Thailand Latest Feature Feed from 2014-10-29 to 2014-10-31 Latest Feature2003-2007 Tourism Authority of ThailandTAT_RSS Generator Latest Feature Thailand15099DiscoverThailand<p> Tourism Authority of Thailand and Hilton Worldwide present Thai's culture, food and sights to promote Thailand's tourism industry in "Discover Thailand" Campaign.</p> TATBanner, 31 Oct 2014“Farm Chokchai Tour de Farm 4s,”<p> <strong>Registration now open for &ldquo;Farm Chokchai Tour de Farm 4s,&rdquo; Thailand&rsquo;s most popular bike racing competition. This year&rsquo;s event will also feature the &ldquo;Farm Chokchai Tough Run Challenge &rdquo; Thailand and Asia&rsquo;s first obstacle course race.</strong></p> <p> Chokchai International Company Limited together with The Post Publishing Public Company Limited are jointly organizing this year&rsquo;s &ldquo;Farm Chokchai &amp; Bangkok Post Tour de Farm 4s&rdquo; event under the concept &ldquo;Transform Your Fear to Focus&rdquo; on December 13 and 14, 2014 at Farm Chokchai Farm 3 in Nakorn Ratchasima&rsquo;s Pak Chong district.</p> <p> This year&rsquo;s event will be extra special as it will feature Thailand and Asia&rsquo;s first obstacle course run, an exciting concept that is becoming popular in Europe and the United States. The &ldquo;Tough Run&rdquo; course will challenge participants to overcome 14 obstacles. Some of these obstacles include: &ldquo;Three Two One&rdquo; - Participants must jump from a cliff the height of a 2-storey building, &ldquo;Ice Ice Baby&rdquo; - Contestants will wade through an ice pool at -8 degrees Celsius, &ldquo;Cardioverter&rdquo; - Each obstacle course runner will be required to pass through 10,000 volt electric current, &ldquo;United We Stand&rdquo; - The culmination of the course, in which contestants must work together to raise a 200 kilogram flagpole.</p> <p> The &quot;Tough Run&quot; will be in two distances: 5.5 kilometers and 10.4 kilometers. Contestants can register for the single and team categories, and can do so as part of an organization or as an individual. The obstacle course is an extreme sport that will be an exciting alternative for a team-building exercise for organizations looking to find new and inventive activities for their staff, which in return, the activities will build unity, sharing and supporting among team members.</p> <p> Since its inception, the &ldquo;Tour de Farm&rdquo; bike race has received overwhelming interest from riders. This year, the race will be held in four categories: the &ldquo;Going Greener&rdquo; recreational cycling for 60 kilometers, the &ldquo;Dirt &amp; Dust&rdquo; mountain biking for 20 and 40 kilometers, the &ldquo;Fearless Gentlemen&rdquo; road cycling for a 100 kilometers, and the &ldquo;Tough Run Challenge &rdquo; obstacle course.</p> <p> The race is organized to help raise awareness about sports and eco-tourism in Pak Chong and make the district a destination of choice for recreation and adventure lovers. Part of the proceeds raised will also be donated to the Foundation for Khao Yai National Park Protection and the War Veterans Organization of Thailand.</p> <p> Registration will run from October 24 to 26, 2014 at the Farm Chokchai Tour de Farm and Farm Chokchai Tough Run event at the Central Court Zone in CentralWorld mall. Online registration is available through From 27 Oct. until November 30, 2014. Due to the popularity of the previous years&rsquo; races, early registration is highly recommended.</p> pongputWhat's new, 29 Oct 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, 31 Oct 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, 31 Oct 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, 31 Oct 2014