Elephant Boat Race & & River Celebration Anantara Hotels and Resorts

The very first Elephant Boat Race & & River Celebration will be hosted this month in Bangkok, changing the yearly King’s Cup Elephant Polo Competition.

The now-defunct competition was introduced in 2001 to raise funds for elephants in the Kingdom. Throughout the previous 18 years, the occasion raised about 55 million baht, however the Thailand Elephant Polo Association revealed an end to the occasion last October after the animal rights group Peta Asia launched a video revealing elephants were consistently struck with bullhooks to take part in in 2015’s occasion.

Beginning with this year, there will be no elephants at the occasion, however there will be elephant-themed dragon boats to race in the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. Twelve groups will take part in the occasion consisting of global groups from China, the Philippines and Malaysia.

There likewise will be mini-concerts and food fair.

The Elephant Boat Race & & River Celebration will be arranged from March 29-31 near Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort on Charoen Nakhon Roadway. Ticket costs per individual each day are 200 baht and 3,000 baht for VIP ticket consisting of free-flow beverages and treats. There is no entryway charge for kids under 12.

All earnings will go to the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Structure of Anantara Hotels and Resorts to more contribute to elephant-related charities.

See http://bangkokriverfestival.com.

Chiang Mai rail task on track

The Mass Fast Transit Authority of Thailand has actually revealed an expediency research study of a light rail transit task in Chiang Mai.

The path will be recognized as the red line and will include a 12.54 km line connecting Nakhon Phing Healthcare facility to the crossway of Mae Hia Saman Samakkhi in Hang Dong district. The path will have 12 stations in essential locations consisting of the Nakhon Phing Healthcare Facility, the 700th Anniversary arena, Chang Phueak bus terminal and Chiang Mai International Airport.

The research study will take about a year and expense about 98.2 million baht.

The task will be a public-private-partnership (PPP) financial investment plan in which the preliminary financial investment is anticipated to be 30 billion baht. The very first mass quick transit path will take about 5 years for building and construction and when completed it will assist reduce traffic in the city along with stay up to date with the quick development in tourist and facilities.


– Emirates will fly to Phnom Penh from Bangkok, beginning on June 1.

The service will be readily available everyday and will assist in guests taking a trip from Dubai to Phnom Penh, through Bangkok.

The brand-new service will be run with Boeing 777 airplane and will leave from Dubai International Airport at 8.45 am and get to Suvarnabhumi International Airport at 6.15 pm. The very same flight will leave Bangkok at 8pm and will land at Phnom Penh International Airport at 9.25 pm. The return flight will leave Phnom Penh at 11.20 pm and will get here in Bangkok at 12.40 am. It will then trigger to Dubai at 2.25 am, getting to 5.35 am.

See http://emirates.com.

– Nok Air will briefly stop its direct flights in between Bangkok and Roi-Et from March 1 to Oct 26.

It mentioned low season as the factor for the interruption. In addition, the airline company will stop flying 2 ATR-72 500 airplane with 66 seats and will run its service by utilizing the existing 18 Boeing 737-800 with 189 seats and 8 Q400 airplane with 86 seats.

It prepares to broaden the network to cover more cities in China, India and Japan in the future.

See http://nokair.com.


– Rosewood Bangkok has actually been opened in Bangkok.

Found on Ploenchit Roadway, the 30-storey home functions 159 spaces consisting of 23 suites. Space sizes begin with 42m ² for a luxurious space to the 291m ² Bannakarn Home which covers the whole 29th flooring. The Bannakarn Home uses a kitchen area, different visitor restroom, personal balcony and outside plunge swimming pool.

Other centers of the hotel are dining establishments, medspa, physical fitness, swimming pool, conference room and ballroom which can accommodate approximately 300 visitors.

See http://rosewoodhotels.com/en/bangkok.

– U Khao Yai uses a school break bundle including lodging in a luxurious space, breakfast buffet and tickets to get in Splash at Scenic World, an amusement and water park, for 2 grownups and one kid.

The one-night bundle is priced at 5,199 baht and the two-night bundle is priced at 8,599 baht.

The deals are readily available for stays from Monday to Thursday. Appointments stand till May 31.

See http://ukhaoyai.com.

– Amari Ocean Pattaya Hotel has actually been relabelled Amari Pattaya.

It includes 346 spaces consisting of brand-new one- and two-bedroom suites. The space sizes are 67m ² and 97m ². To promote the brand-new suites, it uses 15% off, late check-out till 4pm and totally free stay for kids under 12.

The promo is readily available till March 31 for stays from April 1 to June 30.

See http://amari.com/pattaya.

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