Lop Buri Lights up for History Lop Buri Thailand Travel Guide
Thailand Travel Guide Lop Buri lights up for history

Lop Buri Lights up for History Lop Buri Thailand Travel GuidePhra Narai Ratchanivet Palace will be the venue for another spectacular light-and-sound presentation, this one in Lop Buri, on January 25. The palace was built during the reign of King Narai and the ancient architecture will be brought back to life when it will be beautifully illuminated. In addition to January 25, the show will be repeated on February 22 and March 29. The event includes an introduction to Lop Buri’s rich architectural heritage, a mini-light-and-sound presentation of the reign of King Narai, and a tour of ancient archaeological sites by tram. For more details, call (036) 422768-9.

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Handicrafts in Chiang Mai Thailand Travel Guide

Handicrafts in Chiang Mai Thailand Travel GuideIf you nurture a passion for all things from the North, don’t miss the Bo Sang Umbrella and San Kamphaeng Handicrafts festival today and tomorrow. On show and for sale in the famed handicraft village are Saa (mulberry) paper umbrellas and other traditional crafts. Skilled umbrella makers and painters will take part in competitions allowing visitors to see the leading craftsmen hard at work on their distinctive designs. Along the road, colourful umbrellas and traditional lanterns give extra flair to the handicraft fair. Various contests, exhibitions, cultural performances, local entertainment and a variety of shows by day and night are also featured. While hunting down handicrafts, you can satiate your appetite with northern-style Khan Toke meals, and enjoy the Miss Bo Sang pageant. For more details, contact TAT Northern Office Region 1 at (053) 248604, 248607 or 241466.

Rice celebration in Khon Kaen Thailand Travel Guide

Rice celebration in Khon Kaen Thailand Travel GuideKhon Kaen’s Ban Phai District begins giving thanks today to the Mother of Rice or Mah Bosop with a fair that runs until Wednesday. This is an annual event in the small but charming district where local people spend time together building rice castles to join in the grand parade through the heart of town. If you are interested in local products, there are several available for sale during the event. The local authority will also host local arts and culture contests. For more details, call (043) 272611.