You may have heard how much fun the “Bangkok winter festival” was in the old days from your mom (or probably your grandma). This is your chance to see it with your own eyes—the fête is reborn as Oon Ai Rak Klay Kwam Nao festival, and is happening from Dec 9 until Jan 19, 2019 at The Royal Plaza (the areas around the Equestrian Statue of King Chulalongkorn) where the original winterfest was once held.
Initiated by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn, the second edition of Oon Ai Rak Klay Kwam Nao takes you back in time with vintage-style pop-up structures, flower gardens, activity booths and cultural performances. Visitors are encouraged to dress in retro enembles—more for photo-taking purposes than anything else. If you’re driving, park your car at Bangkok Turf Club and take the complimentary shuttle service to the venue.