Come with us to Baeng San, a laid back beach town rarely traveled by foreign tourists
Our next destination on iTravel Channel is going to be a real treat for international tourists – a little beach town just outside of Bangkok called Baeng San. It’s only a two-hour ride away from Thailand’s capital, but unlike other nearby getaway destinations like Pattaya and Hua Hin, it’s only really known and frequented by Thai tourists. So we’re heading out with our good friends over at the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and plan to show you all the best hotspots and attractions of this awesome destination!
We’re looking forward to checking out Baeng San’s pristine beaches off the Eastern Golf Coast of Thailand, where you will mostly only see Thai tourists roaming around. We’ll be sampling lots of fresh seafood on beach chairs and seaside restaurants, then working it off with some scenic hiking to catch panoramic views. Baeng San is the perfect mini-getaway from Bangkok, cheaper and way more laidback than Hua Hin and Pattaya. Believe it or not, it is actually technically even the closest beach to Bangkok.
Baeng San is also famous in Thailand for its Ko Pra Sai Wan Lai Festival, which takes place during Songkran or Thai New Year. Villagers from around the area gather to make merit or give blessings to create good karma.
We’ll introduce you to the Ko Pra Sai Wan Lai Festival so that you took can experience sacred Buddhist traditions like merit-making and morning alms ceremony on the beach. Some of the more fun elements of the festival also include water-throwing, folk sports and sand-building and sculpting competitions.
Watch the full show here http://theitravelchannel.tv/wan-lai-songkran-festival-2015/