7th September, 2009
#1 Posted: 23/8/2010 - 14:21
21st April, 2006
Total reviews: 15
At least 71
I often see people flying kites at Sanam Luang, the big park across the road from Wat Phra Kaew and the National Museum, near Khao San Road.
I use the term "park" loosely. Sometimes it is grass-covered, sometimes it's nothing but packed dirt. Either way, it's probably one of the largest open areas in that part of town.
No idea about kite groups.
#2 Posted: 23/8/2010 - 18:56
The kind of wind required for good flying is rare at inland areas so I'd look more to Ko Samet or other islands and sea coast. I have three stunt kites which have been grounded here in Chiang Mai for too long, but when I get down to the southern beaches, yee haw. Kite season for most Thais is more like June where indeed Sanam Luang in Bangkok is a good bet. Very hard to buy good quality kites here though, as it's mostly kids with cheapo butterfly-shaped one-string deal which you often see sold on stalls next to the highways that time of year.
#3 Posted: 25/8/2010 - 01:24
27th January, 2007
Kite boarding is very popular along the Eastern Seaboard - plenty of wind there.
be careful asking about kites the Thai word is "Wow" - and "flying a kite" ("chak wow") has a different meaning and could lead yo into a very embarrassing situation!
#4 Posted: 25/8/2010 - 10:42
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