5 Action-Packed Events Coming to Thailand

In light of Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018, the country will roll out unique experiences and events

If it isn’t already, Thailand ought to be a part of your travel plans next year.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has declared 2018 to be the Amazing Thailand Tourism Year as it announces an action-packed calendar of unique Thai experiences and international events, starting from next month.

Here are the ones we think are worth checking out.

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1. Wonderfruit Festival

Happening in December 2017, the Wonderfruit Festival in Pattaya is a three-day eco-friendly music and arts extravaganza, held on the outskirts of the city. Similar to Fuji Rock in Japan, this festival will combine Thai, Asian, and Western cultures, with music being its main attraction. Festival goers can expect a curated line-up of hip-hop, alternative R&B, Thai folk, and EDM music playing on three striking stages created by international designers.

Find out more here.

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2. Thailand International Kite Festival

Come February 2018, the skies of Bangkok will be decked with fancy kites in the form of sea animals and other creatures as part of the Thailand International Kite Festival. Apart from flying kites in the company of family and friends, visitors will be able to feast their eyes on exhibitions of Thai kites and enjoy music performances by local acts. Delicious local cuisine from Phetchaburi’s popular restaurants will also be on sale.

Find out more here.

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3. International Balloon Festival

Don’t expect to see bunches of party balloons here; the International Balloon Festival in May 2018 is a spectacle of hot air balloons designed by international balloon makers from around the world. Festival highlights include glowing balloons that fly to the rhythm of live symphony and fireworks, the display of balloon models in all shapes and sizes, and the chance to ride in a hot air balloon into the sunset.

Find out more here.

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4. Chiang Rai Flower Festival

If you’re visiting Thailand in July, don’t miss out on the Chiang Rai Flower Festival. Held along Koi River, near Chaloem Prakiat Bridge, the festival celebrates temperate blooms such as tulips, roses, orchids, and lilies. Apart from grand floral displays, the festival also features a beauty pageant, flower processions, Lanna cultural performances, as well as an evening night market.

Find out more here.

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5. Bangkok Art Biennale

To the delight of art lovers, Bangkok’s first foray into the international biennale circuit will take place in November 2018. While major details are yet to be announced, the biennale looks set to posit the city as the “Venice of the East,” with cultural encounters planned for sites along the Chao Phraya River like Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Wat Prayoon, and East Asiatic Company building, as well as Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

Find out more here.


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