Bo Sang is a small village in the San Kamphaeng district right outside Chiang Mai. It is famous for its handmade umbrellas which are painted with bright colors and different motifs.
Every year there is an international “Umbrella Festival” and for three consecutive days the village becomes a magical place of color, art, and festivities. People from all over gather here to engage in umbrella and fan painting contests, enjoy the parades, shows, exhibitions, etc.
The main street shops decorate their entrances and a prize goes to the best one. It is a delight to take a walk down the street admiring all the remarkable and artistic decorations. These are a few photos from the last festival in January!
Photos by Marcia Somellera