Thailand International Kite Festival takes to Hua Hin skies in March

Kites at the Thailand International Kite Festival.
Kites at the Thailand International Kite Festival.PHOTO: THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

HUA HIN, Thailand (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The ever-popular Thailand International Kite Festival is set to take to the skies on March 23 to 25, 2018 at the Army Non Commissioned Officer School, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan.

Here are the highlights:

Fancy Kite Show: This year, the event will see 20 kite-flying teams from around the world, including Switzerland, Germany and France. The displays of beautiful kites from all over the world will include giant kites in the shapes of superheroes and cartoon characters as well as geometric forms. A stunning musical performance of revolution kites and a show of stunt kites with fliers who will compete to show off their high-speed flying skills will be a highlight.

Chula and Pak Pao show: A show of unique Thai kites which will be dancing in the sky, accompanied by a Thai classical music Pi Phat ensemble.

Kite Exhibition: The exhibit applies interactive multimedia technology in telling the story of Thai kites in an enjoyable way.

Kite Art Fun and DIY Activities: Try your hand at making, drawing and painting a kite at the Kite Kid Paint corner, create limited-edition art pieces at the DIY section, or learn how to make a boomerang and throw it at the Boomerang Workshop.

Wind Garden: Design a ground decorated with wind-playing arts such as kites and materials that can be moved by wind, sound-producing pieces such as turbines, mobiles and bells, and see the professional wind garden decoration.

Family Fun Kite: An open area for kite-flying families to enjoy themselves.

Ringside Kite Tour: Get up close to kites and their world-class fliers in the kite-flying field.

Food Trucks and Music: A caravan of mobile food shops that offer the signature dishes of Hua Hin. There are also utility items, ornaments and local handicrafts for sale, as well as local community shops with light music and the relaxing ambience of Hua Hin.

Kite Weekend Market: See and buy kites at many colourful kite stalls.