At first glance, the rambutan could come off as an extremely bizarre fruit, with its hairy exterior and contrasting colors. Here, it is very popular, maybe because of its sweet and juicy center. The annual Rambutan Fair, held in Surat Thani, is organized to celebrate the origin of the fruit, the first of its kind being planted within the area in the 1920’s. The festival consists of
displays of local products and plants, fruit floats, trained monkey shows, and obviously rambutans. Other than that, there are also
aromatic food fairs and tons of fun activities for children.