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TAT classifies 4 groups of activities and traditions with the expectation to attract both Thai and foreign tourists in world class destination.

April 4, 2017 Destination Thailand No Comments Email Email

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invites both Thai and foreign tourists to have new experience that will make the tourists be amazed by the beautiful and unique Thai traditions that should be preserved. The activities and traditions are classified into four groups; 1.Food & Music Festival, 2.Cultural & Art Festival, 3.Creative Event & Festival, 4.Recreation & Sport Event. The tourists attending the activities and traditions will experience all dimensions of Thailand and it is expected that all tourists who come to Thailand will be impressed and want to come back again every year.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), says, “TAT focuses on creating the value of Thai activities, traditions and cultures to the tourism in Thailand. Therefore, the project has been made to elevate the level of activities and traditions to “World class destination” with the expectation to increase the number of tourists coming to attend the activities and events of Thai cultures and traditions as well as generating the positive communication on Thai unique activities and traditions leading to the creation of valuable experiences for tourists. This can also generate the circulation of economic revenue of Thailand. Thus, the project of “Thailand Festival Experience 2017” has been created to promote and publicize the arrangement of events of traditions in different regions of Thailand.”

The interesting activities are as follows:

 April

  • Poy Sang Long Festival will be held from 1st – 3rd April, 2017, at Panglor Temple, Chong Kham Sub-district, Mueang District, Mae Hong Son Province
  • Somdet Phra Mahajanaka Honor Event and Uthai Thani Red Cross Fair will be held from 1st – 9th April, 2017, at Central Stadium of Uthai Thani Province
  • Isan Songkran Festival, Dok Kun Siang Kaen Festival and Khao Niew Road will be held from 5th – 15thApril, 2017, at Bueng Kaen Nakhon and Sri Chan Road, Mueang District, Khon Kaen Province
  • “Don Luang Cotton Colorful Cloth Festival will be held from 7th – 11th April, 2017, at Ban Don Luang,Mae Raeng Sub-district, Pa Sang District, Lamphun Province
  • Takua Pa Seafood Festival will be held from 7th – 9th April, 2017, at Bang Sak Beach, Takua Pa District, Phang-Nga Province
  • Hat Siao Elephant Ordination, Sukhothai Province will be held on 7th April, 2017, at Hat Siao Temple, Hat Siao Sub-district, Si SatchanalaiDistrict, Sukhothai Province
  • Sungai Kolok Tasty Food Festival 2017 will be held from 7th – 11th April, 2017, at Maharat Stadium, Su-ngai Kolok District, Narathiwat Province
  • Si Satchanalai Songkran Festival will be held from 8th – 12th April, 2017, at Si SatchanalaiHistorical Park,Sukhothai Province
  • Maha Songkran Festival will be held from 10th – 15th April, in Bangkok
  • Songkran Festival on the Beach and Phuket Bike Week 2017 will be held from 11th – 13th April, 2017, at Patong Beach, Saphan Hin, PhuketProvince
  • Hatyai Midnight Songkran will be held from 11th – 15th April, 2017, at Odean Intersection, SanehanusornRoad, Niphat Uthit 3 Road, and Hat Yai Nai Temple, Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province
  • Nakhon Phanom Songkran Festival, Thai-Lao New Year Merit Making, and Khao Pun Road 2017 will be held from 11th – 15th April, 2017, at Khao Pun Road, Mueang Nakhon Phanom Municipality, and in the area ofRenu Nakhon Sub-district, Nakhon Phanom Province
  • Sungai Kolok Chao Mae To Mo Celebration 2017 will be held from 12th – 21st April, 2017, at the Chao Mae To Mo Shrine, Su-ngai Kolok District, Narathiwat Province
  • The Nang Daan Procession of Nakhon Si Thammarat Songkran Festival will be held from 12th – 15thApril, 2017, at Si Thammasokarat Public Park, Phra Isuan Hall, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
  • Chiang Mai New Year Festival will be held from 12th – 15th April, 2017, at Chiang Mai Municipality, Chiang Mai Province
  • Samui Coco Songkran will be held from 12th – 14th April, 2017, at Liap Chaweng Beach Road, Central Festival Samui Shopping Center, Mueang District, Surat Thani Province
  • Sukhothai Ancient City Maha Songkran Festival will be held from 12th – 14th April, 2017, at Historical Park, Sukhothai Province
  • Corn Street Songkran Festival 2017 will be held from 13th – 15th April, 2017, at Corn Street, Mueang District, Chai Nat Province
  • Suphan Buri Songkran Festival 2017 will be held from 13th – 14th April, 2017, at Nen Kaeo Road (Mueang Suphanburi Municipality), Mueang District, Suphan Buri Province
  • Wax Castle Parade Songkran Festival will be held from 13th – 14th April, 2017, Nong Prue Temple, Nong Prue District, Kanchanaburi Province.
  • Ancient City Songkran Festival will be held from 13th – 15th April, 2017, at Historical Park, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province
  • “Wan Lai Bang Saen Sand Castle Festival” will be held from 16th – 17th April, 2017, at Bang Saen Beach, Chon Buri Province
  • “Wan Lai Pattaya, Na Kleau and Na Kleau Rice Piling Festival” will be held from 18th – 20th April, 2017, at Pho Na Kleau Yard, Chaimongkhon Temple, Chon Buri Province
  • Phra Pradaeng Songkran Festival will be held from 21st – 23rd April, 2017, in front of Phra Pradaeng District Office, Bangkok
  • “Memories Hua Hin Station of Love” will be held on 29th April, 2017, at Hua Hin Train Station, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
  • “Crafting Sand Art in Rayong” will be held from 31st March – 2nd April, 2017, at Nam Rin Beach, Ban Chang District, Rayong Province

May

  • Samui Big Bike Week will be held from 5th – 6th May, 2017, at Central Festival Samui Shopping Center, Surat Thani Province
  • Top of The Gulf Regatta 2017 will be held from 4th – 8th May, 2017, at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Chom ThianBeach, Pattaya, Chon Buri Province
  • Hat Yai International Balloon Festival will be held from 5th – 7th May, 2017, at Jiranakorn Stadium, Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province
  • Mud Festival will be held from 5th – 7th May, 2017, at multi-purpose park in front of Bang Tabun Sub-district Municipality, Phetchaburi Province
  • Elephant Ordination Festival will be held from 8th – 9th May, 2017, at Elephant Study Center, Ban Ta Klang, Tha Tum Sub-district, Surin Province
  • Visakha Puja Festival will be held on 10th May, 2017, at Phuttamonthon, Phuttamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Province
  • Atthami Puja Festival will be held from 17th – 18th May, 2017, at Wat Mai Sukhontharam, Nakhon Chai SiDistrict, Nakhon Pathom Province
  • Sakon Nakhon Visakha Puja Festival 2017 will be held from 10th – 14th May, 2017, at Wat Pa Sutthawas and Wat Phrathatcherngchum Worawihan, Sakon Nakhon Province
  • River Kwai Trophy 2017 will be held on 27th May, 2017, at Felix River Kwai Resort, Kanchanaburi Province
  • Yasothon Fire Rocket Festival 2017 will be held from 13th – 14th May, 2017, at Phaya Thaen Public Park and Muang Yasothon Municipality, Yasothon Province
  • “Samui Regatta 2017” will be held from 20th – 27th May, 2017, at Chaweng Beach, Mueang District, Surat Thani Province and Bo Phut Sub-district, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani Province

June

  • Amazing Thailand Grand Sale will be held from 15th June – 15th August, 2017, at participating department stores, hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions across the country.
  • The Sixth Month Merit Making Festival (Fire Rocket) and Phi Khon Nam Folk Play, Ban Na Sao 2017will be held from 10th – 12th June, 2017 at Ban Na Sao, Na Sao Sub-district, Chiang Khan District, Loei Province
  • Phuket Baba Wedding will be held from 17th – 18th June, 2017, at Thalang Road, Old Phuket Town, Phuket Province
  • Laguna Phuket International Marathon will be held from 3rd – 4th June, 2017, at Bang Thao Beach, Laguna, Phuket Province

July

  • Candle Procession Festival and Food Offering on the Elephant Back, Surin Province, will be held from7th – 8th July, 2017, in front of the City Hall and the monument of Phraya Surinphakdee, Surin Province
  • Candle Procession Festival, Ubon Ratchathani Province, will be held from 8th – 9th July, 2017, at Upparat Road (in front of Wat Si Ubonrattanaram) Road around Thung Si Mueang, Ubon Ratchathani Province

August

  • National Mother’s Day will be held on 12th August, 2017, at the Sanam Luang Plaza, Bangkok, and nationwide
  • International Mountain Bike Race at Bhumibol Dam will be held from 26th – 27th August, 2017

September

  • Tradition of long boat racing to win the King’s cup in Phichit Province 2017 will be held from 2nd – 3rdSeptember, 2017, at Nan River, Wat Tha Luang the Royal Monastery, Mueang District, Phichit Province
  • Songkran and Honey Offering Festival will be held on 20th September, 2017, at Bang Numpheung Nok Temple, 20th September, 2017, at Wat Bang Num Phueng Nok, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan Province
  • Nakhon 10th month Merit-Making Festival will be held from 16th – 25th September, 2017, at Suan Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park (84) Thung Thalat, City Hall of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
  • Illuminated Boat and Nakhon Phanom Red Cross Fair 2017 will be held from 28th September – 6thOctober, 2017 by the Mekong River at Sunthon Wichit Road and Nakhon Phanom City Hall.

Anyone interested in traveling and attending the events can check the information and news at Call center 1672 andwww.tourismthailand.org/thaifest

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