The Royal Thai Government has announced that the first 30 days of the Thailand’s official mourning period for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej have passed, and restrictions on festive celebrations and entertainment venues have been lifted and television and radio broadcasts have returned to normal programming. Read More
Back for it’s 18th successful year, the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale has returned in 2016 and this time it is bigger and better than ever. The Sale was launched in style with an Amazing race-style shopping challenge, in which 14 teams of bloggers from across Asia and Australia raced around Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong district competing for a 100,000 Baht prize.
Thailand developed as a nation along the banks of its mighty rivers. For centuries, the kingdom’s waterways have provided Thai people with their staple foods of rice and fish, fuelled by the abundant monsoon rains that have made the land fertile. It’s little wonder then, that so many local ceremonies and traditions are water-based. Read More
This month Thailand celebrated His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 88th birthday anniversary, on 5 December with the inaugural Bike for Dad cycling event, and there are many more events planned for the festive season. Read More
Following the huge success of last year’s Colour Moon Festival, Koh Phangan is set to do it all over again.
Koh Phangan held it’s first Colour Moon Festival last December, and the event’s second edition is set to bigger and better, with exciting activities following the theme ‘Island of Power, energised by the Moon’. Read More
Loi Krathong, one of the most vibrant and stunning festivals in Thailand is just around the corner. Here’s a guide to where to celebrate Loi Krathing all over Thailand and even in Sydney, Australia.
On the 25th November, people all over Thailand will float their Krathong (small floating vessels made from banana leafs) down a river or pond to pay respect to the Lord Buddha and seek forgiveness from the goddess of water for any misdeeds against her.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has successfully hosted Asia’s first Travel Blog Exchange 2015 (TBEX Asia) in Bangkok. Read More
Travel writer Julie Miller visits the ancient city of Ayutthaya to witness the 11th World Wai Kru ceremony celebrating ‘the art of eight limbs’.
Let me say this up-front – I’m not a fan of combat sports. The sight of grown men beating each other to a pulp just doesn’t do it for me, regardless of the skill, precision and strength involved. Read More
Photographer Andy Yee visited the Yi Peng sky lantern festival in Chiang Mai last year and shares his experience here with us.
The Yi Peng sky lantern festival in Chiang Mai in Thailand is fast becoming popular with photographers, who will love the challenge of photographing thousands of lanterns being released simultaneously into the night sky. Read More
Earlier this year, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Sydney Office invited two of New Zealand’s X Factor teams to film their judges’ retreats in Thailand. Read More