Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Nakhon Sawan Chinese New Year Festival 2007

Nakhon Sawan Chinese New Year Nakhon Sawan Chinese New Year Festival 2007 (Chao Pho Chao Mae Pak Nam Pho Fair and Procession)

11-22 February 2007

Venue: Utthayan Sawan (Nong Sombun Park), Kosi Road and the bank of the Chao Phraya River

Nakhon Sawan Chinese New Year Festival 2007

The Chao Pho Chao Mae Pak Nam Pho Fair and Procession has been annually organized by Thais of Chinese ancestry in Nakhon Sawan Province during the Chinese New Year. It is held in honour of Chao Pho Chao Mae Pak Nam Pho (the god and goddess of Nakhon Sawan), the highly revered deities, hence the origin of the name. This year, the night procession will be on 20 February starting from 19.00 hrs. and the Day Procession will be on 21 February starting from 8.00 hrs.

Nakhon Sawan Chinese New Year Festival 2007

This famous festival and grand celebration with the procession of the statue of the god and goddess, impressive displays of dragon and lion dances, cultural performances such as the Chinese opera and acrobatics, offers a colourful spectacle and is a popular attraction to Thais and foreigners alike.

Nakhon Sawan Chinese New Year Festival 2007

The dragon and the lion, both considered to be symbols of good luck and good fortune and prominently featured as the royal regalia in the imperial courts of ancient China, are deemed to be central elements of auspicious rituals and events. The practice vividly demonstrates the faith and unity of local people and long-established cultural ties. Besides providing an opportunity for shopping, the Chao Pho Chao Mae Pak Nam Pho Fair and Procession also offers insight into the local way of life.

Nakhon Sawan Chinese New Year Festival 2007

Nakhon Sawan, or Pak Nam Pho, is an important city where the Nan joins the Ping to form the Chao Phraya River and is the Gateway to the Northern Region. The province has many scenic attractions and is noted for its large marsh area "Bueng Boraphet", covering an area of 9,597.7 sq. km. Nakhon Sawan is located 240 km. north of Bangkok.

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Second Thai-Laos bridge opens

Thai-Laos bridge More links planned to span the Mekong , opening more transportation options for the Southeast Asian corridor. Thailand and Laos officially opened their second Friendship Bridge , while the two countries plan the construction of a third and fourth river crossing.

Second Thai-Laos bridge opens

The MOU between the two governments, as part of an agreement to expand the transportation network between the countries, was signed during an official visit by Lao Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh to Thailand . His mission was to strengthen ties between the neighbouring countries and meet with Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont.

Second Thai-Laos bridge opens

Both country leaders are also scheduled to attend the opening of the second bridge across the Mekong , which connects Mukdahan province in Thailand , 642 km northeast of Bangkok , to Savannaket province in Laos .

Second Thai-Laos bridge opens

Construction of the second Thai-Laos Bridge began on 21 March 2004 . The two governments borrowed Bt2.588 billion from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation to finance the construction. Funds spent on erecting the bridge have amounted to Bt1.585 billion.

Second Thai-Laos bridge opens

The 1,600-metre bridge has two 12-metre-wide traffic lanes, and is part of the land transport development plan of the East-West economic corridor running through Vietnam , Laos , Thailand and Myanmar .

Second Thai-Laos bridge opens

The two bridges are the initial phases for the countries’ plan for a third bridge linking Nakhon Phanom in Thailand with Khammouane (Tha Khek), Laos and a fourth connecting Chiang Rai with Huay Xai, Laos.

Second Thai-Laos bridge opens

The first bridge connecting the countries across the Mekong at Nong Khai opened in 1994, and connects Thailand with the Lao capital Vientiane .

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Chinese New Year in Bangkok, Thailand : February 18, 2007

Chinese New Year Head down to Yaowarat, Bangkok's Chinatown, where old buildings of vintage-style architecture peep through neon ideograms. Take your senses for a stroll and behold the transition from the Year of the Dog to the Reign of the Pig. With as much as 14 present of Thailand's population claiming Chinese ancestry, celebrations in Bangkok are big news Firecrackers, colourful lanterns, wonderful eating experiences, and the traditional processions of the Golden Dragon and the masked Lion Dance are just some of the exhilarating surprises to encounter.

The Year of the Pig

Based on lunar calculations and ancient traditions, Chinese astrology is still followed by the Chinese community in Thailand, despite having taken on a slightly Thai character. To the oriental mind, the pig is a symbol of good fortune, fertility and virility. Thus, this year is a fantastic time to make babies, or riches, as best fits suit. Generally, the sign of the pig embodies generosity, loyalty, passion and opulence. Someone born under the sign is said to be intellectually curious, a lover of earthly pleasures, and most respectful of others' beliefs. In the Chinese legend, the pig was last of the creatures to cross the river, thus the sign presides over the end of cycles. This year also falls under the element of fire, adding a volatile streak to the brew, which could translate as either resilience or regeneration.

The origins of Chinese New Year

The legend tells of Nian, the demonic beast who liked to dine on humans on Chinese New Year's Eve. There are, however, three known things the unholy predator fears: the colour red, fire and loud noises. Contemporary practices are remnants of the ancient Chinese rituals of uniting the community against wild beasts to trick them out of their annual feast. The other story goes that various gods ascend to heaven on this night to pay tribute to the Jade Emperor - supreme among Taoist deities - and report on household affairs. Appropriate offerings are made to win favourable reports.

Preparations for the celebrations

The preparations begin days before, with the ceremonial sweeping of the grounds. To the Taoist mind, cosmic order is reflected in everyday living space. Knowledge of this principle lends symbolic gravity to every act. But the design of tradition is also to bring communities together and reunite families who live far apart. The focus is on beating out the bad spirits and luring in the good times - abundance, long life and prosperity. Elaborate preparations fill the days leading up to the auspicious occasion with excitement and trepidation.


Central to the celebration is the family reunion dinner on Chinese New Year's Eve. Offerings and prayers are performed at shrines to remember the ancestors, and to pass prosperity onto the family. Red paper scroll couplets inscribed with auspicious words (wishes) are hung on doorways to attract the desired attribute, be it money, luck or good family relations. Red envelopes containing money and pouches of mandarin oranges - gifts symbolic of gold - are exchanged between family members to spread the spirit of abundance. Firecrackers announce triumph over the night and scare off any potential bad spirits.

Setting the scene

The Procession of the Golden Dragon is probably among the most iconic images of Chinese culture. The performance represents the Dragon King descending to the earthly realm to bestow blessings upon the worthy. Thousands rush to greet the apparition, as it is considered a good omen if the dragon passes your way, and fortunate indeed for the owner if the trail sweeps past your shop. The Lion Dance is a masked dance akin to an acrobatic feat. Usually there are two players, the 'lion' and the fan bearer, the latter being the God of Smiles. While fascinating, entertaining and richly photogenic, this ritual demonstrates how one should approach the ineffable - with good humour and, it would seem, dexterity!

Eating experiences

Symbolically, whole foods are eaten to ensure long life, endless streams of money and keeping the family name intact. Whole chickens are prepared, and the head portions given as offerings to the ancestors. Whole fish are served too, but, in this case, some must remain left over to symbolise surplus. Mandarin oranges symbolise gold, are blessed and then eaten. As is often the case, wealth is foremost on the mind. All that been said, ultimately, for most Thai-Chinese, New Year's is about reaffirming the continuity of tradition, however far it might have roamed from its origins. As the Chinese diaspora morphs each into its unique setting, a trip to Bangkok's Chinatown can enlighten even the most jaded world-traveller.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2007 in Thailand Travel

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2 - 4 February 2007 Venue: In the provincial town of Chiang Mai at Nong Buak Had Park, Thailand,

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2007

Chiang Mai is famous for its variety of valley flowers. Most of them bloom early in the year from January to February, which is regarded as the most beautiful period of Chiang Mai. The celebratory atmosphere and the tradition of the locals who have enjoyed floral beauty since ancient times are why the grand Flower Festival is organised here annually.

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2007

The most interesting highlight of the Festival is the part of many flower floats decorated with a beautiful array of floral species. Each flower, with its shade of colour is carefully selected and positioned on the float to form fine patterns, words and pictures. The beauty of the flowers combined with the creative ingenuity of their arrangement make each float a work of art requiring time-consuming attention from its creators. All floats will start at Chiang Mai Train Station.

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2007

A second highlight of the Flower Festival is the beauty of the contestants that sit atop the flower floats. Each contestant wears a different local Northern costume, giving visitors and locals alike rare opportunities to witness the traditional local dresses.

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2007

Besides the parade, the Flower Festival also features a display of agricultural products, an exhibition and a contest of several species of flowers such as roses, orchids, carnations, lilies, China asters etc., a flower arrangement exhibition and competition, decorative plants, and mini garden landscapings. In addition, for all those with green fingers, there is a large variety of gardening equipment as well as various kinds of flowering and decorative plants for sale at more than economical prices.

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Thailand Bangkok Spa Experiences

 Thailand Bangkok Spa ExperiencesThailand is a haven for relaxation, rejuvenation and regeneration. Ancient healing knowledge passed down over generations, exotic and tropical surroundings, lots of sunshine and legendary hospitality provide the ideal setting for the continuous pursuit of inner and outer beauty.

Bangkok Spa Experiences

Nowadays, many high-end hotels and luxury serviced apartment residences in Bangkok take pride in their own lavish in-house spas, often celebrated brands like Mandara or Aspara. Private spas are just as abundant and luxurious. Set in plush and tastefully designed environments, spas offer anything from a choice of different style massages, to body scrubs and wraps, facial and cosmetic treatments, herbal baths and aromatherapy.

Thailand's spas

Thailand's spas not only give magnificent pampering sessions, they offer a perfect way of recreating the balance of body, mind and spirit that is often lost in our frantic, modern-day lifestyles. Blending Western and ancient Asian techniques, a session at a spa will help you release stress, regain inner balance and rejuvenate your spirit.

Thailand's spas

Make sure you complete your perfect holiday, or business trip, with an exotic and indulgent experience at one of Bangkok's heavenly spas, a blissful and pleasurable experience that promises to give you a new lease on life. Retreat from the city's hustle and bustle and seek the tranquillity in any of

the following hotel or private spa retreats:

Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok (Chi Spa)

Bangkok Marriott Resort and Spa (Mandara Spa

President Solitaire (Ananda Spa)

Plaza Athenee Bangkok (Spa Athene)

Banyan Tree Hotel (Banayn Tree Spa)

Dusit Thani Hotel (Devarana Spa)

Swissotel Nai Lert Park (Amrita Fitness and Spa)

The Westin Grande Sukhumvit (The Vareena Spa)

Pathumwan Princess Hotel (Tantara Health Spa)

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Friday, January 19, 2007

The Mu Koh Similan Phang-nga the Most Exciting Dive Spots in the Kingdom

 The Mu Koh Similan Phang-ngaThe Mu Koh Similan, located near the Mu Koh Surin, have some of the most exciting dive spots in the kingdom. After a day spent in the water, you can retreat to the shore and enjoy stunning views of the islands and the horizon.

Location The Mu Koh Similan

The Similan Islands consist of nine separate land-masses. The hub of the Similan is on Koh Paed, lying seventy kilometers from Thab Lamu in the Phang-nga Province. When visiting these islands you should give yourself two to three days to fully enjoy all they have to offer.

Highlights The Mu Koh Similan Thailand Travel

Koh Paed: Koh Paed is the biggest of the nine islands. This is the location of the National Park Ranger Unit and has pristine beaches, water, and sand. A short walk up the hill will yield picturesque views of the surrounding islands. Koh Paed also has a restaurant and tent rentals supplied by the National Park personnel. If you decide to visit Koh Si, you can rent a long-tail boat from the beach to take you there.

Koh Si Thailand Travel

Koh Si, also called Koh Miang, is also part of the National Ranger. This large peaceful area has ample accommodations, restaurant, and camping at the rear of the island. In addition to its white-sand beaches, crystal-clear water and breathtaking sunsets, many visitor come to see the Nicobar Pigoen and Hairy Leg Mountain Crab, which are animals only found in this region.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

King Narai Reign Fair “A night at King Narai Palace”

King Narai Reign Fair16-20 February 2007 Venue: Phra Narai Ratchaniwet Palace, Lop Buri (153 km. from Bangkok),

A night at King Narai Palace

King Narai Reign Fair is held from 16 to 20 February 2007 to commemorate the reign of King Narai the Great (1657-1688) of Ayutthaya. The King is well known for promoting international diplomatic relations, especially with the European countries. Thai people also recognize his reign as a revitalization of Thai literature.

Narai Ratchaniwet Palace

Narai Ratchaniwet Palace is located in the centre of Lop Buri town between Ratchadamnoen Road and Pratu Chai Road not far from the railway station. Now the whole compound has become the site of the Lop Buri National Museum. In this ceremony, the palace will be used as the site of the fair. There will be parades, cultural demonstrations, folk games of Thai children in the olden days, exhibitions from government officers, and OTOP booths selling local products. The highlights of the fair are Narai’s royal style dinner as well as light and sound presentations of the reign’s fascinating history.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

The Kra Chiaw Field Chaiyaphum Thailand Travel

The Kra Chiaw Field ChaiyaphumPhang Hoei Hill located in the Chaiyaphum Province, serves as the border between Central and Northeastern (Isan) Thailand. When the Kra Chiaw are in bloom the ground is carpeted in a think blanket of Pink. There are two places in the area where you can see these flowers

The Kra Chiaw Field Chaiyaphum Location

The first is in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in Amphoe Thep Sathit and the second is in the Sai Thong Nationa Park in Amphoe Nongbua Rawe.

Highlights Chaiyaphum

The Kra Chiaw Field: The Kra Chiaw Field is best visited during the month of July when the king flowers are in full bloom. The flowers cover the land and spread all the way to the top of the nearby cliffs.

Lan Hin Ngam thailand travel

Lan Hin Ngam: Lan Hin Ngam is located next to the Kra Chiaw field. Here, you will find an expansive stone field covering overten rais (16,000 square meters). Stretching from the ground are hundreds of natural spires. The Sud Phaen DinViewpointlhe Sud Phaen Din Viewpoint sits atop the highest peak in the park. At 844 meters above sea level, you get a bird's eye view of the park.

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Exhibition of the Photographs of Wat Pho’s Mural Paintings

 Wat Pho’s Mural Paintings10-31 January 2007 Venue: The Chao Fah Art Gallery, National Museum, Chao Fah Road, Bangkok

Wat Pho’s Mural Paintings

The Sirivadhanabhakdi Foundation realized years ago that Wat Pho’s mural paintings, which were painted about 200 years ago, had faded away, and so decided to fund the restoration of the paintings, which was started in the year 2000. It took almost seven years to complete. Mural paintings inside the vihara of Wat Pho, also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha are valuable for Thais in terms of teaching Buddhism through the Lord Buddha’s previous life stories, or Jatakas, and depicting ancient Thai’s ways of life, and houses in a combination of Thai, Chinese, and European styles.

Wat Pho’s Mural Paintings

Since some of the original paintings are positioned high up on the vihara’s walls, it is difficult for people to admire them closely in detail. The foundation therefore cooperated with Wat Phra Chetupon (Wat Pho) and Mr. Nitikorn Kraivixian, a photographer, in arranging the photographing of the mural paintings. Aims are to bring them to a closer look for interested persons and to keep a record of the paintings for any future restorations. The photographs exhibition will be held from 10 to 31 January 2007 at The Chao Fah Art Gallery, National Museum, Bangkok.

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Tours of The Royally Initiated Projects

 Tours of The Royally Initiated ProjectsJanuary-December 2007 Venue: Nationwide

Tours of The Royally Initiated Projects Thailand Travel

The joyous occasion of H.M. King Bhumibol’s 80th Birthday Anniversary this year is a great opportunity for us Thai people to show our deepest loyalty and enormous respect for His Majesty and his royal family. One way of doing so is to truly appreciate what they have done for our nation. In fact, by visiting the royal project places, you can both gain knowledge and be impressed by the beautiful scenery as well. During the year 2007, you all are welcome to visit the royally initiated projects to appreciate and learn from the royal wisdom that the Thai people are so proud of. Here are the nine chosen projects, which are well worth your visit:

Doi Tung Development Project, Chiang Rai Thailand Travel

Doi Tung project was found under the Royal Patronage of the late Princess Mother. Its main objective is to encourage hilltribes to grow fruit trees and other cash crops as substitutes for poppies and slash and burn cultivation. The project not only achieved its goal, but also succeeded in teaching hilltribes to conserve the environment and create their local handicrafts. Due to its great success in developing the hilltribes area for a long period of time, Doi Tung has received an award from the United Nation for sustainable alternative development and another from the Pacific Asia Travel Association for eco-tourism.

Rai Mae Fah Luang and Hall of Opium, Chiang Rai

Rai Mae Fah Luang is a magnificent museum for the great collection of Lanna’s artifacts. The Hall of Opium was built to remind people of the history of poppy planting in Thailand, which once was notorious for the Golden Triangle, formerly the largest opium producer in the world.

Royal Agricultural Station, Angkhang, Chiang Mai

King Bhumibol bought a piece of land in Doi Angkhang , Chiang Mai and found the Royal Project to be a research station for cool-climate vegetables and fruits. He aimed to help the impoverished hilltribes, who unknowingly destroyed the ecosystem in the area, to earn their income without deforestation. Further than that, it later became a collection centre of rare and beautiful plants.

Elephant Conservation Centre, Lampang

The Centre was opened by HRH Princess Sirindhorn in 1992 to conserve Thai Elephants and to give interested people more understanding of this huge mammal. Besides, the only elephant hospital in the world is located here. And a short mahout-training course for tourists is in operation here, too.

Bang Sai Arts and Crafts Centre, Ayutthaya

Bang Sai Arts and Crafts Centre, Ayutthaya It was established under the Royal Patronage of H.M. Queen Sirikit to relieve the poverty of Thai people by teaching them some useful artisan skills that can be developed into their sidelines. Students’ products are sold at the Centre and distributed to many shops elsewhere in the country. Another interesting thing is a demonstration village that consists of four typical houses of the four regions of Thailand showing the local people’s ways of life. Apart from these, a fish palace and a bird sanctuary are established here to conserve animal species.

Wat Yannasangwararam, Chonburi

Wat Yannasangwararam, Chonburi This modern Thai temple was built by foreigners to honour H.M. King Bhumibol. There are various beautiful construction styles such as the replica of Bodhagaya stupa (in the Lord Buddha’s birthplace), the traditional Chinese-style temple, and a Swiss chalet. The temple was named after H.M. the King’s mentor “Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara”, the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand. It is famous worldwide as a meditation centre.

Mrigadayavan Palace, Phetburi

It was constructed by order of King Rama VI (1910-1925) as his summer palace. At present, after being restored to its former condition, it is open for public viewing. The palace is now splendid and enriched by the magnificent relics of its time.

College in the Court, Nakhon Pathom

This royally initiated project was established to promote the 10 basic disciplines of ancient Siamese native skills to people. The students’ handiworks display section and classes are open to visitors.

Ban Kut Na Kham Arts and Crafts Centre, Sakon Nakhon

The Centre was established to eliminate the poverty from the region by educating people to produce distinct handicrafts such as wickerwork, pottery, and hand-woven silk with the unique patterns.

H.M. King Bhumibol

H.M. King Bhumibol has recently been awarded Human Development Lifetime Achievement by the United Nations for his outstanding dedication and achievement in human development. During his long reign, he has been working tirelessly to help his people get better standards of living. Throughout the country, thousands of royally initiated projects have been launched to improve the quality of life of the people of Thailand. Not only the projects enable the people in the remote areas to stand on their own feet, but also give rise to new tourist attractions, which in turn help those people gain more income.

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

An Annual Worship to Phya Lae and a Red Cross Fair in Chaiyaphum Thailand Travel

Phya Lae 10-20 January 2007 Venue: The Phya Lae Monument, Muang County, Chaiyaphum Province, Thailand From 12-20 January 2007, you are invited to join an annual sacred offering to the spirit of “Phya Lae” and a red cross fair in Chaiyaphum, a province in the northeast of Thailand (342 km from Bangkok).

An Annual Worship to Phya Lae and a Red Cross Fair in Chaiyaphum

On 12 January, after the spiritual ceremony, there are elephant shows and other demonstrations from various schools. Besides, authorities booths and OTOP products are set up at the fair. On 18 January, there will be interesting activities such as drawing competition, silk contest, Thai silk fashion show, and Thida Phya Lae beauty contest.


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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Nine Temples around the Rattanakosin Island, Thailand

23 December 2006-7 January 2007 Venue: The Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok,

Nine Temples around the Rattanakosin Island, Thailand Travel

During the New Year celebration, it is popular among Thais to visit the temples, especially to pay homage to nine sacred temples around the Rattanakosin Island within a day. We believe that it will bring prosperity to our lives, so, this would be a good start for your new year. Furthermore, as a tourist, you can appreciate the beauty of each temple, which is a part of our cultural heritage. In this special occasion, the Tourism Authority of Thailand Travel arranges a merit-making activity for you to pay homage to all nine temples and collect all stamps from those to get a souvenir. The nine sacred temples are as the following:

1.Wat Kanlayanamit

was built by the command of King Rama III. It is famous for its Chinese influenced architecture.Location: Wat Kanlayanamit sub-district, Thon Buri district

2.Chana Songkhram Temple

(The Temple of War Victory) was constructed in the Ayutthaya period Location: Chakkraphong Road, Banglamphu sub-district

3.Wat Phra Chetupon or Wat Pho

Wat Pho(The Temple of the Reclining Buddha) is the oldest and biggest temple with the largest number of pagodas in the city. It is also famous for its huge Reclining Buddha, 46 m long and 15 m high.Location: Behind the Grand Palace, near Tha Tien Pier

4.Wat Phra Kaeo

Wat Phra Kaeo(The Temple of the Emerald Buddha) The famous Emerald Buddha is enshrined here. The temple was established in the Grand Palace in King Rama I’s reign. It is the holiest of all temples in Thailand.Location: Inside the Grand Palace

5.Wat Rakhang Khositaram

One of the most revered monks in Thailand Somdej Phraphutthachan To was abbot here. He is well known for his holy Chinabanchon verse. Location: On the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, obliquely opposite Tha Chang Pier

6.Wat Suthat

Wat Suthatwas started during King Rama I’s reign and finished in King Rama III’s reign Location: Bamrung Muang Road

7.Wat Arun

(Temple of Dawn) was first established in the Ayutthaya period (sometime between 1350-1767). It is attractive in it striking prangs (a kind of pagodas) which are decorated with millions of pieces of Chinese porcelain.Location: Near the Royal Thai Navy headquarters, Arun-amarin Road, Bangkokyai district

8.Wat Bawonniwet

Wat Bawonniwet was ordered to construct by King Rama III. King Mongkut (Rama IV) was abbot and founded the Dhammayut Sect of Buddhism here. Location: Phra Sumen Road

9.Wat Saket

Wat Saket and the Golden Mount was built before the establishment of Bangkok as the capital of Thailand by the order of King Rama I.Location: Chakkaphatdi Phong Road

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Phu Kradueng in Thailand

Phu Kradueng Phu Kradueng is a mesa covering over 160,000 square meters. On top, there are pine trees, plants, and waterfalls. However, the most dramatic sight is a dramatic overhang, protected by a solitary pine tree. This area is important to the people in the area and the serves as symbol of the province.

Location Phu Kradueng Thailand Travel

Phu Kradueng National Park is located in Amphoe Phu Kradueng in the Loei Province. The landscape consists of sandstone mountains and has many plants and pine trees. The National Park Office is in Tambon Si Than.

Highlights Phu Kradueng Thailand Travel

The Phu Kradueng Summit: Reaching the summit from Phu Kradueng covers about five kilometers and takes between three and four hours. At the top is an expansive mesa where you can take advantage of their accommodations and restaurants. You should spend at least two nights on the mesa to ensure you see all the sights. There are signs posted all over the park, so you should not need a guide to get around.

Morning Fog Thailand Travel

Basking in the Morning Fog: In the early morning, the valley below becomes engulfed in a thick blanket of fog. As the sun slowly rises, the fog bums off revealing the jungle below.

The Pha Lomsak Viewpoint

The Pha Lomsak Viewpoint: On the western side of this cliff, there is a path leading from Pha Mak Duk to Pha Lomsak through the forest made of sand and stone. This is a wonderful place to watch the sunset. However, Pha Lomsak is nine kilometers from the campsite, so you should bring a flashlight.

Waterfalls Thailand Travel

Waterfalls: In Phu Kradueng there are many waterfalls like Wang Kwang, Phen Phop, Phon Phop, Tham So to be enjoyed during the winter.

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Monday, January 01, 2007

Phu Chi Fa in the Chaing Rai Thailand Travel

Phu Chi Fa Phu Chi Fa is located in Amphoe Thoeng in the Chaing Rai Province in Thailand. This mountain gained its name because of its pointed summit (Chi means point in Thai). You can drive the majority of the way to the top. However, if you want to reach the summit, you will have to get out of your car and walk.

Highlights Phu Chi Fa Thailand Travel

Phu Chi Fa: Phu Chi Fa is particularly popular with tourists wanting to see the sunrise. In the early morning the valley below is covered with a blanket of fog. As the sun rises, the fog slowly begins to burn off. When the fog lifts, you can see the Mae Khong River and deep into Laos.

Doi Pha Tang Thailand Travel

Doi Pha Tang: Doi Pha Tang is twenty-five kilometers from Phu Chi Fa. This cliff stands 1,635 meters above sea level. This is one of the better places to see the Mae Khong River and the lush forests of Laos.

How to Get There Phu Chi Fa Thailand Travel

From Chaing Rai, take Highway 1020 to Thoeng. Continue driving for sixty-three kilometer until you reach Highway 1115. Turn here and press on for twenty-one kilometers to Ban Pang Kha. At Ban Pang Kha, make your way twenty-four kilometers to your final deistination, Phu Chi Fa. The total distance from Chaing Rai is 108 kilometers.

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