Loy Krathong Festival, November 6, 2014

Tomorrow, November 6, is Loy Krathong. ‘Loy’ means to float and ‘Krathong’ is the name of the lotus-shaped rafts used in the festival. It’s a day to offer thanks to the Water Goddess and apologise for polluting the water. It’s also to a chance to send away your bad

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Public holiday in Thailand tomorrow

Tomorrow, October 23, Thailand will celebrate Chulalongkorn Day, also known as Wan Piyamaharaj. This holiday is held on the same day every year to commemorate HM King Chulalongkorn, or King Rama V, who is remembered as one of the greatest kings of Thailand. HM King Chulalongkorn ruled Thailand

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A big change for Phuket’s beaches

Have you been to Patong Beach lately? You might not recognise it! Gone are the seemingly endless rows of beach chairs and umbrellas. Instead, the beach (along with many others in Phuket) has been restored to it’s former beauty, back to it’s natural state. Don’t panic about

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Big temple fair starts this week

Phuket’s biggest temple fair, the annual Wat Chalong Fair, begins this Thursday 30 January and will run until Wednesday 5 February. Entry is free and there will be plenty of entertainment, food and activities on offer. Make sure you’re there by 7pm each night when the entertainment

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