Phayaprai - Ethnic New Year - Tea Festival

DavidFL

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Phayaprai out on the Myanmar border from Thoed Thai has a big New Year Hill tribe Festival next month @ Chinese New Year

The dates 26-30 January 2020.

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Out that way towards Hua Mae Kham & Phayaprai, there are Lahu, Lisu, Hmong, Akha & Chinese villages; & they should be celebrating new year.

Chinese New Year 2020 starts on 25 January 25th, 2020, and ends on February 4th.

Chinese New Year is not a public holiday in Thailand, except in Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala and Satun provinces only. Also called “Lunar New Year” or “Spring Festival”, this holiday is the first day of the year on the Chinese Calendar. It falls somewhere from late January to mid-February on the Gregorian Calendar.​

Some images from earlier Phayaprai festivals.
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Looks like a nice event to go to.
If you're interested stay in Thoed Thai

Thoed Thai Accommodation

Thoed Thai Restaurants

Some Thoed Thai GTR links

Phayaprai & the massive Chuoi Fong tea plantation
A Top End Meander Chiang Mai- Chiang Khong Return

On the road with Mum my Brother

A fun time on the road for Destination Thailand

Khun Sa – Opium Warlord

Khun Sa Museum – TT

Prince of Death Road Trip-Khun Sa Memorial

Chiang Mai - Thoed Thai Return

Thoed Thai Khun Sa

2011 Sunflower Hill Tribe Festival. Hua Mae Kham.

Enjoy, this top corner of North Thailand is one of the best places to hang out & enjoy the local culture & diversity.
 
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edh

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what is the main day? at what time it will start? do you have google maps location payaprai is very big village! ;-)
 

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what is the main day? at what time it will start? do you have google maps location payaprai is very big village! ;-)

Martin
I posted what I know.
We could assume there is a grand opening - 26 is a sunday. opening after lunch?

Taking a close look at this image
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I reckon it could be here
Google Maps

There's only one road to Phayaprai, so if it was me, I'd just follow all the cars & you should end up nearby the right place, find a parking spot & then walk a short distance.

Good luck & please let us know how you go.
I'm not sure if I will be there yet.
 

edh

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Martin
I posted what I know.
We could assume there is a grand opening - 26 is a sunday. opening after lunch?

Taking a close look at this image
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I reckon it could be here
Google Maps

There's only one road to Phayaprai, so if it was me, I'd just follow all the cars & you should end up nearby the right place, find a parking spot & then walk a short distance.

Good luck & please let us know how you go.
I'm not sure if I will be there yet.


oh we know this area since 30 years like our pocket haha - there are other ways too - secret! ;-)
we will find it will report after the festival!
hope to see you there!
we will go by motorbike for sure! CRF 250 red/white watch us out haha...!