“Thainess” FTW – TAT celebrates Thainess 14/01/2015

Apparently the Thai Tourism Authority has a new favorite word. “Thainess”. And now that we have this super mega awesome word we have to celebrate and promote it.

And what says “Thainess” more than causing artificial traffic congestion? Exactly! Therefore the TAT is going to hold a celebration this coming Wednesday (14/01/2015).

How do we celebrate you ask? Of course by shutting down some critical roads around Lumpini Park. When you want to know? Of course when everyone finishes work.

Attendees will be able to see “The pride of the nation”  on a 3.5-kilometer route. You can even check out a replica of the regal Suphannahong boat, regional festivals, folk performances, Mor Lum and Luk Thung music, traditional puppets, Muay Thai and everything else that you know from the Lonely Planet.

Apparently there will be more than 1,000 people involved. So make sure you got your ‘awwwweee’ down.

It all will start around 4pm when the parade takes off in Pathum Wan on Rama I Road. They will then pass Siam Paragon over to Ratchaprasong and down Ratchadamri Road to Lumpini Park. If you plan on attending the event you can check out one of the three stages (Siam Discovery, Ratchaprasong, Lumpini) where Thai and English descriptions will be provided.

In case you want to avoid it here’s the planned schedule for the road closures – but we all know how those plans always work out. So plan ahead.

4pm – 7pm, Rama I Road (from MBK Center to Soi Chulalongkorn 5)
5:30pm – 7pm, Rama I Road (from Pathumwan to Ratchaprasong intersection)
6pm – 7:30pm, Ratchaprasong intersection
6pm – 8:30pm, Ratchadamri Road

And now goooooooooo Thainess!

Sascha Funk

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