The highlight of the festival, as its name suggests, is when the Akha women ride large wooden swings and sway back and forth at impressive heights while singing and praying for a good harvest.
The Akha Swing Festival is a unique opportunity to discover the costumes of the Akha hill tribe, performances, various daily life activities and their culture.
The biggest event is organized in the village of Doi Mae Salong. The dates I indicate here are the dates of the festival organized in Doi Mae Salong but there are identical festivities in more than twenty Akha villages (see with the local tourist office for the dates).
The Akha Swing Festival is one of the most important annual events for the Akha people. Chiang Rai Province has the highest density of Akha Hill Tribe people in Thailand.
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Location : Chiang Rai
TAT Chiang Rai Office - Tel: 053-717-433
With a lot of traditions, festivals in Thailand are numerous and some are worldwide famous. Loy Krathong sometimes also called the Festival of Lights is held in November and was elected second best festival in the world. It must be said that this is the most photogenic festival in Thailand.
The main events of the Buddhist calendar but also the anniversaries of the King and Queen of Thailand and other days related to the History of the country are holidays in Thailand. If banks and administrations are generally closed those days, transport, shops and restaurants operate normally.