AsiaRooms.com - See Chonburi Buffalo Races near Pattaya in October
August 27, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsVisitors to Pattaya this October will be able to enjoy an idiosyncratic cultural event with the Chonburi Buffalo Races.
Taking place on October 11th and 12th in the vicinity of Chonburi city hall, the annual spectacle will involve a number of different competitions featuring the hefty creatures.
Traditionally used in agriculture, water buffalo are trained by their owners to take part in high-speed races in exchange for prizes, while other contests see humans competing against the bovines.
In addition to the race events, a number of other attractions will be available for visitors, including a fair with food stalls and handicrafts, buffalo rides for children and folk music and games.
There will even be a beauty pageant, in which glamorous participants compete for the title of Miss Buffalo.
Chonburi is the capital city of Chonburi Province, the region that also includes Pattaya, and is located on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand.
It offers plenty of beachside entertainment options for guests and is also a haven for lovers of seafood.
Those wishing to attend this unique event can browse AsiaRooms.com to find a wide selection of Pattaya hotels, such as the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort.
For more information, visit http://www.tourismthailand.org/
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