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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Thailand: The Land of Smiles

Thailand is a very mesmerizing place for travelers as one can marvel at its modern world appeal amidst its rich cultural heritage. Of course, there's also that part wherein travelers can immerse themselves in Thai culture; not only a visual-feast but it enriches the soul as well.


There are also tons of temples to visit like The Grand Palace, and the amazing Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall or one can experience the floating market such as Damnoen Saduak, and let us not forget the food and shopping in Chatuchak Market. Aside from that, there are all year-round festivals in Thailand.

Here's a list of 5 must-experience festivals in Thailand.

Pattaya International Music Festival (March 14-16, 2019)
When this international music festival starts swinging, pop, rock, hip-hop and R’n'B artists from Thailand and around the world perform for celebrating crowds at the stretch of the Pattaya beach road. If you’re headed to Thailand to party with friends from sundown to midnight, you might as well be in one of the world’s largest beach festivals.
Songkran Festival (April 13-15, 2019)
The Songkran Festival marks the start of the traditional Thai New Year, where people all over Thailand engage in the ultimate water fight. If you’re taking part in the Songkran Festival, you can expect to stay drenched for three days, so you better be armed with a bucket or a water pistol. Among the best places for Songkran celebrations are Bangkok’s Khao San Road, Chiang Mai, and Ayutthaya.
Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival (July)
This festival commemorates a Buddhist event called Asahna Bucha, when Buddha delivered his first sermon. Held at the beginning of the Buddhist lent called Khao Pansa, the festival puts the spotlight on the work of local artisans: elaborate candles, wax carvings, and decorated floats. For art and history junkies, the Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival is one that cannot be missed.
Loy Krathong (November 13, 2019)
Known as the Thai Festival of Lights, the Loy Krathong Festival is held during the first full moon of the traditional Thai Lunar calendar’s 12th month. At this festival, you can join the crowd in letting lotus-shaped, candlelit containers float down the river, relish the visual spectacle that follows, and share an unforgettable memory with loved ones. One of the best places to celebrate Loy Krathong is Chiang Mai, where it coincides with the lantern festival called Yee Peng.
Wonderfruit Music and Arts Festival (December 12-16, 2019)
An annual arts, music, and lifestyle festival that made its debut in 2014, Wonderfruit brings together the arts, eco-living, and music at The Fields at Siam Country Club in Pattaya. During the four-day long festival, you can watch musical acts, visit art installations, attend wellness activities, and feast on local cuisine by renowned chefs. If you’re looking for a year-end trip worth remembering, this might be the festival for you to attend.


While these festivals can be your top choices for a Thai getaway this year, there are still a lot more choice of months and places to go to. Whether you’re on a solo trip, an adventure with friends, or a family holiday, there’s a festival to provide the setting for your #THAIMazing story.

Formally introducing these festivals to the Philippine market, the Tourism Authority of Thailand gathered selected print and online media at the PTAA Travel Tour Expo. With TV host – Robi Domingo, on hand, attendees were given a taste of what’s instore during their next Thailand adventure.
To know more about Thailand and its events, visit www.tourismthailand.org, or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TATPhilippines.

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