Activities & Events
Bangkok  September 24, 2009 11:58 AMSunny83°
 

 

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October 29 – November 2, 2009
LOI KRATHONG – FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Nationwide

As the full moon of the twelfth lunar month lights up the night sky throughout the Thai kingdom, hundreds of thousands of ornately-decorated krathong, or traditional banana leaf floats, are set adrift in rivers and waterways in a spell-binding ritual of  "Loi Krathong" - the "festival of lights." Activities in Bangkok, Sukhothai, Tak, and Chiang Mai are highlights of the festival.

 

  October 31 – November 2, 2009
SUKHOTHAI LOI KRATHONG AND CANDLE FESTIVAL
Sukhothai Historical Park, Sukhothai

While you can see and participate in this festival all across the country, the most unforgettable place to catch it is in the atmospheric ruins of the Sukhothai Historical Park, where it originated many centuries ago. You will be dazzled by the float procession of large kratongs, including hanging lanterns, a krathong design contest, the Miss Noppamas Beauty Contest, a light and sound presentation, fireworks, and cultural performances.
 
    October 27 – November 2, 2009
YI PENG FESTIVAL
Chiang Mai

Coinciding with the Loy Krathong Festival on the full-moon night of 12th lunar month, the event features the release of lanterns into the sky to worship the gods. Illuminated arches and lanterns usually decorate the houses and temples. There are also Lanna cultural performances, and everyone can join in the delightful tradition of the floating of krathong.
 
 
 
November 1 – 2, 2009
LOI KRATHONG SAI FESTIVAL
Along the Ping River, Tak

The banana-leaf floats are replaced by coconut shells, which are threaded together and launched simultaneously so they appear as long chains of hundreds of glittering lights on the Ping River, hence the origin of its name, "Loi Krathong Sai." Other highlights include a light and sound presentation and fireworks.
 
    November 24 – December 5, 2009
RIVER KWAI BRIDGE WEEK
Kanchanaburi

Each year in late November to early December, the world famous River Kwai 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.
 
    November 21 – 22, 2009
SURIN ELEPHANT ROUND-UP AND ELEPHANT SHOW
Surin

See the spectacular elephant procession that has delighted generations of visitors, featuring the round-up of working elephants, elephant racing, an elephant football match, and other activities in which the Thai elephant is the star.
 
  November 11 – 15, 2009
PHIMAI FESTIVAL
Phimai Historical Park, Nakhon Ratchasima

An annual festival held for more than a century, the traditional long boat races draw thousands of visitors from all over. This event is further enhanced by a light and sound presentation at Prasat Hin Phimai, cultural performances, various fun-filled competitions, and sales of local products and exhibitions.
 
    November 28 – December 5, 2009
2009 PHUKET KING'S CUP REGATTA
Phuket

The Phuket King's Cup Regatta is Asia's biggest and most popular regatta. More than a regatta, the weeklong event consists of great parties, great sailing, and lots of fun.
 
  November 2009
BANGKOK MARATHON
Bangkok

Come to Bangkok and take part in Bangkok Marathon, comprising one of the three types of marathon: Marathon, Half Marathon, and Quarter Marathon.
 
  November 2009
CHINESE FEAST FOR LOP BURI'S MONKEYS
Lop Buri

The event is organized during the last week of November at San Phra Kan and Phra Prang Sam Yot, where a large number of monkeys stay. There are various activities, such as a party offering beautifully decorated food for monkeys, as well as local performances.
 
  November 2009
KRABI BOEK FA ANDAMAN FESTIVAL
Krabi

Krabi Boek Fa Andaman Festival is held annually in November to inaugurate the Krabi’s tourist season. Water sports competitions, cultural shows, and good-natured fun are scheduled.
 
  November 1, 2009
PHUKET TRAVEL FAIR
Patong Beach, Phuket

Phuket Travel Fair, held on November 1 at Patong Beach, is designed to welcome the tourist season. Many colorful and interesting activities are organized, such as colorful parades, sports events, and a Miss Visitor Contest.
 
  November 1 - December 5, 2009
DOK BUA TONG BLOOMING SEASON
Doi Mae U-Kho, Mae Hong Son

The Dok Bua Tong, or wild sunflowers, bloom during November, painting the entire hilly area of Doi Mae U-Kho in Khun Yuam district. They are as yellow as daisies and almost as large as sunflowers. The blossoms are profuse, but only last for a month. Camping sites are available during the Bua Tong blooming season.
 
  November 8, 2009
MUSICAL SYMPHONY AT THE PALACE
Phra Narai Ratchanivet Palace, Lop Buri

The historic city of Lop Buri enjoyed tremendous prosperity for over 3,000 years. At Phra Narai Ratchanivet Palace, the Music Symphony at the Palace is organized annually by the Fine Arts Department and performed by the National Symphony Orchestra. Highlights include a medley of royal compositions, traditional Thai music, Thai folk music, contemporary Thai music, and a guided tour of Phra Narai Ratchanivet Palace and Lop Buri National Museum.
 

 

   

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