TAT Invites you to Join 2011 New Year Countdown & Festive Celebrations Around Thailand

Dec 22, 2010, 10:24 ET from Tourism Authority of Thailand

BANGKOK, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to invite you to enjoy 2011 New Year Countdown and Festive Celebrations around Thailand.  

Let's plan the New Year Countdown and Festive Celebrations from all parts of Thailand.

The activities and celebrations which take place in Central of Thailand cover Bangkok, Cha-am, Phetchburi Province,  Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Amphawa, Samut Songkhram Provinces and Kanchanaburi Province.

There are various activities in the Central part of Thailand in the following area:

BANGKOK COUNTDOWN 2011 @ CENTRAL WORLD

December 31, 2010 - January 1, 2011

At CentralWorld Square, Ratchaprasong District



Join the New Year celebration and countdown to 2011. "Bangkok Countdown 2011 at CentralWorld" will be packed with fun and exciting activities as leading Thai artists perform on stage throughout the night. See Bangkok's biggest fireworks display on New Year's Eve at CentralWorld Square.

For more information, please call +66-2-640-4000 ext. 1303, 1331.

Bangkok Countdown 2011 at CentralWorld will also be broadcasted live on Thai TV Channel 7 from 22.30 on 31 December to 00.30 on 1 January.

HAPPY TOGETHER COUNTDOWN 2011 @ Future Park

December 30 - 31, 2010 from 17.00 hrs onwards

At Alive Park plaza, Future Park Rangsit



Highlights:

Happy Thailand parade

The Happy Rabbit photo corner with a huge Happy Rabbit mascot symbolic of the Year of The Rabbit in 2011 presenting the perfect backdrop for fun-filled photo opportunities.

Photo Hug photographic contest with photos being projected onto a gigantic Countdown Wall clock tower

Concert, entertainment, fun and games, and lots of prizes

The Happy Together Countdown 2011 will be broadcasted live on Thai TV Channel 11.

Web site: http://www.futurepark.co.th/

BANGKOK 2011 NEW YEAR MERIT-MAKING AT NINE BUDDHIST TEMPLES

  • Wat Phra Kaeo – Temple of the Emerald Buddha, officially known as Wat Phra Si Rattanasasadaram
  • Wat Pho – Temple of the Reclining Buddha aka Wat Phrachetuphon Wimonmangkhalaram
  • Wat Suthat (the official name for which is Wat Suthat Thepwararam Ratchaworamahawihan)
  • Wat Saket (also known as Wat Saket Ratchaworamahawihan)
  • Wat Bwornnivetviharn
  • Wat Chanasongkhram Ratchaworamahawihan
  • Wat Rakhang (also known by the official name Wat Rakhangkhositaram Woramahawihan)
  • Wat Arun – Temple of Dawn (officially known as Wat Arunratchawararam Ratchaworamahawihan)
  • Wat Kanlayanamit Woramahawihan

NEW YEAR MERIT-MAKING AT NINE ROYAL TEMPLES OF THE NINE KINGS OF THE CHAKRI DYNASTY

  • Wat Pho – Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the official name for which is Wat Phrachetuphon Wimonmangkhalaram
  • Wat Arun – Temple of Dawn
  • Wat Raja Orasaram (Wat Rajaoros), Bangkhunthien, on the Thonburi (western) bank of the Chao Phraya River
  • Wat Rajapradit Sathitmahasimaram Rajaworavihara, situated next to Saranrom Park near the old moat, Khlong Ku Mueang Derm Road
  • Wat Rajabophit Sathitmahasimaram Rajaworawihan, the first temple constructed under the reign of King Rama V
  • Wat Ben – the Marble Temple, officially known as Wat Benjamabopit Dusitwanaram, located near Government House and the Equestrian Statue of King Rama V
  • Wat Bawornniwet
  • Wat Suthat Thepwararam Ratchaworamahawihan
  • Wat Phra Ram 9 Kanjanapisek

NEW YEAR MERIT-MAKING AT NINE TEMPLES ALONG THE CHAO PHRAYA RIVER – RIVER OF KINGS

  • Wat Kanlayanamit Woramahawihan
  • Wat Arunratchawararam Ratchaworamahawihan (The Temple of Dawn)
  • Wat Rakhangkhositaram Woramahawihan
  • Wat Amarintra
  • Wat Srisuda
  • Wat Kharuehabodi
  • Wat Raja Orasaram, Thonburi
  • Wat Thewarat Kunchorn Worawiharn
  • Wat Yannawa

PHETCHABURI PROVINCE

CHA-AM COUNTDOWN – GREET THE NEW YEAR

Countdown and merit-making at Cha-am Beach scenic vantage point

December 31, 2010 – January 1, 2011

Contact information:

Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phetchaburi Office

Tel: +66-3247-1005-6

Fax: +66-3247-1502

E-mail: tatphet@tat.or.th



PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN PROVINCE

HUA HIN COUNTDOWN

Hua Hin Market Village

December 29, 2010 – January 1, 2011

Contact information:

Tourism Authority of Thailand, Prachuap Khiri Khan Office

E-mail: tatprachuap@tat.or.th



SAMUT SONGKHRAM PROVINCE

AMPHAWA 2011 NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

featuring timeless folk songs by the Suntharaporn Band

December 31, 2010

In front of the Amphawa district office

Contact information:

Tourism Authority of Thailand, Samut Songkhram

Tel: +66-3475-2847-8

Fax: +66-3475-2846

E-mail: tatsmsk@tat.or.th



KANCHANABURI PROVINCE

The Legend of Pilok Mining Town: Cool Season Festival

December 30, 2010 – January 1, 2011

Pilok Mine, Pilok sub-district in the Thong Pha Phum district of Kanchanaburi province



Pilok, a mining town, offers celebrations with a different twist. The festive highlights include a live demonstration of mining activities.

Chambers of Commerce and Federation of Industries Fair Kleeb Bua Sports Stadium, Kanchanaburi provincial centre

For visitors who have not quite wrapped up their festive shopping, the Chambers of Commerce and Federation of Industries Fair, being held at the Kleeb Bua Sports Stadium in the Kanchanaburi provincial centre, presents an opportunity to do some last-minute shopping or gifts and souvenirs.

Contact information:

Tourism Authority of Thailand, Kanchanaburi Office

Tel: +66-3451-1200, +66-3451-2500

Fax: +66-3451-1200



Apart from the celebrations in the Central part you may also invited to join the countdown activities in the following area:

Northeastern Thailand

Ubon Ratchathani, Buriram, Udon Thani, Sakhon Nakhon, Loei, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat)

Eastern Seaboard

Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi

Northern Thailand

Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Tak, Phitsanulok, Phichit

Southern Thailand

Surat Thani, Songkhla, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Yala, Pattani

If you would like more information about New Year Merit Making in Thailand, please visit http://www.tatnews.org/emagazine/5183.asp .

Contact Information:

International Public Relations Division

Tourism Authority of Thailand

Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48

Fax: +66 (0) 2253 7419

E-mail: prdiv3@tat.or.th

Web site: www.tatnews.org



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