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Chiang Rai Festivals

Written by admin on January 7th, 2014. Posted in Chiang Rai

Lychee Fair   

May 22-24 , Provincial Stadium, Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is known for its high quality of lychees that grow in this northernmost province of Thailand. Each year, to celebrate the harvest of the fruit, a fair is held featuring sales and exhibitions of lychees, other agricultural products and local handicrafts, as well as a Miss Lychee beauty competition and cultural performances. 

Blooming Bua Tong Festival

November , Doi Hua Mae Kham, Chiang Rai

Blooming Bua Tong Festival November is the time of tiny yellow wild sun flowers locally called “Bua Tong”. They cover vast areas on Doi Hua Mae Kham along the Thai-Myanmar borders in Mae Fa Luang district. The tiny blooms turn the entire mountain range into a golden heaven amidst loitering white fog, making it an unforgettable vista. 




Tea-Tasting and Cherry Blossoms   

January , Doi Mae Salong, Chiang Rai

Tea-Tasting and Cherry Blossoms Tourists flock to Doi Mae Salong in Mae Fa Luang to admire the cherry trees which have burst into full bloom, covering the whole mountains with their pink floral blankets from early or the end of January, depending on the cold weather. This coincides with the tea-tasting festival. During the festival, there are tea-making demonstrations, a display of the tea growing process, a tea-queen beauty pageant, as well as performances by Doi Mae Salong’s hilltribes.