A sunflower paradise.

The Sunflower Festival around the provinces of Lop Buri and Saraburi has become a firm fixture on the tourism calendar in recent years.

This year, visitors can enjoy the yellow flowers from November 1 to January 31. The amazing sea of bright sunflowers cheers up even the heaviest heart.

Visit sunflower farms and learn more about the flowers and try sunflower honey and its tasty seeds. |Call TAT Lop Buri Office at +66 (0) 3677  0096-7.

Over the hills …
The winter is coming and many people will be planning to chill out in the beautiful North. To help them make the most of their journeys, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has reissued “70 Royal Paths”, a complete guide to the royal projects across Lampang, Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Song.

It’s available now for download at Facebook.com/ 70waysofking.

… and far away

Poinsettia Plants.

The Poinsettia Phu Ruea Festival will take place at Phu Ruea National Park in Loei from November 1 until January 31.

Grown commercially over a vast area making a glorious scarlet carpet, the poinsettia plants plus the cool weather attract visitors and photographers from all over the country to the sleepy town of Loei.

Other attractions include evening lantern displays and classical musical performances. Call TAT  Loei Office at +66 (0) 4281 2812, +66 (0) 4281 1405 or e-mail:tatloei@tat.or.th.

Running for a cause

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Everyone’s a winner !

The Chiang Mai Marathon 2016 has now been confirmed for Sunday, December 18.

The annual race will have the runners making their way around the moats and the old town of Chiang Mai where heritage temples and pagodas provide plenty to look at.

The Chiang Mai Marathon draws more than 10,000 participants to the former Lanna capital every year, many of them staying on for a winter break.

For more information, visit www.ChiangMaiMarathon.com.

At a time when we are being told what is NOT on, it’s good to know that not everything has been cancelled or postponed.


(With grateful thanks to the Nation, Thailand.)

By Juninho