The civilisation of Lop Buri Kingdom is on display in the National Museum Bangkok. (Photo © The Fine Arts Department)

The National Museum will extend its current exhibition, “Evolving Civilisation: From Lop Buri To Ayutthaya Periods”, to Sept 30.

Ancient items from the Lop Buri, or Lavo kingdom, (5th-7th centuries) are on display including bronze Buddha sculptures, artefacts with Khmer influences and ancient lintels.

The arts from Lop Buri was passed on to artists during the Ayutthaya kingdom and the present Rattanakosin era. The special exhibition is organised at Siwamokhaphiman Hall, the main building of the national museum.

The national museum is also displaying countless national treasures in eight other exhibition buildings, including the latest two returned lintels that once were part of the Khmer-style Prasat Nong Hong sanctuary in Buri Ram and Prasat Khao Lon in Sa Kaeo.

Located on Na Phrathat Road, the national museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 9am and 4pm. It is closed on Monday, Tuesday and holidays.

Visit finearts.go.th or its Fan Page at facebook.com/nationalmuseumbangkok or call 02-224-1402.

Hyatt Regency Koh Samui 


AIRLINES UPDATE

– Airlines have temporarily suspended domestic routes from Bangkok, following an announcement of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT).

Starting on July 21, the authority banned commercial flights to and from dark-red zone provinces that are hardest hit by Covid-19 for at least 14 days or until further notice. CAAT made some exceptions for emergency landings or passenger flights to tourism provinces promoted under the Sandbox scheme.

Bangkok Airways just last week resumed its three weekly flights from Bangkok to Samui. The service is temporarily halted for local passengers but will be available only for international passengers travelling via international flights to fly to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi airport.

The Samui-Phuket route is still available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

The airline will waive fees for passengers changing flights or offer a travel voucher.

Visit bangkokair.com.

– NokAir has announced the service suspension from Don Mueang International Airport until July 31. The airline will keep the ticket value for passengers to be used by next March.

Visit nokair.com.

– Thai Vietjet has temporarily halted domestic services from Suvarnabhumi airport until Aug 1. The airline will waive fees for passengers to change travelling dates for one time. An alternative is to keep the ticket value as a credit, which is valid for 90 days from the original travel date.

Visit vietjetair.com.


HOTEL DEALS & UPDATES

– De Botan Hotel & Residence in Srinakarin has offered a promotion until the end of this month.

Prices for a night stay start at 590 baht for a standard room (28m²) and 1,000 baht for Deluxe (31m²). The hotel also has a special price for a month-long stay.

The property is located in Suphaphong 7, off Srinakharin 40, and about 20km from Suvarnabhumi airport. The hotel also has a rooftop swimming pool and fitness centre. It has another De Botan Hotel in Bangna, about 24km from the airport.

Visit debotan.com.

– Hyatt Regency Koh Samui has offered a third night free when booking at least a four-night stay. The promotion is available until the end of this month for stays until Sept 30.

Room rates per night start from 3,000++ baht for a standard room (48m² including balcony) to 9,333++ baht for a one-bedroom Ocean Front Pool Villa (160m²-187m²). Prices include breakfast.

The hotel opened this month. It features 140 rooms including 24 suites and pool villas, restaurants and bars, spa, fitness centre, swimming pool and a 190m² ballroom which can accommodate 100-150 guests.

Located on a 20 rai site on Chawaeng-Choengmon road, the property is about 3.5km from Samui airport.

Visit hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/thailand/hyatt-regency-koh-samui/usmrk.

– Cape Nidhra Hotel, Hua Hin, has launched the “Stay 1 Night Get 1 Night Free” promotion for Nidhrarom Suite.

The suite (300m²) features one bedroom, living space, two en-suites and a 13m-long swimming pool. The promotion rate is 25,000 baht for a two-night stay from Sunday-Thursday. The price includes daily breakfast for two and stays until Oct 31.

Visit capenidhra.com/offers.


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