Events 2001
Events 2002

 

Buri Ram Traditional Boat Races Buri Ram Traditional Boat Races

Buri Ram Traditional Boat Races
November 3  -  4, 2001
The Moon River, Buri Ram
These impressive yearly boat races on the Moon River in Buri Ram consist of colorful parades and cultural shows featuring elephants. A visit to this event would not be complete without a tour to the nearby Phanom Rung Historical Park.

Loi Krathong & Candle Festival

Loi Krathong & Candle Festival

Loi Krathong & Candle Festival

Loi Krathong & Candle Festival
October 31 November 1, 2001
Sukhothai Historical Park, Sukhothai
It is believed that the Loi Krathong Festival originated in Sukhothai, the first Thai capital. It is thus appropriate that this captivating event is held on the full-moon night of the twelfth lunar month amid the breathtaking ruins of this glorious ancient city. Activities include the floating of krathong, a fireworks display, cultural performances and an amazing light and sound show.

Loi Krathong & Candle Festival

Loi Krathong & Candle Festival

Loi Krathong & Candle Festival

Phimai Long-Boat Races & Festival
November 10 - 11, 2001
Prasat Hin Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima
An annual festival held for more than a century, the traditional long-boat races draws thousands of visitors from all over. This event is further enhanced by a light and sound presentation at Prasat Hin Phimai, local art and cultural performances, various fun-filled competitions, and local products sales and exhibitions.

Phimai Long-Boat Races & Festival

Phimai Long-Boat Races & Festival
Yipeng Loi Krathong

Phimai Long-Boat Races & Festival

Surin Elephant Round-Up Show
November 17 - 18, 2001
Surin Main Stadium, Surin
Introduced in 1960, this internationally famous yearly event attracts people from all over the world to Surin to see more than one hundred elephants participate in spectacular shows that include colorful processions. A tug-of-war between elephants and men, demonstrations of log-pulling skills, and various other extraordinary feats set in a carnival atmosphere.

Surin Elephant Round-Up Show

Surin Elephant Round-Up Show

Surin Elephant Round-Up Show

River Kwae Bridge Week Fair 2001
November 26 - December 7, 2001
River Kwae Bridge, Kanchanaburi
Each year in late November to early December, the world famous River Kwae Bridge built by Allied prisoners-of-war during World War II , becomes the focal point of celebrations. Event highlights include historical and archaeological exhibits, a carnival, folk and cultural performances, rides on World War II vintage trains, and a spectacular light and sound presentation re-enacting the bridge's World War II legacy.

River Kwae Bridge Week Fair

River Kwae Bridge Week Fair

Silk Fair
November 29 - December 10, 2001
Khon Kaen City Hall, Khon Kaen
Internationally, Thailand has always been famous for its lustrous silk. One of the major centers of silk production, Khon Kaen is the ven
Silk Fairue of a fair to promote silk weaving and silk worm culture. This event is held in conjunction with the Phuk Siao (friendship-making ritual). Colorful street processions and typical northeastern cultural shows as well as exhibitions of the silk industry add to the merry atmosphere of this fair.

Sunflower Blooming Season
November 5 - December 5, 2001
Doi Mae U-kor, Mae Hong Son
The hills and valleys of Mae Hong Son, one of Thailand's most naturally scenic areas, are full of gold when the sunflower (Tithonia Diversifolia) bursts into bloom during this period. When the flowers fade, the seeds are collected to make insecticides. Doi Mae U-kor, Amphoe Khun Yuam is considered to be the site where the blooming sunflowers are at their most photogenic.

Chiang Mai Food Festival
November 28 December 4, 2001
Tha Pae Gate, Chiang Mai
The annual Chiang Mai Food Festival presents an impressive showcase of Thai cuisine with a special focus on northern fare. Fruit and vegetable carving, ancient Thai dessert making demonstrations and enchanting Lanna cultural performances are some of the activities to be enjoyed.

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