Thailand International Kite Festival - WITH PHOTOS

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Thailand International Kite Festival - WITH PHOTOS

Post by Big Boy » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:03 pm

After disappointing many people last year when it didn't happen, the kite festival is back this year.

It will run from 10 to 12 March 2017 at Cha-Am Beach. Daily opening times are from 10am, and closing is at 8pm.

A fantastic sight, not to be missed.
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Re: Thailand International Kite Festival @ Cha-Am

Post by RCer » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:36 pm

That looks fun

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Re: Thailand International Kite Festival @ Cha-Am

Post by Big Boy » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:54 pm

Believe me, it is an incredible spectacle, especially when the tide goes out and you can see the action as you paddle in the sea.
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Re: Thailand International Kite Festival @ Cha-Am

Post by KaiLi » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:47 pm

Could someone please tell me which part of the beach/area/location the festival will be taking place this year? Many thanks! :D

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Re: Thailand International Kite Festival @ Cha-Am

Post by Big Boy » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:09 am

Assuming you're driving from Hua Hin, and turning off Petchkasem at the traffic lights, turn left when you get to the sea. It's a long way down that road (where the road forks). You can't miss it, there'll be all sorts of crazy kites in the sky - a wonderful sight.
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Re: Thailand International Kite Festival @ Cha-Am

Post by Khundon1975 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:04 am

BB. Saw one once at the army camp on Pranburi road. Fan bloody tastic.

How the hell they stop those kites taking the guys holding onto the ropes into the air, I don't know..

we had a great day out and bet the Cha Am venue will be just as good.

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Re: Thailand International Kite Festival @ Cha-Am

Post by Big Boy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:32 pm

This wonderful spectacle kicked off today. I've just found this short video.

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Re: Thailand International Kite Festival @ Cha-Am

Post by RCer » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:58 pm

Wow, looks great.

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Re: Thailand International Kite Festival @ Cha-Am

Post by Khundon1975 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:04 am

I was wondering why anyone would take dumpy bags to the beach, now I know.

Great show, love to have been there.

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Re: Thailand International Kite Festival @ Cha-Am

Post by VincentD » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:15 pm

would have loved to be there. Anyone know where to buy these things? Used to be a shop in Fashion Island in Bangkok but closed years ago..
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Re: Thailand International Kite Festival @ Cha-Am

Post by Big Boy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:20 pm

Are you talking the monster sized kites in the video, or normal kites?

If normal, just keep an eye open as you drive down the motorway - you soon see some on sale.
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Re: Thailand International Kite Festival @ Cha-Am

Post by VincentD » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:48 pm

BB, not interested in those kites being sold by the roadside, they will only fly in gale force winds...
Looking for something that will fly in light wind (used to love those fighting kites we had in Singapore - made with thin kite paper and bamboo strips; kite string was coated with glass so could cut other kites from the sky.. including suffering the same fate)
Am also looking for kite-making supplies like mylar and carbon-fiber rods and proper kite string.
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Re: Thailand International Kite Festival @ Cha-Am

Post by Big Boy » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:21 pm

It's a shame you couldn't make it to the festival. There were a few hobby shops there with all the materials you could imagine, and kids making their own. However, if you're really keen, here a couple of snaps taken today with phone numbers and a web site:
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Re: Thailand International Kite Festival @ Cha-Am

Post by Nereus » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:38 pm

Does youse have the phone number of the one in the orange shirt? :twisted:
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Re: Thailand International Kite Festival @ Cha-Am

Post by Big Boy » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:56 pm

:lach: Not for sharing :wink:
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