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  Mandarin Oriental

48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

Tel: +66 (2) 659 9000
Fax: +66 (2) 659 9284

The Winter Choices package offers a superior room at US$259 per night single or double, deluxe room $319 or deluxe suite $659. Package includes daily American breakfast, use of health facilities, late check-out to 6 pm.

Travel Guides : Northern Caravan

The Tourism Authority of Thailand and Imperial Hotels will stage the Amazing 2000 Caravan to Phetchabun, Phayao and Chiang Rai from May 13-17. The caravan will stop at attractions such as Khao Khor, Phu Hin Rongkhla national park, Mae Sai, Doi Tung and the Golden Triangle. The fee is 7,300 baht a car and two people. For details, call 694-1222, ext 1735, 1737-9.

Phimai Events

A series of mini light-and-sound shows will be held at Phimai Historical Park in Nakhon Ratchasima in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the TAT. Shows are planned for May 13, Sept 9, Oct 14 and Dec 9. The ticket price of 500 baht includes dinner. For details call (044) 213666, 213030.

Lampang Festival

From tomorrow through Sunday, Lampang municipality is celebrating the anniversary of the arrival of the northern railway and the introduction of the horse-drawn carriage as public transport. The event features railway history, a local food festival as well as folk sports. Contact the Tourism Authority of Thailand at (053) 248604.

Northern Arts

The fourth Chiang Mai Arts and Culture Fair, from April 1-9, will feature a music festival, arts exhibition and Poi Sang Long (ordination of novices) festival. Admission is free. For details contact the TAT at (053) 248604.