The River Of Perseverance

The Crown Property Bureau presents the exhibition, ''The River Of Perseverance'', with the use of modern technology, at the Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall on Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue until Jan 1.

The Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall on Ratchadamnoen Avenue.

The exhibition is held under the concept of ''Any Work Done Without Effort Is Inefficient'' and features augmented reality techniques and interactive systems. A curved screen and multimedia provide 180-degree perspectives to help viewers feel they have been transported.

The audience will have the opportunity to see an overview of 4,000 projects initiated by His Majesty the King over the past 66 years since his ascension to the throne. The focus is on comprehensive royal projects related to water and water management. The exhibition reflects that HM the King has faced obstacles at work, but has always strived to complete his missions. Therefore, the monarch is a role model for everyone.

Admission to the exhibition is free. For more information, contact the Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall on 02-621-0044 or 081-655-8859 or visit or

Floral Fest in Prachin Buri

Dassada Gallery in Muang district, Prachin Buri, is open to the general public until Feb 17 for a floral spectacular _ its greenhouse-style gallery has been decorated to look like an underwater world.

The festival is divided into three periods under three different themes.

The ''Floral Ocean'' concept is being shown from now until Dec 22 to celebrate National Father's Day. There are beautiful floral decorations in the shapes of the sea, marine animals and coral.

The ''Underwater Christmas'' theme will be presented from Dec 23 to Jan 31 when visitors will join the celebrations for Christmas in the simulated sea world, meet Santa Claus, see a large ship made of tens of thousands of fresh flowers, and watch light and sound shows. Also, there will be fun activities for all family members to enjoy.

The concept of ''Pink Ocean'' will come true from Feb 1 to 17. The gallery will be transformed into a sea of pink blossoms. Visitors can pose for romantic pictures with a couple of whales made of flowers, and the country's biggest wall of colourful umbrellas.

Buranasak Rerksamruaj, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand's Nakhon Nayok office which also oversees tourism in Prachin Buri, invites festivalgoers to drop in at Khao Yai National Park in Prachin Buri as well. According to him, many tourists love to visit the national park in the cool season to relax and learn about the ecological system of the world heritage site's forests and grassland.

You can camp overnight at Dong Phaya Yen-Khao Yai Forest or stay at resorts in Prachin Buri. On the way to Prachin Buri, there are several cultural attractions in Muang district, Prachin Buri. At Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital, there is a stunning Baroque-style museum building and you can learn about Thai traditional medicine. At the Prachin Buri National Museum you can learn more about history and archaeology in the eastern region of Thailand. The architecture of four countries is on display at Wat Kaeo Phichit and almost 10,000 lamps at Yoo Suk Wan Museum.

On the following morning, you can enjoy the wonderful views of the forest at Diewdai and Tromjai cliffs at dawn. After breakfast, hiking under the guidance of forest officials is an option.

For more information about the Floral Coral Festival, call 037-239-800.

For more information about tourism in Prachin Buri, contact the TAT on 037-312-282 or 037-312-284 during office hours or visit

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