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    What’s on for January 2016

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    National Events & Festivals

    Lop Buri Sunflower Blooming Festival

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    What: The sunflower season is peaking and you have until end of this month only to began to enjoy them. But the festival has other highlights: photograph shows, train and bicycle rides along the sunflower fields, the sale of OTOP products, and specialized tours to observe soldiers living in the wild, recreational boating, and many others.
    Where: Lopburi
    More info: TAT Call Center 1672 or 02 250 5500

    Sakura Blossom Festival

    What: Enjoy some tea from Doi Mae Salong while watching the Nang Phaya Sua Krong, which is Thailand’s version of the Japanese “Sakura” blossoms. This festival celebrates the peak blooming season of these local sakura flowers.
    Where: Doi Mae Salong, Chiangrai
    More info: TAT Call Center 1672 or 02 250 5500

    Singburi Fish-Eating Fair

    What: Singburi is well known for its abundant fish supply, in particular the Mae La catfish. This fair is held every year to celebrate that abundance and to feature some of Singburi’s best culinary creation.
    Where: Singburi
    More info: TAT Call Center 1672 or 02 250 5500

    Chiangrai Flower Festival

    What: The season of flower in the North takes special manifestations in Chiang Rai, where this annual flower festival is held. There will be flower exhibitions, a Miss Thinn Thai Ngarm competition, agricultural exhibitions, musical shows, and more.
    Where: Tung and Khom Park, Chiang Rai
    More info: TAT Call Center 1672 or 02 250 5500

    Red Cross, Winter Fair

    What: The Red Cross Fair and Winter Festival is the premier event are held at the end of the local harvest season. Besides the agricultural fair, visitors will enjoy other funfilled activities such as a beauty pageant, musical shows, the sale of factory-priced goods, and more. A good opportunity to appreciate local art in the shows and concerts.
    Where: Chiang Mai
    More info: TAT Call Center 1672 or 02 250 5500

    Flora Park Festival

    What: Thailand is home to thousands of flower species and this festival showcase more than 100,000 flowers, including over 5,000 English roses from 400 species, arranged beautifully across the landscape in an area of over 50-rai at Khao Phaeng Ma. The festival runs until March 31.
    Where: Wang Nam Keaw District, Nakhon Ratchasima
    More info: Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Call Center 1672 or 02 250 5500

    Phu Ruea Flower Festival

    What: Experience a “sea of fog” and enjoy the beautiful blossoms on Phu Ruea, not to mention a showcase (fair) of temperate plants, floral float parades, plants and flower contests, a Mae Khaning evening party, and the sale of Phu Ruea agricultural produce.
    Where: Phu Ruea District, Loei
    More info: TAT Call Center 1672 or 02 250 5500

    Colors of Doi Tung

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    What: Now in its second year, the ‘Colors of Doi Tung” festival marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of H.R.H Somdej Phra Sri Nakarindra Baromrah Chonni (H.R.H the Princess Mother), who initiated the Doi Tung Development Project. This year’s festival also includes a “Photo Exhibition by Little Photographers,” which shares the beauty of Doi Tung through the eyes of local children; a light show, a Hill Tribe Bazaar, and more. A “Dinner in the Garden” is also available for reservations.
    Where: Doi Tung, Chiangrai
    More info: 02 250 5500 ext. 4545-4548; or visit

    Bor Sang Festival

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    What: This annual event celebrates Bor Sang village’s reputation as the community that creates the “Bor Sang Parasols,” Thailand’s most famous umbrellas, which are made from saa paper. During the three-day festival, lanterns will light the streets and hundreds of umbrellas will be hang from the rafters and beams of houses and shops. Bands will perform local music as villagers compete to design the year’s most attractive umbrella, among the long line-up of entertainment activities.
    Where: Bor Sang Village, Chiang Mai
    More info: TAT Call Center 1672 or 02 250 5500

    Reggae & Ska Music Fest

    What: The Pai Reggae & Ska Music Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and organizers are planning a bigger event to mark the celebrations.
    Where: View Point, Pai District, Mae Hong Son
    More info: TAT Call Center 1672 or 02 250 5500

    Ramkhamhaeng Day

    What: This event honors King Ramkamhaeng, the great king of Sukhothai, the birthplace of Siam. It is customary to make merit and present food to a Buddhist priest in the morning and at night, merry making is held.
    Where: Sukhothai
    More info: TAT Call Center 1672 or 02 250 5500

    King Mengrai Festival

    What: The annual festival features a variety of products for sale. Other entertainment on offer includes beauty contests and various games for everyone to enjoy. The event runs until Feb. 4.
    Where: Provincial Stadium, Chiangrai
    More info: TAT Call Center 1672 or 02 250 5500

    ASEAN Lantern Festival

    What: Each participating ASEAN member will showcase lanterns unique to, or symbolic of, their respective countries.The event runs until Feb. 22.
    Where: Siam Park, Bangkok
    How much: THB 500
    More info: 02 250 5500, ext. 4545-48

    Trade Fairs & Shows

    Thailand Tourism Festival

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    What: Hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the “36th year Thailand Tourism Festival” aims to attract local and tourists with a five-day tourism showcase at the heart of Bangkok’s business district. Enjoy live performances and many other exciting events. The event runs until the 17th.
    Where: Lumpini Park (MRT Silom and Lumpini)
    More info: 02 250 5500 ext. 4545-4548; or visit

    Concerts & Gigs

    Tsai Chin Live

    What: Chinese Diva to visit Bangkok for the very first time. Known to be a legendary singer alongside Teresa Tang, Tsai Chin has toured all over the world and is able to touch people’s heart with her Alto Tenor voice.
    Where: Royal Paragon Hall
    How much: THB 2,000-THB 6,000
    More info: or TTM Call Center 02 262 3456

    Gravity Thailand 2016

    What: Arcadia, the giant production from the UK is back with “Gravity Thailand 2016” for more 50-foot fireball mayhem with lights, laser, and music. Show starts at 5 p.m. Recommended for 18 and above only.
    Where: Lumpini Square
    How much: THB 2,500; VIP ticket is THB 5,000 with perks and privileges
    More info: or TTM Call Center 02 262 3456

    Art & Culture

    Jeweled Garden

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    What: Matthew Campbell Laurenza debut the complete collection of the “Jeweled Garden” in collaboration with Swarovski. The design is inspired by the theme of flora and fauna that took over three years in the design and production. Hosted by Adler Subhashok Gallery, the collection contain 18 hyper-real sculptures of different flowers, animals and full of life creatures and will be debuting in Milan, Italy, Taipei and New York as well. Exhibition opens every Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and noon till 6 p.m. on Sundays.
    Where: The Adler Subhashok Gallery (BTS Phromphong)
    More info: 02 662 0299


    What: This solo art exhibition by Jakkrit Chewapanya, also known as Popkapi, features a series of paintings, and an exuberant and colorful collection of self portraits expressing his different moods and light-hearted outlook on life.
    Where: The Gallery, 36th floor, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, Silom
    More info: 02 238 1991 ; email:

    Art Code Exhibition

    Cholasinth Chorsakul displays 2D and 3D art works and also multimedia art pieces in the semi-abstract and abstract styles. Some art works are especially created for this exhibition only..
    Where: Sky Lobby, 23rd Floor, Centara Grand Hotel at Central World, 999/99 Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok
    More info: 02 100 1234, ext. 6753-56

    Elephant Parade

    What: In honor of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 88th birthday celebrations, 88 life-sized and brightly decorated elephant statues by famous celebrities and artists will be exhibited at different major locations throughout the city. The event, called “Elephant Parade Bangkok 2015,” is billed as the world’s largest outdoor exhibition of its kind.
    Where: Asiatique (until Jan. 11); Lumpini Park (Jan. 18-29)
    More info: 023 657 677 or 094 642 9465,

    Pop - Up Gallery

    What: An 87sqm- gallery space at the Oriental Arcade, which showcases the artworks of famous international sculptors, painters and craftsmen living in Thailand. Ongoing until Feb. 29
    Where: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Hotel, 48 Oriental Avenue
    More info: 02 659 9000

    Golden Teardrop

    What: Golden Teardrop or “Thong Yod” is a traditional Thai dessert. It is the theme of this multi-media exhibition by Arin Rungiang, which features 5,000 brass miniatures, a documentary, photographs, and research documents. Show is ongoing until March 22.
    Where: Jim Thompson Art Center, 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok
    More info: 02 612 6741


    Khon Kaen Marathon

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    What: The 11th Khon Kaen International Marathon is open to everyone from professionals to fun runners.
    Where: Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen
    More info: TAT Call Center 1672 or 02 250 5500