North Eastern Thailand here I come!

I am going on a 6 days media trip up to North Eastern Thailand tomorrow. In the Nakhon Ratchasima province where Isan is.

I've never been to Isan, nor the north eastern area, so I'm really looking forward to the trip. There'll be two formal functions and I'm struggling to find some formal dresses to wear, oh man~ why didn't I bring more clothes with me to Bangkok.

Will be staying in Swissotel Le Concorde Bangkok! OMG been wanting to try out that hotel!! :D

Here's the itinerary for the trip provided by TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand).

Day 1Tuesday – 07 October 2008
Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok
Assemble at KLIA
Depart via TG 420 Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok
Arrival into Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Free & Easy
Evening, enjoy the performance show at SIAM NIRAMIT,, a world-class performance of Thailand's arts and cultural heritage. Listed in the Guinness World Records, for its Gigantic Stage Show
Day 2Wednesday – 08 October 2008
Visit Arts of Kingdom event at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, Dusit Palace
Lunch, Nang Phraya Restaurant.
Leave for The Welcome Reception “Visit Thailand 2009”
at Plenary Hall1, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center
Registration and visit “Visit Thailand 2009” Exhibition
Multimedia Presentation “7 Wonders of Amazing Thailand”
Report by Mrs. Phornsiri Manoharn, Governor, Tourism Authority of Thailand
Welcome Speech by Mr. Werasak Kowsurat, Minister of Tourism and Sports
Inaugural Opening of “Visit Thailand 2009”
- Entertainment by Bangkok Xylophone band and
Mr. Thanis Sriklindee
- Sit-Down Buffet
End of Function
Note : Dress code for participants : Suit for Guys & Ladies, dress elegantly with Jacket
Day 3Thursday – 09 October 2008
Bangkok - Nakhon Ratchasima
Depart to Pak Chong District, Nakorn Ratchasima Province. Explore the PB Valley Khoayai winery with the variety of grape breeding, also the wine tasting from very nice Thai brand, PB Khoayai Reserve, Pirom Khaoyai Reserve, Sawasdee Khaoyai
Enjoy lunch at the fantasy cowboy style restaurant, Farm Chokchai
Explore Farm Chokchai to gain a lot of experiences of agro-tourism, milk production, and the talented dog show.
Soft adventure experience at Thong Somboon Club with ATV, Dry sledge, horse riding
Cowboy style party at Thong Somboon Club.
Transfer back to Hotel
Day 4Friday – 10 October 2008
Nakhon Ratchasima
Explore the petrified wood museum, one of the seventh world heritage fossil. Petrified Wood Museum which exhibits gigantic ancient plants which have been aged for 800,000 years – 720 million years old as well as exhibition on ancient beliefs and folk wisdom about the petrified wood.
Transfer to the Thai silk village at Pak Thong Chai District
Lunch at Ra Biang Keaw Restaurant
Transfer to Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo
Transfer to Dan Kwian pottery processing village, the uniqueness of Dan Kwian clay is its durability, pliability and rusty color. When combined with attractive designs and the proper heating process the products are irresistible.
Pay respect to Thao Suranari Monument, which is a memorial to the Thai heroine called ‘Ya Mo’ by locals. Built in 1934, it is located in the city centre. People from other provinces who visit Khorat and locals usually come to pay homage here and ask for blessings.
Shopping at the Mall Department store
Dinner at Prik Deang restaurant
Return to the hotel.
Day 5Saturday – 11 October 2008
Nakhon Ratchasima
I-SAN Tourism Forum: Venue Sima Thani Hotel
Travel Forum
At the function
Table Top Sales
Press Conference “Visit I-San Year 2008-2010”
Visit Phimai National Museum and the historical site guided by youth from Phimai Witaya School, the museum houses collections of archaeological artifacts especially those found in the lower part of the region and has exhibits on the past cultural prosperity of the Northeast.
Welcome ceremony “Bai Sri Suu Kwan” at Phimai Historical Park
Dinner & enjoy light and sound of Vimayanataka story
Note : Dress code for participants : Suit for Guys & Ladies, dress elegantly with Jacket
Day 6Sunday – 12 October 2008
Nakhon Ratchasima – Bangkok – K.Lumpur
Depart from hotel to Bangkok
Respect Luang Por Thor, the biggest Buddha in the world
Shopping at Outlet Village Khaoyai
Lunch at Dairy Home restaurant or Kru Torr
Transfer to Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Departure Flight

Pardon the ugly table, I'm learning. >_<

Mmm... wine tasting. I like the sound of that.


12 kissed Nicole

  1. Waiting for you to cover the west since you have pretty much covered the east

  2. Sonuds like a very busy and tight schedule. Safe journey ya :0)

  3. - -

    i wish im in my hometown ,nakhon ratchasima, i wish i could meet u

    hope that when i actually go back to thailand i still can meet u

  4. Gosh!
    Nicole.. I just can't stop looking at your banner.... It's SUPER COOL!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lolx... :P
    And it's ok for the table (cos something else has caught my attention)
    Haha.. Have a nice journey.. :)

  5. Hmmmm!!! delicious banner. Love it

  6. Hey there! i see you travel alot. nice places. nice pictures. well done!

  7. bangkok have some some of the best tailors for custom made dinner attire. and cheap as well, i made all my suit there especially the silk suits...

  8. I am speechless. You are living the life I want to live. How do you get invites to all these media trips.

    /me jealous.


    Have fun in Thailand, Nicole!

  9. Hi Nicole....I read your latest journal....Ending right here..
    I couldn't find the comment button I came over here.

    You had me have everything going for you....just give yourself time....believe me you.
    ...the dust will settle.

    I hope that you are just joking... and if not..I am ordering you to stop being can talk it out with me...I'll be here for you....eventhough we have just can trust that I am a responsible person who cares a lot about people.

    Go to sleep is 00.03am
    ...drink a hot cup of Milo..sweet dream Nicole....good night.



  10. why change banner :(
    i LOVE the previous one very much!
    this one... jes so-so... so ordinary, not our nicolekiss's style...

  11. Hi Nicole, you always seems to be in different places (travel) that I can't help thinking and very curious to do you do it if I may ask?

  12. babe..
    can i ask u?
    did u travel all the places alone??