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Pattaya to host record-breaking ‘Kites on the Beach’ for Songkran

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Pattaya will launch its first-ever kite festival to wow tourists with a kaleidoscope of flying shapes and colours during Songkran.

“Pattaya Kites on the Beach 2021” will take place from April 9-19 in front of the Central Festival Pattaya Beach mall. The highlight of the event is the largest “bowl” kite ever made – a 35-metre-long whale kite certified by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Pattaya to host record-breaking ‘Kites on the Beach’ for Songkran

Also lighting up the sky will be giant bears, dragons and kites adorned with LED lights.

Children can join kite-making workshops to make themselves a souvenir of their special day.

Pattaya to host record-breaking ‘Kites on the Beach’ for Songkran

The kite festival will also feature traditional Songkran rites, though water splashing events are banned this year in line with Covid-19 restrictions.

Pattaya’s deputy mayor Ronnakit Eakkasing said the kites should help the city’s tourism sector, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.

Published : March 30, 2021

By : The Nation