AN interesting festival takes place in Rayong during March 31-April 2 with there being grand sand sculptures on display on Laem Mae Phim beach, one of which is really big and in memory of the kindness of His late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as well as 50 stalls severing up lots of good food, Thai News Agency said today (March 24).
Rayong’s Deputy Governor Montri Chanachaiwiboonwat invited tourists to join the “Sand Sculptures and Local Food@Laem Mae Phim” festival during March 31-April 2 which is being organized by the provincial authorities together with Tourism Authority of Thailand Rayong branch and Association of Thai Travel Agents as well as many other agencies.
The aim is to link the many attractions of this coastal province such as fruits grown here, local food, sea turtles and of course the sand sculptures with the one of His late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej being 7 by 10 meters in dimension and is the biggest such sculpture in the east and there is also one of a mermaid from folk literature Phra Aphai Mani.
Kanokkittika Kritwutikon, director of the TAT’s Rayong office, said aside from five large sand sculptures visitors will be able to enjoy local food at 50 stalls and there will also be performances by local artistes.
Moreover there is an exhibition from the Marine and Coastal Resources Research and Development Center, Gulf of Thailand. The highlight on the final day is a cooking contest to select 10 top chefs.
Top: A sand sculpture of His late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Rayong. Photo: Touronthai.com
Inset: Another elaborate sand sculpture in Rayong. Photo: Thai News Agency