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Monday, April 03, 2006

Khao Phanom Rung Festival - April 2006

Khao Phanom Rung Festival

(April 1 - 2, 2006 : Phanom Rung Historical Park, Chalermphrakiat district, Buri Ram province)

In Hindu and Buddhist cosmology, mountains are believed to be homes to the gods. Prasat Hin Khao Phanom Rung, a magnificent temple sanctuary set on the summit of Phanom Rung Hill, was built between the 10th and 13th centuries. According to the stone inscriptions in Sanskrit and Khmer found at the site, the original name of the temple complex is Phanom Rung, Khmer for big mountain.

A religious sanctuary dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva, Prasat Hin Khao Phanom Rung symbolises Mount Kailasa, the heavenly abode of Shiva. Phanom Rung Hill rises 350 metres above the surrounding plain.

Prasat Hin Khao Phanom Rung is the second most significant Khmer-style temple in Northeastern Thailand or I-San. Although often overlooked on account of the famed Angkor city complex in Cambodia, the Khmer monuments of I-san represent key architectural milestones in the development of Angkorean design and ritual. In fact virtually every Angkor-period monument played a role in an elaborate cosmology that linked the entire network, a part of which lay in what is today Thailand.

The Khao Phanom Rung Festival
The Khao Phanom Rung festival being held on April 1 and 2, 2006 reflects an ancient folk belief that one should make a pilgrimage to the summit of Khao Phanom Rung to pay homage to the gods, deities and celestial beings that reside on the mountain at least once in a lifetime. The tradition has been carefully preserved by the residents of I-san over the centuries.



FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
- The performance of ancient propitiation rituals to appease the gods, deities and other celestial beings- Folk music and cultural performances of the provinces of Southern I
-San ? Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani
- Live demonstrations of sandstone sculpting- Khmer Cultural Trail exhibition
- Traditional open air fair with stalls offering local products from each of the sub
-districts, or tambons, participating in the OTOP (One Tambon One Product) programme promoted by the Royal Thai government
- Arokayasala traditional healing stations
- Hope bai I-san-style dinner
- The Procession of Deities and Celestial Beings and the Phanom Rung Devalai light-and-sound presentation

Astro-archaeological Phenomenon at Prasat Hin Khao Phanom Rung

Astrologers have also predicted that an extraordinary astro-archaeological phenomenon will occur at sunrise during the April 3-5 period this year. The doors of the temple sanctuary are so perfectly aligned that during this period, at sunrise on a cloudless day with clear blue skies, the sun's rays will shine through all fifteen doorways of the sanctuary in a single shaft of light. (Plan to arrive between sunrise and no later than 07.30 a.m.)To celebrate the auspicious occasion of the Sixtieth Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty's Accession to the Throne, the festival will be organised on a much grander scale this year. The Khao Phanom Rung Festival will present a good opportunity for visitors to witness ancient sacred rituals, festive and folk celebrations observed by the residents of I-San. Phanom Rung Historical ParkThe Department of Fine Arts registered the Prasat Hin Khao Phanom Rung as an archaeological site in 1935. Restoration commenced in 1961 and the Phanom Rung Historical Park was officially declared open by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on 21 May 1978. According to the Lonely Planet guide-book, the temple complex is the largest and best restored of all the Khmer monuments in Thailand.

Tickets

Hope bai dinner: 1,200 baht per dinner set for a party of eight personsTickets for the Phanom Rung Devalai light-and-sound presentation are 200 baht each.

Important:

Space is limited. Please make reservations for the tickets, travel and accommodation immediately.

Palaces of the Gods
Guide to Khmer Art and Architecture

Contact information:
TAT Northeastern Office: Region 1
Areas of responsibility: Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Chaiyaphum
Tel: +66 (0) 4421 3666, (0) 4421 3030
Fax: +66 (0) 4421 3367

Distance from Bangkok to Buri Ram: 410 kms (254.7 miles)
Air Travel: Bangkok-Buriram
Flights to Buriram operated by PB Air
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
Departs Bangkok at 06.10 hrs
Return flight departs from Buriram at 07.30
Tel: +66 (0) 2261 0220 ? 5, (0) 2535 4843

Web site:
www.pbair.com

Getting to Prasat Hin Khao Phanom Rung from Buri Ram:

Drive along Route 219 from Buri Ram heading southbound towards the Prakonechai intersection. Turn right at the Prakonechai intersection where Route 219 intersects with Route 24 and continue for approximately 20 kms before turning left into a secondary road that leads to Prasat Hin Khao Phanom Rung temple complex. Following the visit to Prasat Hin Khao Phanom Rung, continue on to Prasat Hin Muang Tam, another Khmer-style sanctuary.
Note: Event dates and programme details may be subject to change. To ensure you have the most updated information, please reconfirm details prior to travel.

Link to the Tourism Authority of Thailand

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Photos Gallary Pattaya International Music Festival 2006 - March 2006

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Pattaya International Music Festival 2006 - March 2006

Pattaya International Music Festival 2006

(17 - 19 March 2006 : Pattaya Beach, Chonburi)

YELLOW STAGE
Pattaya Soi 6
Presented by GMM Grammy, SONY BMG Music Entertainment, Bakery Music, Black Sheep, Music Bugs, smallroom, Love Is, Warner Music, Sure Audio, Music Train 1995, Mang Pong, U2 Record, Master Tape and guest artists from Korea and Japan

WORLD STAGE
Pattaya Soi 9featuring local and international artists Presented by MTV -- Music Television Networks

GREEN STAGE
Pattaya pier, Bali Hai CapePresented by R.S. Promotion

YELLOW STAGE
Pattaya Soi 6
Presented by GMM Grammy, SONY BMG Music Entertainment, Bakery Music, Black Sheep, Music Bugs, smallroom, Love Is, Warner Music, Sure Audio, Music Train 1995, Mang Pong, U2 Record, Master Tape and guest artists from Korea and Japan

ARTISTS
Mos Patiparn, Taxi, Ebola, Kala, Zeal, Paradox, Basher, Fahrenheit, AB Normal, Playground, Endorphine, Pao-Present Perfect, So Cool, Dezember, Penguin Villa, Skalaxy, Day Tripper, Sofa, Blissonic, Corncan, Goose, Senorita, Nat Myria, Palaphol, Lanna, Punch, Panadda, Plam, Ben Chalatit, Boy-Trai, The Peach Band, Bo-Surattanawee, Peck Palitchoke, Ice Saranyu, Jew-New-Nick-M The Star, Tik Shiro, Charin Nantanakorn, Orawee Sujjanon, Tai Orathai, Siriporn Ampaipong, Jintara Poonlap, Fon Tanasoontorn, Nong Mild, Peter Fo Di Fine, Duangjun Suwannee, P Saderd, Kabuan Garn Talid Tid Chueng, Sriprai Sareewong, Phai Pongsathorn, Jakjaan Wanwisa, Tukkatan Chollada, Dok-Or Toongtong, Dumrong Wongtong, David Inty, Lew Warissara, Duangta Kongtong, Bew Pongpipat, Ratchanok Srilophan, Ta Kittisak, Earn The Star, Somlac Khamsinh

GMM Media DJs and VJs from 88 Peak FM,89 Banana FM, 91.5 Hotwave, 93.5 EFM, 106.5 Greenwave, 97.5 Seed FM, 104.5 Fat Radio, Channel V Thailand

WORLD STAGE
Pattaya Soi 9
featuring local and international artists Presented by MTV -- Music Television Networks

Dramagods, SAME SAME, SHOW (Taiwan), Rivermaya (Philippines), Too Phat (Malaysia), Joey Boy, POP Chuvit (Malaysia), Love Me Butch (Malaysia), Over Dance (LAOS), Sek Loso, Bodyslam, Clash, Moderndog, 4Gotten, Pru, No Logo by Dome Pakorn Lum, Power Pop Girl, Thaitanium, Katreeya English, Golf & Mike

GREEN STAGE
Pattaya pier, Bali Hai Cape Presented by R.S. Promotion

POP
Dunk (Phunkorn Boonyachinda), Nathan, Amary, Girly Berry

ROCK
Glow, Baby Bull, Pink, Neo-X

LUUK THUNG FOLK MUSIC
Touch Na Takuatoong, Ying Thitikarn, Jeab Kanokporn

For more information:PROGRAMMES

Note: Event dates and programme details may be subject to change. To ensure you have the most updated information, please reconfirm details prior to travel.

Visit Kanchanaburi year 2006 - March 2006


Visit Kanchanaburi year 2006

Kanchanaburi
January 01, 2006 - December 31, 2006

JANUARY
Thai Music Festival

January 13-14, 2006At Somdej Ya Park

Delicious Food & Fine gems Festival
January 28 - February 5, 2006At the 60 Years Sala, Rim Nam Road, Na Muang

Thai-Burmese Culture, Trade and Tourism Festival
January 28 - February 7, 2006At Phra Chedi Sam Ong (Three Pagoda Pass) market

FEBRUARY
Re-Tracing His Majesty the King's trip to Sai Yoke

February 3 - 5, 2006At Prasat Muang Singh Historical Park

Kanchanaburi study trip
February 14 - 16, 2006At the City Pillar Shrine and 60 Years Sala, and Municipal Office, Rim Nam Road, Na Muang

MARCH
River Kwai Trophy Challenge
March 4, 2006At Amphoe Sai Yoke district

Kingdom of Phra Nang Klao Festival
March 8 - 10, 2006

Jazz by the river
March 24 - 25, 2006

APRIL
World of Srisawat
April 7 - 9, 2006

Karen Tribal Festival
April 8 - 9, 2006At Tambon Bong Tee sub-district

Ban Nong Khao Merit-Making Festival
April 13 - 15, 2006At Wat Intararam

Sangkhla Buri Songkran Raman Festival
April 13 - 15, 2006

Wax Castle Festival of Nong Prue
April 17, 2006

Anzac Day
April 24, 2006At the Kanchanaburi War Cemetry

MAY
City Pillar Shrine Festival
May 1 - 10, 2006

Journey bck in time to the days of King Narai the great
May 13 - 16, 2006At the King Narai the Great Memorial

JUNE
Kanchanaburi Elephant monthElephant-trekking, bamboo rafting and horseback riding

June 3 - 4, 2006

Ayara Elephant Party
June 24At Ban Mai Patana


JULY
Dhamma month in Kanchanaburi
Fruits of Thong Pha Phum
July 1 - 2, 2006

AUGUST
Thong Pha Phum MarathonAt Thong Pha Phum

Family Bicycle Rally
August 19, 2006At Thong Pha Phum

SEPTEMBER
International Music and Sports
September 9 - 10, 2006

Boat and Bamboo Rafts Festival
Sember 9At the Kwae Yai River, Khun Paen Reservoir, 60 Years Sala

The Legend of Sai Yoke Noi Festival
September 16 - 18, 2006At Sai Yoke Noi Waterfall

River Kwai International Marathon
September 17, 2006 At Amphoe Sai Yoke district

Raman Civilisation month
Raman Boat Rituals
September 17 - 18, 2006At Amphoe Sangkhla Buri district

Agrotourism at Rai Khun Mon
September 23 - 24, 2006At Rai Khun Mon

OCTOBER
'Het Khone' Straw Mushroom FestivalAt Amphoe Bor Ploi district
'Het Khone' Straw Mushroom Market

NOVEMBER
Kanchanaburi Loi Krathong - Festival of LightsAlong rivers and waterways

Camping-out in Kanchanaburi
November 4 - 5, 2006At Khao Laem National Park

Bridge over the River Kwai week
November 25 - December 5, 2006At the bridge

December
Legend of the Pi-Lock Mines
December 9 - 11, 2006

Contact information:
TAT Central Region Office - Region 1 Areas of responsibility:Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon and Samut Songkhram Tel: +66 (0) 3457 7200, (0) 3451 2500, (0) 3462 3691Fax: +66 (0) 3451 1200E-mail: tatkan@tat.or.thare any of you going to the island? keep me posted!

Note: Event dates and programme details may be subject to change. To ensure you have the most updated information, please reconfirm details prior to travel.

Mekong River International Multi - Sport ITU/ASTC Asian Cup 2006 - March 2006


Mekong River International Multi - Sport ITU/ASTC Asian Cup 2006


(23 - 26 March 2006 : Muang District, Mukdaharn Province)

Mekong River International Multi - Sport ITU/ASTC Asian Cup has attracted participants from countries around Asia.
It is designated as an annual international sports event and receives recognition and support from both the International Triathlon Union as well as the Triathlon Union in Asia.Mekong River International Multi - Sport ITU/ASTC Asian Cup has attracted participants from countries around Asia.
It is designated as an annual international sports event and receives recognition and support from both the International Triathlon Union as well as the Triathlon Union in Asia.

Bordering the Mekong River, the 12th longest river in the world, Mukdaharn is a gateway to Laos and Vietnam.

March 24
16. 00 AQUATHLON INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
750m swim in the Mekong River and 5km run

March 25
07.00 DUATHLON INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

International Distance Duathlon
10km run + 40km cycling + 5km run

Sprint Distance Duathlon
5km run + 20km cycling + 2.5km run

March 26
14.00 BUDDY BIKE AND RUN CHALLENGE 2006
Long distance: 34 km
Sprint distance: 10 km

In the Buddy Bike and Run Challenge, two athletes consisting of a runner and a cyclist team up for the challenge. A distance of 1 metre must be maintained between the two throughout the challenge. Each team member has the option of either running or cycling, or alternating between running and cycling for the entire distance of the long distance or sprint distance challenge.

March 28
07.00 TRIATHLON ITU/ASTC ASIAN CUP 2006

Participants compete for the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC) trophy in two categories.

Olympic Distance Triathlon
1.5km swim in the Mekong River + 40km cycling + 10km run

Sprint Distance
Triathlon750m swim in the Mekong River + 20km cycling + 5km run

PROGRAME
March 23

10.00 - 16.00 On-site Registration

March 24
06.00 - 06.45 On-site Registration
07.00 Briefing on rules and regulations
07.15 Opening ceremony
15.30 Participants are transported to the starting point
16.00 Aquathlon International Championships
18.00 Competition ends
18.30 Trophy presentation ceremony
19.00 - 20.00 Briefing for the Duathlon International Championships

March 25
05.30 - 06.30 Participants assemble at the Transition Area
07.00 Duathlon International Championships commences
10.00 Competition ends
10.30 Trophy presentation ceremony
14.00 On-site Registration for Buddy Bike and Run Challenge
18.00 Buddy Bike and Run Challenge ends
18.30 Trophy presentation ceremony
19.00 Briefing for the Triathlon ITU/ASTC Asian Cup 2006

March 26
05.30 - 06.30 Participants assemble at the Transition Area
07.00 The Triathlon ITU/ASTC Asian Cup 2006 commences
07.20 Participants are transported to the starting point
07.45 Sprint Distance Triathlon commences
08.00 Olympic Distance Triathlon commences
11.30 Trophy presentation ceremony
18.30 Cultural performances and victory celebration

Trophy and prize presentation ceremony

Triathlon Association of Thailand

Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC)

International Triathlon Union (ITU)

Contact information:
TAT Northeastern Office ? Region 4
Areas of responsibility: Nakhon Phanom, Sakhon Nakhon and Mukdahan
Tel: +66 (0) 4251-3490-1
Fax: +66 (0) 4251-3492
E-mail:
tatphnom@tat.or.th

IMPORTANT
Event dates and programme details may be subject to change.Many of the festivals and events listed on Thailand's official calendar of annual events are traditional Buddhist or folk festivals, the date of which is either determined by the Buddhist lunar calendar and waxing and waning moon. These are not staged events. The festivals reflect the rhythm of life in rural Thai villages and local traditions as observed in times past. To ensure you have the most updated information, please reconfirm details prior to travel.

Contact:
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Email:
info@tat.or.th
Website:
www.tat.or.th
Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 (120 automatic lines)
Fax: +66 (0) 2250 5511 (two automatic lines)
FOR EVENT INFORMATION, please call 1672.
Address:1600 Petchaburi Road, Makkasan, RajateveeBangkok 10400 Thailand

The 9th Thailand International Kite Festival - March 2006


The 9th Thailand International Kite Festival

(March 11-12, 2006 : Rama VI Camp, Cha-Am, Phetburi province )

With each subsequent year, the Thailand International Kite Festival attracts an ever-growing number of devoted kite fans, participants and spectators, from all over Thailand as well as from countries around the region, and beyond.The colourful kite festival thus presents a golden opportunity for visitors to savour the international flavour of kite culture in a single trip.

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME AND HIGHLIGHTS
To reflect the great diversity in international kite culture, festival highlights include an international showcase of kites from Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, India, Sweden, Singapore, USA, Japan and Thailand with exhibitions, demonstrations and displays of international kites, a vast variety of fancy and contemporary kites, displays and demonstrations of stunt kites as well as traditional Thai kites, various contests, games, leisure activities and sightseeing.

MARCH 11-12, 2006
10.00-12.00 hrs
- Parachuting Show
- Radio-controlled Small Airplane Show
- Radio-controlled Boat Show

13.00-21.00 hrs
- KITE SHOW
Featuring International Kitesto celebrate the 60th Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty The King's Accession to the Throne

An international showcase of kites from Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, India, Sweden, Singapore, USA, Japan and Thailand with exhibits, demonstrations and displays

Mega Moon Kite, The World's Biggest Kite from Japan, Banner Art Kite, Giant Flowforms Kite, Inflatable Kite, Giant Octopus Kite, Giant Fish Kite, Ghost Deltas, Devil Kites, Giant Geko Kite, Sky Ribbons Kite and more.

- KITE COMPETITION- FAST KITE FLYING
- THAI KITES FROM THE 4 REGIONS OF THAILAND Displays and demonstrations of Thai kites from the four regions of Thailand, in addition to Chula and Pakpao kites
- EXHIBITION WORKSHOP
- STUNT KITES
Displays and demonstrations of stunt kites Stunt Kite Show "One Sky One World" Stunt Kite ShowStunt Kite Competition

18.30-21.00 hrs
NIGHT KITE SHOW

CONTESTS AND GAMES
- Kite Stall Contest
- Painting Contest
- Games

BIKE TOURSUMMER PALACE OF KING RAMA VI
Visit the summer seaside palace of His Majesty King Rama VI and sign in the visitor's book to convey best wishes on the auspicious occasion of the 60th Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty The King's Accession to the Throne

OTHER ACTIVITIES
- Thai massage
- OTOP Fair
- Shop for local products from the sub
-districts or tambon participating in the One Tambon One Product (OTOP) programme promoted by the Thai government
- Food Fair
- 'Drive Subaru to the Dream Destination' Rally
- International Shooting Contest

A live broadcast of the 9th International Kite Festival will be available on www.tat.or.th/festival

ENTER THE KITE-FLYING SEASON
In the summer months of March, April and May. a southerly wind sweeps across the open fields heralding the kite-flying season.

Kite-flying has been a popular Thai sport for centuries. Thai kites are classified as being "flat" or 3-dimensional. The more elaborate kites such as those taking on the more complex forms of birds or humans are usually 3-dimensional. At the annual Thailand International Kites Festival, the unique identity of Thai kites is showcased.

Ordinary Thai kites come in all shapes and sizes with the popular ones featuring owls, fishes, various faces and serpents and ranging from inches up to 25 feet in size. These kites are usually flown for fun.

The Pakpao Tail-Kite: A dainty diamond-shaped with a long tail and looped string snare

The "Pakpao" and "Chula" kites however are symbols of a national sport played and patronized by the Thai kings throughout history and the battle between the male Chula and female Pakpao kites is the highlight of kite festivals.

The dainty diamond-shaped "Pakpao" kite with its distinctive long, starched cloth tail is the female kite. At 2.5 feet, Pakpao is nimble. Speed and agility is the main weapon of offence and defence.

The Chula Star-Kite:
A 5-point star-shaped kite armed with grappling hooks called champah
With a frame that measures 5 to 7 feet in length, the 5-point star-shaped Chula kite, the male kite, swings like a pendulum in the wind. In competitive kite-fighting, the Chula kite reaches up to an impressive 80 feet in size.

Kite-flying has become a popular sport worldwide with modern-day and stunt kites adding to the colour and diversity of the Thailand International Kites Festival.

The modern-day kites come in different shapes and forms and are made from modern materials, often featuring the latest technology. They have much larger frames and are impressive. These new developments have also led to a variety of kite-flying styles.

A GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL KITE-FIGHTING CONTESTS

KITE-FIGHTING
The choice of a kite varies with the prevailing conditions. In the face of strong, gusty winds, a heavier kite with a stronger, more durable frame is flown. In moderate winds, a medium-weight kite is ideal, and in lighter breezes, a light-weight kite performs better.

KITE-STRINGS
Depending on the weight of the kite, the kite-string varies accordingly. Unlike nylon which stretches when pulled and results in a slower, more sluggish performance, traditional kite-strings known as pan are responsive to the tug of the fingers and gives the kite-flier better control of the kite. As the kite rides the wind, the soft vibrations of its frame is transmitted via the string to the fingers. With a gentle tug of the string, the energy is transmitted via the sting and the kite quickly responds.

KITE-FIGHTING CONTESTS
The sole purpose of the kite-fighting contest is to entrap or snare, or to rip and destroy the rival kite, ultimately downing the competition.

The tournament area is divided into 2 sections demarcated by a fence or a line of string supported by bamboo poles. The windward section belongs to the Chula star-kite. The leeward section belongs to the Pakpao tail-kite. According to the rules of the tournament, a minimum of 2 Chula and 4 Pakpao teams must be entered into the competition.

A Chula team consists of the "Captain", a handler or two who are the individuals who fly the kites, and a team of players who run with the string when the captain signals the orders which are usually sounded on a whistle.

The so-called weapons of the male-kite Chula consist of a number of champah - strips of split bamboo formed into grappling hooks which are spaced out along the string at intervals as specified by the rules. There may be a minimum of three or a maximum of five champah depending on the size of the kite. Chula kites may enter in either one of two divisions - large or small.

The dainty diamond-shaped Pakpao uses her long, starched cloth tail and the semi-circular looped string that hangs from the main string that files her as a snare to trap the opponent but primarily relies on speed and agility to beat Chula.

There are fifty rules governing the contests between the Pakpao and Chula teams which must be rigidly adhered to. For example, when within Pakpao territory, Chula needs to keep within a corridor of attack allocated to it. Contests are often timed and Chula makes its sortie into Pakpao territory in an effort to entangle and force down the maximum number of Pakpao attackers within the Chula corridor. However the rules stipulate that in each sortie, Chula is only permitted to down a maximum of 2 Pakpao kites for which Chula receives a credit of 20 points. However if 3 Pakpao kites are downed, the third Pakpao attacker is liable to a fine.

OBSERVING THE KITE GAME WHAT TO LOOK FOR

The Chula star-kite entangles the Pakpao tail-kite so the Pakpao kite line is shorter from the point of entanglement than Chula's. Or the Pakpao kite is entangled in her own tail, or the loop of the Pakpao tail-kite is entangled in the Champah hooks, or the Pakpao kite goes through the triangular line of the Chula kite and is snared. In such cases, if the Chula kite is able to make a home-run with the rival kite and land in its own territory, Chula is the pronounced the winner.

When either the Chula or Pakpao kite has sustained damage to the kite such as broken wing, broken leg, busted sound string, tears in the kite so the kite spins, or a tear in the kite that is larger than the regulated size, and if the Chula star-kite is able to land within its own territory, it is the winner. However if it falls within the Pakpao tail-kite territory, Chula loses.

If Chula is caught in the loop of the Pakpao tail-kite but lands safely in its own territory, Chula wins. If it lands in Pakpao territory, Chula loses.

If Pakpao's kite line goes through the Chula triangular line or winds around it without being caught in the hooks and the Chula star-kite lands within its territory, Chula is the winner.
If it falls within Pakpao territory with evidence of the Pakpao body, tail or string caught within the Chula kite, that counts as a draw.

If Pakpao's body is lost but its tail remains on the Chula line, or if the Pakpao tail is lost but the body remains, the Chula kite is considered a winner.

In the event that Pakpao's tail is entangled in the Chula kite and is carried away towards Chula territory and Pakpao 'revives', Chula has to continue the contest by prolonging its line again. In the event that Pakpao is already well-within Chula territory by the time the tail-kite is revived, it is a draw.

In any one sortie, the Chula star-kite is only permitted to contest a maximum of 2 Pakpao tail-kites.

If the Chula kite, after being entangled in a Pakpao kite, breaks away with the Pakpao kite still attached, Chula loses.

Note:
In addition to each of the 2 kite teams being assigned their own 'territory', with Chula in the windward section and Pakpao in the leeward section, "air space" is also divided into corridors.

Chula is only permitted to fly within this corridor demarcated by the two red flags flying on the boundaries of the allocated zone. Pakpao's boundary is marked by white flags. If flags of the colour of any of the kites on the respective teams are hoisted in the opponent's territory, there is no contest between the two teams and the kites have to be brought down.

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For more details, please contact:Contact information: TAT Events Promotion DivisionTel: +66 (0) 2250 5000 Ext. 3495-99
TAT Central Region Office: Area 2 (Cha Am)Tel: +66 (0) 3247 1005, (0) 3247 1006Fax: +66 (0) 3247 1502E-mail: tatphet@tat.or.th
TAT Call Centre:Call 1672
E-mail: eventinfo@tat.or.th