If this name sounds unfamiliar to you and you have no idea who he is, the “Shakespeare of Thailand” might give some clues. First established by UNESCO, the annual event is held in Rayong where the greatest Thai poet was born. Sunthon Phu’s classical literary works are praised by all Thai people for a very long era. Tourists can enjoy cultural performances and puppet shows depicting his works. The major highlights are poetry recitals, folk entertainment and dramas. There is also an exhibition on his poetry and stories.