Friday, November 4, 2011

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Province

Chiang Mai. As one of the provinces in Thailand. It is located north of the country. Covering an area of ​​about 20,107 square kilometers. The second largest of the country and has an estimated population of 1.63 million, the fifth largest in the country is divided into 25 administrative districts by the district Galyani Vadhana district No. 25 and No. 878 of the province of the country.

Chiang Mai is a province with a high level of development. Has the potential to develop and grow rapidly. Both tourism and economic investment as the economy, the largest city in the north. Associate of Bangkok. This province has abundant natural and cultural attractions. Has a long history. This is the language of the ancient Lanna Kingdom Lanna (the city) is the local language. Uniquely different from other provinces in terms of tradition and culture.

In 2553, the Chiang Mai Creative City Development Committee. To develop the city as a creative city and the committee is to consider the application of a UNESCO Creative City of UNESCO .



Bangkok Is the capital. And most populous city in Thailand , as well as the administrative center of transportation. Banking, commerce, communication, and the prosperity of the country. It is also a city with the longest name in the world. The river is important. River flow. The city is divided into two sides, is the capital and Thonburi. The City has a total area of ​​1568.737 square kilometers.

Bangkok is a Special Administrative Region of Thailand. Does not have a status of the province where the City is also used as a local government office in Bangkok as well. The City elected to the executive and the election of local administrators directly.

The growing influence of the Thai political culture, fashion and entertainment world to New York City's status as the alpha level New York has many tourist attractions like the Royal Palace. The royal castles in the clouds and which attracts about 10 million foreign tourists each year. It is a city with the most foreign tourists, London is second only.

In the Kingdom of Ayutthaya, Bangkok (Bangkok), it was a small trading station. Located at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River, later King Taksin moved his capital to the west of the river. Thonburi and in 2325 was named by King Rama I the Great moved his capital to the eastern side of the river known as Rattanakosin.

Phanom Rung Mountain Festival

Phanom-Rung - Mountain Festival (Magic moments in Khmer heritage)
Date : 2 April - 4 April
Location : Buriram,Thailand
tourists. To prove the phenomenon of the architectural wonders of the construction of Prasat Phanom Rung. The sun is 15 castle doors. It is a wonderful phenomenon. It is a shrine in Prasat Phanom Rung Khmer art, one of the world's natural wonders. The combination of architectural knowledge. The construction of the castle. The sunlight falls through the doorway 15 Shiva Linga. As the Lord Shiva. It is located inside the main prang of Phanom Rung castle. That as he Akrlas heaven and each year takes place only four times.

Yasothon Bun Bangfai (Rocket) Festival

Yasothon Bun Bangfai (Rocket) Festival

Parades of various sized and beautifully decorated rockets, cheer squad, Miss
Bangfai, fancy rocket and highest soaring rocket competitions.

Loi Krathong

Loi Krathong
Date: 10 Nov 2011

Although the holiday of Loy Krathong is now celebrated throughout the kingdom, Loy Krathong originated in Sukhothai, the first Thai capital. While particularly popular with couples who head down to any nearby body of water to light the candles and incense on their floating Krathongs, visitors can best appreciate Loy Krathong by heading to the ancient capital of Sukhothai, where the holiday was first celebrated.

Highlights of the Sukhothai Loy Krathong celebration include displays of lighted candles and fireworks, folk dancing and a spectacular light & sound presentation.
At the Sukhothai Loy Krathong festival, visitors will be dazzled by the float procession of large krathong from 17 Northern provinces. The procession will consist of krathongs from government agencies, state enterprises, private sectors, and the general public. There are also a Krathong design contest, the Miss Noppamas Beauty Contest, and Sukhothai arts and culture performanc

Songkran Festival in Bangkok

Songkran Festival in Bangkok
Date: 9 - 17 April, every year
Venue: Nagaraphirom Park, and the Royal Temple around the Rattanakosin Royal Square, Bangkok

Experience the demonstration of the Songkran Festival in 4 regions, pouring some scented water to the Buddha Image, enjoy various tasty dishes and cultural performance at Nagaraphirom Park during 10-15 April at 10.00-20.00 hrs. (the Opening Ceremony will be held on 9 April.)
Visit the Royal Temple such as Wat Phra Kaeo, Wat Pho, Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn),
Wat Ratchaorasaram, Wat Ratchaphradit, Wat Ratchabophit, Wat Bowornniwet, Wat Suthat, Wat Phraram Kao, Wat Chanasongkhram, Wat Saket (The Golden Mount), Wat Rakhang, and Wat Kanlayanamit. Moreover, partake in the Songkran Festival in Rattanakosin Royal Square and its neighboring (Bang Lamphu, Khaosan Rd., Phra Athit Rd., Santhichaiprakan and Wisut Krasat) (During 9-17 April, at 10.00-18.00 hrs. Please visit an information booth of each temple for getting a “passport” to collect the stamp of each temple for receiving a souvenir at Wat Pho.)

Chiang Rai


The quieter neighbor of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai is a land of outstanding natural beauty, where visitors looking to avoid the hordes can visit remote hill tribes, spot exotic wildlife, and check out the golden triangle, the former center of the world’s opium trade.

Chiang Rai has been inhabited since the 7th century, but it was not until 1262 that King Meng Rai established it as the first capital of the Lanna Kingdom. The capital was later relocated to Chiang Mai and since that time Chiang Rai has lived in the shadow of its neighboring province, though for tourists this is a good thing.

Today, Chiang Rai is a traveler’s paradise, endowed with abundant natural attractions and antiquities. Attractions range from ruins of ancient settlements and Buddhist shrines to magnificent mountain scenery and hill tribe villages. For those interested in the natural side of Chiang Rai, jungle trekking is a magical experience; explore the mountains of the north along various hiking trails, many of which access the villages of diverse hill tribes groups, many of whom maintain their traditional lifestyles.

Chiang Rai town, which tends to be a little more ‘laid back’ than its more popular neighbor, now competes with Chiang Mai as a tourist attraction and is fast becoming a popular escape for tourists wanting to leave their troubles behind.

Chiang Rai, the former capital of the great Lanna Kingdom, is a fascinating province filled with cultural and natural wonders, including the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos, and Burma come together; an area that was once the hub of opium production, a trade that had much influence on cultural practices and lifestyles. Chiang Rai had stayed off the tourist radar for many years, its people enjoying very leisurely development and mostly traditional, rural lifestyles. Until this day, entire clans live together in bamboo houses and each village has its own individual character.

Recently tourism has boomed in Chiang Rai, where visitors have come to explore the pristine natural beauty of the countryside and immerse themselves in the indigenous culture, including those of a variety of different hill tribe communities. Fortunately for tourists, Chiang Rai is also a center for community development projects, helping rural villagers develop their attractions without adversely affecting their natural and cultural assets.