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Running on the wild side

Hit the Wild West, and survive a day-long adventure race. The rain forest, waterfalls and uncharted caves of Kanchanaburi become a playground for weekend warriors next month as the River Kwai Trophy Adventure Race 2012 returns on March 2.

Part of the Amazing Thailand Adventure Race series, the race will set off from the famous bridge over the River Kwai and then take participants through the scenic trails and countryside of Thailand’s west. It features biking, running, swimming and kayaking. Visit

The art of Ratchaburi

An initiative of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the upcoming "In Love With Art @ Ratchaburi" aims to draw weekenders out of Bangkok to Ratchaburi province on February 23-24 to enjoy visual art, performing art and music. Find out more at

Flower power

Chiang Rai's Pong Pha Flower Festival continues until February 28, promising flower lovers a host of beautiful blooms and berries. During the event, visitors can enjoy a range of products made from strawberries along with contests, exhibitions, cultural performances and the chance to buy up local products from villagers.

Wedded and wet

Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony 2013 takes place from today to Friday at Sikao, Trang. Unique and special, the weddings are designed to fulfil the dreams of lovers through a traditional Thai wedding ceremony complete with a wedding certificate under the water. The event also promotes an exotic traditional Thai wedding culture to foreign wedding couples, divers, and tourists from all over the world. The ceremony consists of Buddhist ritual and the traditional Thai wedding ceremony of pouring lustral water.

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