Thailand Attracts Tourists with Kite Festival
23 April 2022 23:11 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Bangkok - Numerous kite enthusiasts and visitors gathered on Saturday, April 23, at Cha-am Beach in Thailand's southern Phetchaburi province to enjoy the annual international kite festival.
Kicking off on Friday, the 3-day event is organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand in the hope of boosting the local economy and attracting more tourists.
Dozens of kites of all shapes and sizes fluttered above the sand, among which the biggest highlights were a large goldfish-shaped and a horseshoe crab-shaped kite, the latter handmade by a Vietnamese kite team.
Hundreds of local and foreign visitors, who were busy taking photos with these colorful giant kites, were also interested in a series of related activities including a kite DIY corner, a family kite zone, and a kite market.
Soontaree Chautagon, a local resident living in Bangkok, told Xinhua this festival was worth a two-hour drive. It was the first time she had brought her two children to the event.
"They both love flying kites," she said while helping her daughter untie her kite string.