Monkey Party in Lopburi (27 Nov)





The popular monkey party takes place every year on the last Sunday in November at Phra Prang Sam Yot in Lopburi. The city is famous for the monkeys that roam the streets and temple ruins. The event was started about twenty years ago as a way for local business people to thank the monkeys for attracting tourists to the city. 


A big banquet is put on for the monkeys which includes local fruit. This year the monkey party is on 27th November 2011. There will be four rounds. The opening event is at 10 a.m. The next rounds are then at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
(text from Richard Barrow)



Pattaya International Tattoo Convention (17-20 Nov)




One of the biggest tattoo events in Thailand is The Pattaya International Tattoo Convention which takes place 17 – 20 November, 2011 at the Ground Floor of the Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya. As well as opportunities to get tattoos done, you can also take part in daily competitions.

TATTOO CONTESTS 6 p.m. @ G. floor, Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya

November 17, 2011
1. Best of the day color 2. Best of the day Black & Grey 3. Best Small Color 4. Best Small Black & Grey 5. Best Neo Thai 6. Best Popular
November 18, 2011
1. Best of the day color 2. Best of the day Black & Grey 3. Best Old School 4. Best New School 5. Best Japanese Small 6. Best Popular
November 19, 20111. Best of the day color 2. Best of the day Black & Grey 3. Best Realistic 4. Best Dragon 5. Best Tribal 6. Best Japanese Big 7. Best Popular
November 20, 20111. Best Sexy Lady Tattoo 2. Best Color 3. Best of the day Black & Grey 4. Best of the day Color 5. Best Big Job 6. Tattoo War

For all Information and Requests for the Tattoo Contests, there will be a Registration and Info-Center at the Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya. There you can sign up and find answers to all your questions. Be sure that you  register as soon as possible because there will be a daily contest.
(text from Richard Barrow again)

Contact : +66 (38) 710 294 www.royalgardenplaza.co.th


Loy Krathong 2011



Loy Krathong is a celebration which takes place every year in Thailand.


There are a number of stories surrounding the reason for Loy Krathong
but it usually takes place at the end of the rainy season to give thanks for the rains and welcome the sun.

But it is always fun.



Surin Elephant Roundup (10-21 Nov)





The Surin Elephant Roundup which was started in 1960 - we have the opportunity to watch the local mahouts who show us their control skills of up to 100 elephants in a performing show.


Not my choice but it may be yours - here's some photographs.






Phimai Festival and Long Boat Races (9-13 Nov)




This certainly looks like a feast for the eyes - I hope that they will be able to achieve the previous years glory as shown above (2009).


This has been an annual Festival and one focus of it is the traditional Long Boat Races.


There are also opportunities (like any Thai Festival) to buy lots of local food and locally made handicrafts.