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Update November 19, 2016

Follow in His Majesty’s footsteps with a new TAT travel guide

Tourism Authority of Thailand Chiang Mai head Wisut Buachum reported on the launch of the new TAT Guide Book “Following the 70 ways of His Majesty the King”

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a new guide book that follows His Majesty the King’s travels around Thailand. Seventy routes are mapped out in the book and visit Royal Projects across the country. Seven of those routes are in Chiang Mai and include Bhubing Palace, Teentok Royal Project, Mon Ngor Royal Project, Huay Luk Royal Project, Chiang Mai Royal Agricultural Center, Huai Hongkrai Royal Development Study Center initiated by HM the King, and the Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang.

TAT Chiang Mai Director Wisut Buachum said that the book includes historical details of each project, samples of routes, contact information and how to travel. The book is available at the Head Office and 40 offices of the TAT around the country. Chiang Mai’s TAT Office is located on the Lamphun Road near Nawarat Bridge. The book is also available for download as an e-book at

A new guide for mountain visits will be launched December 16; Mountain Visits to Follow the Father’s Footsteps and will feature ten routes visiting 36 projects.

Update November 12, 2016

Sombat Tour to give 89 free seats every day

To honor His Majesty the King

Sombat Tour is offering 89 free seats a day until January 24, 2017 for those wishing to travel to Bangkok to pay their respects to His Majesty the King at the Grand Palace.

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Sombat Tour will be giving away 89 seats for free every single day until January 24, 2017 so that people can travel to Bangkok to honor His Majesty the King at the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

Worawith Tiesakul, the Manager of  Sombat Tour, Chiang Mai told Chanchai Keelapang, the Director of Chiang Mai Transport Office, that the company will be offering free tickets daily to passengers wishing to travel to Bangkok to pay their respects at the Grand Palace. He asked that interested people contact the company for tickets on the first class air conditioned buses in advance. Buses leave three times a day at 9 a.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. People wanting to travel can contact the  counter of Sombat Tour at Chiang Mai Arcade 1 and 2 and at office of Sombat Tour, Star Avenue Project, or call for information at 053-304041 or Call Center 1215.

The Director of the Chiang Mai Transport Office said the office supports this project o offering 89 seats for 89 days and said it would help helpful for those wishing to pay their respects to HM the King. He added that the State Railway of Thailand may find itself fully booked and this would help a great deal.

Update November 4, 2016

Check in to Chiang Mai High Season and get a chance to win prizes

Miss Universe China finalists welcomed to Chiang Mai

Governor Pawin Chamniprasart and Wisut Buachoom are joined by Miss Universe China 2016 finalists as part of the Check in to Chiang Mai annual promotion for the high season.

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Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasart welcomed tourists to Chiang Mai at the Chiang Mai International Airport on October 30 to kick off the annual “Check in to Chiang Mai” promotion.

He was joined by government officials in welcoming the Thai Airways Flight carrying Miss Universe China 2016 finalists who came to film in Chiang Mai. The women will be visiting Bangkok and Pattaya as well and learn Thai culture and activities. The fifteen finalists learned to “wai” and prostrate themselves from Chalita Suansanei, Miss Universe Thailand 2016 at Wat Tevarajkunchorn, Thai dramatic arts, merit making and how to fold lotus at Wat Pha That Doi Suthep. They will also learn Muay Thai and take a sea tour by boat.

All pre-final activities will be filmed for broadcast on November 12 at 7 p.m. on LeTV in China as well as via chat such as Weibo and WeChat. The finalists will also be featured during their trip to Thailand in major Chinese magazines. Around 500 million views of their activities are expected.

On the same day, the inaugural flight of Malindo Air from Kuala Lumpur landed at Chiang Mai International Airport, the new route for the airline will connect Chiang Mai to Kuala Lumpur directly daily, departing from Kuala Lumpur at 10:35 a.m. and departing Chiang Mai for Kuala Lumpur at 1:40 p.m.

Wisut Buachum, Director of TAT, Chiang Mai Branch said visitors can use the hashtag #CheckinChiangMai for 3 months from 1 November 2016 to 31 January 2017 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and get the chance to win prizes such as air tickets, accommodation, and other prizes awarded to activity participants, sponsored by Thai AirAsia, accommodation from hotel members of Thai Hotels Association (Northern Chapter). For more information check and Facebook

HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]

Follow in His Majesty’s footsteps with a new TAT travel guide

Sombat Tour to give 89 free seats every day

Check in to Chiang Mai High Season and get a chance to win prizes



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