Buffalo Racing Festival
Run, Buffalo, Run
Chon Buri | 19-28 Oct 2023

Wing Kwai, or the Buffalo Racing Festival, is one of the most exciting events of the calendar in Chon Buri province – about 100km from Bangkok. The annual race celebrates the water buffalo as an icon of Thailand’s agricultural way of life, giving locals a chance to get together, compete in adrenaline-rush competitors, and enjoy delicious, local cuisine. Buffalo racing dates back at least 150 years and takes place at the end of the rains retreat, also known as Ok Phansa or Buddhist Lent.