Monday, January 22, 2018

38th Thailand Tourism Festival


The 38th Thailand Tourism Festival was held from 17 to 21 January 2018 at Lumpini Park in Bangkok, showcasing amazing attractions and fascinating culture from all corners of the Kingdom.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invited local and international tourists to discover the Kingdom’s amazing attractions at the Thailand Tourism Festival 2018 (TTF 2018), to be held in Bangkok’s Lumpini Park from 17 to 21 January. - courtesy of Sabai Thailand Magazine.
  
Zone 1: Follow in the King's Footsteps - art of science of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Zone 2: Domestic Travel Products and information

Zone 3: Discover Thainess in 5 regions

- Northern Village with King Bhumiblol Adulyadej's 'Sufficiency Economy Philosophy', information about local hill tribes and Doi Tung Coffee Shops  

- North Eastern Village sharing with us a refreshed image

- Central Village with a temple fair, traditional Thai house and Thai handicraft workshops

- Southern Thai Village with beaches, local communities, preservation of old towns and a blossoming food culture

-       The Eastern Village with a 'Shades of Eastern Theme'

The cultural processions began at 5pm each day - but music was played all day in each region.

Zone 4: Unique Culinary Delights Zone - offering food from Bangkok's 50 districts and Thailand's 5 regions, cooking demonstrations and much more to taste.

Zone 5: Main stage Zone - where the opening ceremony was and performances

Zone 6: TAT studio - sharing with us the work by the TAT

Zone 7: Outdoor Fest Zone - adventure tourism  

Zone 8: TAT Lab - products and activities for seniors

Zone 9: CSR -'Trash to Treasure' - to raise ecological awareness

Zone 10: Pracharath Zone - collaboration with companies.

Stay with us at Cape House - https://www.capehouse.com - only 10 minutes away from them (5 minutes if you run!).


      

Friday, January 19, 2018

Bangkok - what to do, eat, visit and stay



Cape+Kantary is a magazine that you will find in all the #CapeandKantary Properties.

In every edition there is an ‘Insider Guide’ – what to do, where to eat, what to visit and where to stay.

In this magazine - https://www.capekantaryhotels.com/ckmagazine/Issue17/index.html  (Pages 78-81) our writers visited Bangkok and stayed at Cape House Hotel

Do
-  Visit hole-in-the-wall ‘Adhere 13th Blues Bar’ -https://www.facebook.com/adhere13thbluesbar - on the Samsen Road -  https://goo.gl/maps/9xspoC5j4mn - with a mix of local and international performers - try the barbeque outside


Eat
-  Have a Japanese style curry at Camp Curry - https://www.facebook.com/campcurry    - at Siam Paragon - https://goo.gl/maps/6BCdwdKbeQB2 - try the BBQ curry

Visit
-  Does visiting a special market but without all the sweat interest you? Then visit JJ Green - https://jjgreen.org - a relatively new market in some air-conditioning - adjacent to the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market - https://goo.gl/maps/cDRrwEPz9X52 - with over 15,00 stalls 




Stay
-  #CapeHouseHotel - http://www.capehouse.com - in #Bangkok - you will not be short of things to do in or near to the hotel.




     

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Rayong - flute-playing prince, mermaid and a female giant



Cape+Kantary is a magazine that you will find in all the Cape and Kantary Properties. In every edition, there is always an article that we like to share.




 In this edition - http://www.capekantaryhotels.com/ckmagazine/Issue13/index.html  - (Pages 40 - 43) one writer visited Rayong, stayed with us at Kantary Bay Rayong - and visited the Ocean Butterfly Giant Shrine only two hundred metres away from us.
There was a Thai poet called Sunthorn Phu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunthorn_Phu) - often referred to as the ‘Shakespeare of Siam’ and he lived a life as captivating and fantastical as the stories he wrote. In Koh Samet there are statues of a flute-playing prince, a mermaid and a female giant (http://www.thaizer.com/tourist-attractions/why-are-there-statues-of-giants-mermaids-and-pipers-on-ko-samet/) who are all characters in the famous Thai poem Phra Aphai Mani - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phra_Aphai_Mani.
 A tale full of battles, betrayals and magical transformations….
Visit Rayong to see all the statues and stay with us at Kantary Bay - https://www.kantarycollection.com/kantarybay-rayong/#