Thailand is located in the southeast region of Asia. The weather is categorized in the tropical climate zone, with temperatures relatively high all year. The summer normally starts in the middle of February and ends in mid-May. The weather during this season is hot throughout the country. Schools and colleges ceases class at this time of year, so many families take this chance to travel together. Thailand is blessed with a number of attractions, making it a popular tourist destination be it for nature or culture and traditions. There are various festivals held throughout the year which you m...
Traveling in Summer
Story by Saisunee Singhathat   Phra Pradaeng in Samut Prakan Province is one of the few places in Thailand that celebrates the Songkran Festival in the Thai-Mon style, featuring a magnificent parade. Visitors can learn how to play saba, enjoy a Mon folk play, plus many other forms of entertainment, and see a procession of swan and centipede flags.   The Phra Pradaeng Songkran Festival differs from others in that it is held a little later than in most other locales. The Songkran rituals and celebrations here are usually held on the Sunday that follows after Songkran Day on April 13. In 2012, th...
Phra Pradaeng Songkran Festival
The Um Phra Dam Nam ceremony is a local tradition practiced by the inhabitants in Phetchabun province. The local people pay great respect to a Buddha image named Phra Phuttha Maha Thammaracha which is enshrined at Wat Traiphum. The legend told by the villagers is that about 400 years ago, a group of fishermen were fishing at Pasak River. There were usually a lot of fish at that time. But that day was different. They could not catch even one fish and the stream somehow stopped flowing. Then a countless number of bubbles popped up on the surface of the water and there suddenly appeared a huge an...
Um Phra Dam Nam Ceremony – Bathing Ritual of the Buddha Image
The festival of the Tenth Lunar Month was firstly held in 1923 in Nakhon Si Thammarat. The ceremony has since become an annual event. Besides traditional activities the three days and nights of the festival includes trade fairs and performances. The celebration was originally the idea of Thais who wanted to pay respects and offer merit to their ancestors. As a result, this practice became the most important and biggest event in Nakhon Si Thammarat. The 10th lunar month or around September is the period when farms yield the biggest amount of crops. So, in the past the local people decided t...
The Tenth Lunar Month Festival
Whether for business or pleasure, the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is your ideal choice. Centara Grand at CentralWorld offers you comfortable, modern and full service hotel accommodations in the heart of Thailand’s capital. The warm and friendly atmosphere together with sumptuous food at this Bangkok five stars hotel is ready to ensure an enjoyable and memorable stay in the city. The hotel features 505 guestrooms and suites including 36 suites, and 9 world club floors. As an extra precaution for guests’ safety, guest room floors are only accessible through an elect...
Thailand Hotels and Resorts Reviews: Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld
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YOUR NEXT MICE VENUE 2013
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Ban Wang Nam Mok
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Ban Wang Nam Mok

Ban Wang Nam Mok is a beautiful rural village in north east Thailand, about 20km east of Vientiane. Thai people here are friendly and hospitable with ...

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Asiatique The Riverfront - Fabulous Shopping Destination by Chao Phraya River
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Asiatique The Riverfront - Fabulous Shopping Destination by Chao Phraya River

After the termination of Suan Lum Night Bazaar years ago, Bangkokians have been short of a place to shop at night. But for now, let’s celebrate for th...

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The Royal Temples
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The Royal Temples

During the past Songkran Festival there were many people visiting the sacred royal temples like Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho in Bangkok. However, there a...

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Poi Sang Long Ceremony
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Poi Sang Long Ceremony

Story by Saisunee Singhathat The Poi Sang Long ceremony in Mae Hong Son is a Buddhist novice ordination ceremony, but it is unlike any other ceremon...

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