Monday, October 30, 2006

Miss Mexico Crowned new "Miss International Queen 2006" in Pattaya

The 3rd annual Miss International Queen pageant is scheduled to be held in the beautiful city of Pattaya,Thailand Travel on October23-28, 2006.Striving to advance and support today's transvestites/transgender, Miss International Queen offers great opportunities for transvestites/transgender from all over the world to present their individual beauty and intelligence in a friendly atmosphere.

Miss International Queen

Miss International Queen 2006 in PattayaThe pageant is limited to the first 50 qualified entries. Applications are accepted and considered from persons at least 18 years of age.Miss International Queen is produced and organized by Tiffany's Show Pattaya, the world's largest transvestite/transgender cabaret show and supported by Tourism Authority of Thailand Travel.

Miss Mexico Crowned new "Miss International Queen 2006"

Thailand Travel in Pattaya –29 October, Last night on live television, during one of the year’s most glamorous events, the new "Miss International Queen 2006" was crowned. The winner this year is a 35-year old man from ‘Mexico’

Miss Mexico

shared a nervous emotional hug with first runner-up, Mr. Prativia Monticallo from Philippines, moments before the winner was announced, then clasped her hands to her mouth in amazement as her name was called. She had a smile from ear to ear as the crown was placed upon her head.

The finalists were given different question

they came up with excellent answers, they had the same objective and they were all looking forward to continue the pageant‘s mission of promoting awareness and education about AIDS and HIV.

Mr.Ericka Andrew

from Mexico, the new "Miss International Queen 2006" received the winning prizes, a diamond crown, a sash and a cash price of 8,000 US.First runner up was Mr. Prativia Monticallo from Philippines,her winning prize include a sash and cash price of 3,000 US.

Second runner up

was Ratrawee Chirapraphakun, 22, from Thailand, Thailand Travel who received a sash and cash money of 2,000 US The event had been a great success in co-operation with the Tiffany‘s Show Pattaya Co., Ltd one of the most famous all-male cabaret theaters, Pattaya City and Tourism Authority of Thailand. Contestants for this year were different nationalities including Malaysia, Egypt, Philippine, Mexico, Australia, USA, and Japan.

"Miss International Queen 2006

Miss International Queen Winner is required to perform the duties for one full year. Half of the winning cash prize will be paid on October 28, 2006 and the remaining half will be paid at the end of the reign.

"Miss International Queen 2006

If the Miss International Queen Winner is not able to fulfill and perform her duties for any reason, the first runner-up will take her place and be awarded the remaining prizes.

"Miss International Queen 2006

The Miss International Queen Winner must stay in Thailand for at least 15 days after the contest and return to Thailand 15 days before the end of the reign to perform her duties and represent the crown in order to receive the remaining prizes.

"Miss International Queen 2006

Ratrawee, from Thailand, who looked the most stunning and convincing, then she looked a little bit disappointed as her dream of being the second Miss International Queen from Thailand didn’t come through. If one could remember “Nong Poy”, the winner of Miss International Queen 2004 has stunned the world with her beauty that left some of the real-girls in doubt and last year the blond hair transvestite lady Mini Marks was crowned Miss International Queen 2005 under strong critics that this was the first time an Asian transvestite lady has lost the title to a blond.

Ratrawee, from Thailand

What about the saying, ’Thailand is supposed to have the most beautiful transvestites and transsexuals in the world’ , may be he looks too much like a ‘she’.

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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Hunt begins for TAT governor in Thailand

There was no queue of applicants prepared to present their credentials for the vacant post of TAT Governor on 5 October the first day for applications. TAT governor in ThailandTourism Authority of Thailand has announced the search for a new governor will run until 31 October while officials acknowledged no one showed up on the first day.

TAT governor selection committee president

Kriangsak Lohochala said applicants may need time to prepare the necessary documentation, which includes a five-page paper on their vision for the tourism industry and how he or she plans to manage the authority.

TAT governor in Thailand Travel

There is also the possibility that TAT officials are reluctant to present their applications until the political situation is clearer. In the past TAT executives who were unsuccessful were often demoted or placed in non-active posts by the successful candidate, who has always been an insider.

TAT governor in Thailand

It is possible high ranking officials are watching each other carefully to see who will make the first move. It is unlikely that TAT executives will compete for the post against each other knowing the penalty that accompanies failure.

Mr Kriangsak said

the new governor must not be older than 60 years of age as of the application date, should not be on a current TAT committee and cannot be involved in politics.

TAT governor in Thailand

Applicants can come from either the public or private sector, but those from businesses should hold a position of executive vice president or above for at least one year and managed a business of more than Bt200 million in revenue a year.

TAT governor in Thailand Travel

Applications are being accepted daily from 0900 to 1600 at the personnel division meeting room on the 7 th floor of the TAT building.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Holiday in Pattaya Kart Racing

Pattaya Kart RacingHoliday in Pattaya Kart Racing Pattaya Kart Speedway is the pioneer and the biggest of "Kart Racing Track" in Thailand with 15 years of experience in providing the exciting experience among Thai, foreigners and tourists. Pattaya Kart Speedway, an Eldorado for Kart lovers.

Thailand Travel Pattaya Kart Speedway

Have you ever dreamed about to be like Michael or Ralf Schumacher, Mika kinnen, Edi Irvine or one of the other formula 1 stars Then this is the right place for you. We're offering a 800 meter Track with race proved karts. Even if these karts are to slow for you, we've the Super Kart. If you're a beginner or you don't like it to fast, then the slower kart is just right for you, you can choose the speed you want. Are you on holiday with your family.Then you also should visit our 400 meter track and enjoy a ride in one of our Baby - or dubble-seat karts.

You don't like to drive on asphalt

Then our Off-Road Track is something you have to see. Here on this dirty track you can drive with the motorcycle or with the small or big off-road karts and you'll feel like beeing on Paris-Dakar.

Within the Pattaya Kart Speedway

we even have some more entertainment, as Bungee Jumping or Paint-Ball. If you feel for a refreshment or you're hungry, the you should visit Pim's restaurant for thai and european food or have a drinke at the racetrack bar.

At present

many corporate use sport as a tool for staff team building and motivation good relationship. Especially karting, which is the ideal sport for your corporate entertainment as racing, need cooperation and team work.

Pattaya Kart Speedway

Thailand Travel Pattaya Kart Speedway is delighted to offer unrivalled activity-day aim to make a pleasure and safety event. We make it easy to enjoy and try new exciting sport. Whatever your company's budget, an exclusive can be tailor around it. You want to know more about us Just make a stop for a visit. You can find us at the Thep Prasit Road, on the right side, 50 m away from the mainroad, have the way between Pattaya Road and Sukhumvit Road. So see you later ...

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Friday, October 20, 2006

Phuket Gay festival 2007 schedule Thailand

8th Annual Thailand Travel in Phuket Pride Celebration March 29, 30, 31 and April 1, 2007

29th March (Thursday)

GLBT Bowling Contest, Pre-Opening Red Carpet Party at Paradise Complex “Way Out” strip,Fashion Show,Phuket Idol (Karaoke Talent) Contest Best Superstar Costume Contest, Raffle tickets sold in the Paradise Complex.

30th March (Friday)

Phuket Gay festival 2007 scheduleGay Phuket Beach Volleyball Tournament (Preliminary), Pride Carnival on Patong Beach, Raffle tickets sold in Pride Carnival, Gay hunt Phuket Contest, Miss Queen Phuket Contest, Official Opening of Phuket Pride Festival at Patong Beach, Fire Work Display and Lighting Show at Patong Beach, tage Performance at Patong Beach, Cabaret Shows, Fire Dance, Cultural Performance, and etc., Sunset Foam Party, Featuring Famous DJ

31st March (Saturday)

Gay Phuket Beach Volleyball Tournament (Semi-Final/Final) Phuket Pride Festival Beach Party and Concert at Patong Beach Soccer Field Special Appearance by Thai Singers Featuring Famous DJ

1st April (Sunday)

8th Annual Phuket Pride Grand Parade along Patong Beach, Parade starts at the junction of Absolute Sea Pearl Hotel Parade end by Patong Beach Soccer Field, Phuket Pride Festival Finale Party at Patong Beach, Stage Performance at Patong Beach Cabaret Shows, Fire Dance, Cultural Performance, and etc, Awards Ceremony, Phuket Pride Festival Lucky Draw Night, Closing Ceremony, Beach Foam Dance party, Featuring Famous DJ

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Koh Chang Trad in Thailand

Koh Chang Located in the eastern part of Thailand Travel, Koh Chang is close to the border of Cambodia. Around 85 percent of Koh Chang , along with 50 smaller islands, is part of the Thailand Travel Koh Chang Marine National Park. Clear waters of various blue shades surround the island while a terrain of high peaks and steep cliffs provide magnificent scenic points.

In a matter of years, Koh Chang

Koh Chang Koh Chang has undergone a huge change. Back then, only the simplest accommodation was offered. But now, Koh Chang is a boom town where the range has extended from economically priced bungalows to luxury resorts. To maintain the landscape of Koh Chang as unspoiled possible, a law has been enforced to limit the height of buildings on the island at 3 storeys. Water treatment system is required for new construction projects whereas island residents are discouraged for cutting down trees.

Thailand Travel Koh Chang In 2003

Koh Chang was able to get a special status that meant less bureaucratic management while the government would finance infrastructure like waste water treatment facilities, garbage treatment sites and piers. While it is a place that faces more rapid growth, the community

tries its best to maintain an ecologically sound environment

Majority of the resorts in Koh Chang are thatched roof bungalows sitting on spacious land and long beaches. At the same time, plush hotels and resorts providing luxury services with modern architecture and amenities are fast becoming more numerous.

The beaches of Thailand Travel Koh Chang

The beaches are like characters from a fiction story which have their own trait. The most notable, White Sand Beach, is where most people get together. Restaurants, resorts, bars and pubs scatter the area making it the place to go to for nighttime entertainment. Klong Prao Beach (Had Khlong Prao) is distinct because of its more serene environment. Good for those who seek a calm and quiet vacation. The most popular area for those on a tight budget is Kai Bae Beach. Many backpacker-type accommodation are strewn on the area, but are nevertheless of good quality.

Activities Koh Chang

A wide variety of activities are available on the island. A boat trip to smaller satellite islands of the national park is the most common way of spending free time. The beach is only one of the many places to take a dip into. Trek into the interior of the island, and take a plunge in the cool waterfalls. Aside from getting a tan and a massage, a tattoo is just one of the several things that you can take home with you as a souvenir of your vacation.

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Kanjanaburi: Graves - War Cemetery in Thailand

Thailand Travel Kanchanaburi, Thailand (AP) -- Rod Beattie sweeps a metal detector over a watermelon field along the River Kwai where six decades ago 2,000 Allied prisoners of war perished. The detector buzzes, and the wiry Australian anxiously claws the earth with his bare hands.

This is just brilliant

" he says, breaking up a clod of soil to reveal a brass badge, a neat likeness of a propeller airplane perhaps crafted by a captured airman longing for the free, blue skies.

Graves - War Cemetery in Thailand

Sweating under the tropical sun, the 54-year-old Australian places the find alongside razors, toothbrushes and belt buckles, surmising these may have been items cremated with prisoners who succumbed to cholera and other diseases at the Chungkai hospital camp.

Graves - War Cemetery in Thailand

Kanjanaburi Graves War Cemetery in ThailandThe fruit of this morning's excavation is headed for a bulging repository of artifacts from the Death Railway, which spelled the deaths of some 100,000 Allied POWs and Asian slave laborers forced to build a line between Thailand and Myanmar for the Japanese army during World War II.

the best of these items

Beattie explains, may find their way into displays of the Thailand-Burma Railway Center, a world-class museum recently opened after four years of painstaking effort by Beattie and several colleagues passionate about telling the story minus the myths and misinformation.

Graves - War Cemetery in Thailand Travel

Until then, Kanchanaburi was poorly served by two small, rather shabby museums and Thai tourist guides who often pass on meager, or outright, fictitious stories. This despite an industry built around the railway, bridge and river which have attracted millions of tourists and piles of cash since Hollywood released its classic film "The Bridge on the River Kwai" in 1957.

Thailand Travel The Bridge on the River Kwai

Beattie says he strived for an unbiased presentation through information panels, photographs, artifacts, video clips and an interactive, detailed topographical map of the 258-mile railway, its stations and POW camps. The collection includes rare Japanese photographs provided by Ranichi Sugano, believed to be the last surviving senior engineer from the railway.

The museum doesn't stint on displays of Japanese cruelty

depicting POWs turned into walking skeletons while hacking through disease-ridden jungles under their captors' guns. But neither does it portray all Japanese soldiers as brutes nor their railway engineers as blustering incompetents.

This place will never be finished

Conditions varied from camp to camp, Japanese soldiers were also subjected to harsh punishment from their officers and some POWs developed decent relations with their guards. Beattie points out that a third of the 10,000 Japanese prisoners under British control in post-war Singapore perished, whereas less than 23 percent of British POWs on the railway died.

The museum has drawn praise from both Japanese visitors and former POWs

"Bloody brilliant," wrote John Reid, of Brisbane, Australia, in the guest book). And even those far too young to remember the war are moved by the displays and a view from the museum's second floor: 6,982 crosses of the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.

This place will never be finished

It's organic. As I find and discover more things we'll have more to explain and exhibit," says Beattie, a civil engineer from Gympie, Queensland, who became deeply involved with this slice of history in 1994 when he was consulting for a sapphire mining company in Kanchanaburi.

The Bridge on the River Kwai museum

He was later appointed caretaker of the area's two cemeteries by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. A third POW burial ground is located in Myanmar, also known as Burma. Before the advent of the museum, which opened in January, Beattie had logged some 1,240 miles on foot mapping the railway, clearing sections of the invading jungle and collecting artifacts. Beattie, who funded a large chunk of the museum's costs from his own pocket, says he's prepared to borrow against his successful gem-cutting business to keep it going.

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Wat Phra Sri Sanphet Ayudhya Thailand

Wat Phra Sri Sanphet Ayudhya ThailandWat Phra Sri Sanphet Ayudhya Thailand is the biggest ruin of temple in Ayutthaya Historic City. It was the Royal temple situated within the boundary of the grand palace. The temple was first built in the reign of King Boromtrilokanath.

Two big stupas was built by King Ramathibodi II

in 1492 dedicated to his father King Boromtrilokanath (the east stupa) and to his brother King Boromraja III (the middle stupa) in 1499 the Vihara was built to house the golden Buddha image "Srisanphetchadhayan" the third stupa was built in the next reign dedicated to King Ramathibodi II. Small stupas were built to place the royal relics.

Located Wat Phra Sri San Phet Ayudhya Thailand Travel

The royal palace was located here from the establishment of Ayutthaya in the reign of King Ramathibodi I (1350 A.D.) to the reign of King Sam Phraya (1448 A.D.) Later King Borommatrailoknat ordered a wat to be built on this site in 1448 A.D. to be used as a monastic area.

King Ramathibodi II

After the reign of King Borommatrailoknat, his son King Ramathibodi II, ordered the construction of two chedis, one of which was kept the ashes of his father and the other those of King Boromrachanophuttanghun. It was similary used to house Royal Remain, those of King Ramathibodi II.

History Wat Phra Sri San Phet Ayudhya Thailand

In 1499, a principal Vihan was built. The following year, in 1500 A.D. King Ramathibodi II commanded the casting of a standing Buddha image 16 meters in the height and covered with gold. This image, Phra Buddha Chao Si Sanphet was the main object of veneration in the royal vihnra (hall of worship). After that time the ashes of members of the royal family other than the kings were placed in small chedis constructed at the site.

Wat Phra Sri San Phet Ayudhya Thailand

Wat Phra Sri San Phet was the royal chapel and as such did not have a Samgavasa (no monks dwelt there). It was used for royal ceremonies. When Ayutthaya was sacked in 1767 A.D. the gold which covered by the invaders. During his reign King Rama I (1782-1809 A.D.) of Rattanakosin Period ordered the transfer of the inner core of Phra Buddha Chao Si Sanphet from Ayutthaya to Wat Phra Chetuphon, Bangkok, and had it placed in a chedi specially built for the purpose. Another Buddha image of importance called Phralokanat was also brought to this wat at around the same time.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Sri Satchanalai (National Park) Sukhothai

Sukhothai National ParkSukhothai is generally recognised as a place of historical significance. However, it is also home to a very beautiful National Park in Thailand. Sri Satchanalai National Park is around 300 acres of flowers, greenery and wildlife with mountains throughout the parks length. One of the focal points of the park is Tad Dao – a 40-meter high waterfall.

Sri Satchanalai National Park

Others are Kang Kao cave, Tad Dean Waterfall and Pong Nam Dean. The one of the highest peaks in the park is Wang Chang which offers some tremendous views from its summit.

The park also houses a number of ruins

comparable to those available at Sukothai Historical Park, although of another era. Although a World Heritage site like Sukothai Historical Park, Sri Satchanalai’s ruins are not as well restored, but this adds to the its charm and authentic feel. Some of the key sites to visit inside the park include: Wat Chang Lom, Wat Khao Phanon Phloeng, Wat Chedi Jet Thaew, Wat Nang Phaya, Wat Phra Si Ratanan Mahatat, Wat Chao Chan, Chaliang - an ancient city to the southeast of the park with two temples


The park is open 08:00 to 18:00 and admission is 40 Baht. If you are have a vehicle you will be charged for that, too. The fees are 40 Baht for a car, 30 Baht for a motorcycle and 10 Baht for a bicycle.

How to get there

The following buses will get you there from Sukothai town, Bus number-27B, Air-conditioned Bus Number-38B You will need to ask the driver to drop you off so give him/her this: Sri Satchanalai National Park written in Thai

Sri Satchanalai National Park P.O.Box 10 Tambol Bannkang Amphur Sri Satchanalai Sukothai Province 64130

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Monday, October 09, 2006

Colorful Water – Loi Krathong Great Festival

 Loi Krathong Great Festival Water Tour Festival throughout November (1 – 30 November 2006) alongside Chaophraya River with many wonderful activities, namely.


2-5 November 2006


Banks of the Chao Phraya River (Taksin Bridge – Krungthon Bridge), Bangkok


Free Feast your eyes on electric decorated ship to celebrate his majesty the king 60th year accession on the throne and Loi Krathong ship procession contest for more than 1,500,000 baht prize between 2-5 November 2006, at 19.30-22.00 hours along both sides of Chaophraya River.

Touch with very special atmosphere of Loi Krathong

festival in Ratanakosin style. During 3-5 November 2006, 06.30-09.30 pm. Tassana Pirom Filed, at Naval Assembly, Royal Thai Navy, BKK., Look at electric decorated ship procession in the best view, imbue with art-cultural shows specially selected for VIP guests.

Enjoy eating with several foods and special

menus free gift and enjoy in other interesting activities.Only 999 tourists per day available with only 1,200 baht ticket.

History Loi Krathong in Thailand

Loi Krathong is traditionally performed on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, which usually falls on some day in November.


The floating of a "Krathong" – a banana–leaf cup – is intended to float away ill for tune as well as to express apologies to Khongkha or Ganga, the River Goddess. Some believe that the ritual is meant to worship the Buddha on bank narmada river while others say that it is payrespect to phra uppakhut one of the lords great disciples


Free Feast your eyes on electric decorated ship to celebrate his majesty the king 60th year accession on the throne and Loi Krathong ship procession contest for more than 1,500,000 baht prize between 2-5 November 2006, at 19.30-22.00 hours along both sides of Chaophraya River.

Enjoy eating with several foods and special

menus free gift and enjoy in other interesting activities.Only 999 tourists per day available with only 1,200 baht ticket.Loi Krathong Festival is celebrated nationwide inThailand, especially where there are rivers, canals or sources of water, with different unique characteristics.

The famous Loi Krathong

Candle Festival in Sukhothai province features a procession of offerings, including Phanom Mak – the betel offering – and Phanom Dok Mai – the floral offering – carried by beautiful girls, as well as banana-leaf floats accompanied by the so-called Nang Nopphamat beauty queens.

The Phanom Mak and Phanom Dok Mai

offerings are for the homage paying rite at King Ramkhamhaeng the Great's monument in the heart of the ancient city of Sukhothai. After that, people as well as visitors gather and float the Krathongs together on ponds, known as Traphang, inside the ancient city. The bright candle light from the floated Krathongs and the cool breeze of November together lends a pleasant atmosphere for all participants.

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Friday, October 06, 2006

Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006 International Horticultural Exposition

Where : At the Royal Agricultural Research Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand When : 1 November 2006 – 31 January 2007

Royal Flora Ratchaphruek SignIficance

The SignIficance and Symbolism of Ratchaphruek Flowers In Thailand, ‘Ratchaphruek’ -- the Golden Shower Tree (Cassia Fistula L.), is considered to be an auspicious tree.

The dazzling yellow flowers

signify two out of the three most important institutions of the Thai nation – the national religion, Buddhism, and Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006 International Horticultural Exposition for His Majesty the King His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej who was born on Monday. Yellow is the color associated with Monday. Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006 The shape of the pollen resembles the Thai numeral for nine another fascinating characteristic that is symbolic of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX, the ninth ruler of the illustrious Chakri dynasty.

Given these many auspicious associations

the bright and cheerful yellow blossoms of the Ratchaphruek tree have been the inspiration for the name and logo of Thailand’s first International Horticultural Exposition for His Majesty the King -- Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006. In 2006, the Thai nation comes together to celebrate the most auspicious occasions of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 60th Anniversary or the Diamond Jubilee of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne together with His Majesty’s 80th Birthday Anniversary.

To mark this momentous occasion

“Royal Flora Ratchaphruek” is one of the grand celebrations being hosted by the Royal Thai Government in honor of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), the ninth ruler of the illustrious Chakri Dynasty and the world’s longest reigning monarch. His Majesty is ‘Father of the Nation’ and ‘Beloved King’ to the Thai people.

Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006

represents a concerted effort of the Thai people to create one of the world’s most beautiful international horticultural expositions as an expression of deep love and respect for their Beloved King who has won the hearts of Thai people across the Kingdom through His Majesty’s tireless dedication to bringing about a better quality of life of for the Thai people through His Majesty’s gifts in agricultural projects as well as valuable lessons in life.

A one-of-a-kind event

Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006 is being organized to present to the world the marvels of plants and breeds of over 2,200 species of tropical plants and flowers. 2,500,000 plants in total will be enriching the land and the minds of onlookers. Presented under the theme of ‘To Express the Love for Humanity’, conceptual designs and layouts of the event have been conceived to function seamlessly with and to complement the remarkable geographical surroundings.

The foundation of the Kingdom of Thailand

lies in the glory of Buddhism and the Monarch whose kindness towards His people is like the comforting shade of a big tree with a canopy that extends incessantly to provide sanctuary for His people. Destined to be a wondrous spectacle, during the 92 days of the expo, Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006 is expected to draw an audience of over 2 million visitors from around the world. Celebrations of this magnitude happen only once in decades. So mark your calendar and join us in Thailand for this historic event not to be missed. We warmly welcome you to Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Sunflower Lopburi in Thailand

Sunflower LopburiThe sunflower field is located in Lopburi province and can be reached by car. It is about 150 kilometers from Bangkok. A very comfortable trip is to drive from Bangkok up to Saraburi and then branch to Lopburi.

The sunflower

Lopburi was probably founded in pre-historical period until the Khemers who expanded their power to the town of Larvo dating from the 10th century and ruled over the area.

The sunflower

In the middle of the 13th century when the Thais who had already migrated from the North and had settled down in this country. In 1664, King Narai the Great, a King of Ayutthaya made Lop Buri the second capital with the help of French architects. Therefore , the architectural style of Lop Buri in the reign of King Narai was half Thai and half western. Today it is a modern garrison town and provincial capital 153 kms., north of Bangkok.

The sunflower

Sunflower This is the largest sunflower field in Thailand, located in Tambon ChongSarika, Amphoe Phatthana Nikom. Travel 30 kms. along Lop Buri-Saraburi Road, then turn left into Highway No.21 and travel further for 15 kms. The beautiful sunflower field have become a tourist attraction when the sun flower trees are in full blossom from November to January.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Atta Ready for Suvarnabhumi Airport

 Suvarnabhumi Airport According to Association of Thai Travel Agents president, Apichart Sankary, ground facilities that will provide fast and efficient transfers for passengers to Suvarnabhumi Airport are crucial factors.

Suvarnabhumi Airport can surely become Asia’s

aviation hub but it needs to establish infrastructure to deliver passengers from the city to the airport conveniently and fast. The train from downtown must deliver service quality and so must the ground staff working at the airport,” he said.

Mr Apichart made the comments as Thai Airways International completed its first landing at the new airport this morning, 29 September.

Atta will establish an office and parking area at the new airport and is requesting space from King Power Company, which is responsible for the area. It requires about 150 sq m for its meet-and-greet services and around 200 to 300 sq m for the operational offices responsible for collecting and keeping data documents. “In additional, we are requesting a tour bus parking area from the Airports of Thailand Public Company possibly as big as 3 to 4 rai, enough to accommodate 100 tour buses,” Mr Apichartsaid.

Aatt has a parking area for up to 50 buses at Don Muang Airport.

TAT held a crisis meeting this morning to assess cancellation and decided the travel show will go on as planned. The show must go on. That’s the final word from the Tourism Authority of Thailand following a meeting this morning where officials did a fast damage assessment of the TTM due to open next early next week.

The show must go on

Officials confirmed to TTR Weekly there had been cancellations from some US and Canadian buyers. It is very likely that sellers from Yunnan and Guangxi provinces will not attend despite already having confirmed booths. TAT officials acknowledged that there could be more cancellations, but nothing like what this particular event suffered just a week after the September 11 2001 terrorist attack in New York. The 2001 TTM, which was held in Pattaya, lost about 20 percent of its confirmed buyers.

There have been some minor casualties

Best Western Asia Pacific confirmed today that it will not host the TTM golf competition, due to the fallout from the coup that successfully ousted caretaker prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. There are still about 20 buyers left on the golf list prepared to one day before the TTM opens. This publication will now host golf and dinner. As of this morning 209 buyers confirmed attendance and 369 sellers affirmed their commitment to attend.

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Monday, October 02, 2006

Entertainment at Nana Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand

Nana Plaza full name Nana Entertainment Plaza or NEP is an entertainment venue, located close to the entrance of soi 4 on Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand. It is easily reached from the Nana BTS (skytrain) station. Just opposite Nana Plaza is the long established Nana Plaza Hotel.

The entertainment at Nana Plaza

Nana Plaza is not family oriented. There are about 40 bars. Most are bars where girls dance on stage in bikini outfit. However, there are also a lot of outside beer bars where you can just sit and enjoy the scene. The Big Mango Bar is a place on the second floor up right at the entrance where you can also enjoy a decent hamburger.

At night

till about 1 A.M. when everything is closed down, the place is packed with people. For health conscious visitors, please be advised that music sound levels are quite high, and smoking is allowed in the bars, so expect a little coughing a day after your visit.

Visiting Nana Plaza

is moderately expensive. Beer and other drinks are priced at 125 baht. The girls working there will hassle you to buy drinks for them too, at about the same prices.

Entertainment venues in Bangkok

Other similar entertainment venues in Bangkok are Soi Cowboy, located between Sukhumvit Road Soi 21 Asoke road and Soi 23, and Patpong, located on Silom Road. All are connected with the Bangkok BTS (skytrain) system, which however stops operating around midnight.

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