Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi Leh, Krabi Province reopened from October 1, 2023 to July 30, 2024
Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh Island in Krabi Province, the beautiful bay that was the setting for "The Beach,'' is closed for two months every year for natural restoration. The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Protection of Thailand has announced that Maya Bay has reopened to tourists from October 1, 2023 to July 30, 2024.
All visitors to Maya Bay are required to follow national park regulations, including no swimming in designated areas, no collecting marine life, and only using reef-safe sunscreen.
A Japanese-made steam locomotive will operate between Bangkok and Ayutthaya on October 23, 2023, the Chulalongkorn Memorial Day.
The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) will operate a sightseeing train using a steam locomotive between Bangkok and central Ayutthaya on Monday, October 23, 2023, a public holiday to commemorate Chulalongkorn Memorial Day. The locomotives used are Japanese-made Pacific 824 and Pacific 850.
Scheduled to depart from Bangkok (Hua Lampong) Station at 8:10 a.m., arrive at Ayutthaya Station at 10:20 a.m., depart from Ayutthaya Station at 4:40 p.m., and arrive at Bangkok Station at 6:50 p.m. Round trip fare is 329 baht for 3rd class, 799 baht for air-conditioned vehicle.
"Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2023" will be held on November 24th (Friday) and 25th (Saturday)
The Pattaya International Fireworks Festival is held on Pattaya Beach on the last Friday and Saturday of November every year, and this year, the Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2023 will be held on November 24th (Friday) and 25th (Saturday) at Pattaya Beach.
In a typical year, more than 400,000 people participate in the event and generate more than 2 billion baht in revenue, which will be distributed to Pattaya City and Chonburi Province. It is expected that more tourists will visit this event in 2023.
Phang Nga new airport aimed at promoting tourism in the Andaman Sea
As part of the government's urgent policy to promote tourism along the Andaman coast and to increase revenue from tourism activities, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and his entourage traveled to Phuket and Phang Nga to follow up on transportation infrastructure development projects.
Three airport development and construction projects are underway along the Andaman coast: Phase 2 of the Phuket International Airport Development Plan, the development of Krabi International Airport, and the construction of Phang Nga Airport (also known as Andaman International Airport).
According to the Airports Authority of Thailand (AOT), the purpose of constructing the Andaman International Airport in Khok Kloi District of Takua Thung District, Phang Nga Province is to promote tourism and turn the province along the Andaman coast into a hub for air transportation. Construction is expected to take seven years to complete, with three years for research and development and four years for construction. It is estimated that when the airport is completed and opened in 2031, the number of tourists visiting the Andaman region will increase by at least 15 million people annually.
The Prime Minister emphasized the need to continue developing Phuket as one of the world's leading tourist destinations.
Great Wall Motors launches SUV “GWM Tank 300HEV” in Thailand
On September 28, 2023, Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors (GWM) released the new SUV (sports utility vehicle) "GWM Tank 300HEV'' in Thailand.
The selling price is 1,649,000 to 1,799,000 baht.