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On New Year’s Eve, fireworks will enchant Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River neighborhood


The Amazing Thailand Countdown 2023 will take place on December 31 at the Icon Siam River Park shopping mall in Bangkok, which is the city’s largest. The venue for the event is going to be the ICON SIAM. The phrase “Take over the globe for Thailand” will be used as the event’s tagline. There will be seven different fireworks displays, and some of them will be called “The Joy of Siam,” “Enchanting Land,” “Eternal Prosperity,” “Heroic Spirit,” “Sharing Possibilities,” and “Beautiful Harmony.” These are just some of the names of the displays. In conjunction with the fireworks show, ICON SIAM has organized a photo contest with the theme “Amazing Shot of Happiness.” The monetary prizes add up to more than 200,000 Thai Baht in total. Mark Tuan, a member of the South Korean boy band GOT7, is scheduled to perform at the event alongside other well-known Thai and international musicians. All of the fireworks displays will be shown live on a number of different television networks and online platforms, including the Facebook page for the ICON SIAM convention. ICON SIAM is in charge of organizing the event, and they have received assistance from a number of organizations from both the public and private sectors. During the final moments of the countdown, fireworks will be let off in the vicinity of the Chao Phraya River in the nation’s capital. Supoj Chaiwatsirikul, the managing director of ICON SIAM, encouraged everyone to celebrate the New Year festival on the beautiful Chao Phraya river. “I want to urge everyone to spend the New Year festival on the lovely Chao Phraya river,” he said. Our friends and family are going to have a great time at the New Year’s party that we are throwing for them. Thailand is home to some of the world’s most spectacular fireworks displays, and there are opportunities to see them all over the country. Pattaya played host to the annual Pattaya International Fireworks Festival on November 25 and 26, 2022. The festival was held in Pattaya. Central Pattaya Beach was illuminated by the fireworks, and those who were nearby at Phra Tamnak Mountain Viewpoint and Bali Hai Pier were able to see them as well.

The fireworks that were displayed at the party came from Malaysia, Canada, the Philippines, Belgium, and Canada, and they were some of the most exquisite fireworks that I have ever seen. The forecast called for more than 100,000 people to attend the festival, and they did not disappoint. Photos showed that a lot of people were sitting on their towels on Pattaya Beach while they waited for the fireworks show to start so they could watch it. The fireworks display that takes place in Pattaya is famous all over the world. This event which took place in March was reportedly recognized by the International Festival and Event Association of Asia as being among the continent’s “largest marine tourist events.” During the celebration known as “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2023,” which is taking place in Bangkok, tourists will have one more chance to view Thailand’s illuminated night sky. Fireworks enthusiasts in Bangkok won’t want to miss anything that happens on New Year’s Eve because it will be an unforgettable experience.

Tourists gather to Koh Samui’s renowned market


According to the vice president of the Tourism Council of Thailand, papaya salad (Somtam), grilled chicken, and pad Thai are among the most popular dishes among tourists at The Wharf Samui. The market is open every Wednesday and Friday, beginning in the late afternoon and lasting far into the night. According to Vice President of the Tourism Council Wiwat Chuenban, the bulk of vendors are locals selling regional delicacies and goods. The Wharf Samui is one of the busiest and most well-known street markets on the island, according to Wiwat. In addition to supporting Thai cuisine as a type of soft power, we have aided in the growth of local tourism. The marketplace can be found within the Bo Phut subdistrict. According to a study that was released yesterday, the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Tao, and Koh Pha Ngan received a total of 2.3 million tourists in the last ten months, as indicated by the director of the office for the islands that is administered by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). This has generated more than forty billion Thai baht in revenue. The number of visitors to the islands off the coast of Surat Thani is predicted to climb by sixty percent compared to the year’s middle.

In recent years, tourists have been frequenting a variety of Samui markets, not just the Wharf Samui. The Phuket Walking Street Sunday Market, also known as “Laad Yai,” has been attracting a considerable number of people as of late. Similar to Koh Samui, Phuket is once again experiencing an upsurge in the number of tourists. Between the 1st of May and the 27th of November, 934,164 travelers visited Phuket. There are 914,746 tourists that are not from Thailand, however, there are only 19,418 Thai tourists. A minimum of 20,000 individuals visited Koh Larn island off the coast of Pattaya on a single weekend during the previous month. The crush of tourists, both young and old, rapidly made their way to Ta Waen Beach after arriving on the island. On November 6, Phang Nga tourist officials handed a gift to a Slovak woman who was the destination’s one-millionth international visitor. Now, the province of Phang Nga has set an annual goal of accommodating up to 10 million tourists. As of October 26th, the number of international tourists visiting Thailand had already surpassed 7 million. Visitors from all over the world are coming to a popular market in Koh Samui because of the delicious food.

TAT introduces a high-end vacation package to Thailand for wealthy South Korean travelers


The Amazing New Chapters: Discover Luxperience in Thailand vacation package was made available by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in an effort to draw affluent South Korean tourists. The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Visit Thailand Year 2022–23: Amazing New Chapters campaign includes a sub-campaign called Discover Luxperience. This advertisement features, among other things, five-star hotels, posh rooftop bars, Michelin-starred restaurants, cruises, rentals of high-end cars, private yachts, and helicopters. The director of the TAT Office in Seoul, Jiranee Poonnayom, is quoted by the author as saying, “This new program is meant to attract affluent and luxury visitors from South Korea who are interested in experiencing Thailand’s innovative and luxury tourism products in main and secondary areas.” ” The target market for this initiative is South Korean tourists who are eager to experience Thailand’s newest and most luxurious tourism offerings.”

Among South Korean tourists’ favorite Thai destinations are Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai. The TAT office in Seoul also encourages visitors to visit Samui, Krabi, Hua Hin, and Chiang Rai. This deal includes business class travel on Asiana Airlines to Bangkok and lodging at the five-star Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, which runs about 12,000 baht per night typically. The Thailand Tourism Authority (TAT) intends to target high-end travelers, those who are considering an extended stay, honeymooners, married couples, young families, and millennials through an advertising campaign.

Between January and November 2022, 390,000 South Koreans moved to Thailand. By the end of the year, the TAT forecasts that the number will top 500,000. More than 1,3 million South Korean tourists, or 70% of the total 1,88 million South Korean visitors to Thailand in 2019, are expected to arrive in 2020, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). The TAT’s goal is to bring in tourists willing to spend a lot of money in order to boost revenue. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, the minister of tourism, recently advocated for the government to focus more on luring “high-end travelers” as opposed to a large number of tourists. South Korea, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to be very interested in luring tourists from Thailand. The country’s immigration policies are particularly strict due to the large number of Thai “tourists” who visit South Korea and then disappear. On a single flight in August, 110 Thai passengers were refused entry to South Korea; many of them were held in detention for four days before being allowed to fly back to Thailand. The acclaimed Thai rapper “Milli” was turned away from South Korea the next month, forcing her to postpone her performance there.