The sky’s the limit

Thailand March 01, 2017 10:00

By The Nation

Tranquil Cha-am beach plays host to the Thailand International Kite Festival from March 10 to 12.












Tranquil Cha-am beach plays host to the Thailand International Kite Festival from March 10 to 12. Expect to see colourful kites in innovative designs from around the world flown by 20 teams from Kuwait, China, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, Netherlands, New Zealand, Indonesia and Thailand. Activities on the ground include kite-making workshops, exhibitions of traditional Thai kites and a concert. Find out more at

Travel in style

Book a flight from Bangkok to France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Netherlands before next Wednesday and Air France will reward you with a place in premium economy that offers a privileged travel space, a spacious cabin and a more comfortable seat. Fares start from Bt52,000 for travel any time from today to November 30. Check the schedule at

Calling young explorers

Kids will enjoy playing young explorers in the Family Playground programme offered by the Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort. Designed for young travellers aged three to 16, the Little Islanders programme includes classes in swimming and cooking, making handicrafts with recycled materials, while the Young Explorer course teaches youngsters how to survive on an island, how important the tidal forest is and how to conserve the coral reef. Book a place at

Pachyderms at play

If you’re planning on attending the 2017 King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament, take advantage of the special package being offered by the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers. Covering two-night stays between March 8 to 12, the package offers a river view room, a third night free of charge and a one-day pass for the Polo charity match. Prices start at Bt3,533 per night. To make a reservation, call (02) 665 3165 or email

Happily ever after

Phulay Bay, a Ritz Carlton Reserve, offers lovers generous “Thai the Knot” packages with 20 per cent discounts on wedding ceremonies through November 30. You can choose to marry surrounded by the glow of 1,000 candles or on the beach and enjoy the services of a dedicated wedding planner, special wedding decor and floral arrangements, a wedding cake, photographer, music, guest book and airport transfers. Learn more at