The 29th annual "Bor Sang Umbrella and Sankampaeng Handicraft Festival" in Chiang Mai. With traditional umbrellas display from 18 country around the world the event is schedule from 20-22 January, 2012.
Bor Sang near Chiang Mai is renowned for its exquisitely hand-painted parasols made from mulberry paper and silk. The dainty parasols are decorated with beautiful floral motifs painted in dazzling colours. The designs are very distinctive and are instantly recognizable.
During the festival, brightly decorated craft shops and stores line both sides of the 'high street' transforming Ban Bor Sang into a picturesque village decorated in the Lanna Thai style. Colourful umbrellas and traditional lanterns liven up the handicraft fair.
In addition, there are contests, exhibitions, cultural performances, local entertainment, and a variety of shows by day and night. There is a grand procession of parasols and local products, a variety of handicrafts for sale, northern-style "Khan Toke" meals, and the Miss Bor Sang pageant.
Bor Sang parasols are popular decorative and gift items sought after by visitors from all over the world.
Tourism Authority of Thailand, Chiang Mai Office
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