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With the wind off the Gulf of Thailand guaranteed, Hua Hin is the perfect place to host a kite festival. And so it does every second year during the month of March at The King Rama VI Army Camp just north of Hua Hin.
The festival has been going for over 10 years and is growing in popularity each time. It's now not just the local Thais who show off their skills as contestants come from all over the country and internationally as well.
You'll be able to see stunt kites, big kites, small kites, traditional Thai kites and international displays. Individual and team competitions take place with contestants coming from as far afield as Canada, New Zealand, France, China, India and Singapore (to name only a few of the countries that participate).
It's a truely spectactular event that you'll be able to join in with and there's a good selection of kites, souvenirs and other crafts for sale around the festival grounds.
The 2010 Hua Hin kite festival was held over the weekend of 13th and 14th of March, some photos are below. The next festival is due to be held in mid March 2012.
More images from the Hua Hin kite festival can be found on the
Hua Hin photo Gallery and discussion of this and all other important annual dates in Hua hin can be found on our Events and Activities forum.