Cha-am annual tourism festival will begin in September


PHETCHABURI, 16 August 2012 -A popular tourist town of Cha-am and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) are inviting everyone to visit Cha-am’s annual tourism festival, that is guaranteed to bring travelers a unique experience, from September 8-16, 2012 in Phetchaburi province. 

Travelers visiting the festival will be encouraged to embark on squid fishing and bird watching trips and please their taste buds with a variety of fresh seafood menu choices. The festival titled “Kin-Hoi-Doo-Nok-Tok-Muek” is a collaboration between the Council of Cha-am, the TAT Petchaburi Office and Singha Corporation Co., Ltd. According to Director of TAT Phetchaburi Office Mrs. Nongnit Tengmaneewan, the September festival will be the 14th event since its inception a decade ago. It will take 9 days starting from September 8 to 16 on one of the most popular beaches in Thailand.

The Director said the objective of this event is to stimulate tourism activities during the low season. She added it will also coincide with the growing number of squids in the sea and the arrival of the migratory birds which, she said, is the perfect opportunity to invite holidaymakers to visit Cha-am.

There will be an array of seafood vendors from reputable hotels and restaurants, as well as live musical shows throughout the night for 9 days. For those who would like to try their luck on squid fishing, the boat will leave the shore from 19.00 – 24.00 hrs daily for 100 baht per person.

As for avid and amateur bird watchers alike, bird watching trips to Ta-kad-plee swamp and Nang Panthurat National Park will be provided throughout the day from 7.00 – 16.00 hrs. A bird expert will also accompany visitors free of charge during the trip to answer any questions regarding the animals. For more information please call the TAT Phetchaburi Office at 0 3247 1005-6 or the Cha-am Council at 0 3247 2550 or 0 3247 1665.