Amphoe Muang, Surat Thani
Surat Thani is known for its luscious rambutans that grow throughout
this province. Each year, a fair is held to highlight this fruit
that includes exhibitions of local products and floats adorned
with rambutans, as well as many other exhilarating fun-filled
Main Stadium, Lamphun
Northern Thailand is known for its variety of temperate fruits.
One of these, longan known in Thai as lamyai, reaches its peak
in August. To celebrate the harvest of the fruit, a fair is held
in Lamphun, about half an hour's drive south of Chiang Mai, featuring
a fruit contest and a stunning Miss Longan beauty contest.
H.M. The Queen's Birthday Celebration
August 12, 2000
To display their loyalty and to honour Her Majesty Queen Sirikit
on the occasion of her royal birthday, the Thai people decorate
their houses and public buildings. Around Bangkok, Ratchadamnoen
Avenue, the area around the Grand Palace and other well-known
locations are bedecked with coloured lights and magnificent adornments.
: The Tourism Authority of Thailand