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Monkey see, monkey do, monkey eat

Published November 26, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Monkey see, monkey do, monkey eat

Nov 25. 2019
By The Nation

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Monkeys and residents of Lopburi Province celebrated the 31st Monkey Party Festival held Sunday (November 24) at the iconic archaeological site Phra Prang Sam Yot with a buffet of fruits and sweets and fancy parades.

Opening the event, provincial governor Yongyuth Kitwatananusont jokingly issued an official invitation to the monkeys to join the celebration – not that they needed much encouragement!

Hundreds of Thai and foreign tourists flocked to see the simian free for all, laughing and snapping photos as the monkeys chowed down.

Phra Prang Sam Yot is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Lopburi province thanks to its monkey residents, who draw visitors and generate revenue for the locals.

Traditional ways, sustainable tourism

Published November 24, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Traditional ways, sustainable tourism

Nov 23. 2019
Photo credit: Dasta

Photo credit: Dasta
By The Nation

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The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) has prepared three special routes and activities in Pattaya and the surrounding area to present to participants of the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019 , which it is hosting on November 28–29. The aim, said Dasta director-general, Taweepong Wichaidit, is to offer them an idea of local tourism packages and share knowledge of sustainable tourism management with the world. The three are as follows:

Photo credit: Dasta

Photo credit: Dasta

1. Tourism routes following the royal initiative project: Siricharoenwat Forest and the ancient Chinese Chakngeaw market. The Siricharoenwat Forest Project is a natural learning source and tourist attraction. Communities in area use the royal speech of His Majesty the King as a guideline and have developed activities including making EM Balls that help in water treatment and fertilizing lotus, trekking along nature study paths, building check dams and making artificial licks. Visitors can also take in Chinese Chakngeaw market, an old site that was once a flourishing business district.

Photo credit: Dasta

Photo credit: Dasta

Photo credit: Dasta

Photo credit: Dasta

Photo credit: Dasta

Photo credit: Dasta

2. Coconut route with Takhiantia community: The people here have chosen to preserve the traditional lives of their ancestors and the coconut plantations they so proudly raised. With help from Dasta, the community is now using tourism as a tool for reviving the traditional lifestyle. Things to do include biking to the coconut plantations, singing the traditional song of Lum Tad, releasing hornets to eliminate pests (black-headed worms), peeling coconuts with a spear and tasting coconut coffee.

Photo credit: Dasta

Photo credit: Dasta

Photo credit: Dasta

Photo credit: Dasta

Photo credit: Dasta

Photo credit: Dasta

3. Local tourism routes: the Thai way of life in Nong Prue and Nong Pla Lai. Here too, the communities are proud to maintain their traditions and to prove that even though modern tourism in Pattaya is on the increase, it has no effect on the way of life of the people here.

Photo credit: Dasta

Photo credit: Dasta

Nong Prue is an ancient community that has been in the area for more than 200 years and is home to the art school Ban Khon Nong Prue, which trains the children and young in khon (traditional masked dance). Visitors can learn basic khon movements and dress up in the traditional costumes.

Photo credit: Dasta

Photo credit: Dasta

Photo credit: Dasta

Photo credit: Dasta

All 3 routes will be open for interested PATA members in groups of 50. Participants will also get to learn about tourism management at the community level.

Survey underway as BMA eyes canal tourism

Published November 23, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Survey underway as BMA eyes canal tourism

Nov 23. 2019
By The Nation

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The Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, under Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), is surveying the Khlong Prawet Burirom canal, followed by the Khlong Bang Luang canal next year, in pursuit of new tourist attractions, said Somboon Homnan, the department’s deputy director-general, on Tuesday (November 19).

He cited an published article suggesting that Thailand should promote tourism along some of the 1,825 canals in the country as international tourists are keen on taking boat trips to see the traditional Thai ways of living.

“We are conducting a survey of Khlong Prawet Burirom canal and in 2020, we will turn to the Khlong Bang Luang canal, where many floating markets are located. Tourism routes will be developed in joint efforts between related authorities and the local communities.”

Meanwhile, the Traffic and Transportation Department and Krungthep Thanakom Co (KT), have organised free boat trips from Bang Wa Pier to Wat Kamphaeng Bang Chak Pier near Khlong Bang Luang Market on weekends and public holidays, from 8am to 6pm.

In addition, free boat trips will alos be offered from Bang Wa Pier to piers along the Chao Phraya River: Wat Intharam, Saphan Phut, Rachinee, and Tha Chang; starting from 6am to 9am (every 30 minutes) and from 9am to 7pm (every hour).

Sunflowers boost Suphan Buri tourism

Published November 22, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Sunflowers boost Suphan Buri tourism

Nov 21. 2019
By The Nation

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Tourists are flocking to the field of blossoming sunflowers in Rai Wannakit Sampan, U Thong District, Suphan Buri, turning it into a new landmark of the province.

There is no admission fee to the 40-rai field, opening from 8 am to 6pm.

Nearby is the Suvarnabhumi Village which hosts the annual festival of ethnic groups.

 

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Sunny blooms draw fans to Lopburi, Mae Hong Son

Smaller cities urged to cash in on silk

Published November 22, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Smaller cities urged to cash in on silk

Nov 21. 2019
By THE NATION

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Residents of Sakhon Nakhon and Kalasin provinces this week got to see how Thai silk products could help promote local tourism.

Lalida Chiranantaprawat, deputy director general of the Department of Business Development, said an event called “Silk Road to Secondary City” was held in both locales this past Monday through Wednesday (November 18-20).

“We want to stimulate sales of products and services related to the silk trade in Thailand’s smaller cities,” she said.

The department arranged a trek to the Northeast for reporters and bloggers who specialise in travel and lifestyle and could, Lalida said, “share their impressions with their readers, letting people see the value of silk products”.

“It will get more people buying silk products in the secondary cities, which will strengthen the grass-roots economy.”

It’s also important to get more young people to appreciate the Thai silk that was so beloved by their elders and to wear and use it more in their daily lives.

“We showed how silk attire can be worn in contemporary ways,” Lalida said.

Local producers were encouraged to develop products that meet consumer demand, while descendants of traditional weavers were urged to preserve their family knowledge.

The road trip also featured visits to Wat Phra That Choeng Chum and Wat Tham Pha Daen, villages celebrated for producing silk goods, the Indigo Dye Silk Group at Khok Si Suphan and the Kramsakon silk shop.

“In Kalasin we toured the Sirindhorn Museum and its Phu Kum Khao Dinosaur Research Centre,” Lalida said. “We also visited the weavers at Ban Nong Yuang Kham and the group making mudmee phu fabric at Ban Sung Noen.”

Lake of red lotus in Phayao beckons tourists

Published November 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Lake of red lotus in Phayao beckons tourists

Nov 19. 2019
By The Nation

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Red lotus has begun blooming beautifully on 100 rai of Ing Wang lake in Phayao.

The lotus, which had failed to blossom for years due to drought, has now unexpectedly bloomed, lending Phayao a lively, picturesque look again.

President of Phayao community tourism development Somboon Buates said locals closed the area to tourists for decades, but have now opened it again “for conservation tourism”.

The lotus usually blooms every year on 1,000 rai. However, in 2016, Phayao faced severe drought and the lake dried up. Fortunately, the last few months saw a lot of rain, which filled the lake.

The red lotus meanwhile continues to expand.

“The best time for lotus watching is in the morning,” Somboon said.

Locals have prepared boats to take tourists around the lake.

Apart from the lotus, visitors can also witness traditional fishery.

The red lotus will continue to bloom until the end of the year.

Cool outings: Follow the birdsong to Mae Wong Park

Published November 18, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Cool outings: Follow the birdsong to Mae Wong Park

Nov 17. 2019
Golden throated Barbet

Golden throated Barbet
By The Nation

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A steep drop in the temperature is refreshing for more than just Thailand’s human inhabitants – wildlife perks up too and the Kingdom becomes a winter rendezvous point for hundreds of species of migratory birds

Veteran wildlife photographer Artid Nima recommends Mae Wong National Park as a great place to observe the birds and other animals in their full glory at this time of year.

Local Lineated Barbet

Local Lineated Barbet

Straddling Mae Wong and Mae Poen districts in Nakhon Sawan and Pang Sila Thong district in Kamphaeng Phet, it became Thailand’s 55th national park in September 1987.

The park has a large area to accommodate campers as well as nature trails and offers activities such as rafting, cycling and guided bird watching.

Burmese yuhina

Burmese yuhina

Rusty naped Pitta

Rusty naped Pitta

White crowned Forktail

White crowned Forktail

Silver eared Mesia

Silver eared Mesia

Burmese Peacock-Pheasant

Burmese Peacock-Pheasant

Festive blowout on a tropical island

Published November 11, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Festive blowout on a tropical island

Nov 11. 2019
By The Nation

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The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Phuket, invites guests to join traditional festive celebrations in the sun,

Christmas celebrations

Featuring the Santa visit and the Christmas choir by his helpers, The Naka Island’s Christmas Eve celebrations begin with multiple choices of dining.

Tonsai Restaurant has an international buffet for Bt3,200-plus, while beachfront eatery Rum Chapel serves an innovative 5-course set dinner at Bt4,500-plus with welcome cocktail and wine pairing. In addition, guests can tuck into a la carte dinner at the award-winning beachfront restaurant My Grill, Z Bar or opt to dine in-villa. Advance reservation are required.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Party – Pirates of The Naka Island

On December 31, get ready to party in style with ‘Pirates of The Naka Island’ themed dinner party and be entertained by DJs, live band, dance shows and fire dances. shows. It’s priced at Bt8,990-plus including free-flow beverages and is served from 6.30 onwards.

For more information, please call (076) 371 400 or visit www.theluxurycollection.com/nakaisland.

Chiang Mai subdistrict to release 8,600 lanterns during Yi Peng festival

Published November 11, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Chiang Mai subdistrict to release 8,600 lanterns during Yi Peng festival

Nov 10. 2019
By The Nation

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The Choeng Doi subdistrict municipality in Chiang Mai province will continue to hold the Loy Krathong and Yi Peng lantern festival from November 10-12, as the area does not come under prohibited zones due to flight services, the top official for the area said.

Chitipon Sanrapang, the municipality chief executive, said the Choeng Doi area has been holding the Yi Peng festival every year. The municipality has been allowed to release 8,600 lanterns — 5,000 lanterns under Choeng Doi administrative officials, 600 under Chiangmai Senkobfah Company, and 3,000 under other private companies. However, the private companies will release the lanterns outside the subdistricts.

A fire engine and ambulance will be on stand-by to deal with any emergencies.

The lanterns used in the festival will be able to float for about 10 minutes before the lights go out and they fall to the ground. They will be cleared by the cleaning team before morning. He also said locals had been urged to bring lanterns that could land in their own property or in front of their houses.

Some 15,000 people are expected to take part in the festival.

Sunny blooms draw fans to Lopburi, Mae Hong Son

Published November 9, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Sunny blooms draw fans to Lopburi, Mae Hong Son

Nov 08. 2019
By THE NATION

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Tourists are drawn by the blossoming sunflowers in Lopburi’s Chong Sarika sub-district, Amphur Phatthana Nikhom.

The flowers are in full bloom until the beginning of next year.

Most of the fields are located next to the main roads, making it convenient for those coming in their personal vehicles.

Meanwhile in northernmost Mae Hong Son province, the annual Bua Tong Blossom Festival has begun atop Doi Mae U-Kor in Khun Yuam district, where 60 per cent of this season’s sunflowers are also smiling ear to ear.

The mountain is widely considered the most beautiful place in Thailand to enjoy the spectacular Bua Tong hills and valleys draped in bright yellow.

Mae Hong Son Governor Suwapong Kittipatpiboon said the temperature on the peak falls to 12-14 degrees Celsius at night, but the day’s sunshine is coaxing more and more sunflowers into bloom, these being of the Mexican variety.

He said around 30,000 tourists are visiting Doi Mae U-Kor daily to gape at the scenery, but that figure should rise to at least 100,000 as the winter wears on.

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