Khao Yai River Rafting - Посольство Королевства Таиланд в Москве :
Khao Yai River RaftingDate: 23 - 27 July 2010
Venue: Prachin Buri
White water rafting and fun for the family
Designated a World Heritage site, Thailand’s Khao Yai National Park was the model for what is now a highly successful national park network and is certainly the most popular for both residents and international visitors.
Thailand oldest national park is relatively close to Bangkok, at just 120 km at its southern gate in Prachinburi province and 150 km at the northern end of the park near Pak Chong, a town near Highway 2 that links Bangkok with the Northeast region.
Within its boundaries are fast flowing rivers, waterfalls, mountain ridges that rise to 1,800 metres in the heart of the park and campsites that are popular with Bangkok residents in the cool season months, November to February.
July marks the start of the southwest monsoon that turns rivers and streams into raging torrents in this vast park. The ones most suitable for competitive white-water rafting have been identified and are used as the courses for annual rafting events that attract both local and foreign enthusiasts.
The 14th Hin Pheung Rafting Festival is scheduled for 23 to 27 July at Khao Yai National Park and promises to be a colourful event with plenty to occupy the attention of both participants and supporters.
This is not your typical white water rafting event, although the races are taken very seriously by participants in various age categories and skills ranging from levels three to five over a 2.5 km course.
For those who prefer to stay on dry land they can enter a Pétanque competition watch traditional performances such as folk dances and even enter singing competitions.
Shoppers browse around a market that displays One-Tambon, One-Product village products, mainly handicrafts and food produce.