Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Pan Yok Khrua Tour Koh Samui Talui Ko Taen, 6-8 April 2018

Pan Yok Khrua Tour Koh Samui Talui Ko Taen, 6-8 April 2018

The 'Pan Yok Khrua Tour Koh Samui Talui Ko Taen, 6-8 April 2018' is a cycling event, organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). The weekend of 6th to 8th April happens to be the Chakri day weekend, so a long weekend. 
Chakri day is officially known as 'King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke the Great Day and Chakri Dynasty Memorial Day', Chakri Day commemorates the establishment of the Chakri Dynasty by Phra Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) in 1782.

Cyclist of all ages are invited to participate in this event, 
 “The trip offers participants the chance to see Samui in a different way. Travelling around the island by bicycle allows for unique experiences while embracing an inclusive tourism approach that is part of our ‘Open to the New Shades’ marketing concept,” says Nongyao Jirundorn, director of TAT Koh Samui Office.
“As the name of the tour implies, ‘Pan Yok Khrua Tour Ko Samui Talui Ko Taen’ aims to encourage the entire family to enjoy cycling together while exploring the beautiful scenery and key attractions of Koh Samui and Koh Taen,” he adds.

Pan Yok Khrua Tour Koh Samui Talui Ko Taen, 6-8 April 2018

Pan Yok Khrua Tour Koh Samui Talui Ko Taen, 6-8 April 2018

It's a three day even and up to 400 families can participate. The registration fee is Bt600 per person and is inclusive of a brand shirt and six meals. Although the fee doesn't cover accommodation, there will be space for tents available free-of-charge on Koh Taen.

The start of the program will be 6th April with registration and shirt collection at the Nathon pier between 4 and 7pm.

The next day, 7th April, will see the bicycle caravan set off along Provincial Highway 4169 and 4174 to It-viset Pier at Na Sai Bay. From here, everybody will travel by ferry to nearby Koh Taen, for the event’s opening ceremony and CSR activities. 

Hosted by Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui and the Chumphon Provincial Office of Natural Resources and the Environment, this will see participants helping to release marine life (saltwater clams, turtles and fish) back into the sea and cleaning up the mangrove forest area at the Tan Marina Bay Resort and Restaurant. 

The program also includes time for cycling and sightseeing through Koh Taen’s picturesque scenery, and dinner along with folk songs, storytelling and a lucky draw. Participants can choose whether to stay a night on Koh Taen, or return to Ko Samui to sleep.  

On Sunday, the program features more cycling and sightseeing, this time along Ko Samui’s scenic route with stops at key attractions including the Guan Yu Shrine, the White Jade Buddha image at Wat Samret, Wat Phra Chedi Laem So, Khao Le and Bang Kao Beaches. Following lunch, the group will cycle along a scenic tourist route back to Na Thon Pier for the conclusion of the trip.

Sounds like a very scenic trip and a great way to spend some quality family time over a long weekend.

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

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