Pattaya, the tourist hotspot of the nation, is hosting a beach kite festival to attract visitors and boost the tourist industry, which has suffered a pandemic.
The event was scheduled for 9–19 April with a kaleidoscope of kites illuminating the sky of Pattaya Beach, under the theme "Pattaya kites on beach 2021."
A 35 m long kite and kite decorated with LED lights are the highlight of the event.
Pattaya hopes to attract visitors while also providing relief to the pandemic-ravaged economy and people by hosting the kite festival, according to Pattaya's deputy mayor Ronakit Aekasing.
The event also saw an increase in kite sales and kite-making workshops, where kites can be made on the beach by children.
The kite festival was one of the main annual festivals of the country, the Songkran festival.
The festival usually takes place with massive gatherings and water sprinklers.
However, this year's festivities were canceled due to the most recent Covid-19 outbreak.
Thailand, a country that is highly dependent on the tourism industry, has been leaving hotels and other tourism businesses struggling to float with millions of international tourists for over one year.
The Thai Government has revealed a number of stimulus measures to help businesses to counter the downturn, including the provision of soft loans to small businesses and subsidies for domestic travel.
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