Events & Festivals

Lychee Fair Chiang Rai

Lychee Fair Chiang Rai

  Chiang Rai is famous for its tasty lychees. Therefore, this fair is the ideal opportunity to enjoy this fruit. And certainly, you can buy as many as you would like at very reasonable prices. Of course, local entertainment and beauty contests will be performed to add colour to the fair. Many beautiful handicrafts are […]

King Meng Rai Festival (Jan – Feb)

King Meng Rai Festival (Jan – Feb)

King meng rai is national festival of Chaing Rai. This is celebrated all over the city. Festival, consisting of spectacular parades, cultural performances and competition. It is held to celebrate the establishment of Chiang Rai and the Lanna Kingdom. During this festival there is a great deal of food stalls and shops. Main items of […]

The Buddhist Celebration of Vesak Day

The Buddhist Celebration of Vesak Day

  Commonly called ‘Buddha’s Birthday’, Vesak is actually the celebration of the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha and, unlike the birth and death of Christ, is celebrated as one occasion. Buddhism is one of Southeast Asia’s major religions, second to Islam which is predominant in Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia. As such, major Buddhist holidays […]

Loy Kratong Festival in Chiang Rai Thailand

Loy Kratong Festival in Chiang Rai Thailand

Although not an official public holiday, Loy Kratong is one of the most popular and romantic of Thailand’s traditional festivals. The festival is held on the night of the 12th full moon, which lands sometime in November. The festival is held to pay homage to the goddess of rivers and waterways, Mae Nam my take […]

Corination Day Marks the crowning of King Bhumibol, Rama IX,

Corination Day Marks the crowning of King Bhumibol, Rama IX,

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was crowned as Rama IX, the 9th king of the Chakri dynasty, on 5th May 1950. The anniversary of this day has been day ever since. In former times, the accession to the throne of a Siamese sovereign was not celebrated publicly. Only a simple ceremony was held by the […]

Songkran Festival in Chiangrai Province

Songkran Festival in Chiangrai Province

  Chiangrai Songkran Festival is undoubtedly the most festive and celebrated event of the year in Thailand. Songkran marks the Thai New Year (Thai Lunar Calendar year) and is the biggest and most fun-filled time of the year. Songkran (Song Kran) is an important holiday for Thai people, the large majority of whom are practicing […]