Thailand Latest Feature Feed from 2014-04-15 to 2014-04-17 Latest Feature2003-2007 Tourism Authority of ThailandTAT_RSS Generator Latest Feature Thailand15099Share #SongkranThailand to the World!<p> Share the epic moment of Songkran Festival photo to the world with #SongkranThailand and #ThailandOnly on Google+ at</p> TATBanner, 17 Apr 2014“The Singha Obstacle Fun Run 2014”<p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>&ldquo;The Singha Obstacle Fun Run 2014&rdquo;<br /> </strong></p> <p> The second edition of this already popular and unique race will take place in the magnificent Singha Park in Chiang Rai on April 27, 2014.</p> <p> &ldquo;After last year big success, we are proud to bring back this type of obstacle and mud kind of race in the beautiful Singha Park in Northern Thailand. This is the perfect place for hosting this type of adventure race&rdquo; says Serge Henkens, director of Active Management Asia and race organizer.</p> <p> &ldquo;This race is not about winning, it is about fun, teamwork, camaraderie and friendship&rdquo; continues Henkens. &ldquo;Are you ready to get wet and dirty?&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;In parallel to the main event, we will also offer a 3km fun run for children and families. This is a family event where we&rsquo;ll see people from many different countries, cultures, colors, and ages, get together in a friendly and festive atmosphere&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/SOR_03.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 334px;" /></p> <p> <strong>What is an Obstacle Race?<br /> </strong></p> <p> Obstacle racing is a sport in which a competitor, traveling on foot, must overcome various physical challenges (obstacles). They combine mud and trail runs. Obstacles include, but are not limited to, climbing over walls, carrying heavy objects, traversing bodies of water (but not swimming), crawling under nets or through drainage pipes. Many obstacles are similar to those used in military training, whilst others are unique to obstacle racing, and are employed throughout the course to test endurance, strength, speed and dexterity. Races vary in both distance and challenge level, combining trail running and cross country running.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/SOR_04.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 334px;" /></p> <p> <strong>The course is a 7.5km lap and includes 10 obstacles<br /> </strong></p> <p> We are offering 2 distances for soloists<br /> 7.5km ( 1 lap-10 obstacles)<br /> 15km (2 laps-20 obstacles)</p> <p> There will be also a team race.<br /> Teams: 30km (4 laps- 40 obstacles) Team consists of 5 runners. Each of the 4 laps must be completed by 2 runners from the team. It is totally up to the team to decide which 2 runner will complete each lap. (E.g. a same runner can run the five laps as long a 2 runners from the team are running together)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/SOR_06.jpg" style="width: 334px; height: 500px;" /></p> <p> Brought to you by Active Management Asia, this event consists of:</p> <p> &bull; A Solo 7.5 km course which includes 10 obstacles (one lap)<br /> &bull; A Solo 15 km course which includes 20 obstacles (two laps)<br /> &bull; A Team 30 km course which includes 40 obstacles (4 laps)<br /> &bull; A 3 km The Obstacle family run for all<br /> &bull; An Expo village for sponsors to display and sell their products and services<br /> &bull; Trophy ceremony and presentations<br /> &bull; A post-race lunch in a friendly and festive atmosphere</p> <p> The &quot;Singha Obstacle Fun Run 2014 2rd edition&quot; offers exciting routes that travels along scenic trails exploring the mountains, farmlands and tea plantations of the Singha Park in Chiang Rai</p> <p> <strong>Categories:</strong><br /> &bull; Solo 7.5km Men: 16-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59,and 60 &amp; above<br /> &bull; Solo 15km Men: 16-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 &amp; above<br /> &bull; Solo 7.5km Women:16-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50 &amp; above<br /> &bull; Solo 15km Women: 16-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50 &amp; above<br /> &bull; Teams: Open</p> <p> <strong>How to register?</strong><br /> On AMA website <a href=""></a> and pay by credit card, bank or ATM transfer</p> <p> From now to November 14 at<br /> -In person at The Roast Coffee shop at Chiang Rai (Khun Keng 088-700-0762, 089-928-0179)<br /> -In person at Active Management Asia office (02-718-9581)</p> <p> Register now! <a href=""></a></p> <p> <strong>For more information, please contact</strong><br /> Mr.Anusit Sukprasert<br /> Active Management Asia Co., Ltd.<br /> Tel: 02 718 95 81-2 Fax: 02 718 95 83<br /> Email:<br /> <a href="http://www.">www.</a></p> pongputWhat's new, 10 Apr 2014Slow Travel Thailand<p> Taking time to enjoy what travel offers</p> <p> Once we step outside Bangkok and the modern speed of city life, we experience the real Thailand, the land of smiles. The Thai way of life is slow in origin; we live slowly in accordance with the time and with the seasons, the true speed of life.</p> <p> The local community and its rich heritage is what creates values in slow visit. Slow travel tunes the time of human action and the ecology with the rhythm of nature, where eco-resorts and local homestays play a major role in creating slow destinations. Thailand has the potential in being one of the main players in slow destination, where people from all over the world come and slow down, having a chance to enjoy life&#39;s wonder in a slow and magical way. In order to appreciate life itself, it is necessary to slow down and take your time.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/image/slow_travel.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 636px" /></p> <p> <a href="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/file/special-slow-travel.pdf">Download E-Book Here</a></p> TATFeatures, 17 Apr 2014A Trip of a lifetime<p> Longstay in Thailand</p> <p> &nbsp;There&#39;s one thing you&#39;ll never need to worry about in Thailand: finding wonderful and fascinating new places to visit. Even if you&#39;re current job description needs &quot;traveling Thailand,&quot; and you&#39;re been doing it for years, you&#39;ll eventually come to realize that going everywhere, and seeing everything, in this amazingly diverse Kingdom is simply impossible.</p> <p> At some point, however, you realize: I&#39;m not ticking places off my list anymore! I am simply traveling from place to place, learning more and more, and enjoying it more each passing day. You aer no longer a tourist. After your long journey, you now feel comfortable in Thailand, and appreciate the full character and charm of the Kingdom.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/image/trip_of_lifetime.jpg" /></p> <p> <a href="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/file/trip-of-lifetime.pdf">Download E-Book Here</a></p> TATFeatures, 17 Apr 2014Thailand A Night Delight<p> Many parts of Thailand do not come alive until after sunset. Whether for dining, dancing, drinking or even browsing the night merkets, the country has something to suit absolutely every taste.</p> <p> Thai food is legendary but you have to actually visit Thailand itself to truly sample it and eating is something which the Thai people like to do slowly and in some style.</p> <p> There are also plenty of international restuarants as well as street stalls serving tasty morsels. Anyone who likes to listen to live music or dance the night away will discover that Thailand&#39;s appeal lasts long after it&#39;s sun has set.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/image/night_delight.jpg" /></p> <p> <a href="/fileadmin/upload_img/Home_news/file/night-delight.pdf">Download E-Book Here</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p>TATFeatures, 17 Apr 2014