Miracle of Mae Sai
The Seven Network is to screen a TV special this weekend on the aftermath to that miraculous cave rescue in Thailand recently.
The production – MIRACLE OF MAE SAI – screens on 7TWO at 8.40 this Saturday and follows the miraculous rescue of 12 young soccer players and their coach from the Tham Luang cave, near the town of Mae Sai Thailand.
Enormous public interest was generated in Thailand and globally as the delicate search and rescue mission unfolded over 3 heart-stopping weeks.
MIRACLE OF MAE SAI looks at what’s been happening since, with giant statues sculpted, huge paintings by 300 artists and big tribute galleries erected.
The programme also explores the surrounding region and its attractions, which takes in the Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai.
Producer/presenter Greg Grainger goes walking with elephants, gets massaged by flaming feet straight out of a fire and watches craftsmen etch silver at the Silver Temple.
There’s a visit to a hill tribe, encounters with tea pickers and an experience with a monk at an experience known as monk chat.
MIRACLE OF MAE SAI was organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and will be screened across three of the Seven Network’s channels, and launched at the international TV festival MIPCOM in Cannes next month.