Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Royal Rainmaking

Go with us into the skies, as this nobel project takes off. The project was initially started by His Majesty the King of Thailand and provices a valuable service to dry areas of Thailand. These planes actually makes the clouds rain!

Until March-September every year.

Hua Hin Nightmarket

The night market in Hua Hin is always the evening attention point for tourists visiting Hua Hin. A good bargin can be made here, or you can pay for an item just to find that the next customer gets it for half price. Thats one of the thrills of being of the market - The price is mostly up to your skills as a tradesman, and many do it just for fun! Just about anything can be found here, from t-shirts, caps, movies, belts, lamps and nick nacks to fried bugs! Welcome to the Hua Hin night market, a quite different experience...

Police and the Tourist police

Pictures from law enforcement in Hua Hin and also from the little known Tourist police, that assists tourist in need. Mostly regarding lost items or disputes.

Elephant Village

You haven't been to Thailand, if you have not been sitting on the back of a 4 ton animal! One of the special things about Thailand, is their beautiful elephants. In Hua Hin we have several places were you have the chance to get a ride on these big blue/gray elephants. These pictures was taken at the Hua Hin Elephant Village

Market Village in Hua Hin

The Market Village in Hua Hin is the biggest shopping and entertainment complex in the area featuring fashion butiques, bowling, a movie theatre, grocery shopping and also being used for different exobitions.

Pala-U Waterfall

One of the natural wonders beloved by many, just 1 hour drive from Hua Hin. This is one of the many tourist-must-sees for westeners visiting Hua Hin. Pala-U waterfall brings you some amazing nature and rocky enverinment with the famous waterfall as the centerpoint.

Thailand’s New Year Countdown celebrations

Thais know how to party. Some might say at the drop of a hat. A party brings out the best in national identity – a broad genuine Thai smile. So should we be surprised that Thailand is a favoured venue to celebrate New Year? This is the land of smiles and “sanook”.


Whether the countdown is in Bangkok, Phuket or a far northern destination, the celebrations will carry the hallmarks of fun and genuine hospitality that make the country such a rewarding destination to visit.

Of course, Bangkok has a mission to fulfill. It aspires to make its 2010 New Year Countdown a mega-celebration, on par with the biggest and brightest in Asia Pacific.
The spotlight is on the “Hands Bangkok Countdown”, where more than 200,000 New Year party goers will mingle in the downtown CentralWorld Square. Festivities begin 21 December and culminate in the countdown on New Year’s Eve extending through New Year’s Day.
Concerts and live on-stage performances, the informal atmosphere of beer gardens and light and sound shows support a theme of peace and joining hands across a multitude of cultures and races.
According to the organisers, joining hands will bring people together -- lovers, friends and families -- to celebrate the hopes and destiny of a New Year.
A gigantic screen will allow party goers to view the countdown celebrations in countries in the same time zone, while a giant 21 metre-high Greeting Ball Tower, with a three-metre diameter LCD orb-screen will create bursts of stunning display of light, colour, sound and movement at minute intervals over the party scene, until the countdown begins and the fireworks light up the sky.

There are two other official locations for New Year celebrations.
The National Stadium, just 2 km from CentralWorld Square on the city’s Skytrain route, will be packed to capacity as residents and tourists enjoy an evening of musical concerts, variety show performances organised by GMM Grammy Records and Channel 9. TV stars will turn out to entertain the crowd, while a huge screen will show nation-wide countdown celebrations as the minutes tick by.

A more traditional Thai celebration will underscore activities at the city’s Sanam Luang, with the famed temple roofs and spires in the Grand Palace courtyards providing the backdrop. Crowds will gather on the historic spacious parade ground, facing Thammasat University, to enjoy classical dance performances, folk songs from the various provinces and musical concerts for an older generation of city residents.
As the countdown celebrations get underway, firework displays along the banks of the nearby Chao Phraya River will illuminate the sky.

For More Information : Please call 1672
or Events Planning Division, TAT Tel. 66 (0) 2250 5500 ext 3465-3468

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Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya World Heritage Fair

Date : 12 - 21 December 2009
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

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Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2009

Date : Sunday, 6 December 2009
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.

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Website : www.lagunaphukettriathlon.com

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H.M. the King’s Birthday

Date : 5 December 2009
Venue : Nationwide

On 5 December 2009, His Majesty the King will celebrate his 82nd 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 82nd Birthday Anniversary 5th December 2009"

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

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Surin Elephant Roundup and Red Cross Fair 2009

Date : November 14 - 25 , 2009
Enjoyable Elephant Talent Shows on 21 - 22 Novemevber 2009
[More than 250 elephants performing] At Surin Elephant Show Stadium

The visitors have an opportunity to go sight-seeing around the town by riding the elephant.

Ticket price : 1,000, 500, 300 and 40 Baht Respectively.
Please reserve the tickets in advance (Specificially 1,000 and 500 Baht)
Download Ticket Booking Form www.surin.go.th


For more information
Surin Provincial Governor’s Office, Surin Province Tel. 0 4451 2039
Tourism Authority of Thailand, Surin Office Tel. 0 4451 447-8
Website : http://www.surin.go.th/elephant_52/index.htm

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