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What’s New in Thailand This Year

Thailand always offers exciting experiences for a family vacation! Here is a list of things that you and your family can enjoy in Thailand this year.


Talad Rot Fai, Bangkok. Photo courtesy of Thailand Tourism Board/NOW!JAKARTA

Other than Platinum, Siam Paragon, Central, Terminal 21 and MBK, you can now visit Show DC in Bangkok, which offers a lot of products and restaurants from Korea. In the evening, it’s time to visit the night markets, such as Talad Rot Fai, Chang Chui, and Lhong 1919.

Try out the Michelin-starred restaurants in Bangkok

Mango Sticky Rice from nara (Michellin plate). Photo courtesy of Thailand Tourism Board/NOW!JAKARTA

In 2017, some well-known restaurants in Thailand received Michelin awards, the highest award in the culinary world. A few of these restaurants are well-loved by Indonesians, such as Somboon Seafood in Surawong, Jay Fai, Je Ngor in Sukhumvit, a few outlets in Chinatown (Yaowarat) as well as the famous chicken rice Gao Kaomunkai in Pratunam. If you’re travelling with your little ones, you might want to visit some unique cafes like Big Dog Cafe, Husky Cafe, Rabbit Cafe, Cat Cafe or Mermaid Cafe!

New attractions for kids

True Love Husky Cafe, Bangkok. Photo courtesy of Thailand Tourism Board/NOW!JAKARTA

Apart from the must-see attractions such as Madame Tussauds, Sealife Ocean World and interactive museums, Thailand now has some new and exciting attractions for kids, like the Himmapan Avatar 4-D show in Bangkok and Kaan Show in Pattaya. Thailand is also excited to announce the opening of The Marvel Experience which is expected to open in mid-2018.

World-Class Performances

KAAN Show, Pattaya. Photo courtesy of Thailand Tourism Board/NOW!JAKARTA

More and more international artists and musicians are coming to Bangkok. This year alone, Thailand’s capital will see concerts by Celine Dion in July, EXO, and Bruno Mars in September. Sports enthusiasts may want to attend the great MotoGP Race in October, which will take place in Buriram Circuit ( a mere 1-hour flight from Bangkok).

Experience local festivals

Songkran Festival. Photo courtesy of Thailand Tourism Board/NOW!JAKARTA

Every year in April, Thailand will celebrate Songkran Festival, which is one of the biggest and most important festivals in Thailand. Songkran is the Thai traditional new year and is celebrated every 13 to 15 April. During Songkran, Thai people will splash water to avoid bad luck and also to clean their body and mind. The celebration starts from pouring water to the Buddha image and into the hands of the elders as a form of respect, and will then continue to a festive water war in the whole country.

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