Exhibition of the Royal Crematorium for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej opens in November

Exhibition of the Royal Crematorium for the late King Bhumibol opens in November

The Government Public Relations Department of Thailand (PRD) has announced that the exhibition of the Royal Crematorium for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be open for viewing by the general public from 2 to 30 November, 2017, between 07:00 and 22:00 Hrs.

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will preside over the opening ceremony of the exhibition on 2 November, 2017, according to the PRD.

The public will be able to view the Royal Crematorium and the supplementary structures in the exhibition in order to learn more about arts and culture regarding this ceremony.

The exhibition, at the Royal Merit-Making Pavilion, or Phra Thinang Song Tham, will feature His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s biography and royally initiated projects in all parts of the country.

At the Government Officials’ Pavilions, or Sala Luk Khun, the exhibition will illustrate the construction of the Royal Crematorium, the renovation of royal chariots and palanquins, as well as the inclusion of architectural works and artistic creations.

During the exhibition period, cultural shows will be performed between 18:00 and 22:00 Hrs.

Groups of 5,500 people will be allowed to visit the Royal Crematorium for about an hour at a time; it is expected to serve 104,000 people per day.

Officers and volunteers will be on site to provide guidance and assistance to the general public, persons with disabilities, elderly persons, monks, and foreign visitors.

There will be five screening points at entrances to the site: three for the general public, one for persons with disabilities, and one for monks.

Those who wish to enter into the exhibition’s grounds should wear respectful clothing.

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) will arrange a total of six bus routes between 05:00 and 23:00 Hrs. to facilitate the travel of the people who wish to attend the exhibition.

Source: Foreign Office, The Government Public Relations Department, Office of the Prime Minister
For more information regarding the Royal Cremation Ceremony and the Royal Crematorium, please visit http://kingrama9.net/

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TAT promotes Royal Projects at ITB Asia 2017 in honour of the late King Bhumibol

Singapore, 27 October, 2017 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has reiterated its promotions of unique Thai local experiences at the various Royal Projects nationwide in honour of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, at ITB Asia 2017.

TAT led 40 Thai exhibitors to promote Thailand’s tourism as well as to give a preview of its new marketing concept “Open to the New Shades of Thailand” at the three-day Asia’s leading travel trade show, held from 25 to 27 October in Singapore. This made Thailand one of the largest representations at ITB Asia, representing 60 per cent of exhibitors from the region.

Mr. Santi Chudintra, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing - Asia and the South Pacific

Mr. Santi Chudintra (in above picture), TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing – Asia and the South Pacific said the past 70 years during the reign of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was a source of blessing, inspiration and wisdom.

“King Bhumibol will always be revered by the Thai people for his dedication to improving their lives. His concept of self-sufficiency could have the most positive impact. He believed that the economy benefits from balance and moderation, and that any long-term goals must take into account environmental balance.”

To put into practice some of King Bhumibol’s ideas, communities around Thailand are pursuing sustainable ways of living and trying to preserve ancient farming practices, as well as traditional medicines, foods and handicrafts.

Mr. Santi said, “Many of these communities welcome tourists, who get to enjoy a unique Thai local experience while playing their own part in sustaining the Kingdom’s culture.”

TAT’s products under the “Unique Thai Local Experiences” integrate the many Royal Projects, especially the more accessible ones, including the Doi Tung Development Project in Chiang Rai; Royal Agricultural Station Ang Khang in Chiang Mai, and the Chang Hua Man Royal Initiative Project in Phetchaburi. These projects also form part of TAT’s 70 Routes in His Majesty’s Footstep.

Doi Tung Royal Villa and Mae Fah Luang GardenDoi Tung Royal Villa and Mae Fah Luang Garden

Chang Hua Man Royal Initiative ProjectChang Hua Man Royal Initiative Project

Meanwhile, Mr. Santi said Thailand is promoting a major regional campaign called Visit ASEAN@50 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN as well as the 25th anniversary since the Visit ASEAN Year.

“So Thailand is proud to be hosting the next ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 in our northern capital city of Chiang Mai from 22 to 26 January, 2018,” he added.

This will be Thailand’s sixth ATF since hosting its first in 1985. But this will be the first time that Thailand will be hosting the prestigious regional travel trade show in the city often known as the “Rose of the North” under the theme “ASEAN – Sustainable connectivity, Boundless Prosperity”.

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Vietjet launches flights to Phuket and Chiang Mai from Ho Chi Minh City

Bangkok, 27 October, 2017 – Vietnam’s low-cost carrier Vietjet has launched two new direct flights to Phuket and Chiang Mai from Ho Chi Minh City.

The airline will fly four flights per week on the Ho Chi Minh City – Phuket route, starting from 15 December. On the Ho Chi Minh City – Chiang Mai route, it will also operate four flights per week, starting from 12 December.

According to Vietjet, the opening of two new routes will mean that the airline is now operating six routes to Thailand. They include the flights to Bangkok from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong and Can Tho.

Vietjet launches flights to Phuket and Chiang Mai from Ho Chi Minh City
*Photo credit: Vietjet

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River Kwai Bridge Week and Kanchanaburi Red Cross Fair 2017

River Kwai Bridge Week and Kanchanaburi Red Cross Fair 2017The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Kanchanaburi Office is organising the River Kwai Bridge Week and Kanchanaburi Red Cross Fair 2017 from 24 November to 3 December at the River Kwai Bridge and Klip Bua Stadium in Mueang district, Kanchanaburi.

The annual River Kwai Bridge Week is organised with an aim of promoting tourism and creating greater awareness of Kanchanaburi as a destination for both domestic and international tourists.

Highlight is the light-and-sound show that tells the stories of the World War II in honour of the prisoners of war who built the infamous Death Railway, the Bridge on the River Kwai and the Hellfire Pass. This year the show will present the story on the construction of the Death Railway.

The light-and-sound show is scheduled twice a day on 24 – 25 November and 1 – 2 December, at 19.00 Hrs. and 20.30 Hrs. There will one show a day at 20.00 Hrs. on 26 – 30 November and on 3 December.

There are a total of 1,200 seats per show at 300 Baht per seat. Tickets can be purchased before the show or in advance at the Kanchanaburi Provincial Hall, Tel: +66 (0) 3451 1778, 3451 5208 and 3451 2399.

The event will be held in conjunction with the Kanchanaburi Red Cross Fair 2017, offering plenty of shopping opportunity for local products, along with a range of entertainments, such as exhibitions from governmental organisations and educational institutions, a mini motor show, concert and cultural performances.

*Photo credit: tatnewsthai

For more information, please contact:
TAT Kanchanaburi Office
Tel. +66 (0) 3451 1200 and 3451 2500
E-mail: tatkan@tat.or.th, tourismkan@gmail.com

PB Flower Park returns on 1 November at PB Valley Khao Yai Winery

The seasonal PB Flower Park at the PB Valley Khao Yai Winery will be ready to welcome tourists and visitors from 1 November, 2017 until the end of February, 2018. The official opening date is set on 12 November.

PB Flower Park returns on 1 November at PB Valley Khao Yai Winery

The floral park boasts 9,999 marigolds in the shape of the Thai number nine to honour the much-revered late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. These marigolds are now gradually in bloom plus there are more than 60 kinds of flowers and flowering trees that will blanket the 16-rai park with some of the prettiest colours.

PB Flower Park can also be visited with a short walk from the Great Hornbill Grill restaurant. A return tram transfer to the flower park is also available at 20 Baht per person. It is an add-on to PB Valley Khao Yai Winery’s regular vineyard and winery tour. The annual grape harvest festival is scheduled on 4 February, 2018.