Following the astounding success of the first festival held last year, the 2nd Colors of Doi Tung Festival on Doi Tung in Chiang Rai Province turned the area into a walking street held at the highest elevation ever in Thailand at 1,000 meters above sea level.
For this year, the Colors of Doi Tung Festival is held during the winter as usual. What’s special this year is the coinciding with the “20 Years We Haven’t Forgotten” commemoration of Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother who inspired and is a role model for Her Royal Highness’s love and compassion for fellow humans and the environment. As a result, the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage came up with the theme “Colors Continue to Inspire” for this year’s festival.
Doi Tung will come to life at the end of this year with the vibrant colors from the display of artworks placed throughout the venue. Watch the “village of flowers” bloom at the Mae Fah Luang garden, opened for viewing until 8 PM with spectacular lighting and music to serenade everyone, giving a different ambience from daytime viewing. The exhibition “Philosophy of Her Royal Highness Who Inspired” features artworks from more than 20 artists depicting the love and faith Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother had in the environment, in line with Her Royal Highness’s vision that humans can live in harmony with nature. Those who want to test their creativity and skills can attend the various workshops on how to make ceramics, cloth bags, handmade books, home decoration made from leaves, and northern style paper decorations visitors will be able to take home your finished work as a souvenir. Hill tribe people will be setting up more than 50 stalls to sell local delicacies and handicraft. Apart from being able to shop and sample all the delicious food, visitors will also be furthering Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother’s life work of enabling the people of Doi Tung to be able to earn an honest living and become self-sufficient. The hope is to instill entrepreneurial skills for the hill tribe people so they can develop products that can be sold. Visitors will also be treated to displays of the way of life and ancient games passed down through generations of the six hill tribes of Akha, Lahu, Shan, Tai Lue, Lawa, and Chinese. Local youngsters, who are the future of Doi Tung, are also getting their voices heard through an exhibition of photographs by them. Not to be forgotten is the “20 Years We Haven’t Forgotten” exhibition on the life of Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother and her work with the Mae Fah Luang Foundation through a display of artworks and handicrafts.
Everyone is invited to visit the Colors of Doi Tung Festival this year because it will feel like visiting Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother’s home on Doi Tung. Visitors will be inspired by the beauty of the pristine jungle and the fresh mist to be kind to nature and to help preserve the environment.
(Dinner in the Garden)
On New Year’s Eve on December 31st, visitors can enjoy a once-a-year dinner in the garden amidst the lush blooms of the Mae Fah Luang garden.
There is definitely something for everyone at the Colors of Doi Tung Festival. Transportation will be available to bring visitors from the parking lot to the venue and golf carts will also be available for rent inside the venue. The Colors of Doi Tung will be held at the Doi Tung Development Project under
Royal Patronage in Chiang Rai Province every Saturday and Sunday from November 28th, 2015-January 31st, 2016 and during the special holidays from December 5th-7th, 2015 and December 26th, 2015-January 3rd, 2016.
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