Seafood sensations

Thailand September 11, 2013 00:00

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Drive to Cha-Am Beach and enjoy "tongue adventure" on annual seafood festival.

The beach town of Phetchaburi province once again plays host to the much-loved “Kin Hoy Duu Nok Took Muak” from Friday until September 22. Freshly fished mussels, oysters, lobster, squid and red snapper are offered in a variety of dishes – often simply steamed with herbs or pan-fried – guaranteeing you will eat more than you deserve! The festival also offers squid hunting and bird watching to improve the digestion. Cha-Am is about 2 hours drive to Bangkok’s South.
All hands to the oars
Who will rule over the Great Mekong, the Laotians or the Thais? This annual long boat competition promote ever-lasting friendship and brings a competitive mood to both banks of the Mekong. The race will take place during September 13-15 on the river’smost challenging section in front of the city hall of Mueang Bueng Kan, Bueng Kan province. The winners will go home with Royal Trophies of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Call (042) 325 406–7.
Upgrade for Bangkok-Dubai flights
Bangkok, one of Emirates’ earliest destinations in the Far East, will receive a second daily, non-stop Airbus A380 service from October 27, operating as EK372 and departing Dubai at 9.40am with arrival scheduled for 6.40pm. The return flight EK373 departs Bangkok at 8.40pm and arrives in Dubai the following day at 12.30am. Flight EK 377 from Bangkok to Dubai has already been upgraded to a Boeing 777-300ER.
Buffaloes on the rampage
Thai water buffaloes might not be as aggressive as their Spanish counterparts but they can certainly give the bulls a good run for their money – and they're a lot more fun. Chon Buri province, about an hour’s drive east of Bangkok, is hosting Buffalo Racing from October 14 to 20 in front of the provincial hall. Beefy buffaloes, skinny buffaloes and white buffaloes will race against each other over a 100-metre-long grassy strip, leaving a huge cloud of dust in the air. You’ll be surprised – and perhaps terrified – at the beasts' terrific speed but poor sense of direction.