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Festivals in Thailand
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The date and time of the following festivals in some provinces may be changed as a result of the weather or the postponement by the organising host of the events. Please check the date and time again before travelling. Tourism Authority of Thailand provides tourist information centre at call centre 1672 or 0 2250 5500.
Rafting in Pai River

Rafting in Pai River

When: July - December 2017

Where: Mae Hong Son

It's the beginning of the adventure trip in Mae Hong Son. Each range has beautiful natural scenery which has the difficulty from level 3 to level 5. Along distance of 50 kilometers which visitors can experience the natural beauty and fun throughout the weekend.

The Chula Kathin Festival

The Chula Kathin Festival

When: October - November 2017

Where: Mukdahan

Chula kathin, a Buddhist festival also known as kathin laen celebrates the end of Buddhist Lent and allows participants to earn merit through the offering of material for monks’ robes to the temple. Chula means “a little”, and reflects the Buddhist belief that even small amounts of sharing and caring are beneficial. During Chula Kathin, this is symbolised with small pieces of newly made fabric that are cut and then sewn together to form a monk’s five main pieces of clothing. This ancient and important religious tradition requires devout faith, not least due to it consuming a full day to complete the merit making ceremony. Whilst Chula Kathin takes place over 24-hour period, the preparation is a 6 month long, drawn-out affair. First, hand-picked cotton seeds are planted, and natured into maturity, bolls are picked, processed and eventually woven. This ceremony is founded on the legend in which the Lord Buddha performs these humble tasks – preparing robes for his monks by his own hand.

Krabi - Enlive Seakayak Championship

Krabi - Enlive Seakayak Championship

When: 1 - 30 November 2017

Where: Muang District, Krabi

The SeaKayak competition in final round is divided into 3 types; Surf Ski competition, Sea Kayak Boat Competition and Recreation Tandem Sit on Kayak boat, both professional and amateur. You can see also the beauty of the nature from Aow Thai, Rai Ley Bay and Tharapublic park at Muang district, Krabi Province.

Long Sapao Chao Wiang Lakorn, Lampang Floating Festival

Long Sapao Chao Lakorn, Lampang Floating Festival

When: 2 - 4 November 2017

Where: Lampang

The festival is held during the full moon of 12th lunar month. The tradition has been practiced over a thousand years. The boats are built and beautifully decorated to be floated into the river. It is believed that floating the boat is a way to dedicate or offer the alms to the dead or deposit the merit for themselves in the next life.

Yee Peng Festival

Yee Peng Festival

When: 2 - 4 November 2017

Where: Chiang Mai

Yee Peng is the annual festival held to celebrate the full moon in the northern capital of Chiang Mai on the day preceding Loy Krathong by one day in November. The word "Yee Peng" is the northern Thai term referring to the full moon of the 12th lunar month in the Buddhist calendar.

Loi Krathoong Festival

Loi Krathong Festival

When: 3 November 2017

Where: Throughout Thailand

As the full moon of the twelfth lunar month (usually in mid-November) 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 called "Loi Krathong" - the 'festival of lights". This is one of the Kingdom's oldest and best-preserved traditions.

Loy Krathong Karb Kluay Festival

Loy Krathong Karb Kluay Festival

When: 3 November 2017

Where: Banks of Maeklong River, Samut Songkhram

Experience Loi Krathong Karb Kluay, which made of banana trunk more than 100,000 pieces. Krathong Karb Kluay is easy to make from banana trunk and decoration with flower, jolt sticks, and a candle. Also enjoy Thai folk shows, Noppamas beauty pageant and krathong contests, Bang Sai Loi Krathong and offering food to Buddhist monks along the river.

Buriram Long Boat Racing Festival

Buriram Long Boat Racing Festival

When: 4 - 5 November 2017

Where: Satuek District, Buriram

The racing take place at Moon River of Satuek District, Buriram. The Long Boat Racing Festival is one of the traditional activities that mark the end of the Buddhist Lent. The history of the festival can be traced back to the Ayutthaya period or about 600 years ago. Other than the competitions, visitors can also enjoy boat procession and other cultural performances.

Phimai Festival

Phimai Festival

When: 8 - 12 November 2017

Where: 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, local art and cultural performances, various fun-filled competitions, and sales of local products and exhibitions.

Surin Elephant Round-Up and Elephant Show

Surin Elephant Round-Up and Elephant Show

When: 16 - 19 November 2017

Where: Surin

One of the most exciting spectacles of the year in Thailand. Surin, in the northeast of the country, known as the province of elephants, has long been associated with elephants. The people here are well known for their skills in rounding up wild elephants, training and taming them. Every year, more than one hundred elephants take part in the festival, displaying their grace, strength and intelligence in games of soccer, log carrying and tug-of-war, and the highlight of the festival, a dramatic mock battle. The festival tour also takes you to the old capital of Siam, Ayutthaya, and allows you to spend a day at an elephant centre learning the skills of the elephant mahouts.

Laguna Phuket Triathlon

Laguna Phuket Triathlon

When: 19 November 2017

Where: Phuket

The Laguna Phuket Triathlon is Asia’s premier destination triathlon featuring a unique 1.8K swim, 55K bike and 12K run through spectacular tropical scenery. Over the past twenty years the popular race has attracted thousands of age group athletes as well as triathlon legends Mark Allen, Greg Welch, Craig Alexander, Paula Newby-Fraser, Michellie Jones, Chris McCormack and Chrissie Wellington, to name just a few.

River Kwai Bridge Week

River Kwai Bridge Week

When: 25 November - 5 December 2017

Where: 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.

Monkey Buffet Festival

Monkey Buffet Festival

When: 26 November 2017

Where: Lopburi

The "Lopburi Monkey Festival" is held annually on the last weekend of November. The Macaque monkeys are offered a buffet of scrumptious fruits and sweets, ice cream, and more as a way of thanking them for the prosperity they bring to the town.

Blooming Bua Tong (Mexican Sunflower) Festival

Blooming Bua Tong (Mexican Sunflower) Festival

When: November - December 2017

Where: Mae Fah Luang District, Mae Hong Son

Bua Tong Ban or Blooming Mexican Sunflower Festival is held in November, affording people the opportunity to see the sunflower fields, waterfalls and mist at Ban Hua Mae Kham, Amphoe Mae Fa Luang. There are also hilltribe performances.

Flora Park Festival

Flora Park Festival

When: November 2017 - February 2018

Where: Wang Nam Keaw District, Nakhon Ratchasima

The festival will showcase more than 100,000 flowers of over 20 different species, on a 360 degree angle viewpoint with the spectacular vertical garden. Over 5,000 English roses of 400 species will be arranged beautifully across the landscape. Event will be held on an area of over 50 rai at Khao Phaeng Ma, Wang Nam Keaw district, Nakhon Ratchasima province.

Krabi Bergfah Andaman Festival

Krabi Bergfah Andaman Festival

When: November 2017

Where: Krabi

Enjoy with tourism season of Krabi. You will see colorful parades "Miracle of Krabi" and cultural parade from each district of Krabi. Be participant at Hua Thong ship tie up ceremony which is the important ceremony for fishermen and also praying for wishes at Phra Nang Cave. You will have fun with tasting seafood and shopping local products of Krabi.

Lop Buri Sunflower Blooming Festival

Lop Buri Sunflower Blooming Festival

When: November 2017 - January 2018

Where: Lopburi

The festival is open around November till December in every year because it is the period when the sunflowers are in full bloom. The festival highlights include photography, scenic, train / bicycle in the sunflower field, the distribution of OTOP products, such as tours of soldiers living in the wild for recreational boating, tires, etc.

Phra Pathom Chedi Festival

Phra Pathom Chedi Festival

When: November 2017

Where: Nakhon Pathom

Phra Pathom Chedi Festival held annually during the 12th, waxing moon day to the 4th, waning moon day on the 12th, lunar month of every year. The festival fair for Paying home to Phra Pathom Chedi is held annually for nine days and nights. There are all kinds of entertainment as well as displays of the local products.

Phuket Carnival Festival

Phuket Carnival Festival

When: November 2017

Where: Patong Beach, Phuket

The island’s premier party town of Patong is set to lead off the Phuket tourism high season with its annual carnival, from December 15 through December 20. The festival involves the live entertainment and the traditional parade, a giant Ferris wheel is expected to appear on the scene, with its erection complete by the start of the festivities.

Phu Rua Poinsettia Festival

Phu Rua Poinsettia Festival

When: November 2017 - January 2018

Where: Phu Rua National Park, Loei

This is largest producer of Christmas trees or poinsettia in Loei province, on the area nearly 100,000 poinsettia trees are grown over 5-rai in Phu Rua, giving the provincial authorities a good reason to organise the Christmas tree festival or Phu Rua Poinsettia Festival. Visitors can enjoy to taking a picture of beautiful red leaves of Christmas trees and at night, also enjoy beautiful lanterns lightened up to celebrate the Christmas event.

Prasat Sikhoraphum Celebration

Prasat Sikhoraphum Celebration

When: November 2017

Where: Prasat Sikhoraphum, Surin

The annual celebration is held every third weekend of November at Prasat Sikhoraphum. The celebration features light and sound show, lifestyle of ethnic people (Khmer, Lao, and Suay), local performances, souvenir and handicrafts market.

Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon

Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon

When: November 2017

Where: Bangkok

Standard Charterd Bangkok Marathon is a world standard athletic sport of Thailand which is popular among Thai and foreign runners and tourists as much as the marathon in other famous cities in the world. You will forget about the tiredness from your 42.195 km. running but will be filled with happiness from the warm welcome and cheerful smiles. Most of all it's really the genuine smiles of the people throughout the competition which you will find your decision most impressive and worthwhile.

Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu Worshiping Ceremony

Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu Worshiping Ceremony

When: November 2017

Where: Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu, Mae Hong Son

The event features Loi Krathong Sawan activity (release Krathong to the sky) according to belief of Thai Yai tribe who strongly believe in removing one's bad luck with a ceremony. The Loi Krathong here differs from other place. Let's join bathing water to Phra That Doi Kong Mu ceremony to add luck for your life, see pot fireworks contest, see Bongfai (rocket) contest and Jad Tai (Thai Yai performance) show.