February 2017 - Asia Backpackers

February 20, 2017

Kalasin Pong Lang, Phrae Wa and Red Cross Fair

An event to keep alive the cultural heritage of this unique part of the Kingdom   When: 26 February – 7 March (dates confirmed by TAT) Where: Kalasin City Hall, Amphoe Mueang, Kalasin Province North East Thailand   While this annual festival (Thai:งานมหกรรมโปงลาง แพรวา และกาชาด จังหวัดกาฬสินธุ์) is organized around this[…]

February 15, 2017

Boon Phawade Fair Ancient Stories accompanied by 13 Processions

This two day event tells the story of Buddha’s last rebirth in sermons, glorious colour, noise and food     When:  3-5th  March 2017 Where: Bueng Phalan Chai Roi Et Northeast Thailand “Boon Phawade Fair” or merit making of the 4th lunar month, (also known as Bun Pha Wet Fair), is one of[…]

February 13, 2017

Kuy People of Thailand the elephant hunters of Southeast Asia

Kuy People of Thailand the elephant hunters of Southeast Asia     The Kuy are an indigenous ethnic group of Southeast Asia, their native lands roughly straddle the boarders of Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, their numbers in the latter (2006) were put at 400,000, the majority, live in the Isan provinces of Surin, Buriram, Srisaket and Ubon Ratchathani. 50,000 Kuy[…]

February 12, 2017

Kings Cup Elephant Polo & the Last Elephant Spirit Men

  An annual celebration of the Kingdoms national symbol and the last surviving Elephant Spirit Men     When: 9 – 12th March 2017 Where: Anantara Hotel Bangkok While so many people have jumped on the bandwagon and criticized Thailand and its, some would say barbaric treatment, of some of its captive elephants,[…]

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