HIPPEST FESTIVAL IN ASIA!
Wonderfruit, is an international Music & Arts Festival set in Thailand’s backpacker heartland Siam Country Pattaya, is said to be one of the hippest festivals in Asia.
Although known to be a sin city, Pattaya is far from that with it’s long stretch white sand beach, lush hills, creeks, and well-manicured lawns are reminiscent of the worldfamous Coachella.
We love the various workshops held every day, enriching ourselves with the arts, yoga, and health, it is definitely a perfect venue for an adventure filled with an exciting music line-up, yummy feasts, and nature activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
It zeroes in on advocating creative cultures, ecofriendliness, and sustainable living. You could say, it has the same change-making concept as to Philippine’s very own Malasimbo.
Here’s a short photo essay of Wonderfruit’s festivities last December 17-20, 2015…
The Fields at Siam Country Club, Pattaya
50 Moo 9, Bang Lamung, Pong, Chonburi 20150,
How to Get There By Car (from official website):
Directions from Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi Airport or Pattaya (North):
From Chonburi Pattaya Highway Route 7, take Route 36 east towards Rayong. After approximately 8 km, you will see a large blue sign for “Siam Country Club” on the right hand side, make a U turn and immediately turn left at the sign. Pass Bira Go Kart Circuit and at the roundabout, go straight towards “Siam Country Club Waterside” and follow signs for “Wonderfruit”. Follow appropriate parking signs to Main Entrance and General Camping to the north, Boutique Camping only to the south.
Directions from Pattaya (South):
From Sukhumvit Road Route 3, take the road leading east opposite Na Chom Thian Patrol Police Office (Soi Na Chom Thian 6) towards Wat Huai Yai. After approximately 7 km, turn left before Wat Thepphabut, pass Ban Bueng School, and follow signs for “Wonderfruit”, heading towards “Siam Country Club”. Follow appropriate parking signs to Main Entrance and General Camping to the north, Boutique Camping only to the south.
Top: Free hair makeover using flowers and leaves from nature by guest stylist Fiow Tarini Graham.
Bottom: One of the things the Wonderfruit crowd loved the most is the yummy food line-up in the festival. It’s a foodie paradise where an emphasis is placed on the range of unique and delicious dishes available. Local restaurants bring simple Thai dishes, Taiwanese baobun burgers, and US style comfort food.
PHOTOS (Facing Page)
Top: Entrance to Wonderfruit…
Middle: Wonderfruit uses a cashless system, you’ll get RFID wristbands were you can top-up and pay for your expenses.
Bottom: Flow yoga Classes while being accompanied by the hypnotic music of DJ Papercutz.
Don’t miss a chance to book a seat at Wonderfruit’s Farm to Feast, a full course meal prepared by world-renowned chefs using produce harvested in the festival grounds.
The feast includes free flowing wine and drinks.
Overall, we loved the hippiefied new world of Wonderfruit Festival. One of the hings we can’t forget is experiencing new culture and music along with meeting friendly people from all around the world.
Tickets begin at $160(THB5,500 or 100) and boutique and RV camping and hotel packages are also available.
Wonderfruit is produced by Scratch First, a Thai based social enterprise using the arts as a means to engage and create communities of sustainable and socially responsible growth.
The Fields at Siam Country Club, Pattaya
50 Moo 9, Bang Lamung, Pong, Chonburi 20150, Thailand
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