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August 2000

Rambutan Fair
August 2000
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 activities.

Longan Fair
August 2000
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.

Source : The Tourism Authority of Thailand

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