Saturday, November 5, 2011

Loy Krathong Festival 2011

Loy Krathong Festival in Thailand
Highlight in this winter season for Tour and Travel around Thailand


By the fullmoon of Lunar Thai calendar, in the present time at the winter season which moon light will shine covering the country. The most beautiful time is in the night for the festival.

History of Loy Krathong Festival
The story came from the Sukhothai Kingdom in the north of Thailand by the reign of King Ramkamhang by the Thai we called " Loy Phratheep" . The Loykrothong festival is the biggest festival for the city in the Kingdom.

The most beautiful lady for the Loy Krathong Festival which called " Nang Nopphamat"  or "Queen" from the name of  First consort to King Pra Ruang. The first lady who built the Kathong.
So, the Queen contest will be the one main activities for girls to contest their beauties in the festival to promote for the National contest from here as the first stage.


Why Loy Krathong Festival is Important?

  • Thank to the God of water.
  • Floating the sin out from your life by floating with Krathong.
  • Worship the religion in Buddhist religion 
  • Thai traditional festival in nationwide
  • Entertainment festival center in the last period ,Event for now.
  • Boot local economic to grow from their travellers or tourists.
  • And more reason in different parts of Thailand.








Loy Krathong Festival in nationwide:
Bangkok
8-10 November , 2011 in Bangkok city(Krung Thep Bridge- Krung Thon Bridge along the Chao Phraya river)

Central
8-10 November, 2011 in Ayutthaya at Silapaship Bang Sai Foundation
10 November , 2011 in Samut Songkram Province, at King Rama II, Phumarin Temple Amphawa District
10 November, 2011 in Suphan Buri Province, at pier of Supan buri Province, Muang District


North
8-10 November, 2011 in Sukhothai at Sukhothai Historical Park
8-11 November, 2011 in Chang Klan Rd, Night Barzar, Chiang Mai
8-11 November,2011 in Chiang Mai " Yee Peng Festival"
9-12 November, 2011 in Tak Province at the Main bridge

North - East
9-10 November 20 at Bung See Kan Lake , Khonkaen University, Muang District , Konkhaen Province



Sorth 
1 November 2011 - 28 February 2012 at Public Park of Hat Yai Province in Songkhla Province





Loy Krathong Festival in Tak Province
Picture by TAT ,http://www.loikrathong.net

Krathong which will floating to the river by hand-made from banana leaves and other matherial.
Picture by TAT


"Kom" to float to worship the god or religion"
Picture by


Decorating the sky the best wish to the god and lord buddha.
Picture by DMC.Tv


Kinds of Lloating which made from the paper and candle to flight into sky.
Photo by Kapook: http://hilight.kapook.com/view/30438


Decorate the whole night by the traditional lamps in the park at Loy Krathong Festival.
Photo by: Kapook: http://hilight.kapook.com/view/30438


Loy Krathong Festival in Bangkok City
In bangkok city , the highlight from your hotels to join and participate in the greatest festival in Capital. There are many choices to choose by the River Cruises:

  1. Grand Pearl Cruise
  2. Loy Nava Cruise
  3. Chao Phraya Princess I, II, III
  4. Vanfah CruiseWhite orchid Cruise
This is another way to do the tour by the night at Big Loy Krathong Festival in Bangkok City .
Do not miss to join in Loy Krathong Festival.




Thursday, November 3, 2011

Basic Thai Language

Basic Thai language
Speaking Thai language


Thai language in words or phrases for your converstion is the basic for all travellers to Bangkok city, Thailand.

Hello---------> Sa-was-dee
How are you--------->Khun-saby-dee-mai
Thank you---------->Kob-khun
How much---------->Tao-rai
I love you------------>Chan-rak-khun
I love Thailand---------->Chan-rak-muang tai
Discount, please------> Lod-raka-dai-mai
Expensive--------->Paeng
Cheap--------->Tuk
Sorry---------->Kho-tod
It's O.K.-------->Tok-long
Delicious-------->A-roi
My name---------->Phom-cheu......(your name), Chan-cheu.........(for lady)
Help me-----------> Chauy-dauy

These words or phrase will help you to talk and speak in bacis Thai conversation with the local in bangkok city,Thailand. Especially you have to talk to taxi drivers, tuk tuk drivers and event with your tour guide.

Holpefully this will be useful for all to do in easy way and have a good time in Bangkok city.



Best wish By

The Tour Bangkok Team