Category Archives: Khao Yai Events

All Events to bookmarks in your calendar in Khao Yai area, and Pak Chong

3th Big Mountain Music Festival in Khao Yai, 11th-12th December

Big Mountain Music Festival

Big Mountain Music Festival at Bonanza Khao Yai is back!!!

Get ready for Thailand biggest live concert event of the year, bookmark your calendar for the 10-11th december!!!

Come join us in the city of music festival, and enjoy the ultimate music experience for 2 days and 2 nights with over 500 artists from all music genres performing on 6 different stages. Come experience the pleasant touch of music at Big Mountain Music Festival.

Here for all infos: http://www.bigmountainmusicfestival.com/

Infos in english to download here: http://www.bigmountainmusicfestival.com/?__module=download

Getting there:

By Minivan: from Bangkok get on an affiliated van at the Victory Monument and on the way back at Moh Chit zone in the festival. Fees for each passenger is 250 THB per round. For more information call:
Aunt Chumnong Van
Tel. 08-9900-3097, 08-9616-1962, 08-1117-9684, 0-2776-535-089
Tay-War-Da Van
Tel. 08-1669-9658 (Bangkok), 08-999-3707 (Pakchong),
081-999-3606, 044-313-399

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Week end flea market in Khao Yai

Shop more in Khao Yai, a small week-end flea market is organized every Saturday next to Palio Khao Yai. The flea market offers a wide range of products.

Parking lot is available at Palio. Opening time: 10-00 to 20-00.

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Big Mountain Music Festival, Khao Yai

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It was a huge success for the second Big Mountain Festival in Khao Yai last 9-11 December in Bonanza. So let’s get ready and bookmark the next one, December 2011!! The biggest music festival in Thailand is a modern “Woodstock” … Continue reading

Jim Thompson farm & Pak Thong Chai silk Village

Jim Thompson farm in Isaan, Nakkhon ratchassima Province

Jim thompson farm & Isaan Village

Jim Thompson farm
Jim Thompson organize farm tours in the December/ January cool season only.
The Jim Thompson Farm is open daily from Saturday 18 December 2010 through Sunday 9 January 2011. from 9.00 am until 5.00 pm. Open on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) from 15 january to 13 february 2011.9.00 am until 5.00 pm.

” Situated in the Pak Thong Chai district of Nakhon Ratchasima province, the project area initially covered 600 rai (about 96 hectares/237 acres).The Jim Thompson Farm was opened to the public for the first time in 2001 and has since evolved into one of Isan’s most popular agro-tourism and eco-tourism attractions. It is open to visitors only once a year during the peak of the cool season.

The Jim Thompson farm tours provides a unique opportunity for visitors to observe up close and personal the full life cycle of the silkworms and the silk farming process as part of the Isan way of life. Other highlights include a tour of the vegetable plots and ornamental plant nursery.
The Isan and Khorat villages are star attractions featuring antique houses unique in architecture and in pristine condition.”
(Adults Baht 60 and Children Baht 40).

Jim Thompson Farm
Tambol Takob, Amphur Pak Thong Chai,
Nakhon Ratchasima, (Korat) Province
E-mail: farmtour@jimthompson.com. Tel: 02-762-2566, 085-660-7336, 044-373-116
Web: Jim Thompson farm


Jim Thompson recently open ‘Ho Kum Koon’, a tribute to Pak Thong Chai as the Nation’s Major Silk-weaving District. Located at the entrance of the Thai Silk Company’s Pak Thong Chai factory in Nakhon Ratchasima, Ho Kum Koon Tourist Information Center is open daily from 9:00 to 18:00 hrs. For more information, please call 044-441-558 Ext. 3123. picture@Jim Thompson

Pak Thong Chai Silk Village
One of the most famous silk villages in Thailand, showcasing elaborate silk-weaving process, and offering beautiful Thai silk at reasonable price, Korat silk is famous for its high quality. Pak Thong Chai Village is one of Thailand’s most famous silk-weaving villages, where villagers retain their creative skills in producing beautiful Korat-texture silk. Though many Thai silk factories have been set up here at the village, independent local weavers still produce exquisite hand-woven Korat silk as souvenir items. Open daily. (Clik for map)

Thailand international balloon festival

 

Thailand balloon festival in Khao Yai

Balloon festival

Earth, Wind & Fire are the principal organizers of Hot Air Balloon events and this year will  stage the fourth of the Thailand International Balloon Festival, the largest outdoor event in Thailand, hosting audiences of between 150,000 and 300,000 on site and watched by millions on Thailand’s TV channels.  Foreign media companies also feature the events.
A week of sport, excitement, fresh air and fun in the beautiful surroundings of Nakorn Nayok

Groups of enthusiasts are getting together to share their common interest in a particular sport, to display their talents, enroll others into their group and teach newcomers how to succeed in doing new sports or skills.
All the activities take place in one of the 4 elements, Earth, Water, Wind and Fire.
Held at Khao Yai (War Dog Battalion, Pak Chong), the event is expected to attract over 300,000 spectators to witness a colorful showcase of hot air balloons from all over the world, including the USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and Malaysia.

The first Festival, held in 2007, attracted over 150,000 Thai and foreign spectators and received wide coverage in all media.
Admission is free. Next event should be held 1st week of December.

More infos on Thailand balloon festival website

Phimai Boat races festival

Phimai Thai boat race festival in Nakhon ratchassima province

Boat race festival

Phimai Festival and Boat Races is held during Loy Kratong festivities.
The Dragon Boat racing festival has been taking place in Nakhon Ratchasima for over 100 years.

The festival features cultural performances, a procession depicting life in the Khmer period, a light-and-sound khmer show, traditional arts and craft stalls and exciting boat races.

These longboat races take place on the Mun River, a tributary of the Mekong, and are held at the same time as the Prasat Hin Phimai Festival and the national festival of Loy Kratong, usually in late October or early November.