Archive for April, 2013

Let the golden week bring you golden memories. Happy Golden Week!

Japan Golden Week

Golden week is one of Japans’ longest and most anticipated holiday times. Many Japanese offices close at this time for a stretch of the entire week. Due to the long holiday most people look at this as the best opportunity to travel with their friends and family. Also tourists are expected in large numbers to experience the culture of Japan more closely. Hence the airports, railways and most other forms of transport, hotels and tourist spots are overflowing with both local and international tourists. The Read more [...]

Happy Showa Day

Happy Showa Day

Japan has a very rich history, and one such history is the 63 year long reign of Emperor Hirohito. Emperor Hirohito was born on 29th April 1091 and came to power on December 25, 1926 after his father’s demise. Hence Showa day is celebrated on his birth day to commemorate his great kingship. This day is a National Holiday in Japan and also marks the beginning of the most celebrated ‘Golden Week’ festival. Traditionally the day was celebrated as the emperor’s birthday, although post the death Read more [...]

Reach a New High with Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

The Ripley’s Believe It or Not is creating a one a million opportunity for thai people to experience the glorious experience of flying. It’s called the “Ripley’s Sky Rider,” and is Thailand’s first tethered helium balloon. Balloon ride from the roof of Royal Garden Plaza open to the public since April 3 the 72-meter-wide balloon is equipped to carry 30 passengers to a height of 150 meters in the air. This ride is Ripley’s eighth tourist attraction to have opened in South Pattaya mall. Read more [...]

Let’s Paint The World Green On Earth Day

Happy Earth Day

Happy earth day to all the humans, animals, birds, insects and every other creature to whom this planet is home! Today, April 22th is the International Earth Day, a day to remind each one of us how the brunt of unsustainable development are being borne by Mother Earth. Earth Day events are held worldwide to express support towards environmental protection. The name and concept of Earth Day was originated by John McConnell in 1969 at an UNESCO Conference in San Francisco. March 21, being the first Read more [...]

Best wishes of ‘Gio To Hung Vuong Day’

Gio To Hung Vuong Day

On the 19th of April 2013 the whole of Vietnam celebrates its most patriotic day, ‘Gio to Hung Vuong day’. This day is a somber ritual of commemorating the death anniversary of the Hung Kings. Vietnam as a nation was founded by Emperor Hung Vuong almost 50 centuries ago. A Hung Vuong National Altar was built in 250 BC in Phu Tho (North Vietnam) to honor the founding fathers and all the kings of this dynasty. It has since been one of the most popular sites in the country where tourist came from Read more [...]

Protecting the gifts of nature: Neill’s Long-tailed Giant Rat

Neill's Long-tailed Giant Rat

These mischievous rodents are also known as Leopoldamys. Jungle is full of beautiful birds, animals and other dangerous species and then comes a time where these wild treasures start reducing down. Gradually, one fine day we realize that we are not in a position to save these endangered animals. That is when need of finding solutions arise. Neil’s Long-tailed Giant Rats are majorly found in Thailand. Major concern is their data is not so easily available, therefore the International Union for Read more [...]

Clouded Leopards of Thailand Deliver offspring in USA

Three Clouded Leopards

It’s a very proud and euphoric feeling to know that something that once belonged to you is making the world proud. This is exactly how we feel at Khao Kheow Open Zoo. Two of our clouded leopards namely Jing Jai and Arun were transferred to the Nashville Zoo, USA in 2008 as a part of the Consortium’s effort to save the species from extinction. Nashville Zoo quite recently, announced the births of two litters of clouded leopard cubs. On March 26th, Jing Jai gave birth to one female cub. At a Read more [...]

The Royal Successors: Introducing Lion Cubs In The Zoo

Lion Cubs In Khao Kheow Zoo

At Khao Kheow Open Zoo we have more exciting news to declare. Our zoo in Sriracha has been blessed by the inclusion of 2 new baby lions. The honorable zoo director, Khun Su-ri-ya Saeng-pong revealed to the public one male and one female lion cub. These cubs are both two months old. Visitors in the zoo can not only take a look at these wonderfully playful cubs but also pet them. On every Saturday, Sunday and holidays the visitors can get close and personal with the cute cubs from 11 am to 2pm. Lions Read more [...]

Suk San Wan Songkran: “Happy Songkran Day”

Happy Songkran Day

The traditional Thai New Year is called Songkaran. It occurs in the hottest period of the year which happens to be at the end of the dry season. Songkran was earlier calculated based on the solar calendar; hence the date varied each year. But now it has been fixed on 13th April to 16th April of every year. The Songkran festival is considered to be a new life. During this festival people devote themselves into the act of merit making. It simply means doing good deeds to earn the blessings of God Read more [...]

Nature, Glamour and Surprises: Defining Pattaya Tours

Pattaya Tours and Packages

The Khao Kheow Open Zoo of Thailand is a naturalist’s paradise. The warm hospitality of the zoo simply ads to the wonderful experience that you are about to have. Check into our camping resorts and enjoy a scrumptious meal at the Green Hills Restaurant. Spend your first day of the trip, soaking in the beauty of nature. Explore the sightseeing safari at the day time where you witness a large variety of wild creatures in the Bird aviary, Australasia, Lemur Land, Penguin Parade, Bird & Friend Read more [...]

The Cute Rodents: Particolored Flying Squirrel

Flying Squirrel

Particolored flying squirrel (Hylopetes Alboniger) are vastly populated and they are just getting doubled all the time therefore they are one of least concerned Rodents as per the study of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Now it still does matter because one would not know when it may tremble down just like other species. In spite of rich distribution it is seldom presumed that Particolored flying squirrel’s count is not recorded hence there is no concrete evidence of their Read more [...]

A Float The Historic Province of Ayutthaya; ‘Thungbuachom Floating Market’

Thungbuachom Floating Market

There couldn’t have been a much better occasion than the popular Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya world heritage fair to introduce a brand new tourist attraction in Thailand. Honorable Permanent-Secretary for Transport, Mr. Wichien Pojphosri, conducted the unveiling of “Thungbuachom Floating Market”. The market offers a wide range of products and recreational activities for tourist. One can scan through the several floating shops selling souvenirs, farm produce and local delicacies or visit the miniature Read more [...]