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Opening the Wonder of a Charming Culture

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2010-11-25 03:07:57     
Russell Bendict

Singapore – Chiang Rai, the nethermost province of Thailand with its varied diversity of people has its own unique ways of celebrating festivals and events. The richness of the Thai culture is exhibited through these various events. Excitehotels.com offers Chiang Rai hotels to give tourists the best accommodation that also gives them the opportunity to be part of the festive celebrations.

The King Meng Rai Festival in the month of January is used to commemorate Chiang Rai and the establishment of The Lanna Kingdom. The festival is accompanied with colourful and vibrant parades, cultural performances and interesting competitions. There are various food stalls with traditional food and small shops selling many decorative items.

The Lychee Fair in mid May is held to celebrate Chiang Rai’s most tasty and delicious fruit. During this time lychees are available at a very reasonable rate and local celebrations are carried on side by side. There are various decorative handicrafts available for sale during the fair.

The Songkran, which is the traditional Thai New Year is a festival celebrated with great pomp and exuberance in Chiang Rai. It is a joyous festival with grand parades which feature the bathing ceremony of The Phrachao Lanthong Buddha. Various beauty contests and folk performances are held. The highlight of this festival is the grand boat races in Chiang Saen between four countries- Thailand, China, Myanmar and Laos at the bay of the Mekong River.

The Mexican Sunflower festival, held in November, gives visitors the opportunity to see the sunflower fields which are in full blossom. The sight is spectacular and impressive. There are various tribal culture shows, tea tasting events, tribal sports competitions accompanied with traditional northern food. The Chiang Rai Flower Fest held in late December every year is one of the most interesting events to look forward to. It has grand flower processions and flower decoration competitions making the festival even livelier.

The Loi Krathong Festival in November is a festival celebrated to worship the Goddess of Water. As a sign of respect and thanksgiving to the Goddess, small boats made from the leaves of the banana plant in which lighted candles are placed and floated on water. This festival is celebrated in a grand way as it holds a lot of importance for the people of Chiang Rai. Folk dances and events are held for entertainment and a variety of food stalls are set up which serve the best delicacies.

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