Loei gears up for Phi Ta Khon Festival
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Loei gears up for Phi Ta Khon Festival

Phi Ta Khon.
Phi Ta Khon.

The town of Dan Sai in Loei will host the annual Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival from July 7-9. Influenced by a Buddhist folktale, the celebration will transport worshippers back in time to when Prince Vessandorn, one of Buddha's past lives, returned to the palace after meditation. People came out to greet him at the entrance as spirits had accompanied him from the forest to the city.

On the first day, the Phra Upakhut procession will head from Wat Phon Chai to the Mun River to collect white stones from the riverbed and villagers will participate in an alms-giving ceremony.

The official opening and firing of bamboo rockets will take place on the second day as folks wear colourful ghost masks to participate in a grand procession that will march from the Dan Sai District Office to Wat Phon Chai. On the last day, villagers will gather at Wat Phon Chai and listen to 13 consecutive Buddhist sermons.

Call 044-213-666 or visit facebook.com/tatnakhonratchasima.

Dok Krachiao.

Best time to visit Sai Thong National Park

As forests in the northeastern town of Chaiyaphum are covered in a sea of mist, now until August is the best time to see dok krachiao (Siam tulips) blooming and welcoming visitors to Sai Thong National Park.

A 4km trail winds through 1,000 rai of grassland with a carpet of Siam tulips, which thrive in dry dipterocarp forests and pasturelands where they absorb moisture from the fog. There are more than 30 hues of Siam tulip here.

Pha Ham Hod is a great vantage point to take in stunning views of green alpine terrain in tambons Phraya Lae and Wichian Buri. After that, meandering paths take visitors to breathtaking cycad forests, where Siam tulips grow amidst ferns, bamboo grass and Indian head ginger.

Call 089-282-3437 or visit facebook.com/saithongofficial.

Centara Grand offers limited-time deal

Centara Grand at CentralWorld is offering the Vibrant Escape Package in which guests can make reservations via Facebook Messenger by June 30 for a stays that end on July 31.

Guests can choose between two exceptional accommodation options: Superior Upgrade to Deluxe Room at 8,400 baht++ per night, and a Club Suite One Bedroom at 15,800 baht++ per night.

The Superior Upgrade to Deluxe Room includes daily breakfast for two at Ventisi Restaurant, while guests staying in the Club Suite One Bedroom can enjoy daily breakfast for two at either Ventisi Restaurant or the exclusive Club Lounge on the 51st floor.

The package also offers a rejuvenating 60-minute spa treatment for two, two Champagne cocktails at the Cru Champagne Bar, and 2 Feet of Tapas with two desserts at Uno Mas Restaurant, along with full Club Benefits to enhance the holiday experience.

Visit m.me/centara.cgcw.

'Hong Kong Disneyland 10K Weekend 2024'.

Book a Hong Kong Disneyland running package

Until June 30, KTC World Travel Service is offering Disney-themed running packages for fans to experience the "Hong Kong Disneyland 10K Weekend 2024", which is scheduled to take place between Nov 2-3.

Starting at 7,990 baht for children and 8,790 baht for adults, participants can book 3km, 5km or 10km distances. Duffy & Friends 3K, Frozen Explorers 3K, Pixar Pals 5K and Marvel Super Heroes 10K are among the options.

The package includes a Disney-themed running shirt with the runner's identification number, an exercise wristband, a medal upon crossing the finish line, a one-day theme park admission ticket and one night of accommodation.

KTC credit card holders can redeem a 1,500 baht discount with 9,999 KTC Forever points and enjoy a 0% interest payment service for six months.

Call 02-123-5050 or visit ktc.co.th/ktcworld.

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