Prachin gets flower power

lifestyle January 03, 2018 01:00

By The Nation

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Dasada Gallery in Prachin Buri bursts into colour for the winter season, turning its greenhouses into the annual flower festival that continues until February 28.

On the theme “Once Flower Upon A Time”, this year’s highlight is the Dasada hydrangea with purple, pink and blue blooms 30 to 40cm in diameter. 

Through a range of interactive displays, visitors can also admire a 7-metre long floral dress made of the hydrangea, a display of phalaenopsis orchids in many different colours, a dancing fountain, flower mapping, a showcase of chrysanthemums and a night floral tunnel. Admission is Bt150 for children and Bt250 for adults.  

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Another world with Movenpick

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts mark the arrival of 2018 with a new Find Another World promotion for guests booking a room before January 31.  

More than 80 properties across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are taking part in the promotion, which is  valid for stays through February 28 and offers up to 30 percent of the best available rates. Other benefits include a complimentary $20 voucher to spend in the hotel's restaurants and free WiFi

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Drinking in the Masters

The five-star Conservatorium hotel in Amsterdam welcomes art lovers with the Dutch Masters Package that is available until May 27.

The room rates start at550 Euros (Bt21,362) and include a two-night stay in a luxurious guestroom or suite, daily breakfast in the Brasserie for two and two tickets to the Hermitage Museum with access to the exhibition. 

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Ships ahoy!

The Thailand Yacht Show will return to Phuket’s Ao Po Marina from February 22 to 25 and will once again dazzle visitors and industry experts with super yachts and regional debuts plus exclusive experiences and engaging social events. Organised by the Thai government and the Tourism Authority of Thailand, this unique experiential that allows potential buyers and charterers to climb aboard and trial a wide range of watercraft including sailboats, sportsfishers, dinghies, tenders, water sport boats and daycruisers.

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Changing seasons

On February 3, the holy Katsuga Taisha Shrine in Nara, Japan will be aglow with more than 3,000 lanterns and the town marks the transition from winter to spring. 

This tradition has continued for 800 years and most of the lanterns have been crafted and donated by local residents. Some designs are also dedicated to a history of samurai, who battled during the Sengoku period. Visitors can also witness performances by dancers dressed in ancient kimono.

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