Date : 01/04/2006 To 09/04/2006
Place : Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre, Muang district, Chiang Mai (Plaza of the Three Kings Monument)

Chiang Mai has been the home of Thai artisans and the kingdom's centre of art and crafts for centuries. The Chiang Mai Arts and Culture Festival offers a diverse and fascinating cultural showcase of traditional Thai art and craft, and handicrafts.


The Chiang Mai International Art and Culture Festival has been organized annually during 1 – 9 April by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in collaboration with the government agencies and private sector as well as private development organizations in Chiang Mai since 1996. The main objective has been to commemorate Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s birthday anniversary on 2 April, which coincides with the Thai Cultural Heritage Preservation Day. The event is also an effort to promote tourism as well as enhance the positive image of Chiang Mai as a city of not only the traditional Lanna but also international culture. As 2006 marks the auspicious occasion of the Sixtieth Anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne, this year’s event also joins the whole country in the grand celebration.


  1. Exhibition of the reproduction of His Majesty the King’s paintings, the 2nd floor of the Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Centre, 1 – 9 April, 2006, 10.00 – 22.00 hrs.
  2. Stage performances, the plaza of the Three Kings Monument, 1 – 9 April, 2006, 17.30 – 22.00 hrs.
  3. Activities supported by TAT
    - Kat Mua Lanna (Pi Mai Mueang Festival Preservation), the School of Lanna Wisdom Preservation.

    - Lanna Puppet Show, the plaza of the Three Kings Monument.

    - Khuang Watthanatham, Mueang District Office, Chiang Mai.

    - Poi Sang Long Festival, Wat Pa Pao.

    - Lanna Thai games, the plaza of the Three Kings Monument.

    - Lap Mueang Festival, Kat Suan Kaeo.
  4. Art Pavilion, an art exhibition and demonstration and art market by 6 art academies in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai City Arts and Culture Centre, 1 – 9 April, 2006, 15.00 – 22.00 hrs.