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03 July 2010 :: 12:07:43 pm 28493

Pattaya’s Eastern Seaboard Colours Festival Kicks-off

The official opening of the “Eastern Seaboard Colours Festival” was held on Friday evening. The event, designed to showcase the heritage, culture and tradition of the four eastern seaboard provinces, will run until the 4th of July 2010.
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Pattaya, the 2nd of July 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: On Friday evening, along Pattaya’s Beach Road, Chon-Buri Governor Senee Jitkasem chaired the official opening of the festival to an expected and jovial crowd of locals and tourists alike.

Kicking-off the festival was a host of parades, which included marching bands, vintage & American classic car parades and a show by the Tiffany Theatre Company.

Over the four-day event, festivalgoers will be subjected to various exhibits of nature, culture, heritage and traditional influences from around the four eastern seaboard provinces of Chon-Buri, Rayong, Chantha-Buri and Trad.

Rayong exhibits will display the regions well-known pristine beaches, luscious fruits and calming, peaceful atmosphere. Chantha-Buri’s natural beauty, which includes tropical forests, mountainous regions, waterfalls and ancient temples will directly contrast to the exhibit for Chon-Buri, which will display the regions development into a glamour, luxury and prestige hotspot in Thailand. Lastly, Trad will exhibit its island heritage, natural beauty and rich wildlife.

In addition to the exhibits, a water-sports clinic is being held for locals and tourist to participate in the fun and entertainment, free-of-charge. Various national athletes and professional instructors will be on hand to teach participants a variety of water based activities.

The festival is expected to bring approximately 300,000 visitors to the region over the 4 days, inputting an estimated Bt1.6 million into the local economy.

Reporter : Jirrawat   Photo : Jirrawat   Category : Tourism News

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