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- January,2023(part5) -
25 Jan, 2023
A free shuttle bus runs between Hua Lamphong Station and Bang Sue Central Station.
Until now, the main station in Bangkok was Hua Lamphong Station, but with Bang Sue Central Station becoming the main station, a total of 52 trains (limited express, express, and rapid) that used to arrive and depart from Hua Lamphong Station was relocated to Bang Sue Central Station from January 19th.

In conjunction with the relocation, from 19 January, a free shuttle bus operates between two terminal stations in Bangkok: Hua Lamphong Station (Krung Thep Station) and Bang Sue Central Station (Krung Thep Apiwat Central Station).

Hours of operation are 4:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on January 19). The service runs once every 30 minutes or according to the arrival of the train.

The free shuttle buses are low-floor NGV air-conditioned buses fueled by natural gas.







24 Jan, 2023
Public Opinion Survey by Ministry of Culture, Thai Children Want to Become Teacher
On January 14, the Ministry of Culture of Thailand and Suwandusit University jointly conducted a public opinion survey on children on Children's Day, which found that 14.9% of Thai children ranked 'teacher' as the most desired occupation in the future.

The results of the poll on the occupations that people want to have in the future are as follows.
1. “Teacher” 14.9%
2. “Doctors, nurses” 12.3%
3. “Businessman, merchant” 11.5%
4. “Soldier, Policeman” 11.2%
5. “YouTuber” 9.6%

In addition, various other surveys were conducted, and some of the results are as follows.

Events to be held on Children's Day
1. “Play games and win prizes” 52.96%
2. “Drawing and painting” 39.63%
3. “Problem-solving competition” 38.42%

The most wanted gift for Children's Day this year
1. "Money/scholarship" 31.00%
2. “Toys/Dolls” 25.21%
3. “Sweets/food” 15.15%
23 Jan, 2023
Thai VietJet will launch direct flights between Chiang Mai and Osaka
Low-cost carrier Thai VietJet, a Bangkok-based airline, will begin direct flights between Chiang Mai, Thailand (Chiang Mai International Airport) and Osaka, Japan (Kansai International Airport) on February 17, 2023.

1 flight per day, 3 flights per week. The aircraft used is Airbus A321-200. Economy class 208 seats.

The flight schedule is as follows.
Osaka (Kansai International Airport) ⇔ Chiang Mai (Chiang Mai International Airport)
VZ823 KIX 08:30 CNX 13:05 Wed/Fri/Sun
VZ822 CNX 23:00 KIX 06:00 (+1) Tue/Thu/Sat

This Thai VietJet flight will be the first direct flight between Chiang Mai and Kansai International Airport.

Thai Vietjet is currently running a promotion for tickets between Chiang Mai and Osaka.

The outline of the promotion is as follows.
Reservation period: January 17 - January 28, 2023
Applicable travel period: February 16 to October 27, 2023
Price: From 3,799 baht one way (including tax and fees)

Chiang Mai is Thailand's second largest city, located about 720 kilometers north of Bangkok, and is a beautiful ancient city also known as the "Rose of the North." Why not take this opportunity to plan a trip from Osaka to Chiang Mai?

For more information, please refer to Thai VietJet official website.







22 Jan, 2023
Happy Chinese New Year 2023
Happy Lunar New Year, January 22nd, 2023
I wish you all a happy new year in 2023.

I hope that many tourists who love Thailand from all over the world will visit Thailand in 2023 and enjoy our beloved Thailand to their heart's content.
21 Jan, 2023
2023 Lunar New Year Events Across Thailand
Chinese New Year 2023 is January 22nd. On and around this day, events are held all over Thailand to celebrate the Lunar New Year, including the northern, southern, central, eastern and northeastern parts of Thailand.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) wants tourists to experience the wonderful culture of Thailand through various Lunar New Year events held throughout Thailand.

Below are the events for the Lunar New Year.

2023 Lunar New Year Events Across Thailand

Chinese New Year 2023 is January 22nd. On and around this day, events are held all over Thailand to celebrate the Lunar New Year, including the northern, southern, central, eastern and northeastern parts of Thailand.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) wants tourists to experience the wonderful culture of Thailand through various Lunar New Year events held throughout Thailand.

Below are the events for the Lunar New Year.

Bangkok and Central Region

● Event name:Chinatown Chinese New Year 2023
14 January-15 February, 2023, 18.00-24.00 Hrs., Odeon Circle, Yaowarat Road, Bangkok
Highlights: A range of activities including cultural performances, an exhibition on Chinese New Year in Thailand and Thai-Chinese relations, Chinese art demonstrations, including calligraphy and paper cutting. Throughout the one month, the event avenue will be beautifully decorated with light decorations under the theme of “Prosperity, Prosperity, Good Luck, Year of the Rabbit,” comprising an illuminated tunnel arch, lamps, and street lamps along a 200-metre distance.

● Event name:Ratchaburi Chinatown Fair 2023
19-23 January, 2023, Pracha Phatthana Dam, Mueang District, Ratchaburi
Highlights: Chinatown water curtain light-and-sound show, lion and dragon dances, cultural performances, parades, contemporary shows and artist performances, light decorations and lantern displays, cooking demonstration of traditional Chinese New Year food to bring luck and good fortune, and art demonstrations, including Chinese astrology, paper cutting and lantern making.

● Event name:Samut Sakhon Chinese New Year 2023
19-23 January, 2023, the 60th Maharaja Park and Samut Sakhon City Pillar Shrine
Highlights: Cultural parades, consumer fair, sales of local food and Chinese New Year food to bring luck and good fortune, and various activities.

● Event name:Paknam City Lantern Festival 2023
20 January-19 February, 2023, Thamkatanyu Foundation (Sian Lo Tai Tien Kong), Bang Pu Subdistrict, Mueang District, Samut Prakan
Highlights: Grand lantern display of over 5,000 lanterns from Taiwan including cartoon lanterns, fantasy lanterns, god lanterns, and a fireworks display. Exhibitions of the 5 gods skillfully carved from stone and a gigantic pair of lions carved from green jade. Various performances, including lion dances, puppet shows, and lantern drawing competition.

● Event name:Suphan Buri Chinese New Year 2023
21-31 January, 2023, Dragon Descendants Museum, Mueang District, Suphan Buri
Highlights: Performances by Suphan Buri youth performers, dragon descendants’ performances – lion dance, war drums performance, nine dragons dance, kung fu and other Chinese martial art performances, Chinese opera masks change, traditional Chinese dance, and concerts by famous Thai artists and celebrities. Throughout the event’s duration, the City Pillar Shrine, the Dragon Descendants Museum, the Celestial Dragon Village, and the Buddhism Memorial Park will be beautifully decorated with light decorations.

● Event name:Pak Nam Pho Chinese New Year 2023
15-26 January, 2023, Chao Phraya River, Mueang District, Nakhon Sawan
Highlights: 12 days and 12 nights of celebrations with various auspicious activities, including paying homage to the highly-revered Chao Pho and Chao Mae Pak Nam Pho at the northern and southern shrines and making merit. Plus performances by artists and singers, photo check-in social media activity, sales of traditional Chinese New Year food to bring luck and good fortune, and Chinese opera performance.

Northern Region

● Event name:Chiang Mai Chinatown Festival 2023
22 January, 2023, Lao Zhou Alley, Wichayanon Road-Chiang Mai Road (around Warorot Market)
Highlights: Dragon and lion performances, photo booths, sales of local and Chinese New Year food to bring luck and good fortune, and contests.

Eastern Region

● Event name:Pattaya Chinese New Year Festival 2023
20-22 January, 2023, Central Pattaya Activity Lawn, Lan Pho Public Park, Na Kluea and Walking Street, Pattaya, Chon Buri
Highlights: Thai-Chinese cultural performances, lion and dragon dance performances, concerts by famous artists, and exhibition on the history of the Chinese New Year festival.

Northeastern Region

● Event name:Udon Thani Chinese New Year Festival 2023
18-21 January, 2023, Grandfather-Grandmother Shrine, Mueang District, Udon Thani
Highlights: Chinese art and cultural activities by Udon Thani’s distinguished Chinese descendant clubs and families, including lion dance, golden dragon dance, red lantern decorations, Chinese music performances, Chinese calligraphy, and sales of traditional Chinese New Year food to bring luck and good fortune.

● Event name:Korat Chinese New Year Festival 2023
21-24 January, 2023, Thao Suranaree Monument and Chomphon Road, Mueang District, Nakhon Ratchasima
Highlights: Procession of gods from shrines across Korat city, folk song performances, contemporary Chinese art and cultural performances, and sales of food from well-known local restaurants.

● Event name:Mukdahan Indochina Fest 2023
19-22 January, 2023, Old Town Quarter, Mueang District, Mukdahan
Highlights: Contemporary cultural performances, Baslop dance, Vietnamese Ao Dai and Chinese Qipao fashion show, Indochina Kids Contest, Chinese calligraphy writing show, sales of local food including Vietnamese food. Plus an art gallery and exhibition of Mukdahan artists. The event’s area will be beautifully decorated with light decorations.

Southern Region

● Event name:Hat Yai Chinese New Year Festival 2023
21-24 January, 2023, Niphat Uthit 2-3 Road, Hat Yai District, Songkhla
Highlights: Brightly decorated venue with lantern arches and walking streets that make a perfect backdrop for golden dragon and lion dance performances by famous troupes from Yala, Chinese cultural shows, and performances by famous Thai artist COCKTAIL. Plus, a special concert by Asian songwriter Frances Yip that will be live streaming to audiences around the world.

● Event name:Chinese New Year Festival 2023 in Phuket Town
27-29 January, 2023, Queen Sirikit Park, Thalang Road, Phuket
Highlights: Various performances and plays, food stalls, academic lectures on the architecture and preservation of Phuket Old Town, and Sino-Portuguese Architecture Animation Projection, and sales of local and traditional food.

● Event name:Phuket Lantern Festival 2023
15 January-5 February, 2023, Limelight Avenue, Phuket
Highlights: Guzheng performances, Chinese fan dances, lion dances, and lantern decoration of local houses.

● Event name:Trang Chinese New Year Festival 2023
20-22 January, 2023, Trang City Municipality Office
Highlights: Lion dance show by local students, and various other performances, as well as a consumer fair.







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