty the King 81st Birthday Anniversary 5th December 2008"An alms-giving ceremony in the morning is followed by a huge festival of music and culture at Sanam Luang in Bangkok to celebrate His Majesty the King’s birthday. You can also appreciate the beauty of the decorations along Ratchadamnoen Avenue.
Contact : - Foundation of King Rama 9
Tel : 66 (0) 2356 0050-2, 66 (0) 2356 0203
Fax : 66 (0) 2356 0051-2
Website : www.belovedking.com
E-mail : foundation@au.edu

From : TourismThailand.Org - The Official Website for Tourism in Thailand

Weather for Travel in Thailand Dec 5, 2008

Warning!
The intense high pressure system from China has covered upper Thailand causing colder weather and 2-3 °C drops with windy. The northeast monsoon over the Gulf and southern Thailand gains strength with wave 2-3 meters in the Gulf. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats keep ashore during 5-9 December 2008.
The low pressure cell in the lower South China Sea trends to move through Malaysia during 6-8 December. Abundant rain and isolated heavy to very heavy fall are likely in lower southern Thailand. Due to heavy rain conditions, people in disaster areas along mountainous and riverside areas in the lower South should beware of repetitive flooding.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Karinthip Village, Chiang Mai


The village was built in the area of an elephant pier. From here, both golden pagodas can be clearly seen. A magical well was built for over 700 years in this land as the time the golden pagodas were built. The well provided the people in and around this area with water for washing, bathing, and drinking from generations to generations. People believed that if the well was closed, disasters would come and the land would be destroyed. Therefore, the well remains opened and the water is still clean.
Karinthip Village uses a flying elephant fully dressed as a memorial of the history. Karinthip means an elephant from the heaven, therefore, the resort name was created, “Karinthip Village” The elephant standing right in front of the resort was named “Karinthip”. Karinthip was fully dressed to remind people of the white elephant that carried the relic to Doi Suthep. At the time the owner planned to develop this land, she had a dream of a white elephant staying right where it is right now and a building in front of her with Colonial Architecture. The owner did some research and found that this land was owned by Burmese for 200 years, which at that time Burmese was a British colony and the city style was influenced by this reason. Colonial Suite of Karinthip Village was decorated to match the history. The story is pretty amazing. Karinthip Village wants to bring you back to the amazing history of Lanna and we’d like to replenish your happiness by “The Historical of Mae Ping River”.

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Tel. : 0-5387-4302-4
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Warning! Weather in Thailand Dec 4, 2008

"Cold weather cover upper Thailabnd and strong wind-wave in the Gulf"
During 5-9 December 2008, another intense high pressure system will cover upper Thailand again. Colder weather and 3-5 °C drops with windy are likely in the mention. This likely to cause the northeast monsoon over the Gulf and southern Thailand will strength with wave height 2-4 meters in the Gulf. All ships should proceed with caution and small boats keep ashore.
The low pressure cell in the lower South China Sea will be move to Malaysia during 5-7 December 2008. Abundant rain and isolated heavy to very heavy fall in the lower southern Thailand. People in disaster areas of the lower South should beware flooding conditions.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Weather in Thailand Dec 1, 2008

The northeast monsoon over the Gulf and southern Thailand remains strong causing thundershowers likely in provinces from Phatthalung southwards of the country. Due to successive rain along mountain range, flooding likely persists a forward day, and people in the risk areas are on alert including Songkhla, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat. Winds and waves remains strong with high waves 2-3 meters in the Gulf. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats keep ashore.
Another surge of intense high pressure continues over upper Thailand bringing cooler weather.