The public is invited to help grow trees and build water retention dykes and artificial salt licks for wild animals in Kaeng Krachan National Park, Phetchaburi, on June 12 at 8.30am.
Wild elephants in Kaeng Krachan.
Kaeng Krachan is Thailand's largest national park. Covering 1.8 million rai, it is abundant with natural resources, trees and wildlife. All year round, tourists can visit natural attractions, bird and butterfly watching spots and see the sea of mist there. This forest is also the watershed of the Phetchaburi and Pran Buri rivers, which benefit farming, electricity-generation and tourism.
The saplings to be planted were cultured from seeds of local trees, such as Padauk (pradoo), iron wood(takian) and river spiderwort (yangna), on Dec 5 last year under a project to celebrate His Majesty the King's 85th birthday. The national park will prepare the saplings, however volunteers should bring their own garden tools.
In addition, all are welcomed to help build dykes or artificial salt licks throughout the year. Interested groups can contact the national park for appointments.
Contact Kaeng Krachan National Park on 032-459-293 or the Tourism Authority of Thailand's Phetchaburi Office on 032-471-005/6 or visit facebook: TAT Phetchaburi.
Fruit festival in Si Sa Ket
From June 14 to June 20, the Rambutan, Durian and Famous Fruits of Si Sa Ket 2013 Fair will take place at Si Sa Ket College of Agriculture and Technology, in Muang, Si Sa Ket. Activities will include the sale of fruits by local farmers, exhibitions on rambutan, durian and other farm produce, a som tum contest, animal contests and cultural performances.
Durian and rambutan from Si Sa Ket are of good quality because the soil there is known to have come from inactive volcanoes in the area. The most famous are the rongrian strain of rambutan, which tastes sweet and has crunchy texture as well as the monthong strain of durian, which tastes rich and sweet. The biggest production sources are Ban Sam Tarom in Katharalak district and Ban Sam Khi Lek in Khun Han district.
The sale of durian and rambutan alone generates at least 340 million baht in revenue for Si Sa Ket each year. This province also produces other fruits, such as longan, longkong, mangosteen, santol, guava and corn.
Call the TAT Call Centre on 1672, or contact the TAT's Surin Office on 044-514-447-8 or visit www.tourismthailand.org/surin.
Thai Food Festival in Bangkok
From June 13-16, the Thai Food Festival will be held by the TAT at Zones B and C of Activity Hall, CentralWorld, under the concept of Easy Tasty Street Foods.
Wilaiwan Thawitsri, deputy TAT governor, said the agency has seen the importance and value of Thai food, which is one of the country's symbols and is famous internationally. Ten Thai dishes _ gaeng kieaw wan gai/nua (green curry with chicken/beef), boat noodles, pad sieaw moo, moo thawt, fried rice with crab meat, som tum with fried chicken, moo yang with sticky rice, kanom krok, Thai iced tea and khao nieaw mamuang _ were listed in the world's most delicious 50 dishes on www.CNNgo.com.
At the fair, visitors can try tasty street food from more than 50 stalls, such as Massaman Mae Noi, Nai Uan Yentafo, Khao Kha Moo Chula, Jeh Ngim Dimsum, Moo Khem Moo Wan Pa Thawee, Khao Mun Kai Pratunam, Khao Moo Daeng Nakhon Pathom, Kai Yang Bang Tan, Kieutiew Na Klang, Phadthai Malakor and more.
Also, there will be cooking contests, cultural performances, a show on food by comedian Yong Chernyim, concerts and Meet & Greet with actors Thanin Manoonsilp, Raphipat Eakphankul and Jack Fanchan.
Contact the TAT Call Centre 1672.
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