About Thailand Kite Festival
For this colourful event, a Thailand International Kites Festival was eventually introduced to take place in March each year with the purpose to promote and preserve kite-flying as part of the national heritage. The Festival truned out to be a great success having attracted huge crowds of kite flyers and those interested in the sport.
Kite-flying was introduced to Thailand during the Sukhothai period.However , the first ever recorded kite-flying contest was held under the auspices of King Chulalongkorn whose "King's Cup" was awarded to the winner of the contest.
Kites from each country have their own unique looks, shapes and colours which help distinguish one from the other.At the Thailand International Kites Festival, more than 20 countries from seven continents are represented with kites of great variety and originality. Amoung the participating kites are Chula and Pukpao kites from Thailand, Megabyte from Newzealand,Japan's string of 1,000 kites, stunt kites from America and those from India , Malaysia, Singapore, England and Australia.
As Kite flyers from around the world gather, the crowds will have the opportunity to marvel at the encounter of the Chula and pakpao kites in mid air.
Of course, on top of the spectacular exhibition of kites from around the world the Festival offers many other activities of interest at Sanam Luang beginning at 10:00 am until dusk. More details about the Festival is available from the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
The 1997 Thailand International Kite Festival brings 140 flyers and half a million spectators to downtown Bangkok
Click here to see pictures of 1997 Thailand International Kite Festival
December 12-13 1998 Burirum kites Festival(I-San Kites Festival) This annual competiton features various forms of traditional Thai Kites; and includes surrogate battles of the sixes featuring Chula and Pakpao kites.More details about the Festival is available from the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Miss Burirum Kites Festival 1996 Contest
I usually go fly kites at every kite festivals in Thailand , if you would like to know about information , just drop me a line , I would be happy to send you some infomation.
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