Thai festivals

Inked in Thailand: Sak Yant Festival

Inked in Thailand: Sak Yant Festival

At Thailand's Wat Bong Phra temple, thousands come out to see the master tattooist monks in action at this annual -- and painful -- event
Phi Ta Khon: A sexually charged festival haunted by long-nosed ghosts

Phi Ta Khon: A sexually charged festival haunted by long-nosed ghosts

This annual masked festival might not be Thailand’s wildest, but its appendages are certainly the most colorful. Never mind that it’s in lovely Loei
Gallery: Ditch those steaks. The Bangkok Vegetarian Festival is underway

Gallery: Ditch those steaks. The Bangkok Vegetarian Festival is underway

For 10 days Bangkok is awash in yellow flags as Thais of Chinese origin go full vegan
Gallery: Shocking rituals of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Gallery: Shocking rituals of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Get ready for another round of PETA-friendly self-mutilation
Crazy, beautiful and just plain wacky: 9 fantastic Thailand festivals

Crazy, beautiful and just plain wacky: 9 fantastic Thailand festivals

Thailand’s annual masked festival is coming up in Loei. What better reason to look at the country’s unique celebrations?
Gallery: Thailand's wildest event, the Bun Bangfai rocket festival

Gallery: Thailand's wildest event, the Bun Bangfai rocket festival

A look at the seven essential components of this explosive northeast Thailand tradition, set to blast off this weekend
iReport: Wet and wild Songkran memories

iReport: Wet and wild Songkran memories

We asked CNNGo readers for their best shots of the Thai new year madness. Here are some of the highlights
iReport: We want your craziest Songkran photos and videos

iReport: We want your craziest Songkran photos and videos

Celebrating the Thai new year? Here’s a chance to record the wet and wild chaos -- if you dare -- and share it with the world
Goddesses and peanut brittle: This year, celebrate Songkran in supernatural style

Goddesses and peanut brittle: This year, celebrate Songkran in supernatural style

The Thai New Year isn't just an excuse to have a giant water fight. Here's a look at its gory, cosmic roots
A quick guide to Songkran 2011 in Thailand

A quick guide to Songkran 2011 in Thailand

Where to splash, where to catch some culture and where to stay if you want to avoid the madness completely
Gallery: Lopburi’s annual monkey feast sparks a feeding frenzy

Gallery: Lopburi’s annual monkey feast sparks a feeding frenzy

As tradition dictates, the macaque-infested Thai town laid out thousands of kilos of treats for the hungry little creatures to devour
The ultimate guide to Loy Krathong

The ultimate guide to Loy Krathong

It's time to float your accumulated bad vibes away. Find out the best Bangkok spots to hit, those to avoid and where to escape from the city altogether
World Cup escape: The Hua Hin Jazz Festival

World Cup escape: The Hua Hin Jazz Festival

Don’t give a hoot about football? This massive vuvuzela-free beach celebration is the perfect diversion from the Bangkok madness
Celebrating Thailand’s stinkiest fruit: The durian

Celebrating Thailand’s stinkiest fruit: The durian

The World Durian Festival kicks off in Chanthaburi this weekend, and one Bangkok hotel has devoted a whole month to the smelly fruit
Medieval flashback: Lopburi’s King Narai Reign Festival

Medieval flashback: Lopburi’s King Narai Reign Festival

15th Century Thailand rises from the dead as Narai Palace celebrates its ancient past