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Tourist Bangkok is a website dedicated to the wonderful city of Bangkok and the amazing country of Thailand. Bangkok is also known as the City of Angels while Thailand is nicknamed the Land of Smiles. Why? Visit and you will find out! Our Thailand Travel Blog aims to bring you features on the best places to visit famous, infamous or unknown. Cool destinations, festivals, tourist attractions, places to stay, where to eat, nightlife, activities, culture, transport, sport and more. The Thailand Travel Blog is regularly updated with new stories. We are local and experience everything we write about. We love photography and take thousands of photos, the best of which find themselves on to Thailand Travel Blog. Thailand Travel Blog, the best of Thailand!
Lopburi Monkey Festival
The Lopburi Monkey Festival 2019 was held on the last Sunday of November at Prang Sam Yod, also known as the Lopburi Monkey Temple.
Chinese Lantern Festival in Bangkok
The Chinese Lantern Festival ( Luan Xiao Festival or Spring Lantern Festival) is an annual event held during Chinese New Year and celebrated by Chinese communities around the world.
Golden Mountain Temple Fair
The Golden Mountain Temple Fair is an annual event held during the Loy Krathong Festival at Wat Saket in Bangkok. There are games, food, a Ferris wheel, a haunted house & more.
Loy Krathong in Bangkok
Loy Krathong is one of the most beautiful Thai Festivals. Krathongs are floated on water and lanterns are released into the sky. Check out the best places to experience Loy Krathong in Bangkok.
Nine Shrines of Ratchaprasong
There are Nine Shrines in the Ratchaprasong Shopping district of Bangkok. The shrines are about good fortune, good luck, success in business & praying for love! Read about them all here & find out which one is for you!
Khao Phansa Festival 2019
Khao Phansa is one of Thailands most colorful festivals. Its a Buddhist festival where people pay respect to Monks. The town of Phra Phutthabat has a unique version of the festival & its all about flowers & pink elephants.
Phi Ta Khon Festival 2019
The Phi Ta Khon Festival is held annually in the small town of Dan Sai in North Eastern Thailand. It is also known as the Ghost Festival. Local people dress up in costumes topped by scary masks and wave large phallic objects. Its all to do with spirits, legends, and praying for rain.
A Traditional Songkran
Thailand is famous for its Songkran Festival. For many, it means drenching other people in water. However, for Thais it means something different. We experienced a traditional Thai Songran in the ancient Sukhothai Historical Park to find out what Songkran is really all about.
The City of Angels Ice Hockey Classic
Bangkok and Ice Hockey dont really match, or do they? You might be surprised to find out that Thailand hosts two annual International Ice Hockey tournaments. Teams from all over the world compete & feature a host of ex NHL players. We report on this years tournament.
The World War 2 Festival
The WW 2 festival is a retro event recalling the history of the town of Kaeng Khoi in central Thailand. There is an impressive sound & light show which chronicles the towns struggles against burmese and Japanese invaders from Burma-Siam wars to the end of WW 2. Local people dress in 1940s style clothes and their are many retro activities.
Wai Kru Muay Thai
Wai Kru Muay Thai is a Festival & Ceremony held annually in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Muay Thai is Thailands national sport practiced by thousands around the world. Wai Kru Muay Thai is a coming together of boxers from around the world to pay respect to their teachers culminating in an amazing mass Wai Kru Ram Muay ritual dance.
Makha Bucha Day
Makha Bucha Day is a Thai Buddhist festival that honors the Buddha, his teachings & the core principles of Buddhism. There are candlelit processions at temples around the kingdom culminating in a variety of merit making activities. One of the best places to experience Makha Bucha is the Golden Mount temple in Bangkok where you can join local people climbing the 344 steps to the summit.
Chinese New Year 2019
Bangkok has one of the biggest Chinatowns in the world. The Chinese New Year celebrations in the Yaowarat district of Bangkok are a magical spectacle. The local Thai people of Chinese descent throng the streets in a mass of red clothing to welcome the new year. There are dragon dances, lion dances, cultural shows, concerts, red lanterns, and delicious street food on every corner.
A Sunrise Ceremony
Every year, Wat Saket hosts a Buddha Relic Worshipping Ceremony seven days before Loy Krathong day. Local people gather before sunrise to carry a large red cloth up the 344 steps to the the summit of the historic Golden Mountain. The candlelit procession concludes with the sacred red cloth being wrapped around the Golden Chedi before a ceremony to pay respect to the relics.
Bangkok Art Biennale
Between late 2018 and early 2019 Bangkok was turned into a giant art installation as part of the Bangkok Art Biennale Festival. Stunning works from celebrated artists popped up all over the city in malls, temples, historic buildings & parks. If you missed it, never mind, you can see it all here.
The Thailand Tourism Festival is an amazing annual event at Lumphini Park in Bangkok. The park is transformed in to a cultural theme park showcasing the five regions of Thailand from south to north. Each region has its own zone with cultural shows, local handicrafts, food markets, music stages & exhibitions showcasing each regions distinctive culture.
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