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Buddhist Lent candle parade, contest set for July 9-10

Parts or all of Beach Road will be closed from 1-6 p.m. July 9 as the city rolls out its annual Buddhist Lent Candle...

No booze for Valentine’s Day in Pattaya

Valentine’s Day romantics will have to find another way to get their loved one into the right mood after Pattaya’s police chief said he...

Auk Pansaa signals the end of the rainy season

Auk Pansaa, the end of Buddhist Lent, in theory signals the end of the rainy season in Thailand.  This cannot come too soon for...

Eastern Seaboard marks end of Buddhist Lent

The Eastern Seaboard marked the end of three months of Buddhist Lent with merit-making ceremonies and re-enactments of Lord Buddha’s return to earth from...

Buddhist Lent ends Saturday, October 19

Saturday, October 19 marks the end of this year’s Buddhist Lent, or Auk Pansaa, celebrated on the full moon night of the eleventh month...

Chonburi buffalo races on for this weekend

To celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent, Chonburi officials have once again organized their annual Buffalo Racing Festival. The weeklong festival runs from Oct....

Chonburi buffalo races set for Oct. 18-20

To celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent, Chonburi officials have once again organized their annual Buffalo Racing Festival. The weeklong festival runs from Oct....

Buddhist Lent candles light way during ‘rains retreat’

Long before Pattaya Beach became an international tourist resort, back when rice paddies outnumbered streets, Thailand’s farmers didn’t want monks trampling their crops. So,...

Candle parades light way for Buddhist Lent

Buddhists across the Eastern Seaboard lit the way for retiring monks with candle parades to mark the start of Buddhist Lent. In Pattaya, students...

Pattaya marks Asalaha Bucha, start of Buddhist Lent

The Pattaya area celebrated summer’s double Buddhist holiday, partaking in traditional ceremonies for Asalaha Bucha Day then lighting up candles for Buddhist Lent. From...

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Pattaya tourism leaders want more events to drive visitors

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Pattaya F&B industry ready to march on Government House over booze ban

Having gotten nowhere with Pattaya’s mayor and Chonburi’s governor, city restaurant owners are ready to take their case for alcohol sales to the prime...

Eased booze control livens up Khaosan Road in Bangkok

Activities returned to eateries and shops on Khaosan Road in Bangkok’s Phra Nakhon district after the City Hall extended its nightly deadline for alcohol...

Thai FDA confirms standard of registered face masks

The Food and Drug Administration has assured that the medical face mask brands registered with it make standard products. FDA deputy secretary-general Dr. Surachoke Tangwiwat...