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Air Asia Big Sale: domestic flights in Thailand at 261 and 390 THB

Air Asia Big Sale is back and put on sale 5 million air tickets on which you only pay taxes and ancillary costs is really cheap air tickets. And obviously among these 5.000.000 of places at broken prices, there are tickets fordomestic flights in Thailand. We arrive at domestic flights in Thailand from 261 THB.

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Air Asia Big Sale

This “Big Sale” started yesterday and continues until March 11, so you need to book your flight tickets for this period for flights from September 3, 2019 to May 28, 2019. Yes, as with all Air Asia Big Sales, this is for travelers who plan their trip well in advance;)

-> Booking and detailed conditions on Air Asia website


Domestic flights in Thailand from 261 THB

Let us understand, the prices below (screenshot of the site of the company), are with a hand luggage alone and without luggage in the hold. For baggage in the hold, it will be necessary to add a supplement of the order of 300 THB as for each time at Air Asia.

domestic flights thailand fares

The cheapest rates are for flights between Bangkok and Chumphon, Surat Thani or Udon Thani advertised at 261 THB each way. Otherwise, all flights to or from Bangkok are 390 THB (10 €).


Additional costs

In the booking process, you will see the price go up once your flight at the chosen promotional rate. This is “normal”, by default an extra luggage in the hold of 20 kg will be added and insurance. You can withdraw them once you have entered your last name, first name, nationality and date of birth. Be careful, if you remove the extra baggage (300 THB or more depending on the flight), you will only be entitled to one piece of cabin luggage weighing up to 7 kg.

Only by removing these options will you be able to pay exactly the prices listed above.


Flights from and to Don Muang Airport in Bangkok

In Bangkok, the Air Asia company is based at Don Muang Airport, so if you have to fly with a flight arriving or taking off from Suvarnabhumi Airport, allow a margin to change airport (minimum 3:30). There is a free shuttle between Bangkok’s two airports (see the page on the shuttle bus between Bangkok airports). Otherwise, to reach downtown Bangkok from Don Muang by public transport (and vice versa), you have several possibilities:

  • the train, there is a footbridge that connects the airport to Don Muang station, it is the cheapest solution

  • shuttles buses about which I put you all the details HERE

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New Phuket bus to link airport to main beaches

Travelers arriving at Phuket Airport mostly immediately seek to reach one of Thailand’s largest island beaches. Phuket taxis are reputed to be the most expensive in Thailand, there also are minivans to the main beaches and since yesterday there are buses, “Smart Buses”.

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The new Smart Buses that connect the airport to the beaches of Phuket (official photo)

Airport bus to Phuket beaches

The first route of the Phuket “Smart Bus” was launched Wednesday. This line, the blue line, connects Phuket International Airport to Rawai Beach in the south of the island along the west coast and stopping at the most famous beaches. The trip covers a total of 56 kilometers. It’s a 2 to 3 hour drive to get from the starting point to the terminus.

I do not have the details of the stops, there are currently 11 and 25 are planned in the short term to finally have up to 52, but I can at least tell you the beaches served by these new buses:

  • Surin Beach
  • Kamala Beach
  • Patong Beach
  • Karon Beach
  • Kata Beach
  • Rawai Beach

phuket airport bus to patong kaon kamal rawai

(photo Facebook page PKCD)

After a trial period that began yesterday, March 1, 2018, during which there will be a bus every 45 minutes from Phuket Airport between 9 am and 5 pm, the service should intensify, start at 6 am and stop at 20h.

I will keep you informed on my Facebook page and on Twitter of schedule and frequency changes.

To board the bus, passengers will need to buy a “Rabbit x Phuket” smart card, on the bus or at more than 60 partner stores in Phuket. This card, based on the principle of the existing Rabbit Card in Bangkok, makes it possible to pay and obtain discounts in many stores such as Mc Donalds, Tesco Lotus, Family Mart ….

Although the price of the trip is between THB 50 and THB 170, it seems that you have to pay at least THB 300 to acquire this card, which will be credited with THB 200 (so if it calculates well the card itself costs THB 100). But you do not have to go to Mc Do Swallow Big Macs to use your remaining credits, you can keep them for the return or to travel from beach to beach during your stay. You will be more comfortably installed than in the old local buses.

This “Rabbit x Phuket” card, once acquired, is charged. You can add money on Smart Buses or partner stores. Yes, a classic ticket would have been easier but you have to live with its time;) Let’s say that it is especially if you make a single trip that you will pay more than necessary.

Although, I do not know if it can be used to pay the bus for several people or if one card per passenger. If you buy the card on the bus, you can pay in cash of course but also by Visa card. The information provided refers only to this type of card, Visa being a bus partner. We can imagine that payment by Mastercard, American Express or other is not possible but it’s just a deduction from me that will confirm.


Why are they called “Smart Bus”?

No, no, the buses put into circulation have not passed an IQ test, it’s just that they will be connected buses with WIFI on board, GPS geolocation (you can follow the buses in real time on this link), CCTV cameras and a USB port at each seat. In short, buses that live with their time. These will be new Mercedes (Deutsche Qualität;)) buses ordered for the occasion and chosen in particular for their reliability and their good brakes, an important criterion when we know the topography of the island and in particular the descent to Patong, and because they offer more room for luggage.

They are also praised by the initiators of the project for their comfort and their large windows that allow to enjoy the view.

It has been a long time since a solution is studied to offer more possibilities of public transport to move to Phuket which is still poorly endowed with this side. A priori, it is a first bus line that should be followed by others.

But no information was divulged on any future bus lines in Phuket in terms of both route and set-up times. Wait and see …

But there is no doubt that the buses that have been circulating since Wednesday will find their public because such a service was highly anticipated. Having not had the opportunity to test and yesterday’s service, you have seen, I still have some small areas of shadows. I will update this post when I will get reviews from my followers.

0 USD flights from Bangkok to Krabi with Thai VietJetAir

Yes, the title is optimistic, I know, because of course, VietJetAir does not offer free flights, well not really… The passengers will still have to pay taxes and other fees but still it’s a very good deal!

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This offer should allow you to fly from Suvarnabhumi Airport from Bangkok to Krabi from 259 THB or € 6.70 at the current rate. Who says better ?

Flights to Krabi at 259 THB

It is to promote its new route from Bangkok to Krabi that Thai Vietjet Air airline has launched this aggressive sales campaign, offering a ticket to zero baht. This is not the first time, the airline offers such deals.

Like Air Asia who has already made this type of offer, the passenger will still have to pay airport taxes and other fees which should make the plane ticket to Krabi at 259 baht. A very good price !

I’m not sure if for this price you have the 20 kilos of luggage that usually allows the company with no extra charge, you will have to check when you place your order.

Obviously like all promotions on domestic flights in Thailand and on planes in general, not everyone will benefit the offer but those who will succeed will be happy !

How to benefit this promotion ?

To benefit this promotion on flights between Bangkok and Krabi , you must book your flight tickets now until March 5th on VietJetAir website between 12 pm and 2pm, Thai time.

The offer concerns only flights between April 5 and October 27 for a limited number of places.

VietJet Air expands its network in Thailand

The advantage of VietJet Air over other low cost airlines operating domestic flights in Thailand is that, like Thai Smile, Thai Airways low cost subsidiary, it operates in Bangkok from Suvarnabhumi Airport.

This airport is more easily accessible by public transport than Don Muang Airport, thanks in particular to the Airport Rail Link subway line and this also allows you to connect your international flight with an internal flight without changing airport while enjoying an attractive price.

Krabi will be the fourth destination in Thailand served by the airline from Suvarnabhumi Airport after Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Phuket. I take this opportunity to remind you that it also offers very convenient direct flights between Chiang Rai and Phuket.

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Makha Purami Si Prachin Festival until March 2

On March 1st, Thailand will host one of the most important Buddhist festivals of the year, Makha Bucha Day. Widely celebrated across the country, it is the festival held on several days in Prachinburi province 130 kilometers from Bangkok that is the most famous. Called Makha Purami i Prachin Festival, here is the schedule.

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Makha Purami Festival until March 2


Makha Purami Si Prachin festival in Prachinburi

Combining meditation, hikes, offerings to monks and religious ceremonies, the Makha Purami Si Prachin Festival is held over several days between Wat Bang Khen and Wat Sa Morakot ( “temple of the emerald pond”) temples.

Every day the participants walk from one temple to another, meditate, sleep there, participate in offerings and walk with the monks to the next temple, sleep in the temple and so on day after day.

I imagine that if you want to make the whole pilgrimage, you can join it on any day. Or only attend one day, the most interesting day being Makha Bucha Day which is the penultimate day.

This year the festival will be held from February 22 to March 2, 2018 and will celebrate its 32nd edition.

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Ceremony at the night candle


Schedule of Makha Purami Si Prachin festival

Thursday, February 22, 2018

  • from 09:00: Registration at Wat Bang Khen (see map)
  • 18:00: evening – meditation
  • 8:00 pm: Orientation by Phra Pravit Vuwananuwat Pranao District


Friday, February 23, 2018 (hike in Ban Bueng District)

  • 4:00 Wake up
  • 5:00 Meditation
  • 07:00 Food offerings at Wat Bang Khen
  • 08:00 Walking, hiking to Wat Bang Toei, Bangyai, Ban Bueng.
  • 10:30 Food offerings at Wat Bang Toei, Bang Huay Tambon, Amphoe Ban Sang.
  • 15:00 10-kilometer walking tour to Bang Khen temple, Bang Kraee sub-district. Ban Bueng District (night at the temple)
  • 18:00 Ablutions
  • 19:00 Evening meditation / listening to the sermon.


Saturday, February 24, 2018 (hike in Ban Bueng District)

  • 4:00 Wake up
  • 5:00 Meditation
  • 06:00 Food offerings at Wat Bang Krabao, Tambon Bang Krang. Ban Bueng District
  • 07:00 Meal at Wat Bang Krang
  • 08:00 Hiking 6 km to Wat Bang Sang,  Ban Bueng Sub-district Ban Bueng District
  • 10:30 Food offerings at Wat Bang Sang,. Ban Bueng District
  • 15:00 9 km walk to Wat Pikun, Bang Phlu Tambon, Amphoe Ban Sang (overnight at the temple).
  • 18:00 Ablutions
  • 19:00 Evening meditation / listening to the sermon.


Sunday, February 25, 2018 (hiking in the District of Ban Chang and Prachin Buri)

  • 4:00 Wake up
  • 5:00 Meditation
  • 6:00 Offerings to Wat Pikun Tambon Bang Phlu Amphoe Ban Sang.
  • 07:00 Meal at Wat Pikun, Tambon Bang Phlu, Amphoe Ban Sang.
  • 08:00 Start of the 10 km walk to Wat Pho temple, Amphoe Mueang Prachin Buri
  • 10:30 Food offerings at the temple.
  • 15:00 Hiking 9 km to Wat Liap, Amphoe Mueang Prachin Buri (night at the temple)
  • 18:00 Ablutions
  • 19:00 Evening meditation / listening to the sermon.


Monday, February 26, 2018 (Walk to Prachin Buri and Si Maha Pho)

  • 4:00 Wake up
  • 5:00 Meditation
  • 6:00 Offerings to Wat Liap, Amphoe Mueang Prachin Buri.
  • 07:00 Meal at Wat Liap, Amphoe Mueang Prachin Buri
  • 8:00 Walk for a 7 km hike to Wat Hat Yang, Si Maha Pho.
  • 10:30 Food offerings at Wat Hat Yang, Hat Yang District, Si Maha Pho.
  • 15:00 Departure for a 9 km walk to Wat Mai Krong Thong temple (night at the temple)
  • 18:00 Ablutions
  • 19:00  Evening meditation / listening to the sermon.


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 (trek to Sri Maha Phot and Si Mahosot district)

  • 4:00 Wake up
  • 5:00 Meditation
  • 06:00 Food offerings at Wat Mai Krong Thong. Si Maha Pho District Sub Si Maha Pho District
  • 07:00 Meal at Wat Mai Krong Thong. Si Maha Pho District Sub Si Maha Pho District
  • 08:00 Hike 11 km to Wat Ko Samo cemetery, Hua Wa Tambon, Si Maha Pho.
  • 10:30 Food offerings at Wat Ko Samo cemetery, Hua Wa Tambon, Si Maha Pho.
  • 15:00 3 km walk to the ruins of Sa Morakot Pool Ancient Pond (overnight at the temple)
  • 18:00 – Ablutions
  • 19:00  Evening meditation / listening to the sermon.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

  • 4:00 Wake up
  • 5:00 Meditation
  • 07:00 Food offerings at Wat Morakot, Khok Thai Tambon, Si Mahosot District.
  • 09:00 Dhamma Dhamma
  • 10:30 Food offerings at Wat Morakot, Khok Thai District, Si Mahosot.
  • 13:00 Dhamma Charoenjai
  • 18:00 Ablutions
  • 19:00 – Evening Meditation / Listen to the Dharma


Thursday, March 1st, 2018

  • 4:00 Wake up
  • 5:00 Meditation
  • 07:00 Food offerings at Wat Morakot, Khok Thai Tambon, Si Mahosot District.
  • 09:00 Dhamma Dhamma
  • 10:30 Food offerings at Wat Morakot, Khok Thai District, Si Mahosot.
  • 13:00 Dhamma Charoenjai
  • 18:00 Ablutions
  • 18.30 Ceremony around the Buddha footprint
  • 19:00 Presentation of the Miracle of Miracles by the monks and a circular ceremony around the footprint.


Friday, March 2, 2018

  • 4:00 Wake up
  • 5:00 Meditation
  • 07:00 Food offerings at Wat Morakot, Khok Thai Tambon, Si Mahosot District.
  • 09:00 Dhamma Dhamma
  • 10:30 Food offerings at Wat Morakot, Khok Thai District, Si Mahosot.
  • 12:30, honored and meditated at the ceremonial area.
  • 13:00 Candles and closing ceremony.

It’s translated from the Thai with the help of the questions I asked by phone to the city’s Cultural Office so there may be some inaccuracies in this program.


Map of the temples visited during the festival


Instructions for participating

If you want to participate in ceremonies, you should be dressed in white and in a respectful attire. If you want to go for hikes and spend nights at the temples, you will need to bring mosquito nets, cutlery and plates to eat and a bottle that you can fill with water. And of course, considering the walking and hiking, you have to be in good physical shape.

I am not sure if foreigners can participate but I would be surprised if they refuse but be aware everything will be in Thai. But you can surely attend the various ceremonies.

I have never participated in this festival yet but I must say that a spiritual retreat with hiking and meditating with Buddhists monk is something I am interested in. Maybe next year…

To come to Prachinburi from Bangkok, there are in regular trains (schedules ICI).

For more information, you can call the office of TAT Nakhon Nayok – Tel: 037 312 282.

You will find on the website dates and information about the main festivals in Thailand.

13 biggest Chinese New Year celebrations in Thailand

The exact date of the Chinese New Year 2018 is 16th February. There will be many celebrations throughout Thailand and will be held from 13 to 23 February. In this article, I list the festivities supported by the Tourist Authority of Thailand.

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Chinese New Year an important date in Thailand

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor said, “With millions of Thais of Chinese descent, Chinese New Year has always been a time to celebrate with the family and togetherness across Thailand. This year, locals and international visitors are invited to join in 13 major official celebrations nationwide, each of which is home to large, established Chinese communities,with spectacular food and cultural performances taking centre stage.


Chinese New Year 2018 in Thailand

In Bangkok (15-17 February)

Highlights of the celebrations include a New Year greeting ceremony held with high-level ministers on 15 February, to further strengthen the strong relationship between Thailand and China. The ceremony will take place at the China Cultural Centre, and will be led by H.E. Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat, Minister of Tourism and Sports, and H.E. Mr. Yang Zhijin, Deputy Minister of Culture from the People’s Republic of China.

An official opening ceremony of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Yaowarat – the historic home to Bangkok’s Chinese community – on 16 February, will be presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and will feature Thailand-China cultural exchange performances by 135 performers from nine provinces in China, including Fujian, Hainan, Inner Mongolia, Shandong, Heilongjiang, Zhejiang, Hunan, Shanxi and Hubei. Highlights include traditional Chinese dances and music, martial arts, acrobatic performances and Chinese opera puppets. The cultural exchange performances will then tour to Chiang Mai, Udon Thani, Songkhla (Hat Yai) and Phuket.

Locals and international visitors can also enjoy a celebration of food culture. Fresh from cooking at the recent G20 Summit in Hangzhou, a renowned Zhejiang province chef from the World Federation of China Catering Industry will be on hand to create Southern Chinese delicacies that are fused with flavours familiar to Thai palates. A cooking demonstration will also be held to mark the beginning of the Chinese New Year, when families traditionally gather to enjoy food and being together.

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Chinese New Year celebrations all around Thailand

Here is the list of official Chinese New Year celebrations supported by TAT :

  • Photharam Chinatown Chinese New Year, Ratchaburi, on 5-14 February
  • Pak Nam Pho Chinese New Year, Nakhon Sawan, on 9-20 February
  • Chinese New Year, Phetchaburi, on 15-17 February
  • 16th Chiang Mai Chinatown Chinese New Year, on 16-17 February
  • Suphan Buri Chinese New Year, on 16-17 February
  • Chinese New Year, Trang, on 16-18 February
  • Chinese New Year, Nakhon Ratchasima, on 16-18 February
  • Udon Thani Chinese New Year, on 16-18 February
  • Chinese New Year, Songkhla (Hat Yai), on 16-19 February
  • Chinese New Year, Chon Buri (Pattaya), on 16-25 February
  • Ancient Capital Miracle Chinese New Year, Ayutthaya, on 17-22 February
  • Phuket Chinese New Year and Old Town Festival, on 21-23 February

I do not have the schedule of each celebration but I should be able to give you more details a few days before the event at least for the one in Chinatown Bangkok. I will then write an article here or post the information on MikeThailandee Twitter account.

Don’t hesitate to contact local TAT offices ti get more details.

Note that in Phuket, the festivities in the old city, will be held a few days after the CNY official date.

3rd International & Thai Martial Art Games and Festival (12-21 mars)

The Kru Muaythai Association (KMA) is the official association together with the UK Culture forum and Muay Boran Association; with support by the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Tourism Authority of Thailand. In association with the World Muay Boran federation (WMBF) and the World Muaythai Organization (WMO).

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Successfully organizing the International & Thai Martial Arts Games and Festival since 2016 with the shared aim to promote the best athletes in the World within their competing martial art categories as well as to promote culture exchange and friendship through competition and sport.

Also as part of the event, the spectacular World wai kru ceremony is held every March 17th, were by all competing athletes from the festival are able to travel free to Ayuthaya province and take part in the wai kru ceremony, led by famous fighters such as Buakaw Banchemek.

The first INTERNATIONAL AND THAI MARTIAL ARTS GAMES & FESTIVAL was held between the 12th-22nd March 2016 at MBK Center in the middle of Bangkok, Thailand. With more than 43 countries and over 500 athletes taking part.

After great success following the first games, the KMA was forced to move to a larger arena to host the next festival. The 2nd INTERNATIONAL AND THAI MARTIAL ARTS GAMES AND FESTIVAL was then held at Nimibutr National Stadium, next to MBK centre in the middle of Bangkok 2017.

The first two festivals included competitions in Muay Boran (Amateur) by WMBF, Pro-am and Professional muay thai fights by WMO, as well as, Dap Thai (Thai sword), Mae mai muay thai, muay keta (aerobics muay thai) and ‘Angel Warriors’ competition.

The festival also holds workshop classes and seminars for participants wanting to learn and develop their skills in Muay Boran, judge and refereeing, krabi krabong and much more.


Following the outstanding feedback and admission from participants from the games in 2017, the KMA had attracted the attention from other Martial arts requesting to take part in the festival.

Now the Kru Muay Thai association plans an even larger event for March 2018, hosting a spectacular martial arts tournament.

Competitions included in the festival:

  • The 5th Amateur Muay Boran World Championships (W.M.B.F)
  • Muaythai Pro-Am & Professional Championships (W.M.O)
  • Sport Karate Kata /Kumite, Dungle Championships (Bushiban)
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships (Carlson Gracie)
  • Amateur Kick Boxing K1-Glory Championships (W.K.A)
  • Jeet Kune Do-Tang soo do World Championships
  • 3rd Dap Thai (Thai Sword) World Championships
  • 2nd Boxing Under 19yrs and 1st Adult +19 yrs Sections (U.B.F)
  • Angel Warriors and Mr. Fitness warrior competition
  • Keta Muaythai (Muaythai aerobics)

All competitions will be held at Nimibutr, National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Not only will this event host competitions, but many workshops and seminars in a variety of Thai and International martial arts.

Last, the 14th WORLD WAI KRU CEREMONY by The tourism authority of Thailand (T.A.T.) which will be held on the 17th March at the World Heritage site in the ancient city of Ayutthaya.

For more details, visit

Schedule of Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2018

This weekend will take place the famous Chiang Mai Flower Festival, one of the most important festival n city. Here is the schedule of the highlighf thets o event. It starts on Friday, February 2, 2018 and lasts until the end of the weekend.

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Chiang Mai Flower Festival’s schedule

The big parade

The most important day of the Chiang Mai Flower Festival is Saturday with the big parade of flower floats accompanied by dancers, musicians ect …

It will leave at 8am from the Nawarat Bridge (well, in fact, because of its length, it starts from the railway station but dancers and musicians often only start their performance when arriving at the bridge).

On Nawarat bridge, tribunes will be installed but I do not necessarily advise you to take place there since as for me iti is better to move with the parade to really enjoy it …

The parade then will go in Thapae Road to the Thapae Gate before finishing its course near the Nong Buak Haad Park.

Chiang Mai Flower Festival highlights

Here is the program of the main events of the 42nd Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2018 which will unfold from 2 to February 2018.

The Tourist Authority of Thailand who just sent it to me, it is not yet the official program, there will just probably other organized events but in this program you have the most important, which makes the essence even of this festival. And I will complete this article, if ever a more detailed official program comes out by Friday.

Events that will take place every day (2-4 February 2018)

  • Exhibition of flower decorations at Nong Buak Haad Park (9am to midnight)
  • Decorations of flowers and colorful lanterns at Thapae Gate and around the moat on the parade’s route (all the time)
  • The Musical of Orchestra at Nong Buak Haad Park (4pm – 6pm)
  • The Musical of Educational Institute at Thapae Gate (6pm – 10pm)
  • The corner of the moat around the “old town”, the one near Nong Buak Haad Park, will become pedestrian throughout the festival to host a market with all kinds of snacks on the go and local OTOP products (9am to midnight).
  • Small carnival in Nong Buak Haad Park.

Ponctual events

  • February 2 at 7 pm: Opening Ceremony at Nong Buak Haad Park followed at 8 pm by the Miss Flower Festival contest.

  • February 3 at 8am: departure of the big parade, culmination of the festival. It will go from Nawarat Bridge to Nong Buak Haad Park.

  • February 3rd and 4th from 7pm to 11pm: Lanna cultural performances (dance, music, theater …) at Nong Buak Haad Park (7pm – 11pm)

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As you can see, the 3 key venues for this festival will be the Nawarat Bridge, the official starting point of the parade, Thapae Gate and Nong Buak Haad Park where a stage and chairs will be set up to host various shows and ceremonies. I have marked them in red on the map below.

It’s not part of the festival as it takes place every weekend but do not miss the Saturday Walking Street on Saturday night with a tour at the Silver Temple which organizes several ceremonies that night and the Sunday Walking Street the next day.

Tomorrow is Children’s Day in Thailand

In Thailand, they have Father’s Day and Mother’s Day but they also have a day that we do not have in western countries: the Children’s Day ( Wan Dek in Thai) and it’s a holiday ! This year, Children’s Day will be celebrated on January 13, 2018.

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Children’s Day is held on the 2nd Saturday of January in Thailand



Every second Saturday of January, Thailand celebrates its children with a holiday that is totally dedicated to them.

There will be many attractions and events across the country to entertain the kids. Private companies but also government agencies and royal army organize all kinds of activities that day.

Expect all the fun places for kids our for going out with family to be very busy on Saturday !



One of the biggest Children’s day events in Thailand, as in previous years, will be at Don Muang Airport in Bangkok, where the Royal Thai Air Force will offer a free air show with demonstrations of several fighter jets. It will start at 8:15 am and stop at 3 pm.

F16 fighters will simulate aerial combat and air strikes, AU-23 will demonstrate colorful smoke, and EC-725 helicopters and Gripen jets will fly overhead.

The show entrance is free. If you want to attend it, Iread there will be a free shuttle to bring visitors from the parking lot to the track.

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Free Air Show in Don Muang

The influx of the event is important, the road trafic should be more important than usual between Bangkok and Don Muang airport so if you have a flight from tehre, plan more time to get to the airport.



The army will be very active and will offer many activities and demonstrations in different military bases in the country. For example, the Royal Thai Air Force usually also invites children on this day to explore its planes including 603 Squardron Air Base and Air Force Museum on Phahonyothin Road.

It is the tradition, the Government House will be open to the public from 8 am to 3 pm and the children will have the privilege of being able to sit in the chair of the prime minister, this is one of the most popular moments of the event.

The Asiatique the Riverfront, will also celebrate Children’s Day by offering child under 120 cm tall, regardless of age, their gender, race or ethnicity, and I quote their words so that means that it also works for foreign children, to enjoy a free ride on its Ferris Whee l! (from  4 pm to midnight)

The Museum of Siam will open for free with special activities for children. This year, they will focus on five traditions such as thai long boat races or Songkran festival (9am – 5pm).

Up to 300 awards have been prepared for the activities, which will take place at the PRD office in Soi Ari Samphan on Saturday between 7 am and 2 pm.

Almost every theme parks for children across Thailand will also offer discounts or even free activities on that day.

This list is obviously not exhaustive. There will be hundreds of other events in Bangkok and throughout the country.

Thailand loves children and shows them at Children’s Day even more than the rest of the year !

The best trending video 2017 is… Thai !

When the end of the year comes, comes also many ranking lists and among them the list of the most trending videos on Youtube this year. And the winner is a thai video of an oyster singing a nice song… yes, yes !

best trending video 2017

And the best trending video 2017 is… Thai !


The singing oyster at the top of the 2017 videos

Well, I may have omitted a slight detail… it’s not a real oyster but a singer disguised as an oyster who participated in the Thai TV show “The Mask Singer”. The video of its performance released by the production on Youtube comes in first position of the most viewed Youtube videos in 2017.

And the video was only published in June. Since then, it has been viewed more than 200 million times !

And it will continue to rise since this first place makes for people, like me to watch it or watch it again.


The Mask Singer, a big hit on Thai TV

The principle of the show is quite simple: some masked celebrities sing, actually they are more than masked, they are completly disguised from head to toe and perform in front of a jury and an audience. People votes for them and one by one they are eliminated. Their identity is only revealed when they lose.

In the video in question, It was Pandavaram Prasarnmitr, singer of the Thai rock band “Cocktails” disguised as an oyster, who sings “Until we will become dust” translated into Thai and that has ignited the public.


Rest of the ranking for top Youtube videos 2017

Here is the top 10 full Youtube 2017 videos:

  1. Until We Will Become Dust – Oyster Masked (ตราบธุลีดิน – หน้ากากหอยนางรม) | THE MASK SINGER 2
  2. ED SHEERAN – Shape Of You | Kyle Hanagami Choreography
  3. Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect
  4. Darci Lynne: 12-Year-Old Singing Ventriloquist Gets Golden Buzzer – America’s Got Talent 2017
  5. Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke
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Where to celebrate New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Thailand ?

Tonight at midnight, this will be Christmas and if my calculation is correct in one week, we will celebrate New Year’s Eve. Here are the most important countdown festivals 2018 throughout Thailand.

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Where to celebrate New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Thailand ?

New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Bangkok

Central World Countdown 2018

Like every year in Bangkok, this is the biggest party will be held by Central World shopping mall. There will be a live music festival with famous Thai artists to make you wait until the countdown followed by a firework.

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New year’s Eve party at Central World de Bangkok

Many Central Festival or Central Plaza shopping malls in Thailand will have an event with live concerts and countdown on December 31st.


Asiatique The Riverfront Countdown 2018

The other place to be in Bangkok four new year’s countdown is the Asiatique The Riverfront with live 90s music and countdown. The setting is nicer than the esplanade in front of the Central World, I think. But I did not know if there will be fireworks, but that’s very likely.

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Soirée du Réveillon du Nouvel An à l’Asiatique


New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Chiang Mai

In Chiang Mai, Central Festival aalso organize a big evening with live concerts and a countdown.

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New Year’s countdown party at Central Festival  in Chiang Mai

Alternatively, for something more traditional, go to the Three Kings Monument with traditional music and dance performances and of course Thai food stalls and a artcraft market.

Of course, Thapae Gate is aloso an important meeting point for New Year’s Eve in Chiang Mai.


New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Phuket

In Phuket like in 4 other destinations in Thailand, TAT organize the Amazing Thailand Countdown 2018.

It will take place in Phuket Old TOwn with its brightly colored Sino-Portuguese buildings. 


New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Pattaya

If you are in Pattaya on December 31st, go to Bali Hai Pier, at the end of the Walking Street in South Pattaya for beautiful illuminations, live concerts, countdown before midnight and a firework that will probably be the most beautiful in the country to welcome the new year.

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A Pattaya, le Réveillon du Nouvel an aura lieu au Bali Hai Pier


New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Lampang

Lampang, 1h30 drive from Chiang Mai, will be part of the 5 cities having the Amazing Thailand Countdown Festival 2018. It will take place around the city Clock Tower.


New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Chiang Rai

In Chiang Rai, the festivities of December 31st will take place at the crossroads with big golden Clock Tower and the adjacent streets.

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New Year’s Countdown 2018 in Rayong

In Rayong province, Tourism Authority of Thailand has chosen Ban Phe, opposite to Koh Samet Island to host the Amazing Thailand Countdown 2018.


New Year’s Countdown in Koh Phangan

Even if it will not be a full moon night, on December 31st, Haad Rin Beach will host a party very similar to the famous Koh Phangan Full Moon Part.

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New Year’s Countdown in Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi will also be part of 5 cities around Thailadn to host an Amazing Thailand countdown 2018 festival. The festivities will take place on the iconic River Kwai Bridge.


New Year’s Countdown in Hua Hin

In Hua Hin, go to Market Village shopping mall to enjoythe biggest countdown event.

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New Year’s Countdown in Khon Kaen

In Khon Kaen, Isan, Central Plaza will host the biggest event for New Year’s Eve 2018.

All this list is obviously not exhaustive but already gives you some ideas and places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Thailand. I wish you a merry christmas ! (a little in advance).

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