NaiLert Flower Garden Art Fair. Nai lert Heritage Home
From Feb 2-4, the “NaiLert Flower Garden Art Fair”, one of Thailand’s most prestigious floral events, will take place at the Park of Nai Lert in the heart of Bangkok from 9am-8pm.
The annual event attracts those who enjoy gardening, flowers, art and crafts and fresh air. This year, it is presented under the theme of “X Factors” — Flowers x Art, Flowers x Fashion, Flowers x Taste and Flowers x Play.
Visitors can see sculptures by famous local artists, including Pongsatat Uaiklang and Prajak Supantee, on display together with flower sculptures designed by well-known florists Sakchai Guy, Sakul Intakul and Chayaporn Tometh. This platform for talented young artists to showcase their skills and creativity will incorporate the Flower Sculpture Competition “Legacy Of Thai Flowers”, Garden Design Competition “Celebration Of The Seasons”, and Wedding Showcase Competition “Love In Bloom”.
On the grounds of the Nai Lert Park Heritage Home, visitors will be mesmerised by a 450m² floral carpet and an exhibition on the evolution of floral art from traditional craftsmanship to modern innovation.
Thai fashion and beauty brands will show their limited editions of products, such as tote bags by Asava and kaftans by Vatanika. The Art Market will feature rare items by emerging and established artists.
At the fair, 20 selected food vendors from all over Thailand will bring out their best for the visitors while in-house culinary experts will present special ranging from refreshing cocktails to edible flowers dishes.
There will be workshops on floral cooking, floral fragrance concoction, flower colour painting, and flower arrangement by florist Sakul Intakul.
The Park of Nai Lert is more than a century old and covers 14 rai (24,000m²) of lush land and is home to Nai Lert Park Heritage Home.
Don Chedi Fair
Until Feb 1, the “Don Chedi Monument Fair 2018” will take place around the Don Chedi Monument in Don Chedi district, Suphan Buri province, from 7pm-midnight. The aim is to honour King Naresuan the Great, who fought and conquered the Burmese and regained independence for the Ayutthaya Kingdom in 1584.
After official ceremonies to pay respect to the king on Jan 18 morning, the fair will be launched in the evening.
The highlight is a nightly light and sound show held from 7pm-8.15pm from Jan 18-31 (except Jan 22-24 and 29). Tickets are available for 100 baht at the entrance.
Other activities will be concerts, a khon masked dance, and a number of competitions, including the Suphan Buri accent speech contest, beauty pageant, country and popular song singing contests.
In conjunction with the event, the Suphan Buri Red Cross Fair 2018 is held at the same venue, featuring the sale of local food and goods ranging from cloths to furniture as well as fun activities and games. Visitors can try the province’s famous delicacies, including pad Thai, Thai crispy pancake and herbal drinks.
Call the Suphan Buri Provincial Office on 035-535-377 or the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Suphan Buri Office at 035-525-867.
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