As we reported here last week, Nichkhun of boy band 2PM has been designated as the official goodwill ambassador of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
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Nichkhun, who was born to a Thai father and a Chinese mother, was formally presented on July 29 in a ceremony in Bangkok and attended by his fans.
TAT’s selection of Nichkhun may boost the number of tourists visiting Thailand. Nichkhun embodies what a goodwill ambassador should be.
He is handsome, radiates charisma and is very popular. Plus he is multilingual–he is fluent in English, Thai and Korean, so he can represent and promote Thailand in other countries.
TAT is so confident about the Nichkhun factor to boost tourism that it has made a website solely dedicated to him.
2PM is enjoying high popularity in Thailand, partly because of Nichkhun.
Here’s are pictures from TAT and during the ceremony:
Speaking of the website, TAT has put pictures of Nichkhun when he was a young boy and his trips to Thailand.
Nichkhun also writes about his fond memories of Thailand. Here’s his article on the website:
‘My happiness and excitement’
Sawad dee krup, I am Khun Nichkhun Horvejkul.
I am right now working as an artist and a regular MC for TV shows. My leisure times are spent with friends exercising, working on our dance, playing piano and my favorite activity of all time, traveling. I remember vividly when I was younger how much I would enjoy to travel with my family. Here is my story.
My family is a real travel lover. When we all could spear a free time, we travel, no waiting for holidays, or weekends. Back then, we used one family car to travel fully packed with all the family members, dad, mum, brother, sister and of course myself. We also sometimes called up our relatives to join the trip. I as a little boy loved so much to sit on my mother’s lap in the car and fell asleep. It was an overwhelming secured feeling that I will never forget.
For a few day trip, we would go to somewhere nearby Bangkok such as Hua-hin, Cha-um, Chan bu-ri and Ra-yong. Only a small distance was made but the experience we achieved was not at all small. Those places provide nature of mountains, waterfall and ocean. It was such a fulfilling moment. I enjoyed so much in the water.
My mum said ”To feel the surrounding natures is another great way to be educated, to be acknowledged and to be accompanied” The food around the areas is also plentiful. We got our regular restaurants and our regular dishes at every stop. After meals, we always ended up walking about at the local markets. To me, it is relishing. There are so many interesting unseen things to see and plenty of food to taste. Different places have different products and that is why to me it never gets boring until now.
The memories of the trips around Thailand are too inspiring to forget. Me and my family has been traveling to every part of Thailand, northern, southern, middle and northeast. I was amazed with all the places we have been to. They are promising you the best of them. There are millions of the reasons why you should go out and experience what I have experienced, to see what I have seen. Thailand has every kind of tourism, ecological, adventuring, sight seeing and many more! It is transportation-wise convenient and indeed economical! This website provides all the informations of must-go locations in Thailand. Please do let me know where you have gone to already, I certainly would like to hear. May be I would bump into you one day, you will never know. See you