Thursday, 30 December 2010

Journey To Chiang Mai, Thailand - The Culture Capital Of The Land Of Smiles

Chiang Mai with its ancient traditions, customs and rich culture has become one of the hottest and happening tourist destinations in Thailand. with their excellent discounts on a range of hotels in Chiang Mai is a great opportunity for visitors to discover city. Chiang Mai or sometimes written as Chiengmai by the locals offers visitors a variety of tourist activities for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience.

Chiang Mai is host to several Thai festivals all year round, and this is the best way for one to acquaint themselves on Thai customs, understand their traditions and enjoy the warmth of their hospitality. Loi Kratong or known as Yi Peng takes place on the full moon night on the 12th Month of the Thai lunar calendar. Decorated containers made of banana leaf with a candle lit inside are set afloat on the rivers to thank the Goddess of Water. Sky lanterns or also known as Khom-Fai are thrown into the air to ward off troubles and bad spirits. The Chiang Mai Flower festival which is held in the first week of February is an ideal time to visit Chiang Mai. Floats are decorated with flowers and set on the waterways, cultural dance performance and beauty contests are also held during this period as a part of the 3-day long festivities which would charm visitors staying in hotels in Chiang Mai.

Discover the Highest Mountain in Thailand

Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain in Thailand and Doi in Thai means mountain. This 2565-meter tall mountain is part of the Himalayan mountain range with very scenic waterfalls, jagged cliffs and home to Nature parks. Do not forget to take warm clothing along with you as the temperature in certain parts drop below 10 C even during mid-day. Just before the summit is the Twin Chedi, and it is one of the must-see places for those who scale these mountains.

Chiang Mai also has several museums and visit to one of these would give visitors an insight into this great city’s historical past. Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Center and Chiang Mai National Museum are the best places to see the cultural facets, historical artifacts and documents which are exhibited in these museums. The Tribal Museum highlights the history, culture and lifestyle of the local tribes who live in the mountains. Chiang Mai has a vibrant night life and most of the good entertainment spots are found around the Chiang Mai Land Road and Chang Klan Road, south of the night bazaar. with their range of comfortable hotels and great discounts are ideal for travelers to embark on a voyage to the cultural capital of Thailand.

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Friday, 24 December 2010

Krabi, Thailand: A Popular Holiday Destination

Krabi is a beautiful town on the southern coast of Thailand evolving across the Andaman Sea. Krabi is one of the most famous holiday and tourist destinations of Thailand. Krabi is known as the country’s oldest continued settlement. Its history has its roots deeply buried with Thailand heritage and culture. Krabi is popularly known for its undisturbed and untouched islands.

Krabi is lined with beautiful beaches and several national parks. The Hat Noparat Thara is a scenic beach with its pristine waters washing along the white sands and covered with spectacular seashells. Ban Thong Agricultural Station is a pilot farm that breeds various varieties of rubber, tea and other plants. The cliffs near the Railway Beach are world renowned for the best rock climbing. Krabi’s islands with its breathtaking simplicity makes you lose track of time and disappear into a world of enchanting calm and peace.

Offering a Stunning Vacation

Phi Phi Islands, a part of the archipelago, are famous among the backpackers the world over as a travel paradise. The Viking Cave, the Maya Bay and the Bamboo Islands are some of the famous tourist attractions here. Ao Nang is a bay that stretches to the foot of a limestone range with its white powdery beaches. The bay features various facilities for the tourists like diving boats, sightseeing in canoe boats and various exciting activities. The various sightseeing places here include The Hat Rai Le and isles like Ko Poda and Ko Thap. If you are looking forward to experience the lifestyles of the local people, you can always wander through the streets and markets and venture into the lovely villages. It also includes some mangrove canals flowing right into the caves of Khao Khanab Nam and can be reached by boat.

Commuting within the town can be made easier using the local trishaws or tuk-tuks and taxis. Krabi is a foodie’s paradise and is known for its numerous eateries. The night markets in Krabi offer delicious seafood at very low prices and local vendors dish out great local native food. Krabi specializes in seafood including lobsters, crabs and various fish varieties. The nightlife of Krabi is quite happening with various Karaoke bars, resto bars, live music joints and pubs. Shopping in Krabi is accomplished best at the local beaches. With the vendors selling everything right from beach materials to snacks and beers, you get it all here, under one roof. offers exciting deals and various packages on hotels in Krabi to make your stay unforgettable in this serene island of Thailand.

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Wednesday, 15 December 2010


Every 2nd Saturday from December 2010 – March 2011
December 11, 2010
January 8, February 12, and March 12, 2011
At the Chiang Rai Social Development Centre 12 on Doi Mae Salong Road, Pa Sang Sub-district, Mae Chan district, Chiang Rai province

First launched in 1999, the Akha Hilltribe Light-and-Sound performance presents insights into the culture and daily life of the Aka hill tribes, resident in hilltop villages in Mae Chan District.

The performance presented by the Aka hill tribe villagers at the Chiang Rai Social Development Centre 12 reflects efforts being undertaken by local Akha village groups to help preserve Akha culture and traditions and their indigenous way of life and to strengthen ties between the various Akha villages in the province. The presentation features authentic renderings of their culture and lifestyle. Indigenous handicrafts on also on display.

The performance is staged once a month during the peak travel season from December to March.

Chiang Rai, Thailand's northernmost province, has a distinctive cultural identity based on a glorious past. The province is blessed with a great diversity of natural and cultural treasures, including the world-famous Golden Triangle which covers an area where the borders of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand converge.

The Chiang Rai Social Development Centre 12 is situated along Doi Mae Salong Road in the sub-district of Pa Sang in Mae Chan district of Chiang Rai province.

The light and sound show is presented in both Thai and English, and runs from 1730 to 1930. Tickets cost Bt150 per person and the show with dinner is priced at Bt300 per person.

Private performances in English can also be arranged upon request. The rate is 12,000 baht per show.

Contact information:
TAT Chiang Rai Office
Tel. 66 (0) 5374 4674-5, 66 (0) 5371 7433

Chiang Rai Social Development Centre 12
Tel. 66 (0) 5391 4471

The Chiang Rai Social Development Centre 12 is situated along the road leading up to Mae Salong.

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Friday, 10 December 2010

Christmas in Sakon Nakhon, the Star of David Festival

December 24, 2010 - December 25, 2010

Celebrate Christmas's eve in the 100-year-old community of Catholic with the beautiful parade of the

Star of David and enjoy firework!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Thailand International Balloon Festival

December 2, 2010 - December 6, 2010

The balloon festival is a major activity in which everyone in the family can see and join. There are demonstrations of balloons lifting into the air in which visitors have the opportunity to travel in a balloon, buy local agricultural products, demonstrations of viticulture by Thai and foreign producers in which visitors can taste wine as well as have a barbecue. There are dancing performances, arts and crafts booths, food and beverage, souvenir shops, and various games and contests. This is a tourism event that is ongoing during the day and night.

Each balloon’s height is equal to a 7-storey building with various decorative designs. This spectacular event is definitely one that should not be missed, especially the light and sound with fireworks and musical presentatio.

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