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Running for a cause

Get into shape for the Ayutthaya Marathon 2013 being held around the historical park on December 15.

The competition features a full marathon (42.195km), a half marathon (21.1 km), a mini marathon (10km) and fun run (3.5km). With the historical landmarks as the backdrop, the event promises a impressive and scenic route through the cultural sights, historical temples and Ayutthaya's landmarks. To add more colour to the action, the historical park will be organising the series of cultural shows from December 13 to 22.

Festive on the Cape

Regent Phuket Cape Panwa is offering a choice of celebrations on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day at the resort's restaurants and bars. The Grill Restaurant and The Grill Lounge will host special seasonal activities and menus, with the Christmas Eve set dinner costing Bt1,900 including mulled wine. Tucked away on the southern tip of Phuket island, this luxury hotel prides itself on its elegant guestrooms varying from pool villa, suite and pavilion. Visit

Beauty on the beach

Rayong province plays host to the annual Ban Phe and Samet Island Festival at Samet Pier from Friday to December 11. The festival will include a wide array of seafood, live concerts, beauty contests, colourful parades and fanfares.

A need for speed

If you feel the need for speed , look no further than Bang Saen, host of this year's Thailand Speed Festival from December 18 to 22. This annual racing festival promises car enthusiasts a showcase of the country's best cars and super bike shows and competitions. Japan Retro + Euro Classic, Racing Truck, All Thailand Drift Show, Supercar and Super Bike are among the highlights. Call (02) 756 5702-4.

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