March 26, 2013

Red Cross Fair 2013

The Annual Red Cross Fair 2013 is taking place from March 29 to April 6, at the Royal Amporn Gardens.

The 9-day event is a popular funfair that features hundreds of booths offering a multitude of products at discounted prices, as well as a variety of educational and entertainment activities.  The fair is well-liked for its carnival atmosphere with many games, lucky draws and prizes.

Red Cross is translated as "Ka Chaat" in Thai, so the event is called the "Ngan ka chaat" - in case your local friends don't understand what you mean by the Red Cross Fair.

The opening hours on weekdays are 2 pm to 11 pm, and on weekends 10 am to 11 pm.  Tickets to enter the fair cost 20 Baht per person.

The fair spreads out from the Suan Amporn to the Royal Mounting Statue Plaza, the front area of the Royal Household Bureau (Sanam Saew Pa), Sri-Ayuthaya Road and Rachadamneon-Nok Road.

All proceeds of the fair go towards the charity projects of the Thai Red Cross. This year marks the 120th year of Thai Red Cross Society in Thailand - which serves as the theme of the event.

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