Thailand Tourism Festival 2018

This was a Festival that I knew very little about until I heard about it from a colleague and found out further information from Richard Barrow - thank you (again).

The 38th Thailand Tourism Festival will be held from 17 to 21 January 2018 at Lumpini Park in Bangkok, showcasing amazing attractions and fascinating culture from all corners of the Kingdom.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invites local and international tourists to discover the Kingdom’s amazing attractions at the Thailand Tourism Festival 2018 (TTF 2018), to be held in Bangkok’s Lumpini Park from 17 to 21 January. - courtesy of Sabai Thailand Magazine.

Lumpini park was near the office so I visited early in the morning last week and it was busy with people on an early morning stroll / exercise and it was really quite serene. Today it was something completely different!

I needed a map to get round all of this and I still don't think that I did!

Zone 1: Follow in the King's Footsteps - art of science of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Zone 2: Domestic Travel Products and information

Zone 3: Discover Thainess in 5 regions

- Northern Village with King Bhumiblol Adulyadej's 'Sufficiency Economy Philosophy', information about local hill tribes and Noi Tung Coffee Shops (I loved it here)

- North Eastern Village sharing with us a refreshed image

- Central Village with a temple fair, traditional Thai house and Thai handicraft workshops

- Southern Thai Village with beaches, local communities, preservation of old towns and a blossoming food culture

The Eastern Village with a 'Shades of Eastern Theme'

The cultural processions begins at 5pm each day - but music is played all day in each region - it certainly was fun trying to get round them all...

Zone 4: Unique Culinary Delights Zone - offering food from Bangkok's 50 districts and Thailand's 5 regions, cooking demonstrations and much more to taste. There was certainly a lot of food but I got lost so I could not get back to where I wanted to...

Zone 5: Main stage Zone - where the opening ceremony was and performances - was not used when I was there.

Zone 6: TAT studio - sharing with us the work by the TAT

Zone 7: Outdoor Fest Zone - adventure tourism - there wasn't a zip line but a lot more and food!

Zone 8: TAT Lab - products and activities for seniors 

Zone 9: CSR -'Trash to Treasure' - to raise ecological awareness, happy to see the company I bought my food from used a biodegradable box - not regular in Thailand yet.

Zone 10: Pracharath Zone - collaboration with companies and there were a lot of them but the dinosaurs around here were most popular with the kids!

So come hungry and there's a lot to eat and drink and come late if you want to see the shows.


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