Balloon Festival in Taunggyi, Myanmar (and more!)


WATCH: Events This Upcoming Weekend – Nov 20-22, 2015 – around Thailand


Welcome you to this episode of iTravel Updates, the show that highlights exciting events, parties and festivals taking place this weekend in Thailand and around the region.

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Elephant Feast Festival 2015 in Surin, Thailand

First up, we have an awesome elephant feast will be taking place at Phraya Surin Phakdi Si Narong Chang Wang Monument in Surin Province. Watch as they attempt to break the world record by feeding 60 tons of food to the elephants on a 400-meter long table during the event. Watch the longest elephant line up in the world – the goal is for 279 elephants to stand in a single line and break the world record when it comes to elephant meals. Enjoy the festival the Saturday the 21st and Sunday 22nd of November.

Art Exhibition by Cholasinth Chorsakul 2015 in Bangkok

Cholasinth Chorsakul, an award winning artist, will present a new collection of art at the Sky Lobby of Centara Grand at Central World Bangkok. Take in a dynamic collection of both abstract and semi-abstract works, including 2D, 3D and multimedia works. The works show off the “the fineness of shapes techniques, surfaces, colours, placements and other elements known as the ‘truth of art’ ” according to Chorsakul. The artist will donate proceeds from sales to the Princess Mother’s Medical Volunteer Foundation. Admission is free. If you can’t make it this weekend, don’t worry, as the exhibition runs through January 12th, 2016.

Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2015

For our more active viewers, down on the beautiful island of Phuket is the Laguna Phuket Triathlon, on Sunday, November 22nd. If you’re a coach potato, just cruise down to Phuket and watch the action. The race is considered Asia’s premier destination triathlon with a 1.8k swim, 55k bike, and 12k run across the tropical paradise of Phuket.

Balloon Festival 2015 in Taunggyi, Myanmar

Across the border in Myanmar is the Balloon Festival in Taunggyi, Myanmar, which runs from November 20-26. The balloon competition runs day and night — day balloons are typically in the form of Pagodas as well as animals including elephants, dragons, and ducks. With nightfall, look for balloons taking shape as rugby balls as well as huge elongated paper balls with small lanterns around the sides. The night balloons are used for the launching of fireworks mid-air.

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