Today is Father’s Day in Thailand

National — Today, December 5th, marks a day of special significance for the people of Thailand – it is Father's Day, commemorated in honor of the late, great King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose birthday falls on...

Pheu Thai Leader Proposes Month-long Songkran Festival in April of 2024

Thailand- Paetongtarn Shinawatra, the leader of the current majority Thai government party, Pheu Thai, revealed a plan today, December 1st, 2023 as the head of Thailand’s Soft Power Development Committee to make Songkran a month...

Thai Prime Minister Participates at Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai— On November 28th, 2023, Mr. Srettha Thavisin, the Thai Prime Minister, and Ms. Paetongtarn Shinawatra, the leader of the Pheu Thai Party, participated in the Loi Krathong festival in Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang...

Chiang Mai’s Lantern Festival Prepares for Spectacular Lantern Displays; Flight Changes Announced

Chiang Mai— On November 23rd, 2023, Mr. Wisut Khamyod, the Deputy Director of the Chiang Mai International Airport, revealed to Thai national media regarding about the upcoming Loy Krathong or Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai...

Yi Peng Night Tour Event in Chiang Mai

CHIANG MAI (NNT) - Chiang Mai province is hosting a "Yi Peng Night Tour" on November 25, 26, and 27, 2023. The trip, which offers visitors a chance to see dazzling decorations for the year-end...

Thailand Seeks UNESCO Recognition for Loy Krathong and Muay Thai

PRESS RELEASE: BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand is set to propose the annual Loy Krathong festival and Muay Thai for inclusion in UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list. Department of Cultural Promotion Director-General Kowit Phakamas announced that the...

Pheu Thai Party Leader Advocates ‘Soft Power’ for Economic Growth and Cultural Influence

National— On November 15th, 2023, Ms. Paetongtarn Shinawatra, the leader of the Pheu Thai Party, gave a speech on “Soft Power, The Great Challenger” in the seminar “Thailand 2024 Beyond Red Ocean” held by Prachachat,...

Youth Drowns During Traditional Long Boat Racing Event in Phetchabun

Phetchabun— At 4:00 PM, on October 30th, 2023, the Phetchabun local media reported that an oarsman drowned to death during the traditional long boat racing event at Thung Thong Chai Temple, Lom Kao, Phetchabun. Mr. Chamrat...

Heavy Storm Halts Naga Fireball Festival in Nong Khai

Nong Khai— At 4:30 PM, on October 30th, 2023, at the Naga Fireball Festival, Mekong River, Nong Khai, a heavy storm caused bamboo naga structures to fall apart. Nobody was harmed as the event had...

Mekong Provinces See Tourist Numbers Increase

PRESS RELEASE: BANGKOK (NNT) - Provinces along the Mekong River have seen a seasonal increase in visitors observing the end of the Buddhist Lent festival. Many people have come to Nong Khai and Nakhon Phanom provinces...

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