Thailand @ Kungsträdgården 2014 in Stockholm



Thai Ambassador to Sweden presided over Thailand @ Kungsträdgården 2014 in Stockholm

            During 1-2 August 2014, the Royal Thai Embassy in Stockholm, together with Thai government offices and public enterprises, held the Thai Festival “Thailand @ Kungsträdgården 2014” in Stockholm. The objective is to promote Thailand through Thai culture such as Thai food, fruits, handicrafts, and tourism in Sweden. Approximately 100,000 people joined the event.
           Mr. Somchai Charanasomboon, Ambassador of Thailand to Sweden delivered an opening remarks on Thai Ferstival 2014. H.E. Ambassador Somchai highligted that Thailand is one of the best destinations for services and hospitalities in many areas including medical tourism and ecotourism.
H.E. Ambassador Somchai also updated the current Thai political situation that Thailand is more peaceful and secure. The three-phase Roadmap by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) will bring Thailand back to democratic society next year. He also emphasized that Thailand still remains to be a friendly destination for foreign businesses and tourists. Later, H.E. Ambassador Somchai led the honourable guests to a reception.
          This year’s festival introduced Thai exhibitors both from public and private sectors such as Office of Commercial Affairs, Board of Investment, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited. Other exhibitors from Thai communities in Sweden, Thai Travel Agency, and Thai Spa were also included. Over 10 Thai food stalls from Thai restaurants in Sweden were held in the festival which were very popular. Apart from delicious Thai food, there were stage performance shows such as Thai traditional performances performed by the Southern Breeze group from Thailand and Thai communities in Sweden, Thai boxing show, Thai boxing workshop for children and Thai arts and handicrafts demonstrations such as umbrella painting and fruit carving.

           Another highlight activity was lucky draws in which participants could win Stockholm - Bangkok roundtrip air tickets, accomodations in Thailand, and golf package in Thailand sponsored by the Thai Airways International and Tourism Authority of Thailand.

            The visitors expressed their appreciation on the activities and enjoyed the performances on the stage, exhibitions and Thai food. Thailand @ Kungsträdgården 2014 is one of the most attractive events in Sweden.