Huay Mae Kham Mexican Sunflower Festival

Discussion in 'Touring Northern Thailand - Trip Reports Forum' started by ianyonok, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Hi Guys,

    If anyone fancies a ride up to Huay Mae Kham on 14th November, they are having a festival which looks interesting. I got this from the Anajak local newspaper.

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    It says
    "Huay Mae Kham Mexican Sunflower Blossom Festival
    14th November 2009
    Come and have a look at the Mexican Sunflowers, blooming till the end of the year. At Bahn Huay Mae Kham, Dtumbon Mae Salong Nai, Mae Fah Luang, Chiang Rai.
    See traditional different hilltribes such as; Thai Yai, Mong, Lisau, Akha, Yao surrounding the hillsides with nature."

    I would guess they are holding the event at the bottom of the last hill where the road still needs finishing.
    Unfortunatey, I'll be away at work that day.

    Have fun
    Ian
     
  2. Ian,

    I was there last year and it was a lively event even though I was the only foreigner there. They welcomed me to the party and we had fun, but no english spoken at all, so hopefully you speak some Thai. The village is up on the hill overlooking the valley about a 30-45 minute ride past Thoed Thai. In the pic below, I am standing at 20 22' 05.3N 99 28' 11.00E. They have a "stage" area setup with covered seating, and locals selling food and drinks down below on the main road going through the village. It will be interesting to see how they react to a large group of riders/farang showing up, but my experience coming alone was good. Buy lots of food/beer and bring stuff for the kids and should be a big hit.

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  3. Some great photos of this most colourful event, courtesy of one of our hotel guests. How lucky we are, those of us who live in this part of the world. Enjoy....

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  4. WoW,, that looked nice thanx fr sharing with us, matey
     
  5. Sealed or dirt road to the Village?
     

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