Festival to eat, shop, and play

Thailand’s Red Cross
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Thailand’s annual Red Cross Festival is one of the most cheerful events hosted in Bangkok, where you can enjoy a variety of activities. Shop for cool items, have fun at the carnival, and of course, dine on countless food items with free entry!

Activities at Red Cross Festival

Thailand’s Red Cross
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Besides other events hosted in Bangkok a couple of weeks ago like Bangkok Bread FiestaKrung Thep Thara and The Golden Mount Festival, the Red Cross Festival or Ngan Ga-Chart is also a must-go as well.

It’s been celebrated for over 90 years, and this event is one that locals eagerly look out for throughout the year. 

Here are some of the things you can do:

1. Go on amusement park rides

Thailand’s Red Cross
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At the Red Cross Festival, it’s a must to visit the amusement park zone, which has lots of rides and games that remind us of our childhood. Every year, the most popular rides are the Ferris wheel and carousel. 

2. Watch extreme performances like Motor-Cy Tai Tang

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Motor-Cy Tai Tang roughly translates to “riding a motorcycle up the tank”, and yes, this extreme performance does exactly that. 

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The motorcyclist starts by riding from the base of the “tank” and gradually goes up higher in the circle. It’s kind of hard to believe people can do that! It’s really thrilling to watch, so stay on your toes.

3. Visit a haunted house

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Scary alert! It might not look so scary on the outside, but this carnival’s haunted house always hides something that would freak you out while you’re inside. So, if you think you’re not going to get the goosebumps so easily, you’ll probably think twice after coming here

4. Get some grub at street food carts

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There are tonnes of food items for you to choose from, such as local snacks, a variety of skewers, desserts, and even cool drinks like Ovaltine shakes. 

Can try Angus beef steak (฿360) at the store of Department of Livestock Development
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You can also find the crowd favourite, Khanom Buang (฿10), with generous toppings here.

5. Shop for clothes at fashion booths

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For shopaholics, here is where you’ll be able to score tonnes of discounts. The Red Cross Festival always rounds up stores that sell clothes and other items at affordable prices, so be calm and don’t worry about going bankrupt.

The festival will be happening till 24th Nov 2019

Thailand’s Red Cross
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This event will be hosted from 15th to 24th November 2019. If you are in the Silom neighbourhood during this period of time, be sure not to miss out on the fun. And of course, the festival will also help support Red Cross Thailand, so go down and have a good time – for a good cause!

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Event Information
Red Cross Festival 2019
Lumphini Park,
Rama 4 Rd.,
Pathum Wan,
15 - 24 November 2019
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Things to note:

Nearest Train Stations: BTS Saladaeng, MRT Silom