Nakhon Phanom’s mystical serpent deities celebrated despite new normal #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

#ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation.

Nakhon Phanom’s mystical serpent deities celebrated despite new normal

Thailand

Jul 08. 2020

By The Nation

Despite changes brought on by the new normal, Nakhon Phanom province has gone ahead with its yearly Naga Festival in all its glory, though the number of dancers were reduced from 2,000 to just 500 from eight ethnic groups.

The festival is marked every year from July 7 to 13 to celebrate mystical divine deities in the form of serpents – a belief that prevails in the culture of many South Asian and Southeast Asian nations.

Governor Sayam Sirimongkol said this was a great opportunity to stimulate tourism in the province, as well as make its Naga Monument a better known landmark.The Naga Monument is popular among punters seeking lucky lottery numbers, and its believed that prayers at this site has resulted in up to Bt500 million being won.The governor said all guidelines will be followed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Satun’s fascinating limestone mountain range beckons #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Satun’s fascinating limestone mountain range beckons

Thailand

Jul 07. 2020

By The Nation

Satun’s Prasat Hin Phan Yot limestone mountain range is being promoted as one of the best options for people thirsting for the magnificent atmosphere of the Andaman Sea.

Several tourists decided to spend their holidays just gone by on beaches in Satun, which has a host of beautiful islands.Khao Yai Island’s Prasat Hin Phan Yot, located in Mu Ko Petra National Park, is one of the most popular parks in the province.It is marked by outstanding geological features, including picturesque pinnacle karsts, inviting sea caves and a beautiful lagoon.All tourists who visit this attraction are required to comply with anti-Covid-19 measures that include wearing face masks.

Kaeng Song Waterfall roars back to life as tourists descend on the area #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Kaeng Song Waterfall roars back to life as tourists descend on the area

Thailand

Jul 07. 2020

By The Nation

Tourists have flocked to Kaeng Song Waterfall in Phitsanulok to chill out during the holidays.

The waterfall is one of the most popular tourist attractions and with continuous rain it has roared back to life.

Restaurants and cafes located in its vicinity are benefiting hugely as tourists return, with the lockdown having been lifted.

Business operators, while excitedly recommending the best spots to enjoy the waterfall, are also warning tourists about dangerous areas that can lead to nasty mishaps.

Holiday delight for visitors as Phitsanulok national park reopens #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

#ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation.

Holiday delight for visitors as Phitsanulok national park reopens

Thailand

Jul 05. 2020

By The Nation

The pleasant drop in temperatures at Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park in Phitsanulok province has drawn large crowds of Thai visitors during the long holiday weekend.

Temperatures in the park have dropped to 17-18 degrees Celsius.

Supakul Chanla, the head of development of the park, said the park was closed for three months due to the lockdown measures and was reopened only when restrictions were eased.

The reopening coincided with the holidays for Asalha Bucha and Buddhist Lent while the weather was cool as the rainy season had begun.

People are enjoying their free time in the beauty of nature, observing the sea of fog and feeling the refreshing breeze, he said.

The park has several cliffs from where visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the evergreen mountains and take beautiful photos. The park is open from 7am to 5pm every day.

Like any other tourist attraction during the Covid-19 pandemic, visitors are required to follow the new normal rules of wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing.

Chiang Mai conceives a new cultural attraction #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Chiang Mai conceives a new cultural attraction

Thailand

Jul 05. 2020

By The Nation

Two new landmark projects are coming up in Chiang Mai province. One is a monument dedicated to Thai belief in serpents while the other will be a floating night market incorporating scope for entertainment.

The Thuluthai Foundation, together with musicians, singers, actors and The Sacred Arts held a press conference in the Bueng Buakhao area, in Chiang Mai’s San Sai district on the project to build the Great Naka Hall of Fame and the launch of the San Sai Night Floating Market. The project includes a ‘Tawinaka PanPow’ grand show performed through music, dance, light, and sound on a floating stage that will be permanent stage for other artists.

The Great Naka Hall of Fame is a project about beliefs and legends about serpents that has been with Thai society for a long time. Most of the beliefs are related to Buddhism.

The Great Naka Hall of Fame will be built as a gathering place, telling the story of Chiang Mai, the Lanna [ancient Chiang Mai] way of life, stories of various streams using the serpent as a conductor, and also exhibiting various branches of art such as painting, sculpture, musical instruments as well as digital images, including 3D images showing the stories of the Naga.

The hall will be built in the floating market area in the midst of a large white lotus pond [Bueng Bue Kaw] over 200 rai. There will be beautiful landscaping and a clear view of Doi Suthep, they said.

Entrepreneurs said that the night floating market will be a centre for selling food, including raw food, ingredients and cooked food. It will be the first night floating market in Thailand.

Nakhon Phanom set for week-long Naga religious ceremonies #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Nakhon Phanom set for week-long Naga religious ceremonies

Thailand

Jul 04. 2020

By The Nation

The ceremony to worship Phaya Sri Satta Nakarata, a well-known Naga landmark in Nakhon Phanom province will be held from July 7 to 13.

The province governor will preside over the opening ceremony at Nakhon Phanom Municipality on July 7 at 2.30pm. The ceremony features religious rituals and ceremonial dance throughout the seven days.

In addition, venues in the province will offer discounts of up to 77 per cent on products to stimulate the economy.

To contain the spread of Covid-19, the province will refrain from setting up food banks and inviting celebrities.

To participate in this event, visitors’ body temperature will be screened, they must wear face mask, maintain social distancing and wash their hands regularly.

Ubon Ratchathani’s candle parade cancelled under ‘new normal’ #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Ubon Ratchathani’s candle parade cancelled under ‘new normal’

Thailand

Jul 03. 2020

By The Nation

Ubon Ratchathani’s famous candle festival will be marked in line with the “new normal”, with the beautifully sculpted giant candles being put on display at public parks instead of being paraded around the city to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The display will be accessible three times a day – 10am, 2pm and 6pm – to visitors who have registered online.The not-to-be missed extravagant candle festival is held in Ubon Ratchathani every year to mark Asalha Bucha and the start of Buddhist Lent, where hordes of tourists, both local and foreign, gather to admire the extravagantly creative giant candles as well as enjoy traditional dance and music shows.

The festival this year is being held from Friday to July 7.

Tourists flee summer heat for Chiang Mai’s cold-comfort mountain #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Tourists flee summer heat for Chiang Mai’s cold-comfort mountain

Thailand

Jun 30. 2020

By THE NATION

Tourists are flocking back to Chiang Mai’s Mon Jam mountain in Mae Rim district, as highland resorts reopen to offer cool relief from the sweltering summer temperatures.

Hotels and restaurants on the scenic mountain have started opening their doors to returning tourists after several months in Covid-19 lockdown, said Wichit Metha-Anantkul, president of Mon Jam Agricultural Tourism Entrepreneurs Club.

“Since the limit on inter-provincial travel was lifted, we have seen increasing online bookings from tourists seeking rooms from about Bt800 [per night],” he said. “Meanwhile, some are pitching their tents at camping sites to enjoy the cool mountain weather and the sea of mist in the morning.”

Best known for a beautiful mountaintop viewpoint over the Mae Rim Valley and the floral orchard of its Royal Project farms, Mon Jam is about an hour’s drive from downtown Chiang Mai.

However, while visitors are flowing back as the virus outbreak eases, restarting the tourism economy in Mon Jam is not without its obstacles.

“Some tourism operators in Mae Rim districts are facing charges of trespassing after the land on which they built hotels and resorts was later declared to be national forest,” said Wichit. “Fifteen such cases are still pending investigation, and we have submitted an appeal to the National Land Policy Committee to allow the operators to resume their businesses, which will help bring in tourists and promote other enterprises in the communities.”

Rains in Ranong bring joy to otters #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Rains in Ranong bring joy to otters

Thailand

Jun 29. 2020

By The Nation

A large happy family of otters was spotted in a canal near a pumping station in Muang Ranong’s Bang Rin subdistrict.

Local residents said the 20 or so otters had moved into the area because the canals are teaming with fish thanks to the rainy season.

The otters have also become a local attraction, with people coming out in the morning and evening to watch the cute creatures hunt for food.

Marine life comes alive in Gulf of Thailand #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

#ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation.

Marine life comes alive in Gulf of Thailand

Thailand

Jun 28. 2020

By The Nation

Marine animals are flourishing once again in the Gulf of Thailand due to the elimination of human waste.

Through a collaboration of several sectors, tanks, trains, garbage trucks are no longer allowed to dump waste into the sea.The thriving marine life is expected to be tourist attractions in Pattani and Narathiwat provinces.Over 10 years, they have become habitats for various species of fish and other marine lives.

Between June and September is the best period to experience the beauty of the blue world in Thailand as the Covid-19 situation has now improved.

With the lockdown measures being lifted, tourism is gradually recovering.