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What to Do in Phuket When it is Raining

Rainy Days in Phuket Phuket is a tropical paradise, and there is plenty of sunshine all year round. This is not to say that the weather is always going to be perfect for lining on the beach. Thailand gets more than its fair share of rain and when the skies open up the water can […]

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King Chulalongkorn Holiday

Chulalongkorn Thailand Holiday Every year on October 23 the Thai people celebrate the life and reign of King Chulalongkorn in a Thai public holiday known as Chulalongkorn Day. In years in which this day falls on a weekend, the following Monday is usually the replacement holiday and most government offices are closed. In 2011, the […]

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Phuket Muay Thai Training – 3/3

Phuket is a Great Destination for Muay Thai Phuket is a top destination for foreigners who wish to learn Muay Thai. New gyms continue to spring up across the island. The quality of instruction offered by the different camps varies, but fierce competition ensures a general high standard. The benefit of learning Muay Thai in […]

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Alcohol Ban During Thai Elections

The sale of alcohol at any retail outlet, and the serving of alcohol in all pubs, bars and restaurants, is banned in Thailand during elections. This applies to all elections, including local, municipal and national elections. It also applies during periods of advance voting. For example, the 2011 Thai national elections are due to be […]

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Golf in Phuket

There are some fantastic golf courses around Phuket and playing them is a pleasure for any golfer. However, the first thing we must say about playing golf in Phuket is that it is not cheap. Any golfer coming to Phuket expecting bargain green fees is going to be sorely disappointed. The courses and facilities are […]

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Chinese New Year 2011

Chinese New Year in Thailand Many Thais can trace their ancestry back to China. As many as 14% of the population refer to themselves as Thai-Chinese, even though, as a group, they have been almost totally assimilated into the Thai cultural scene. However, nearly everyone is happy to take part in the celebrations for Chinese […]

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King of Thailand Birthday Holiday

The King of Thailand’s Birthday King Bhumipol Adulyadej was born on December 5, 1928. This is celebrated every year with a public holiday. In 2010 this holiday will take place on Monday, December 6, as this year December 5 falls on a Sunday. Displays and exhibitions honouring the King and his achievements are often organised […]

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Loy Krathong in Phuket

Loy Krathong Loy Krathong (ลอยกระทง), sometimes spelled as Loy Kratong, is a colorful festival held every year on the full moon of the twelfth month in the Thai Lunar Calendar. This Thai Festival is celebrated all over Thailand, and Phuket is no exception. The festival features beautifully illuminated lanterns, which are either carried, displayed in […]

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Vegetarian Festival on the Thai Calendar Every year, the people of Thailand celebrate a vegetarian festival. This Thailand festival is an annual celebration that occurs during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar. The ninth lunar month can occur during the months of September or October in any given year. The Thailand vegetarian festival […]

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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival in Thailand

Wonder what all those moon cakes are doing at 7-11? Here’s some info on the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival and what you can expect in Thailand. Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival The Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is a celebration that takes place at the full moon of the eighth month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. This is […]

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