As every year, Thailand joined Mexico City's effort to promote culture through the Feria de las Culturas Amigas event, from 21 May to 5 June 2016. We hope your visit to our booth was pleasant and that you visit our marvelous contry, soon. Please share us your experience through our social media accounts: FacebookTwitter and Instagram

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On 9th June 1946, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej succeeded to the throne of the Kingdom of Thailand, therefore his kingdon is considered the longest in the world. On 1st June, the Royal Thai Embassy held a Reception to Conmemorate the Ocassion of the 70th Anniversary of the succession to the throne of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The guests, among which were diplomat corps, Thai community in Mexico and representatives of Mexican organisms and businessmen, had the opportunity to enjoy Thai traditional dance, Muay Thai and Thai cuisine. We share you some pictures of the event: 

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More and more women are using their maternity leave to take their new baby on adventures with them around the world. Reflective of the initial and precious time that mother and baby have together, MANATHAI Koh Samui has drawn up a collection of thoughtful Maternity Moon offerings to support new Mums on their travels.

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Three Thailand’s popular southern islands scored top spots in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ Awards for Islands.

Phuket gained the second spot in Asia and 8th in the global ranking. The awards identify the top 10 island destinations globally and by region.

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Anyone who spends time getting to know the unique cuisine of Thailand understands that it is the interplay of strong flavours of sour, sweet, bitter, spicy and salty, to create a harmonious whole that makes a Thai meal so memorable. Salty flavours are especially popular here: salted eggs and fish are used in many dishes and fish sauce is the condiment of choice on every table in every restaurant and food stall in the land. The ever-salty fish sauce is used everywhere of course, as salt in shakers tends to clog together due to Thailand’s humidity.

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is announcing details of the 2016’s Songkran celebrations and the special activities including the “Songkran Splendours: The Procession of Three Kingdoms” grand opening ceremony to be held in Bangkok on 10 April, 2016. It is expected that this year’s Songkran celebrations will be the biggest ever staged in the kingdom.

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is announcing details of the 2016’s Songkran celebrations and the special activities including the “Songkran Splendours: The Procession of Three Kingdoms” grand opening ceremony to be held in Bangkok on 10 April, 2016. It is expected that this year’s Songkran celebrations will be the biggest ever staged in the kingdom.

Mr. Visanu Jaroensilp, TAT Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business said, “The grand Songkran celebrations arranged for 2016 will be the biggest to date, as we want to give visitors a true taste of how the Thai New Year festival is celebrated in different parts of the kingdom and how these celebrations have changed over time. The opening ceremony in Bangkok will showcase Thailand’s cultural diversity and the heritage of each region so that Thai and foreign visitors can plan their trips accordingly and choose where in Thailand to celebrate.”

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The grand opening ceremony of this year’s Songkran festival; namely, the “Songkran Splendours: The Procession of Three Kingdoms”, will be held on 10 April, from 16.00 – 18.00 Hrs., and will go through some of the most historic parts of Bangkok, starting from the Maha Jesadabordin Royal Pavilion through Ratchadamnoen Avenue to the Nagaraphirom Park on Maharaj Road.

The parades will showcase some of the cultural elements of the unique Maha Songkran processions while telling some of the stories and myths behind the Thai New Year. Spectators will have the chance to learn how the Songkran celebration has changed over the years and from region to region. The Procession of Three Kingdoms will showcase the glory of the Kingdom of Rama III and celebrate wondrous creatures from Thai mythology as depicted on the walls of Wat Pho. The Kingdom of Rama V the Great procession will focus on 13 April, which is known as the Songkran Day in Thailand and celebrate its traditions. Finally the Kingdom of Rama VII procession will showcase how Songkran celebrations have spread around the world.

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Following the three-kingdom processions, there will be a colourful parade of Songkran traditions from five regions of Thailand. Representing the North is Lampang’s Salung Luang, where Buddha images are paraded around the streets to bring blessings. From the Northeast is the procession of ‘Dok Mai’ trees, which are made in the grounds of Loei’s temples and decorated brightly with flowers and bells to celebrate Songkran. From the Central Region will be a cultural procession from Ratchaburi that celebrates the ancient culture and traditions of Thailand’s Mon people. The Eastern region’s offering will be a parade of Si Maharaja Rice towers from Chon Buri province, built to propagate the gods at New Year. Finally from the Southern region will be a Nang Dan procession from Nakhon Si Thammarat, which celebrates the three main gods of the Hindu pantheon.

The “Songkran Splendours: The Procession of Three Kingdoms” event will open into the nationwide celebration of Songkran. TAT will be giving its support to stage grand events in several major tourist destinations including Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Kanchanaburi, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ayutthaya, Suphan Buri, Nong Khai, Chon Buri, Khon Kaen, Phuket, Songkhla (Hat Yai), and Surat Thani (Ko Samui).

Mr. Visanu said, “TAT has also launched a campaign to promote Thainess and water saving during this year’s Songkran celebration. We are encouraging both the Thai people and our visitors to join us in upholding the true taste of how Songkran is celebrated traditionally. This includes making merit and listening to temple sermons, purifying or bathing Buddha statues, and pouring water onto the hands of elders to show respect and seek their New Year blessings.

We would also like to urge revellers to wear proper attire or traditional Thai costumes or fabric, and to just sprinkle scented water over each other instead of throwing water aggressively or using high-pressure water guns. We believe this will help engage everyone to collaborate in helping to preserve Thailand’s unique cultural heritage for years to come.”

TAT expects the 2016 Songkran celebration to attract 2.64 million travellers, including 2.14 million Thai (up 2 per cent) and 495,000 foreign travellers (up 26 per cent), and generate 15 billion Baht for the Thai economy, representing a year-on-year increase of 18 per cent.

Source: TATnews

 Thailand’s top tourist destinations figured prominently in the latest Ctrip Best Destination Awards scoring impressive rankings across most major award categories.

The rankings and awards were based on the responses of more than 250 million Ctrip users.

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 Bangkok figured high on TripAdvisor’s latest Travellers Choice awards coming in at 4th in Asia and 15th in the world. Announced earlier this week, Travellers’ Choice awards for destinations, recognise travellers’ favourite places worldwide.

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The southern Thai town of Trang isn’t a place that makes headlines. It’s the administrative centre of a far-flung province and life here moves as slowly as latex drips from the trees in the local rubber plantations. Tourists tend to pass through on their way to off-shore islands; such as, Ko Muk with its sea caves or the Ko Phetra National Park.

After all, at first glance it seems there’s little reason to stay in Trang Town. It can’t boast ancient temples, the beaches are some way offม and the town centre is modern, practical and bustle-free.

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced its continued support for the annual World Wai Khru Muay Thai ceremony in Ayutthaya, which is now in its 12th year. Scheduled to be held on 17 March, this year’s event will once again allow Muay Thai boxers from Thailand and around the world to pay respect to their teachers and for visitors to celebrate and learn about this ancient Thai martial art.

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Bangkok’s status as one of the world’s most popular destinations was reaffirmed recently with the city winning accolades as the World’s Second most “Liked City” on Instagram, as judged by airport transfer company Hoppa, and voted Sixth Best Overall City in the World, and Third Best in Asia, by readers of influential travel publication Travel + Leisure. Other destinations in Thailand; such as, Phuket and Pattaya were also singled out for praise.

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is corresponding with the Royal Thai Government’s initiative to boost the incomes of local communities by promoting agro tourism, offering the chance for tourists to enjoy eco-friendly activities and a taste of rural living as well as see local handicrafts being made. The initiative also forms parts of TAT’s ongoing efforts on promoting and developing community-based tourism in local destinations across the nation.

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Thailand, one of a home to the largest overseas Chinese community in the world, is planning to welcome the 2016 lunar New Year with grand celebrations across the country. This year, the big day falls on 8 February, but the celebration dates vary in each province with the celebrations co-hosted and supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) scheduled during 5 to 15 February.

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Thailand Embassy in Mexico

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