River Kwai Bridge Week
Until December 5
Each year, beginning in late November and running till early December, the world famous River Kwai Bridge in Kanchanaburi—built by Allied prisoners-of-war during World War II—becomes the focal point of multi-day events. Visitors can enjoy light and sound performances which illustrate the story of how the bridge was built (and the terrible hardships the POW labourers endured). Event highlights include historical and archaeological exhibits, a carnival, folk and cultural performances, and rides on World War II vintage trains. In addition, there will also be booths selling food.
Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous
After an extremely successful debut last year, the Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous returns to welcome the world’s maritime elite. Hosted at the exclusive Kata Rocks resort in Phuket, the 2017 edition of this event will once again bring together superyacht owners, and the region’s best luxury yachts, in a relaxed social environment. The three-day programme will offer a series of bespoke activities, glamorous parties, and other networking events, all set against the stunning backdrop of the region’s world-class charter yachts assembled in the surrounding waters. If you love boats, you’ll love this event!.
Jet Ski Grand Prix
The annual Jet Ski King’s Cup-World Cup Grand Prix, which takes place at Jomtien Beach, South Pattaya—in Chonburi province—is considered to be one of the most important competitions on the professional jet-ski calendar. This events has been receiving great interest from many top professional riders all over the world. This year there will be a competition in several categories, such as Stand-up Ski, Jet Ski Parasailing, Sport, Standard, and many more. As one of the biggest competitions of its kind, it continues to attract more and more tourists and local people as well each year.
Phu Rua Poinsettia Festival
Until January 31, 2018
The Phu Rua district in Loei province is one of the best places in Thailand to see cold climate plants. This region is the largest producer of red Christmas poinsettias, with nearly 100,000 poinsettia plants grown each year across a five rai area. Provincial authorities thus have a good reason to organize the Phu Rua Poinsettia Festival, held in the Poinsettia Garden located near the entrance to Phu Rua National Park. Visitors can enjoy taking pictures of the beautiful red leaves of these yuletide icons, and at night visitors can enjoy beautiful lanterns lit up to celebrate the Christmas season.