Phuket Beach, Thailand

     If you have a spare hour this Saturday 5th June (and you’re not already in Thailand) you should head to Trafalgar Square, where the Royal Thai Embassy are organising an exciting and event-filled free public festival between 12 and 8pm. The event aims to promote Thai culture, food, trade and tourism and most importantly, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Thailand’s State Visit to London in 1960.

     Thailand@Trafalgar Square is an unmissable opportunity for London’s residents and tourists to come together to enjoy a vast array of Thai cultural performances and more. Visitors to the festival can enjoy traditional Thai dances from the four regions of Thailand by the Thai Dance Academy, authentic Thai puppet shows and demonstrations of the world renown martial arts of “Muay Thai”, or Thai boxing, by fighters from the Master Sken Academy. Thai classical music will be performed by Thai Music Circle as well as contemporary music by the award-winning Koh Mr Saxman and his band.

Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

     More importantly, there will be ample opportunity to indulge in fine Thai cuisine, expertly prepared by participating restaurants including Busaba Eathai, Thai Square, Mango Tree, Patara and Chaopraya Eat Thai. Singha Beers, Monsoon Valley Wines, and Thai soft drinks will be available from the two bars at the festival to go with the fine cuisine. For keen shoppers, a variety of products from Thailand will also be showcased, ranging from crafts, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as food and spa products.

     Going to this event will give you a fantastic taster of the diverse Thai culture. However, there is only one way to truly experience Thailand, and that is by eating your way through the markets, unwinding on the spectacular golden beaches and spending time with some of the friendliest people in Southeast Asia. For some initial ideas take a look at our Discovering Thailand and Thai Adventure itineraries, or for further ideas contact Pippa at pippa@ampersandtravel.com or on 020 7289 6100.

Bangkok Floating Market, Thailand

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