Kite flying is a popular world sport that has evolved over the decades. The use of modern materials and new technology has led to the emergence of bigger kites with more impressive structures. These new developments have made it possible to create a great variety of forms and structures and given rise to new methods of flying kites, all of which combine to create an awesome spectacle for the audience.

During the March 9-11 weekend, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with Phetchaburi province, Naresuan Camp, The Rama VI Camp (or Phra Ram VI Camp) the Thai Sports World under Royal Patronage, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Thailand Kite Fliers Association, and Sanook Sky Kite Flyer Club will be staging the 11th Thailand International Kite Festival in the Cha–am district of Phetchaburi province.


With each subsequent year, the Thailand International Kite Festival attracts an ever-growing number of devoted kite fans, participants and spectators, from all over Thailand as well as from countries around the region, and beyond.


The colourful kite festival thus presents a golden opportunity for visitors to savour the international flavour of kite culture in a single trip. The event is being presented under the “Summer Music and Sport Festival” theme as part of the “Thailand Grand Festival” campaign.

The 2012 Thailand International Kite Festival will feature the following highlights.

 

  • Over 100 international kites 100 dedicated kite fliers from more than 20 countries such as Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, China, England, France, Ghana, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Vietnam, will be participating in the event.

  • A colourful display of fancy kites such as the world’s largest Panda Kites – a first for Thailand, Teddy Bear Kite, Shark Kite, Flying Box Kite, Cupid Kite, Octopus Kite, Squid Kite, Frogs Kites, Turtles Kite, Cuddly monsters kite, Huge Dragon Kite, Tigers Kite, Road Signs Kite, Multi-box kite, Rokoku Kite, Spinning Bolts Kite, Spiky Bouncers kite, Revolution Kites, American Traditional Folk Art Kite, Giant Window Kite, Delta Fleet Giant Angel Kite, etc.

  • Space-age technology flown with traditional know-how

  • Make & Fly” kite workshops for kids

  • Thai Kites featuring an exhibition and live demonstrations in flying traditional Thai kites of the four regions of the country, including a demonstration of the ancient art of Chula-Pakpao kite fighting

  • The Biggest Foldable Chula kite show

  • The Highest Flying competition

  • Stunt Kite show

  • Kite Street Market

  • Night Flying show

  • Kite and science Activities for kids by Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public Organization) (GISTDA)

  • Radio-controlled model airplane show

  • Parachuting show

  • Balloon Show (Night Glow)

  • A visit to Mrigadayavan Palace

  • A visit to the Sirindhorn International Environmental Park

  • Food and handicraft booths

Date: March 9-11, 2012/ 10.00 – 19.30 hrs

Venue: Rama VI Camp (Mrigadayavan Palace) in Cha-am district, Phetchaburi province

Source: http://www.thaifestivalblogs.com/festivals-of-thailand/thailand-international-kite-festival.html

More information: http://www.thailandkite.com/