Ayutthaya sees increasing number of tourists

The ancient province of Ayutthaya, is enjoying an increase in the number of visitors, boosting the local economy and people’s incomes.

Ayutthaya Governor Sujin Chaichumsuk said today that a rise in the number of tourists has been apparent since the period drama “Buppesannivas” premiered and became a must-watch show for Thai citizens.

Buppesannivas cultivates love for Thai culture and interest in the nation’s history. Considered the historic heart of Thailand, Ayutthaya houses a large collection of ancient ruins and artifacts.

Ayutthaya City Hall is working with tourism related agencies to accommodate visiting tourists, making sure they have an unforgettable experience.

The city is planning to organize 36 more activities to trigger cultural tourism throughout the year and to celebrate special occasions like the Songkran Festival and Loi Krathong.

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People celebrated Holi Festival of Colors in Bangkok

Ambassador of India to Thailand H.E. Mr. Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi and Mrs.Rupa Bishnoi

BANGKOK, THAILAND – MAR 11: People celebrated Holi Festival of Colors, Mar 11, 2018 in SHOW DC, Bangkok, Thailand.

The Indian community & Thais turned out in large numbers. Ambassador of India to Thailand H.E. Mr. Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi and Mrs.Rupa Bishnoi joined #HoliRangotsavBangkok2018 @SHOWDC in #Bangkok, organized by @vhpthailand. Holi, marks the arrival of spring, being one of the biggest festivals in Asia…

 

Holi Rangotsav Festival of Colors 2018

#HoliRangotsavBangkok2018

ขอเรียนเชิญทุกท่านร่วมเฉลิมฉลองวันสงกรานต์ของชาวอินเดียที่เราเรียกกันว่าHoli Rangotsav เป็นการเล่นด้วยสีฝุ่นที่ทำจากสมุนไพรต่างๆ
และนำมาป้ายหรือสาดใส่กัน งานนี้จัดขึ้นที่ Oasis Arena SHOW DCในวันที่ 11 มีนาคม 2018 เวลา 10.00 นถึง 17.00น ในงานจะมี สีจำหน่าย โดยที่ผู้ที่ลงทะเบียน จะได้ส่วนลด 10% ส่วนนักศึกษา เมื่อโชว์ บัตรนักศึกษา จะได้ส่วนลด 20% ขอเรียนเชิญทุกท่าน มาร่วมสนุกโดยไม่มีค่าใช้จ่ายใดๆทั้งสิ้น
หมายเหตุ: ห้ามนำเครื่องดื่มแอลกอฮอล์ และของมึนเมา เข้ามาในงานเด็ดขาด และไม่แนะนำให้ นำกล้องถ่ายรูปหรือกล้องวีดีโอเข้ามาในงาน เนื่องจากอาจเกิดเสียความเสียหาย จากการเล่นโดยไม่รู้ตัว
ช่างถ่ายภาพ และวิดีโอ ที่จะเข้าไป เก็บภาพ กรุณาแจ้ง ให้กับทาง vhp@vhpthailand.org ทราบล่วงหน้า
ลงทะเบียนออนไลน์ และรับส่วนลด ในการซื้อสีได้ที่
https://holirangotsav2018.eventbrite.com

#HoliRangotsavBangkok2018

We invite all of you to celebrate Holi festival, which we call Holi Rangotsav. It is played with colors made from various herbal herbs which is put on to one another or add with water and splash on the other.

This event will be held at Oasis Arena Show DC Bangkok on March 11th 2018 from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Color will be available for sale and those who register online will get 10% discount and 20% discount to students who shows their student ID card. Free Entry.

Note: Do not bring in any kind of alcohol or intoxicated drugs in to the event. Also we do not recommend anyone to bring camera/camcorder into the event. This may cause damage to your equipment accidentally without knowing.

Professional photographer or video camera team maybe allowed with prior written permission. Please send request to vhp@vhpthailand.org

Register online and get a discount on color.
https://holirangotsav2018.eventbrite.com

‘Songkran Festival’ extended to five-day holiday from April 12 to 16

The Cabinet on Tuesday gave the green light for the five-day “Songkran Festival” holiday from April 12 to 16.

To accommodate people travelling up-country to visit their hometowns, and to stimulate nationwide tourism, the Cabinet allowed Thursday, April 12, as an additional holiday on top of the festival time from April 13 to 16.

As traffic congestion is expected during the long holiday period, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha also instructed state officials to prepare measures to improve road safety and public order.

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30339797

Special lanes open to accommodate holidaymakers returning to BKK

The Royal Thai Police has opened special lanes in 15 locations to prevent traffic congestion as holidaymakers are making their way back to Bangkok.

National Police Deputy Spokesperson Pol Col Kritsana Pattanacharoen revealed that traffic police have been deployed to major roads in Bangkok since Tuesday morning to keep traffic moving and prevent accidents.

Special lanes have been opened in 15 spots on Highway 32, Mittraphap, Asia and Pahonyothin Roads to relieve traffic congestion as holidaymakers are beginning to return from the North and Northeast of the country.

The Deputy Spokesperson said the numbers of road fatalities and injuries declined significantly due to road safety campaigns and strict law enforcement. He attributed the decline to public cooperation.

Pol Col Kritsana also urged people to drive carefully and stop for a rest if necessary to ensure their safe return.

Tourists spotted at famous destinations around the kingdom

People are spending quality time with their families at tourist places all around Thailand.

In Phetchabun province, tourists from various cities have been flocking to Khao Kho district to spend a chilly night there and to watch the sunrise over the Takian Ngo Peak. The temperature in the district can drop to as low as 13 degrees Celsius at night.

Meanwhile, in Yala province, the Yala Chamber of Commerce is inviting Thai and foreign tourists to enter a sea of fog at Khuhaphimuk Temple. Those interested can call 073-211288 for more information.

During the past year, Betong district of Yala was visited by at least 700,000 people. The number is expected to increase 30-50% once the new airport is finished. The airport is now under construction and will be operational in 2019.

In Nong Khai province, some 20,000 people are crossing the Thai-Laotian border on a daily basis during New Year holidays, twice as many as on other occasions. Security measures have been tightened to ensure public safety.

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Reporter : Thammarat Thadaphrom Rewriter : Tarin Angskul National News Bureau & Public Relations : http://thainews.prd.go.th

Thailand visited by 3.02 million foreign visitors in Nov

Thailand welcomed 3.02 million foreign visitors in November, while the country’s public debt per GDP stood at 41.7% at the end of October.

According to the latest report, the overall Thai economy has been growing at a consistent rate especially in terms of demand for products. Exports, production, and government and private spending have all seen positive signs during this past year.

In terms of tourism, Thailand was visited by 3.02 million foreign tourists in November, accounting for a 23.2% increase year-on-year. Most tourists were from China, South Korea, Russia, Laos, Cambodia, and India.

Thailand’s debt-to-GDP ratio was recorded at 41.7% at the end of October, which is within the Ministry of Finance’s sustainability framework.

In the meantime, the Federation of Thai Industries and the Thai Chamber of Commerce have predicted that the economic confidence index will be high during the first 6 months of 2018 due to a steady growth in hospitality and the industrial sector.

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Siam Paragon holds exhibition in HM the late King’s honor

Siam Paragon, one of the most crowded shopping malls in the capital city, is hosting an exhibition in honor of HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Held at the mall’s dancing fountain, the exhibition features 180 rare photographs of HM the late King taken by 50 photographers. The exhibition also marks the 1-year anniversary of the beloved monarch’s passing. According to the organizer, all the photos demonstrate the love and loyalty Thai people have for their late King who worked tirelessly for the betterment of his subjects throughout his 7-decade reign.

The organizer is also giving out stamps and portraits of HM King Rama IX to every visitor.

The exhibition will take place until October 27th. Doors open from 10 am to 7 pm.

 

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