Winners set to explore Isan Region of Thailand


Khao Kradong Forest Park, Buri Ram

Phra Suphattharabophit Buddha image at Khao Kradong Forest Park, Buri Ram

Bangkok, 07 July, 2017 - The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) International Public Relations Division is preparing an exclusive six-day/five-night itinerary which takes in Bangkok, Buriram and Surin for the six winners of the TAT Newsroom Blogger Campaign 2017 as well as the three judges who will be joining the trip which takes place from 20-25 July, 2017.

The winners will be welcomed by officials from the TAT International Public Relations Division, the driving force behind this successful campaign aimed at establishing closer ties with travel and lifestyle bloggers from all over the world, especially those who use their skills to promote Thailand’s tourism attractions and travel in the kingdom.

On the first day, the winners will visit Asiatique The Riverfront, an expansive open-air mall that boasts river views and a cutting-edge festival market and living museum concept, all located by the historic Chao Phraya River. Here, the winners will also have the chance to experience a ride on the Asiatique Sky which promises unforgettable views of Bangkok city and the riverfront. The evening will conclude with a welcome dinner. 

The next day (21 July), the winners will be jetting off to Isan, the Northeastern Region of Thailand. Here they will enjoy an itinerary which takes in the attractions and unique Thai local experiences of Buriram and Surin. These provinces are located in the lower part of Isan and were both on the ancient Khmer Highway through the region meaning the area has a long and rich history. 

Prasat Hin Phanom Rung Historical Park

Prasat Hin Phanom Rung Historical Park

Prasat Hin Mueang Tam

Prasat Hin Mueang Tam sandstone sanctuary

The trip will take in the most important Khmer sites in the region including Prasat Hin Phanom Rung Historical Park which has a wonderfully preserved Khmer temple complex and Prasat Hin Mueang Tam sandstone sanctuary. There will also be the chance to see some of the modern attractions that make Buriram a sport hub including the i-Mobile Football Stadium (Thunder Castle) and the Chang International Circuit where the group will watch the Super Turbo 2017 racing event. 

The winners can also enjoy unique Thai local experiences found in Surin such as the silk weaving village of Ban Tha Sawang which makes a distinctive cloth called Yok Thong. They’ll learn about the whole weaving process and make their own clothes. There is also the chance to explore the local agriculture in flower and fruit orchards and then learn how to make Isan dishes in a fun cooking class. 

The trip will come to an end with a farewell party in Bangkok for all the winners who will get together for an exclusive celebration and to share stories of their trip to Isan. 

About: TAT Newsroom’s annual blogging competition is committed to finding talented travel bloggers. Each year, six most outstanding entries will win free trip to Thailand inclusive of return airfare and a tailor-made itinerary to experience the unique local way of life in Thailand.

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