Maya Bay and Loh Samah Bay in Thailand closed from 1 August to 30 September 2023 for natural restoration and tourist safety
Maya Bay and Loh Samah Bay will be closed from 1st August to 30th September 2023. This measure aims to protect nature and ensure the safety of tourists during the monsoon season from August to September each year.
Thailand is in the monsoon season from August to September every year, during which time the sea is hit by strong waves and storms, making the sea conditions very dangerous.
Both Maya Bay and Loh Samah Bay are closed around this time each year to ensure the safety of tourists while allowing nature to recover during this dangerous monsoon season.
Please note that while Maya Bay and Loh Samah Bay are closed, you can still visit Viking Cave and Pyre Bay within the National Park.
Thai economy in June 2023 to continue recovery
The Bank of Thailand (BOT) announced on Monday, July 31, that Thailand's exports are declining, while the tourism sector is expanding due to an increase in foreign tourists, so the Thai economy in June 2023 will continue to recover.
The BOT said tourism is expected to be the driving force behind the economic improvement as Thailand's exports are not expected to improve until the end of the year.
The BOT expects Thailand's economy to grow by 3.6% in 2023 and 3.8% in 2024, driven by tourism. Economic growth in 2022 was 2.6%.
The BOT forecasts 29 million foreign tourists in 2023 and 35.5 million in 2024. However, with nearly 40 million foreign tourists visiting Thailand in 2019 before the pandemic, that level has not yet to be reached.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand Announces August 2023 Events in Thailand
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced the events in Thailand in August 2023 on their official website.
Many more events are featured in Announced Events, including:
・the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2023
・Phetchaburi Creative City of Gastronomy
・Amazing Muay Thai Experience
・Amazing Thai Taste@Udon
・a number of marathons and runs
・two Buddhist holidays
– Asanha Bucha Day on 1 August
– Khao Phansa or Buddhist Lent Day on 2 August.
For more information, please refer to the TAT official website.
The 41st Thailand Tourism Festival 2023 will be held at QSNCC from 2nd to 6th August
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will host the 41st Thailand Tourism Festival (TTF 2023) from 2 to 6 August 2023 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) in Bangkok. announced.
TTF 2023 will center around the theme of 'Inno-Cultural for Sustainable Tourism', which combines innovative technology, rich cultural experiences and a focus on sustainability in the tourism industry.
Divided into nine zones, TTF2023 will introduce a wide range of tourism products and services from each region of Thailand. Each zone offers unique highlights and attractions that expose visitors to Thailand's diversity.
The nine zones are as follows.
Zone 1 – Amazing Thailand
Zone 2 – Eastern Village
Zone 3 – Central Village
Zone 4 – Northern Village
Zone 5 – Southern Village
Zone 6 – Northeastern Village
Zone 7 – Thai Tourism Alliances
Zone 8 – Main Stage
Zone 9 – TAT Net Zero
There will be a main stage for cultural and musical performances.
Event name: 41st Thailand Tourism Festival (TTF 2023)
Date: August 2nd to August 6th, 2023
Venue: Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, LG Hall 5-8F
Admission fee: Free
For more information: TAT Web Site or TAT Contact Center (Phone: 1672)
Celebrate Thai Women's Day
August 1, 2023 is Thai Women's Day. Thai Women's Day was instituted in July 2003 to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. The celebration was initiated by the Ministry of Interior, the National Council of Women of Thailand, and various women’s groups from all over the country. Since then, August 1st of each year has been designated as Thai Women's Day, a day of celebration to celebrate the Queen's birthday.
Although Thai Women's Day is an official event, it is not a public holiday unless it falls on a weekend. Meanwhile, Thai Women's Day events and activities will be organized by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, the Department of Women’s Affairs and Family Development, and the National Council of Women of Thailand under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Suthida.