Monday, August 29, 2011

Phuket - How to Get In

Phuket Travel
Phuket is undeniably one of the most popular tourist destinations of Thailand. The city attracts thousands of travelers from all across the globe every month. Getting in to Phuket is easy and convenient as there are a number of transportation modes available at your choice.

Flying into Phuket is considered the quickest and most comfortable way as the airport has numerous flights connection to all of the important cities of Thailand, directs flights to other cities in the world such as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, and direct charters to Australia and Europe.

Every year Phuket International Airport welcomes millions of travelers from countries all over the world. The Airport is located on the southern part of the island having Thep Kasatri road leaded to Phuket downtown.

Friday, June 3, 2011

"Forest: Nature at Your Service" - The Latest Campaign for World Environment Day 2011

Fall upon every June the 5th, this year the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) decides to celebrate World Environment Day 2011 in Mumbai and Delhi, two of the most vibrant capitals of India. The motto of the year is "Forest: Nature at Your Service" focusing on encouraging people to take action and help save the world by being aware of their footprints.

There will be a number of activities including tree planting in school, Car Free Day campaign, community cleaning service, public park cleaning, drawing contest under a topic of forest and plantation, bird watching, debate upon forest preservation, and many more activities to promote World Environment Day.

The 2011 motto will be supporting activities related to 2011 public notice of UN as an International Year of Forests and as the continuity of the 2011-2020's "Decade of Biodiversity" campaign for the International Year if Biodiversity.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Visakha Bucha Day

Visakha Bucha DayFor all Thai Buddhists, Visakha Bucha Day is the most auspicious religious day for it celebrates the three anniversaries in the life of the Lord Buddha: birth, enlightenment, and death. To recall to the worship of the Lord Buddha, Buddhists have regarded Visakha Bucha Day as an important Buddhism Day which religious activities will be held. It is the date of birth of the Lord Buddha, the day that the Buddha achieved the ultimate of enlightenment, the same day that he freed himself to the cycle of death and reached to the mortal.

walk with lighted candles in hand around a templeIn this day, the common activity is merit making. People offer a food to the monks in the morning, go to the temple to listen to the sermon and set birds and fishes free. In the evening, Buddhists will go to the temple again to walk clockwise around the hall with the candle lit in their hand. All in all, the Visakha Bucha Day is like the day that wants to purify us from any desires and lead lives peacefully. The point is that it is not only this day but we should act ourselves tranquilly everyday instead.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Chiang Mai Songkran Festival 2011

Chiang Mai Songkran FestivalEach year on mid-April, there is an important event on the Buddhist calendar which Thais are always expecting for the whole year – Songkran Festival, the New Year celebration of Thailand. An atmosphere of the soaked battlefield of the water splashing in the city during a hot summer breeze of the year decorates Chiang Mai with full of joys and happiness. The festival warms this long holiday into a great time of a family reunited, celebrating with love and chatting after haven’t seen each other for the whole year. Being considered as the hot spot of Songkran Festival, Chiang Mai draws people from all over the country and many tourists from all over the world to be a part of this joyful festival for its unique custom and traditional one.

Songkran Kad Suan Keaw

On 12th – 15th of Chiang Mai Songkran Festival, all routes along a moat will be jammed with pick-up trucks and crowd throwing water side to side of the road. As the festival begins, the moat turns into a swimming pool where people hunt for victims to soak and get them as wet as possible!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Thailand - Trang Underwater Wedding

If you are looking to do something unique and forever memorable to your beloved one, why not consider planning a trip to Thailand for Valentin's Day.

Trang Underwater Wedding ceremony has been held during Valentine's Day since 1996 aiming to promote an splendid traditional culture of Thai wedding ceremony to foreign wedding couples, divers, and tourists from all over the world.

Like what is suggested in its name, Trang Underwater Wedding ceremony features marriage registration under the water which welcomes all the bridal couples including the handicaps to join this lovely ceremony.

The ceremony starts with Buddhist rite and traditional Thai wedding ceremony of pouring lustre water, and

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