Ghostly gathering

lifestyle June 06, 2018 01:00

By The Nation

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Loei’s best-loved festival returns to Dan Sai district from June 16 to 18 with hundreds of the masked villagers taking to the streets for the colourful processions celebrating the Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festivals.

The famous Ghost Festival features a two-day religious ceremony, traditional rituals and a parade of local folks wearing oversized masks made from coconut-tree trunks and topped with wicker sticky-rice steamers to make them taller and grotesque. 

Visitors can show off their creativity in the mask dance competition and enjoy a market selling handicrafts as well as musical and cultural performances. 

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All loved up and ready to wed

Couples can enjoy a complimentary five-night honeymoon in Sunset Coast Samui’s One-Bedroom Villa when booking their wedding at any Avani Hotels & Resorts property before the end of the month. 

Valid through December 15 for s wedding with at least 200 guests, romantic destinations include the Avani Riverside Bangkok, the Avani Atrium Bangkok, the Avani Hua Hin Resort & Villas, the Avani Pattaya Resort & Spa and the Avani Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre.

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Island in the sun

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort welcomes the green season with a full-board package that continues through October. 

Guests can enjoy luxury accommodation surrounded by lush tropical gardens, a welcome drinks and fruit on arrival, daily breakfast, free Wi-Fi, lunch and dinner and one beverage during lunch and dinner, including local beer, soft drink, mineral water or juice.

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The billionaire’s escape

Pink Sands Club on the Caribbean island of Canouan celebrates its new chapter as a Mandarin Oriental hotel with a Land & Sea in Luxury package that’s available until May 31. 

Starting at US$62,000 (Bt1.98 million), the package includes a four-night stay in a two-bedroom Patio Villa, a private yacht charter for seven-night island hopping with Churchill Yacht Partners, Wi-Fi, Pirates Kids’ Club access, watersports and fitness activities with daily honour bar. 

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Best offer in Bali

Vacationers can save up to 30 per cent when using the promotional code StayNSave to book a consecutive two to four-night stay at Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali this Ramadan.

Guests will be rewarded with daily breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi and an exclusive US$20 restaurant voucher.

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