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Eat, learn and play amid nature at InDoi Festival

Jan 09. 2020
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By The Nation

A whole world of fun and learning awaits children at the sixth InDoi Festival on January 11-12 in Chiang Rai province.

Organised at the Mae Fah Luang Foundation, there will be six zones of activities and free snacks.

The DoiTung Playground zone was created to serve as more than a playground, but for physical and sensory development of children. There are many activities such as slider, mini zip line for kids, mini rock-climbing, and rope bridge setting amid the mountain views and flower garden of the foundation.

Nature-loving kids can walk on a treetop or ride the 297-metre long zip line, which is capable of carrying 100kg for free. For adventurous kids, there is a wooden cart formula racing; there are staff to guard and take care of equipment safety. On the special occasion, the racing will open two additional rounds.

Young artists can take part in handicraft workshops to unleash their imagination such as doll crafts with nipplefruit eggplant, do-it-yourself terrarium, fabric bag painting, ceramics hand-building, and banana leaf plant dish press, which could be brought back home.

While kids enjoy the activities, the adults and grown-ups can enjoy shopping the fabric craft by local students such as fabric bags, jackets, hair rubber bands, keychains, ear-rings, or wallets.

The Mae Fah Luang Arboretum at Doi Chang Moob is situated on the peak of Nang Non Range. The Chang Moob area is 1,500 metres above sea level, which is cool the year round. Once it was the largest opium-growing area and a major drug trafficking route in the region. It is now abloom with a variety of flowers such as Ardisia, Chamomile leaves, Azalea, Himalayan cherry trees, and Mona Lavender.

Doi Chang Mub, the highest viewpoint of Doi Tung, will teach the little ones more about nature while mums and dads can relax with a cup of coffee or tea at Faidee Café.

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