From tomorrow until Feb 7, the ''Passing On Culture Of The East'' fair and the annual Red Cross Fair will take place in the backyard of the Sa Kaeo Provincial Administration Organisation's Office, Muang district.
Training at Kasornkasivit School.
Sa Kaeo Governor Phakkarathorn Thianchai said the fair is to promote tourism and local history, conserve good culture and traditions, generate income for local communities and raise funds for the Provincial Red Cross.
Sa Kaeo has a long history dating back to the Khmer civilisation and is a gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion countries.
Activities include exhibitions on local ways of life, agricultural innovations, self-sufficiency economy and alternative energy crops, cultural parades, local art performances, a silk evening gown fashion show, sports competitions, concerts by famous stars and singers, merit making and application of gold leaves to the Buddha statue Luang Phor Thong and Red Cross lucky draws.
If you have at least two free days, you can travel to Sa Kaeo either via Chachoengsao province or on the Nakhon Nayok-Prachin Buri-Kabin Buri-Sa Kaeo route.
On the first day, you can observe training for buffalo and owners to plough and do rice farming at Kasornkasivit School, sip rich coffee there, then visit Sadok Kokthom ancient Khmer sanctuary, enjoy shopping at Rong Klua border market in Aranyaprathet district and come back to the town of Sa Kaeo to visit the cultural fair at night.
On the second day, you can head to Khlong Hat district for an adventurous trip to Phet Pho Thong Cave, Hat Sai Kaeo Cave or Khao Phra Shiva Cave and enjoy delicious local food before returning home.
Call TAT's Nakhon Nayok office on 037-312-282 or 037-312-284 during office hours daily or visit www.tat8.com.
Blooming cotton and sweet tamarind
From tomorrow until Feb 9, the annual ''Blooming Cotton, Sweet Tamarind'' and the Red Cross Fair will be held in the front yard of the provincial hall, Muang district of Loei.
Yupa Parnrawd, director of the TAT's Loei Office, said visitors can make merit by joining the Provincial Red Cross' lucky draws, watch beautiful parades in honour of His Majesty the King, parades about self-sufficiency economy, local culture, traditions, tourism and environment and global warming. Other interesting activities are farm produce contests, the display of One Tambon One Product (Otop) goods and the demonstration of rubber harvesting. There will also be exhibitions by various organisations, sports and singing contests, an exhibition of award-winning photos under the theme of Unseen Loei and entertainment.
Call TAT's local office on 042-812-812, email firstname.lastname@example.org/ or visit www.facebook.com/tatloei or twitter: @tatloei.
Tales of Thon Buri
The Association of Siamese Architects and more than 70 networks will hold the fourth leg of the Three Piers Art Festival, ''Tea Talk-Muslim Stories'', which will be held on Saturday from 8am-5pm at the Princess Mother Memorial Park, Thon Buri.
At 9am, there will be a walking trip, led by Thon Buri culture expert Thiranant Chuangpinitalk, under the theme of ''Sheikh Ahmad Qomi'', the Persian who came to the Kingdom of Ayutthaya and became a top official in Siam. In the afternoon, participants can plant trees at Wat Pichayatikaram and enjoy Muslim music, talk about and taste Thai, Arab, Muslim and Indian delicacies, and join discussions on Muslim settlements in Bangkok. Admission is free. However, the morning excursion is limited to 30 people and registration deadline is today.
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