Light and sound show in Lop Buri celebrates King Narai

Light and sound show in Lop Buri celebrates King Narai

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Light and sound show in Lop Buri celebrates King Narai

At night, Phra Narai Ratchaniwet comes to life with a spectacular light and sound show and a variety of cultural performances as the "Land Of King Narai The Great Festival 2024" runs until Sunday.

Organised by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), visitors may dress in exquisite classic Thai costumes and explore the royal palace, travelling back in time to when the ancient town of Lop Buri province served as the Ayutthaya kingdom's second capital.

To celebrate the beauty of Thai culture, the ground is turned into a vintage market, where local villagers show their skills in making various traditional Thai dishes and desserts, garlands and other Thai-style handicrafts.

From 8pm, the reception hall doubles as a major entertainment venue, where the "King Narai, The Great Of The Land" light and sound show depicts the history of Lop Buri. The garden is trimmed with multicolour lightings and a cultural plaza features cultural dance performances and monkey drama to reflect the way of local life, while the hourly change of guards takes place at the palace's Phayakkha Gate.

Visit the KingnaraiLopburi and TAT's Lopburi Office pages on Facebook.

Pattaya skies to get colourful for kite festival

From Feb 22-26, Pattaya beach and Central Pattaya will be transformed into a playground for people of all ages to enjoy the "Pattaya International Kite On The Beach 2024" festival. It's a collaboration between Central Pattaya and Thaitan Kite Team Thailand.

Throughout the day, the blue sky over the town will be brightened by more than 100 inflatable kites in different designs as well as a parade of enormous kites and LED-adorned kites from more than 10 countries, including Germany, Colombia, France, Italy, Australia and Thailand.

In addition, visitors can seek souvenirs at Kite's Market and Central Life X members are invited to participate in free kite-painting workshops.

Visit facebook.com/CentralPattayaBeach.

Enjoy an ice festival near Sapporo

Shikotsu-Toya National Park is organising the Chitose and Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival until Feb 25. Situated a 40-minute drive from Sapporo, clear waters from Lake Shikotsu are utilised to create ice sculptures in various designs.

Young visitors can enjoy horseback excursions to explore the wintry woodland and the lake will transform into a sizeable skating rink where both amateur and expert skaters congregate to showcase their talents and glide about. On Saturdays and Sundays at 6.30pm, a vibrant firework display will light up the night sky.

In addition to enjoying seafood feasts and shopping for souvenirs, visitors can take a body-waxing dip in the neighbouring hot springs.

Visit sapporo.travel.

Discounts available for Rosewood Villa Magna, Madrid

Ideal for travellers spending holidays in Madrid, Rosewood Villa Magna is offering the Suite Sojourn package from now until Dec 31. Guests will receive a 20% discount when booking a two-night stay in luxurious accommodation starting from a Junior Suite.

The package includes full a la carte breakfast at Las Brasas de Castellana Restaurant, special welcome amenities, complimentary round-trip transfers for House bookings, a chilled bottle of Champagne on arrival for House bookings, complimentary use of the Hydrotherapy Area and the Relaxation Room at Sense, A Rosewood Spa and 24-hour Fitness Studio access.

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