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  • husqvarna

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    I will be in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi and Ko Samet in a few months. Does anyone have suggestions of good places to fly kites in these areas. Any local kite groups? Thanks

    #1 Posted: 23/8/2010 - 14:21

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  • Tilapia

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    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

  • Captain_Bob

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    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

  • khunwilko

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    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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