Experience the World Durian Festival on a stay in Pattaya - AsiaRooms.com

April 10, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
AsiaRooms.com highlights anyone staying in hotels in Pattaya who is in need of some suggestions of places to visit outside of the seaside resort should consider taking a trip to Chanthaburi during May.

This is because the town hosts its annual World Durian Festival to pay homage to the fruit which is grown in the area.

Chanthaburi boasts the largest concentration of durian orchards in the world and as such is the perfect place for a festival to celebrate the fruit crops.

Visitors will be able to sample the strong-smelling delicacy as well as a whole host of other local produce.

Among the activities taking place during the ten-day festival are fruit competitions between local farmers, art and craft displays and even sporting competitions.

There is also plenty of entertainment for tourists to enjoy, including a colourful parade of carnival floats, with many decorated with a wide range of different fruits and vegetables.

If you are staying in hotels in Thailand and want to see the parade, make sure that you are there on the opening day, which is usually May 1st, as this is when all of the floats make their way through the town.

Anyone looking for a memento of their visit to Chanthaburi may find something among some of the jewellery stalls at the market or could be content to snap photos of the bright decorations on the floats.