Count ’em – 1,650 Pandas!

That’s a lot of cuddly coming to Bangkok next week, but the number is a reminder there’s only that many real pandas left in the wild

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IT’S HARDLY as terrifying as Genghis Khan’s Mongol hordes, but the “army” of pandas that has swept through France, Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea and Hong Kong has now arrived in Thailand.

And they’re adorable. Resistance is futile.

There will be 1,650 miniature papier-mache pandas massed on the sanctified grounds of Sanam Luang and other places starting next Friday, raising a silent but visually impressive call on behalf of endangered species.

The pandas range in height from 11 to 29 centimetres and are eminently photogenic, alone or en masse.

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French artist Paulo Grangeon created the original panda model and it’s been mass-produced by the World Wildlife Fund to tour the globe and drive home the message that some of our fellow animals are in grave peril.

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The 1600 Pandas World Tour, which has made stops in 20 countries since 2008, brings to Bangkok that stirring encampment at Sanam Luang and nine other locations chosen for quick “flash mob” appearances. They’ll be popping up at the Giant Swing, Lumpini Park and Hua Lamphong Railway Station. In sum, panda-crazy Thailand will host the whole array for a month.

In an email interview arranged through his Hong Kong-based agency, AllRightsReserved, Grangeon tells The Nation that the original concept came from Serge Orru, the WWF’s director in France. The “1600” represents the number of pandas remaining in the wild at that time, in 2008. That year was also the French chapter’s 35th anniversary.

“Serge was aware that I’d developed a technique for mass-producing papier-mache models, and I was enthusiastic about his idea,” Grangeon says.

More recent surveys indicate there are now 1,864 pandas in the wilds of China, a 17-per-cent increase, and this is reflected in the plus sign added to the tour’s title for Thailand – “1600 Pandas+ World Tour”.

They must have heard about our affection for the two-tone critters. Central Embassy certainly knows about it, and has spent Bt30 million organising the tour events here. It will host the panda brigade from March 24 to April 10.

“We want Thailand to be a global art platform, where artists from all over the world can show their work to inspire and benefit others,” says Barom Bhicharnchitr, the mall’s managing director. “This exhibition not only offers the chance to reflect on the importance of wildlife conservation, but also plays an important part in promoting tourism.”

The flash-mob events, each to last three hours, have been planned for March 4 to 16 at eight places around the city and one in Ayutthaya (see info box), with a 10th location to be chosen by popular vote on the tour’sFacebook page.

Grangeon points out that the panda, which appears in the WWF logo, is one of the planet’s most endangered animals.

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“I’ve always believed that the arts are for everybody, from month-old babies to adults,” he says, “but the conservation issue is less recognisable – until you get a wakeup call. The natural environment is being destroyed without any regard for sustainable development.

“Art is an approachable medium and papier-mache mixes art with the environment. You can create a sculpture without causing any pollution, a good demonstration of how sustainability can be integrated into art and design.”

A wood sculptor for 30 years, Grangeon actually discovered the merits of papier-mache while visiting Thailand in the late 1990s. It’s pliant, lightweight enough to be highly portable, and it recycles paper. He’s made more than 10,000 papier-mache replicas for the tour at small factories in Thailand.

“My greatest pleasure came from that first paper model, but, since every one of them is handmade, each is unique – there’s always some difference from the original. The ones we produce are actually very strong, not fragile,” says the artist, who’s applied the same technique to whales and black bears.

Grangeon has to keep churning out the pandas because, once the tour moves on, all the models are sold. The project has earned more than US$300,000 for WWF since 2008.

After the exhibition at Central Embassy closes, all 1,650 critters will be up for “adoption” – the term he prefers to “sale”. The money raised will help WWF Thailand protect elephants, tigers and other at-risk species. WWF Thailand director Yowalak Thiarachow says fewer than 3,000 elephants and only 200 tigers are left in the wild here.

Enthusiasts will be able to adopt a large standing, sitting, reclining or hanging panda for Bt1,600, a medium version for Bt1,200 or a small model for Bt800. You need to register first, anytime from March 10 to 12, at www.1600PandasPlusth.com.

“I’ve created 14 different models over the years, varying in size and poses, but only two or three kinds are seen in the exhibition,” says Grangeon. “In Hong Kong I wanted to give the people something special, and since they have four real pandas – An An, Jia Jia, Ying Ying and Le Le – living there, I designed metre-tall paper sculptures of them walking, sitting, lying on a boulder and enjoying a bamboo meal.

“And in Seoul last year, to celebrate the great news that the number of pandas in the wild had increased significantly, I created a new baby panda.”

Grangeon will be back in Thailand again late next month, but he declines to say whether he might pay homage to Chuang Chuang and Lin Hui, the famed panda residents of the Chiang Mai Zoo.

“Every leg of this journey has had its unique and unforgettable moments,” he says. “The more places we go and the better the response. I’m happy the people of the world love my work and hear the message about the need for sustainability, creativity and conservation, and I always look forward to visiting more countries and spreading that message.”

FIELD OF PANDA DREAMS

Keep an eye out for the panda flash mobs at

  1. Sanam Luang on March 4, 2016
  2. Central World on March 7, 2016
  3. The Sky Walk at the Chong Nonsi BTS station on March 8, 2016
  4. The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre on March 10, 2016
  5. Santi Chai Prakan Park on March 12, 2016
  6. The Giant Swing on March 13, 2016
  7. Lumpini Park on March 14, 2016
  8. Hua Lamphong Station on March 15, 2016
  9. And at Ayutthaya’s Golden Mount Temple on March 16. 2016

They’re likely to appear from 3 to 6pm, but that can change depending on the locale. Stay tuned to the “1600pandasplusth” page on Facebook.

The exhibition at Central Embassy will run from March 24 to April 10.

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5 Tips for Taking a Taxi in Bangkok

You may learn about Thai before arrival and take a taxi in Bangkok

1. Learn some basic Thai words. Turn left, turn right, and stop here are words that will definitely come in handy. Don’t forget to add the polite particle khrap if you are a man and ka if you are a woman.

  • leow sai – turn left
  • leow kwaa – turn right
  • jort tee nee – stop here

The ability to give some basic directions in the cabs will obviously help you get to your destination. Drivers will also respond well at your attempt to speak Thai. Your chances of getting scammed will decrease because they will assume that you’ve been in Thailand for a while and know the correct price.

2. Carry a map or card from your hotel. Many business cards are bilingual with both English for you and Thai for the driver. Some cards even have a small map and directions for the cabbies but don’t expect every driver to be able to read your map. Another way to assure your arrive at the right destination, especially if you don’t speak any Thai, is to ask the bellhop, security guard, or your Thai friend to tell your driver where you want to go. Another tip is once you are in the taxi call your destination and hand your phone to the driver so he can speak to a Thai person at your destination.

3. Remember your taxi. When you take a taxi, make a mental note or jot down the number of the cab, along with the color of the taxi or the name of the cab company. The taxi’s number can usually be found on stickers on the windows or metal plates attached to the doors. You might want to ask your driver for their card, called a nambaht in Thai. Don’t rely on getting the cabbie’s information from their license displayed on the dashboard. Half the time it’s their co-worker’s license who shares the taxi with them. If you forget something in the cab and if you have minimal information about the taxi, you can call 1644 in Bangkok, the taxi call center for lost items.

4. Be aware of scams. While most drivers are on the up and up, there are some cabbies who try to make some extra baht in not-so-honest ways. Occasionally drivers may suggest a seafood restaurant or a massage parlor because they may receive perks from those establishments, including gas coupons, for bringing in customers. Another scam involves telling passengers that certain tourist spots are closed for a public holiday and instead you might end up at a cheesy tailor shop or a gem store. If you are asked to visit a store and you do not wish to go a firm NO will usually suffice, if the driver insists get out of the taxi as soon as you can and find a new driver.

5. Avoid taxis waiting near tourist areas. Sure, it’s convenient to walk out the door of a local club or the lobby of your hotel and take the first cab you see, but keep in mind that most of those drivers won’t turn on their meters and will offer a flat rate several times more than the metered fare. Some drivers will try to tell you that this is the same amount as the meter and if you’re new to Bangkok or are just visiting from London or New York, the fare might seem reasonable. If you wish to avoid paying the inflated fair, walk a block or two away from the tourist spot and flag down a passing taxi, this will usually get your the correct metered price.

Lastly, treat the drivers with respect. Most drivers are honest and are truly concerned about your comfort and well being. If you do have a conflict with a driver raising your voice or arguing with them goes against Thai ways of communicating and it generally won’t help your cause. It’s much better to be level headed and to talk to the driver calmly or have a Thai person, preferably one with some authority try and solve the situation for you.

Even better – give your cabbie the benefit of the doubt along with a ten or twenty baht tip. They might just be having a bad day and why not cheer them up instead of making their day worse.

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LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION IN THAI

THAI LANGUAGE

While the official Thai language is widely spoken throughout Thailand, many Thais also speak and understand English, though more so in Bangkok and the major tourist areas.  As visitors to Thailand also include many Europeans and other Asians, Thai people’s language skills often also include these other languages to varying degrees.  The Thai language itself is challenging to master, but Thai people are happy to help foreigners learn a few words to help them get around.  However, English is typically the common currency for cross-cultural conversation as Thailand hosts visitors from around the world.

With so many visitors, the Thailand communications system has many features that make it very accessible to foreigners.  In regards to telephone use, it is possible to get a Thai SIM card at most international airports and both rental mobile phones and SIM cards are readily available in destinations including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket.  Workers in post offices generally speak some English, and there are internet cafes throughout Thailand that feature Skype headsets specifically to cater to visitors wishing to communicate with friends and family back home.  The Thailand communications system is both modern and convenient for visitors to use.

While the Thai language is the official language of Thailand, one could say English is its unofficial second language.  As tourist and business visitors from around the world have traveled to Thailand, English naturally has become the common linguistic “currency” even while many of those visitors learned how to speak Thai. Consequently, population centers that host many foreigners, such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and the islands have many people who can speak both Thai and English quite well.  That said, visitors may experience difficulty picking up the Thai language as it is considerably different from many foreign languages.  The Thai language features five tones: high, mid, low, rising, and falling, each of which changes the meaning of particular ‘words’.  Visitors unfamiliar with tonal languages often have difficulty pronouncing even the most basic terms when learning to speak Thai, but with some practice visitors find that Thai people enjoy helping them with their pronunciation of the Thai language. Written Thai is based on an alphabet adopted from the Khmers of Cambodia and is said to have become standardized during the reign of King Ramkhamhaeng during the Sukhothai period.  The Thai alphabet consists of 44 consonants, 18 vowels, and 4 diphthong (tonal) notations.  Learning to read Thai can be more complicated than learning to speak it as the pronunciation of written words does not follow a straightforward progression of letters and written Thai does not place spaces in between words.  Fortunately, road signs are written in both Thai and English, and many tourist areas provide maps, menus, and other literature in both Thai and various other foreign languages.  One problem that does occur for foreigners trying to pronounce Thai words correctly is caused by the transliteration of Thai words into Romanized characters.  An obvious example would be the island of Phuket, pronounced “poo-ket” rather than “foo-ket” as it would be pronounced in English.  Furthermore, there is no official standard for the transliteration of words and thus many Thai words are spelled differently on different maps or street signs (i.e. Even the BTS Skytrain features both Chitlom and Chidlom stations). In addition, while most Thai’s speak and understand the central Thai dialect, there are various regional dialects, including those of Southern Thailand and Northeastern Thailand, the latter of which is essentially just the Lao language (as most of the population is of Lao descent).   In northern Thailand, which had been the independent kingdoms of Lan Na and Chiang Mai from 1259-1939, a distinctive form of Thai is still spoken by the local inhabitants, all of whom can also speak central Thai.  All variants of Thai use the same alphabet.

YOUR PASSPORT & THAILAND VISA

Generally speaking, foreigners visiting Thailand for business, investment, study, medical treatment, or employment are required to apply for a Thai visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate-General. Foreigners must possess valid passports or similar documents and comply with the regulations contained in the Immigration Act B.E.2522 (1979) and its related provisions.  Be aware that Thai visa requirements change from time to time and a Thai embassy can provide you with the most up to date Thailand visa information.

If you are planning a short holiday in Thailand you may not require a Thailand visa if you are citizen of one of the approximately 40 nations that qualify for a Thai visa waiver or Thai visa exemption.  With evidence of onward/return travel, citizens of New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the USA, and most European nations may enter Thailand for up to 30 days without a Thai visa.  These Thailand visa waivers are issued upon arrival in Thailand.  Those entering Thailand by land may not receive a 30 day exemption however; the Thai visa waiver was reduced to 15 days for those entering by land after January 1, 2009.

If your citizenship does not qualify you for a Thailand visa waiver or if you are planning to stay in Thailand for longer than 15/30 days, you must apply for a Thai visa at an embassy or consulate outside of the Kingdom.  Thai tourist visas are valid for 30 or 60 days, though visitors who plan to travel from Thailand to a neighboring country and then back to Thailand can apply for several consecutive 30 or 60 day Thai visas.  At most, three Thai visas can be issued at one time, granting visitors either 30 or 60 days for each entry into Thailand (maximum 3×60 days, requiring visitors to leave within 60 days before beginning the next 60 day visa).

The penalty for overstaying your visa is typically 500B per day, with a 20,000B limit. Fines can be paid upon departure at the airport. If you’ve only overstayed one day, you may not have to pay any fine or you may have to pay 1,000 baht, depending on the current regulations. Children less than 14 years old who are traveling with a parent or guardian are not required to pay any fines for overstays.

You can avoid paying any overstay fines by visiting a Thai immigration office and requesting a Thai visa extension. The Bangkok immigration office near Sathorn Rd is the most popular (02-287-3101; Soi Suan Phlu, 9am-12pm/13:00-16.30 Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm Sat) and the Chiang Mai immigration office will also provide Thai visa extensions (05-320-1755-6; Th Mahidon; 8.30am-16.30pm Mon-Fri). The usual fee for a Thai visa extension is around 2000 Baht.  Because the immigration offices can be very busy, getting a Thai visa extension may not be practical unless you believe you will overstay your Thai visa by more than 3 or 4 days.  The length of the visa extension depends on the length of your prior Thai visa; typically 7 days extension for a 30 day visa waiver and up to 30 days extension for a 60 day visa.

Other Thai visas, such as non-immigrant, retirement, and student visas should be inquired about at your nearest embassy or consulate, or the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mfa.go.th.

Information on locations and contact numbers of Thailand Embassies and Consulate-Generals abroad may be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Consular Affairs, Visas and Travel Documents Division, 123 Chaengwattana Road, Bangkok 10210, Tel. (662) 981-7171 ext. 3201-2, 3204-5 or direct line 575-1062-4, Fax. (662) 575-1066 , E-mail : div1303@mfa.go.th

It should also be noted that foreigners who fall into any of the following categories are prohibited from entering the Kingdom:

* Those having no genuine or valid passport or document used in lieu of passport; or having a genuine and valid passport or document used in lieu of passport without obtaining a visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in a foreign country or from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, except if a visa is not required for certain types of aliens in special instances.

* Having no appropriate means of living following entrance into the Kingdom.

* Having entered into the Kingdom to take occupation as a laborer, or to take employment by using physical energy without skills or training , or to work in violation of the Alien Work Permit Law.

* Being mentally unstable or having any of the diseases as prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

* Having not yet been vaccinated against smallpox or inoculated or undergone any other medical treatment for protection against disease and having refused to have such vaccinations administered by the Immigration Doctor.

* Having been imprisoned by the judgment of the Thai Court; or by a lawful injunction; or by the judgment of the Court of foreign country, except when the penalty is for petty offense or negligence or is provided for as an exception in the Ministerial Regulations.

* Having behavior which would indicate possible danger to the Public or likelihood of being nuisance or constituting any violence to the peace or safety of the public or to the security of the public or to the security of the nation, or being under warrant of arrest by competent officials of foreign governments.

* Reason to believe that entrance into the Kingdom was for the purpose of being involved in prostitution, the trading of women of children, drug smuggling, or other types of smuggling which are contrary to the public morality.

* Having no money or bond as prescribed by the Minister under Section 14 of the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 .

* Being a person prohibited by the Minister under Section 16 of the Immigration Act B.E. 2522.

* Being deported by either the Government of Thailand that of or other foreign countries; or the right of stay in the Kingdom or in foreign countries having been revoked; or having been sent out of the Kingdom by competent officials at the expense of the Government of Thailand unless the Minister shall consider exemption on an individual special case basis.

The examination and diagnosis of disease of a physical or mental nature, including protective operations as against disease, shall be conducted by the Immigration Doctor.

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PAD THAI

Your private taxi to get Pad Thai in Bangkok

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Pad Thai – This Pad Thai recipe is how you actually find it in Bangkok and comes from testing hundreds of different variations from food carts all over the city. Pad Thai is the ultimate street food. While “street food” may sound bad, food cart cooks are in such a competitive situation, with such limited space, ingredients and tools they need to specialize in a dish or two just to stay in business. The best of these cooks have cooked the same dish day-after-day, year-after-year, constantly perfecting it.

Great Pad Thai is dry and light bodied, with a fresh, complex, balanced flavor. It should be reddish and brownish in color.  Not bright red and oily like I’ve seen in the US. The ingredients listed below can be somewhat intimidating but many are optional. If you would like to make authentic Pad Thai, just like in Thailand, use all the ingredients.

Pad Thai is another perfect vegetarian dish, just omit shrimp and substitute soy sauce for fish sauce. Add more tofu if you like.

VDO: https://youtu.be/hBFnIAGZvFs

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THE GRAND PALACE

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Probably the foremost visited and remembered landmark of Siam. The Grand Palace in the capital of Thailand is wherever each traveler should pay a visit a minimum of once in their period. the development of the Grand Palace began in 1782 throughout the reign of King Rama I, the founding father of Chakri kinfolk. This Grand Palace has designed to become a royal residence, and it’s been the utmost bailiwick image of Siam ever since. The Grand Palace served as a big royal residence till 1925 and is currently used for ceremonial functions solely.

The Grand Palace is divided into three main zones:

The Outer Court, home to royal offices, public buildings and the Temple of Emerald Buddha

The major attraction of the Outer Court is that the Temple of Emerald Buddha because of the residence of Thailand’s most sacred. The Buddhist sculpture: Phra Kaeo Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), that was carven from unflawed inexperienced jade, settled amid gold-gilded sculptures and ornaments, and fresco paintings of the most ordination hall.

The Middle Court, which is where the most important residential and state buildings are

The residence and a serious throne hall at the middle of the Center Court area unit Chakri Mahaprasat Throne Hall that was ordered by King avatar V. the development began in 1876 and completed in 1882, revealing an impressive architectural-style combining European structure and ancient Thai roof tiles and spires. the inside sees subtle decorations galvanized by European Renaissance era, adorned with royal portraits of Chakri Dynasty’s monarchs. The building currently solely serves state functions and royal ceremonies.

The Inner Court, which is exclusively reserved for the king, his queen and his consorts.

At the so much right of the center, Court is Borom Phiman Mansion. This building that was additionally created throughout the reign of King Rama V in neo-renaissance vogue to become the residence of the prince. This most recent design among the Grand Palace compound later became the occasional residence of 3 succeeding kings. The mansion isn’t hospitable the general public and presently served because the official accommodation for visiting heads of state. Borom Phiman Mansion is a component of Sivalai Garden complicated, wherever the workplace of the Royal social unit Bureau is. The garden was a recreation space for the royal girls and kids and is currently used for receptions.

Sat between Sivalai Garden and Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall is Maha Monthien Prasat complicated. The home to the Audience Hall of Amarin Winitchai wherever royal ceremonies typically occur. whereas on the left is Dusit Mahaprasat Throne Hall, that is a perfect original of ancient Thai design.

How to get there

Getting there: one in all the best and most enjoyable ways in which is taking the BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin station. Located atop Sathorn “Central” Pier. From here take river stream by Chao Phraya River Express boat to Chang Pier then take a brief walk to the Grand Palace’s main entrance.

You can take a private taxi to the Grand Palace from and return your hotel just click Book Now

Opening hours:

Open daily from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm except during special royal ceremonies.

Entrance fee: 500 Baht, inclusive of access to Wat Phra Kaeo also The Royal Thai Decorations & Coins Pavilion and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textile. Which is located within the Grand Palace compound, and to Vimanmek Mansion Museum on Ratchawithi Road.  The visitor may additional payment 100 Baht for a rental personal audio guide in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese or Mandarin.

Dress code:

Visitors are required to dress appropriately. These following clothes are strictly not allowed as outer garments for both ladies and gentlemen:

1.       Shorts, mini-skirts, short skirts, tight fitting trousers, and tights

2.       See-through shirts and blouses, as well as culottes or quarter length trousers

3.       Sleeveless shirts or vests

4.       Sandals (without ankle or heel straps)

5.       Rolled-up-sleeved shirts

6.       Sweatshirts and sweatpants, wind-cheaters, pajamas and fisherman trousers

Contact: 0 2623 5500 ext.3100, 0 2224 3273

Website: www.palaces.thai.net

Nearby attractions: Chang Pier, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, National Museum

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Chinese New Year 2016 in Bangkok

Chinese New Year 2016 Bangkok, CNY 2016 Bangkok, Firework Chinese New Year 2016 Bangkok, Chinese New Year Celebration 2016 BangkokChinese New Year 2016 Holiday in Bangkok – The most celebrated of holidays in Asia and Chinese New Year 2016 in Bangkok should be phenomenal. The city is known for its exceptionally beautiful traditional ceremonies as well has it’s amazing party venues, so it’s the perfect place to enjoy the last of the year’s various celebrations. Whether you prefer to enjoy the traditional, cultural events, watching the fireworks from atop one of the many upscale hotels, or simply want to enjoy an intimate evening along with a delicious meal, you will find it in Bangkok.

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Chinese New Year 2016 Bangkok – Countdown and Fireworks Parties

The Chinese New Years Eve in Bangkok countdown events are different in every district, each offering a unique atmosphere, things to do and accommodation choices. Where ever you are in the city as midnight draws near, you’ll be able to enjoy spectacular fireworks at midnight that brilliantly lights the sky over the Bangkok’s city skyline. After the celebration, locals and visitors alike will continue celebrating, well into the early morning hours. As is tradition, Thai people visit temples to give thanks and pray for a happy and prosperous New Year.

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Firework Displays on Chinese New Year Bangkok A night in Chinese Temple Bangkok One of the Chinese God

Yaowaraj, Bangkok’s Chinatown, will be the epicenter of most of Bangkok Chinese New Year 2016 celebrations, complete with fascinating parades, firecrackers, fire eaters, dragon dancers and much, much more. Another impressive countdown event will take place at the city’s well known CentralWorld Square, where countless party goers assemble every year. This incredible place will present a fantastic variety of fun activities including prizes, a beer garden, prize drawings, wonderful food to enjoy, varied live performances by both local and international talents, light shows and more.

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Chinese New Year Festival at Yaowaraj Dragon Dance Performance Yaowaraj – Bangkok Chinatown

If your tastes lean more toward peaceful, intimate festivities, you’ll find that there are several restaurants and world class hotels that offer elegant places to enjoy an elegant dinner including rooftop venues that provide a semi-peaceful place to enjoy the fireworks. You can count on the cuisine, the ambiance and the service to be incredible, all presented in an unforgettable setting.

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Chinese New Year Girl Chinese New Year Cuisine CNY Food Offerings at the Temple

The younger crowd usually frequent RCA, Silon or Khao San road to hit the areas many thrilling nightclubs, all offering their own over the top vibes and a variety of music played by DJ’s, with some providing live music, great drinks and dancing all night. For a more glamorous way to ring in the New Year, Thonglor is where you want to be, ringing in 2016 in a more extravagant way because it’s brimming with stylish outdoor bars.

Best Hotels For Chinese New Year 2016 Bangkok, All About Exceptional Accommodations

Bangkok is filled with a multitude of superb hotels, from luxurious 5 star choices to more budget friendly options. Higher end hotels include the Grand Hyatt, the Hilton Millennium, Chaophya Park Hotel and a good budget friendly option is the Holiday Inn Express but there are many more. Be sure to plan ahead to ensure that you have your pick of the best accommodations.

Happy Chinese New Year 2016 Bangkok

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Don Chedi Memorial and Red Cross Fair

Suphan Buri province is holding its annual major event, Don Chedi Memorial and Red Cross Fair, from 18 January to 1 February 2016.

The two-week fair highlights a multimedia mock-up war on elephant’s back, organised to commemorate the glorious victory of King Naresuan the Great over the Burmese troops. History has it that in January 1592, King Naresuan the Great of Siam defeated Phra Maha Upparacha, the Burmese Crown Prince, in a royal duel on elephant’s back; as a result, the Siamese kingdom regained its sovereignty from the occupation of Burma.

The event also features cultural performances on stage, and a Red Cross fair offering the best from Suphan Buri, an exhibition of public and private organisations and a Don Chedi beauty contest.

Contact:
Suphan Buri Provincial Administration
Tel: +66 (0) 3553 5380

Tourism Authority of Thailand, Suphan Buri Office
Tel: +66 (0) 3553 6030, 3553 5789, and 3553 6189
Fax: +66 (0) 3553 6030
E-mail: tatsuphan@tat.or.th

Special Issue 59 Destinations in Bangkok

‘Bangkok’ is one of the destinations that the tourist should visit once in life time. Bangkok is full of entertainment, shopping centre, restaurants, culture as well as temples including other destination which you cannot refuse. There are 59 places in Bangkok where you can go. Let’s have a look.J

Loi Krathong Bangkok 2015

Loi Krathong Bangkok 2015 is one of the most picturesque festivals in Bangkok is the evening of Loy Krathong, when people gather around lakes, rivers and canals to pay respects to the goddess of water by releasing beautiful lotus shaped rafts, decorated with candles, incense and flowers onto the water.