Lanterns to illuminate Sukhothai and Tak

Lanterns to illuminate Sukhothai and Tak

Lanterns to illuminate Sukhothai and Tak
Loy Krathong Festival. Sukhothai Historical Park

Until Nov 27, the iconic Sukhothai Light & Sound Show is turning Wat Mahathat in Sukhothai Historical Park into a magical portal that takes visitors to the reign of King Ramkhamhaeng when krathong were made as a symbol of devotion to the Goddess of Water, as part of the Loy Krathong and Candle Festival 2023.

This show combines historical and artistic elements to showcase the splendour of the Sukhothai kingdom with a great war elephant parade, fireworks and ancient Thai-style lanterns. While strolling about, visitors can take in the nostalgic atmosphere and see a beautiful parade, a retro market, beauty pageants and a krathong competition.

In Tak, the Ping River is illuminated with the release of 1,000 krathong sai made of coconut shells containing a lit candle and flowers. Visitors can also attend a midnight alms giving ceremony and traditional ritual to ward off bad luck before seeing the "Krathong Sai" exhibition, a retro market and an outdoor cinema.

Call the TAT Contact Centre 1672.

Dusit Hua Hin offers family holiday package

Ideal for those seeking for a place to relax, Dusit Thani Hua Hin is offering the "Beach Holiday With Family Dinner" package with prices starting from 4,190 baht. Visitors can stay overnight in a newly refurbished room, while members will receive 10% additional savings on accommodation and 15% discount on a la carte treatments at Devarana Wellness.

It also includes complimentary family set dinner and daily buffet breakfast for two adults and one child below 12 years old, complimentary extra bed for a child below 12 years old, and kids and wellness activities throughout the stay.



The 2023 Sapporo White Illumination. Sapporo Travel

Winter lights warm up Sapporo

In Japan, the 2023 Sapporo White Illumination event will run until March 14 to light up various prominent locations throughout the capital of Hokkaido Prefecture.

Started in 1981, the event showcases a variety of innovative lighting installations in different designs and sizes to illuminate Odori Park, while shimmering lights are strung along Ekimae-dori and Minami 1-jo dori Avenue to evoke a joyful atmosphere throughout the winter months. On the other side, the German Christmas Market is a charming spot for a stroll and some after-hours shopping, and the former Hokkaido Government Office Building, which stands in Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza (Akapla), is illuminated to showcase its distinctive American neo-Baroque architectural design from the late 19th century.

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Thailand Winter Festival.

Winter Festival offers night tours at historical sites

The Fine Arts Department is participating in the Thailand Winter Festival until January with colourful lighting displays which enable visitors to enjoy night tours at a variety of well-known historical sites and museums, such as Phimai Historical Park in Nakhon Ratchasima, Wiang Kum Kam Archaeological Site in Chiang Mai, and Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park in Kamphaeng Phet.

In Ayutthaya, the "Tonight... At Wat Chairatthanaram" event is held every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, in which visitors can dress in exquisite period costumes and envision themselves travelling back in time to the heyday of the Ayutthaya monarchy.

Until the end of December, the ancient temple will be lit up with lighting displays and its grounds turned into an entertainment venue featuring seminars, handicraft demonstrations, cultural performances and a photo contest from 6-8pm.

Not far from the historic temple, Chao Sam Phraya National Museum will stay open after hours on weekends and public holidays until 6.30pm to let guests spend more time exploring the "Ayutthaya Gold Treasure" exhibition, which features over 2,000 gold artefacts and cutting-edge multimedia technology.

For further details, visit the Fine Arts Department page on Facebook.

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