Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thai Health Songkhla International Marathon


Date : 30 August 2009
Venue : Songkhla, Thailand
Including a Marathon, Half Marathon, Mini Half Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon and Jogging for Health event, the Songkhla International Marathon has a category for all ages and abilities. Some of the world’s most experienced runners take part in this event which offers the biggest marathon prize money in Thailand. The event begins and ends at the spectacular Songkhla Provincial Hall.
For more information:
www.songkhlamarathon.com
Songkhla Provinial Office of Toursim and Sports, Tel. 66 (0) 7131 1573
Hatyai Running, Tel. 66 (0) 8 1959 8461, 8 1898 1989
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Bhumibol Dam Invitation International Mountain Bike Championship 2009


At Bhumibol Dam, Tak Province
29 - 30 AUGUST 2009

A biker’s dream event

Every year mountain bikers gather at one of Thailand’s most scenic dams for a series of races and fun activities.

Healthy recreational sports are fast filling up the Thailand events calendar.
Now in its fifth year, the Bhumibol Invitation International Mountain Bike is one example of the many popular sports events that attract both locals and overseas visitors to test their skills and enjoy a healthy pastime.
Backing the event are the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Sports Authority of Thailand. Created to promote an interest in outdoor sports and also encourage ecotourism at both national and international levels, the races underscore the beauty of Tak province, particularly the attractive scenery that surrounds one of the country’s largest dams

Mountain bikers and their families will gather at the starting line on the crest of the spectacular Bhumibol Dam for two days of races from 29 to 30 August.
This very scenic location provides a variety of race routes that will both challenge the semi-pro mountain bike racers and also please recreational riders.
It is really up the participants as to how far they wish to push their bikes and bodies. If they want the thrill of dropping down steep slopes through jungle terrain, or the steady pace of a trail over rolling hills that border the reservoir, the organisers have a choice of categories to deliver the right experience.
In fact, there are six categories to choose from: Long distance 60 km; family 16 km; tour biking 10 km; cyclo-cross, on the dam’s crest, five km; international race 39 km; and amateur 24 km.
Just to ensure all the hard physical activity is balanced with lots of fun, the organisers encourage visitors and participants to display their two wheelers in an ancient bike contest. The vintage line up is impressive with some participants showing off bikes that would do justice to a museum.
To round off the fun there are booths selling bike equipment at discount prices. All this is described as a heavenly experience for biking enthusiasts, who always discover they need to make just one more purchase to round off the beauty or technical excellence of their prized bikes.
Bhumibol Dam is located in Tak province, 426 km north of Bangkok. The race site, at the crest of the dam, is 60 km north of Tak provincial town, where most of the hotel accommodation is located.

Other activities :
- Funny bike (sightseeing around Bhumibol Dam)
- Bike equipment shops (special price)
- OTOP products of Tak Province
- Flok music by Bhumibol Dam youth club. (evening)
- Youth activities for environ mental prootection and global warming concerns.

Contact information :
- TAT Call Center: 1672
- Events Promotion Division, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)
Tel. 66-2250-5500 ext. 3495-8
- TAT Tak, Tel. 66-5551-4341-3 E-mail: tattak@tat.or.th
- Public Relations Department, The Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand
Tel. 66-2436-4822, 66-2436-7864
- Reservation Department, Bhimibol Dam
Tel. 66-5554-9509, 66-5559-9093-7 ext. 4001, 4002
- www.bhumiboldam.egat.com

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H.M. the Queen’s Birthday Celebrations

Date : 12 August 2009
Venue : Nationwide

An alms-giving ceremony in the morning is followed by a huge festival of music and culture at Sanam Luang in Bangkok to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday. You can also appreciate the beauty of the decorations along Ratchadamnoen Avenue.

Contact:
Tourism Authority of Thailand
TAT Call Centre 1672
August 12 Celebrations Organising Committee
Tel : 0 2356 0051-2

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Hat Yai Nature Run 2009


Date : 2 August 2009
Venue : At the parking lot in front of the computer center, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand


CategoriesDistancesStarting TimeEnding Time
Half Marathon21.1 km.5.50 a.m.9.00 a.m.
Quarter Marathon10.5 km.6 a.m.8.00 a.m.
Fun Run4.0 km.6.10 a.m.7.10 a.m.
Family Run4.0 km.6.10 a.m.7.10 a.m.
Contact : www.nature-run.psu.ac.th

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Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2009

Date : 1 June to 31 August 2009
Venue : Department stores, hotels, restaurants, and tourist attraction nationwide

Thailand’s annual “Amazing Thailand Grand Sale” got underway this month and continues to offer visitors great bargains right through to 31 August.
This year, as fuel prices escalate, both visitors and residents are looking for more value and bigger discounts when they are shopping. Thailand never disappoints.
Most mega stores and shopping malls are offering discounts of between 10 to 70%, so there are bargains galore for the shopper prepared to browse around the stores.
Fortunately, most of Bangkok’s major shopping malls and stores are located close to the city’s skytrain or metro transport systems, making it very convenient to hop from one store to the next.
Both the Skytrain and the Metro, offer day use stored-value cards for visitors to make it even more convenient to use the two systems.
Bangkok’s main shopping districts and streets are to be found along Ploenchit and Sukhumvit roads.
Many of the department stores have direct bridge linking them to Skytrain stations. Just a short walk from the Skytrain stations and visitors discover some pretty impressive department stores and shopping plazas namely Siam Discovery Centre, Siam Centre, Central World Plaza, Erawan Bangkok, Amarin Plaza, Gaysorn, Central Chidlom, Home Pro Plus, Robinson Department Store, The Emporium and The Mall Department Store.
Discounts are also available in King Power duty free shops, both at Suvarnabhumi Airport and downtown locations. There are even discount deals on luxury treatments at spas, a round of golf at a selection of courses at all major tourist destinations, travel packages and even medical check-ups at world-class hospitals.
The three-month campaign also embraces a variety of destinations beyond Bangkok such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hua Hin, Cha-am, Pattaya, Nakhon Ratchasima, Udorn Thani, Phuket, Krabi, Hat Yai and Samui Island.
Grand Sale prizes are offered in conjunction with the campaign sponsor, Visa Card, and include bargain holiday packages to premier destinations such as Phuket and Samui.

Contact : Tourism Investment Department, Tourism Authority of Thailand
Tel : 66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 2951

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Hua Hin Regatta 2009


Date : 30 July-3 August 2009
Venue : Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan
For More Information : www.yrat.or.th

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Tour de Isan 2009


Date : 27 June - 7 July 2009

The 2nd Annual Tour de Isan is an 11 day charity bicycle tour through the Northeast region of Thailand, known as "Isan." This event starts in the town of Nong Khai and the Thai/Laos border and then winds 800 kilometers along the mighty Mekong River to Ubon Ratchathani with some days off along the route for rest, relaxation, and sightseeing. We will take you through the emerald green rice fields of the northeast heartland and show you the beauty and ecological importance of the Mekhong River. This ride shows you where few tourists have ventured before and finishes in the city of Ubon Ratchathani during their lovely Annual Candle Festival.

All riders must raise a minimum of US$ 1000 in donations to participate in the Tour de Isan 2009.

For further information
Website : www.tourdeasia.org ,www.tourdethailand.com/tour-de-isaan.html

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Exotic orchids on show


Date : 24-26 July 2009
Venue : Hall 8 of the Impact Exhibition Centre, Muang Thong Thani

Thailand’s status as a major source of orchids allows Bangkok to host an international show.


The Thailand International Orchid Innovative Show is billed as the first major, or full-fledged show, organised in the capital Bangkok offering growers and buyers an opportunity to network and exchange information.
Scheduled 24 to 26 July at Hall 8 of the Impact Exhibition Centre, Muang Thong Thani, in the northern suburbs of Bangkok, the show will underscore Thailand’s role as a leader in orchid cultivation and export.
Organisers say the event will present the innovation of Thai and foreign orchids. It will also introduce new species and consider the next decade’s research on orchid plantings, flower decorations and the challenges for growers during hosted seminars.

The event’s organiser, Department of Agricultural Extension, expects more than 500 representatives of orchid growing enterprises to attend the show, which will feature both sales and educational components.
It also involves the Royal Horticultural Society of Thailand, orchid associations, private sector farms and foreign exhibitors, who will showcase orchid related innovations through the show and seminars.
Although there have been shows before, such as the International Orchids 2007 held in Bangkok, this is the first time that all stakeholders in the orchid growing business have shared the same platform.
Orchid growing in Thailand has its origins in hobby farms dating back to 1913, when individuals cultivated rare orchids as a pastime, but it was not until 1957 that the Orchids Society of Thailand was formed.
Since then orchid farms and exports have flourished mainly in central Thailand. Bangkok and its suburbs emerge as the main location for farms that concentrate on exports.
Overall, Thailand has 1,000 species of orchids and cultivation covers more than 2300 hectares, with the bulk of the land dedicated to growing is still in Bangkok and neighbouring provinces such as Nonthaburi, Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani and Chonburi. About 54% of all orchids are exported.
The most common species, the Violet Orchid, is associated with a welcome gesture from the country’s national airline, Thai Airways International, which gives this particular orchid to thousands of passengers, daily, as flights prepare to land in Bangkok.

For more information please call 1672

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Hua Hin Regatta 2009

Date : 30 July-3 August 2009
Venue : Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan

At the close of the month, 30 July, sailors gather for the annual Hua Hin Regatta 2008 that will test their skills over three days of competition. The coveted trophies are the Royal Vega Rudder trophy of His Majesty the King, Super Mod National Championship trophy from HM the King, OK Dinghy National Championship trophy from HM the Queen, and Princess Cup for Optimist Championship of the late HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana.

ua Hin is considered the traditional home for the country’s sailing community, due to HM the King’s keen interest in the sport. A Southeast Asia Games winner in the sailing category, HM the King built his own racing dinghy and helped to establish the Super Mod class and is an enthusiastic patron of sailing resulting in this annual regatta being held in his honour off the coast of Hua Hin in sight of the palace.

For More Information : www.yrat.or.th
(All pictures form www.huahin4u.com)

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Pattaya Marathon 2009


Date : 19 July 2009
Venue : Pattaya, Chon Buri
The Pattaya International Marathon is one of the most famous marathons in Thailand that is organized yearly. Every year, there are many runners participating from various countries. In all, there are three races ; the full marathon (42 Km), the half marathon (21 Km) and the quarter marathon (10 Km).

More information :
TAT Chon Buri Office, Tel. 66 (0) 3842 7667, 66 (0) 3842 8750
Patayta City Hall, Tel. 66 (0) 3825 3129
www.pattaya-marathon.com

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International Wax Sculpture



International Wax Sculpture
Date : 1 - 31 July 2009
Venue : Thung Si Mueang District, Ubon Ratchathani

Join the alms-giving for Asalha Puja and the Khao Phansa Buddhist ceremony. Participate in the ceremony of welcoming His Majesty the King’s royal candle and the international candle-carving competition from various countries, as well as taste “Pha Khao Laeng” , a local food especially prepared for tourists.


Contact :
TAT Ubon Ratchathani Office, Tel : 66 (0) 4524 3770-1, 66 (0) 4525 0714
Ubon Ratchathani Provincial Office, Tel : 66 (0) 4525 4827
Website : www.tatuboon.org , www.guideubon.com

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