GO FLY A KITE! LITERALLY AT CHA-AM INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL 2014 FROM 8 TO 9 MARCH THIS WEEKEND IN THAILAND!
Sea, Sun, Fun
& Flying at Cha-Am International Kite Festival 2014
Cha-Am, Phetchaburi, 6 March, 2014 – The skies over
lovely Cha-Am Beach will be painted with a myriad of colours at this
year’s International Kite Festival when thousands of kites, in a variety
of forms and structures take flight from 8-9 March, 2014.
Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik, TAT Governor, said, “This
is an event that everyone can enjoy and the sight of the vibrant kites
gliding in the clear blue skies above beautiful Cha-Am Beach is always
mesmerising. For many people, it will bring back memories of their
glorious childhood when they were worry-free and kite flying competitions
were more common.
“This annual festival allows kite fanatics from all
over the world to come and enjoy one of Thailand’s most famous beaches
while watching many different types of kites being flown by experts who
come to Thailand especially for the Festival to show off their flying
This year’s festival will be a showcase for kite
culture and is aimed at attracting local and international kite flyers to
bring their kites. The big displays will be by 19 professional
kite-flying teams from nine countries – China, France, Germany,
Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and of course,
Thailand. The aerial displays start at 10.00 hrs. and continues until
As is always the case, it is the more unusual kites
that draw the biggest crowds. So this year there will be displays of over
100 sets of kites grouped by entertaining themes. To mark the Chinese
Year of the Horse, two horse-shaped kites, more than 12-metres in span
will be flown.
In keeping with the beachside venue, there will
also be an exhibition of kites in the form of various underwater
creatures, including starfish, turtles, stingrays, puffer fish, and
jellyfish which are often found in the sea off Cha-Am Beach.
Children will also be excited to see an airborne
Santa Claus, pandas and penguins, as well as flying herds of exotic
creatures; such as, dinosaurs, dragons, tigers, camels, and bears. There
will also be more unique styles of kites in various geometric shapes.
To add to the beachside excitement, there will be
displays by stunt and speed kites gliding through the skies in time to
musical entertainment. In addition, even dusk won’t bring the fun to an
end, as some of the kites are adorned with LED lights that will take to the
night skies in hypnotic night-time aerial displays.
Over the course of the two-day event, the streets
of Cha-Am will be adorned with colourful decorations and there will be
lots of exciting activities to enjoy as well as plenty of food and
handicraft stalls for when visitors feel like a snack. For those who want
to enjoy flying a kite of their own, lots of kite-makers will be in
Cha-Am for the weekend setting up shop and selling their creations.