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.
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.
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 khunwilko has been a member since 27/1/2007. Posts: 560