Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Amazing Thai Taste Festival 2017 and Culture Walk in Bangkok
The Amazing Thai Taste Festival 2017 is scheduled to take place from 8 to 11 June in the area around the Airport Rail Link Makkasan Station. It aims to promote the many aspects of Thai food and encourage both Thais and visitors to discover distinct Thai tastes, in a range of meaningful and fun-filled activities.
According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the four-day Amazing Thai Taste Festival 2017 will showcase the characteristics of Thai cuisine in 10 distinctive zones – local food, royal cuisine, partner and foodie tour, Thai herb and organic, local fruit, fruit buffet, street food, fusion and celebrity, food innovation, and food truck.
All are designed to offer everyone the chance to experience the very best of Thai cuisine, from fresh ingredients to sumptuous dishes and traditional cooking methods and innovative recipes. There will be booths by famous street food stalls and fine-dining restaurants, as well as certified local eateries.
On each day of the festival, there will be activities taking place including cooking demonstrations of dishes from around the country, cooking shows by Thai celebrity chefs, culinary competitions and the sale of fresh ingredients, including herbs, fruits, and vegetables. There will also be daily music and entertainment to enjoy.
The Amazing Thai Taste Festival 2017 is one of the four key activities under the Amazing Thai Taste Campaign, including promoting six Thai dishes – Phat Thai, Tom Yum Kung, Green Curry, Som Tam, Massaman and Tom Kha Kai, as well as seasonal Thai fruits, such as durian, rambutan, mangosteen, and pineapple.
As for the Ratchaprasong Shrine and Culture Walk, the campaign aims to encourage tourists to discover local experiences and lifestyles at Ratchaprasong, Bangkok’s best-known shopping area. People will discover eight revered Hindu shrines in the area, which records some 600,000 visitors daily.
The urban walks around Ratchaprasong show the world that even in the most modern parts of Bangkok, there is something for every type of travelers, from shoppers to culture lovers and even people seeking a more spiritual side of the city.