Chai Nat Province Page 7, Products to look out for and Festivals
Benjarong Pentachrome Ceramics These five - coloured ceramics are made in the finest
and most sophisticated craftsmanship. Every piece of the ceramics is hand painted
with a traditional Thai design. They come in plates, bowls, cups, jars, and tea sets
Manorom’s Pomelo The most famous is the Khao Taengkwa variety with its sweet - crispy
taste, large size, and is available throughout. The annual fair is held in August.
Water Hyacinth Woven Products By making good use of this local plant, water hyacinths
are made into a variety of affordable and delicate handicraft products and household
decorations such as bags, baskets, slippers, flower pots, trays in the shape of a
chicken, and vases
Herbal Shampoo Products Made from kaffir limes, aloe, butterfly pea, turmeric, and
soapberry, these renowned good quality herbal shampoo, conditioner, and bath gel,
are products of the Tha Sai.
Pottery These famous, durable, and stylishly designed pottery products such as flower
pots, mugs, plates, watering utensils, and household decorations.
Huai Krot Sugar This palm sugar in soft cakes is derived from sugar palm trees, which
are grown extensively in Tambon Huai Krot. Traditionally produced, Huai Krot Sugar
is very sweet and aromatic, and an essential ingredient for making Thai desserts.
Artificial Flowers and Trees These are made from various materials such as plastic
or sa paper.
Straw Bird Fair, Chai Nat’s Product Fair and Red Cross Fair This annual fair is
organized by making good use of straw, a by-product in rice farming. Various species
of huge straw birds will come perching on elaborately decorated floats during the
straw bird procession and the competition is held in front of Chai Nat City Hall.
The event is held annually during Chinese New Year in February.
Chai Nat Pomelo Fair ChaiNat is one of several provinces famous for producing exceptional
pomelo. The best known are of the Khao Taengkwa variety having a well-rounded shape,
smooth skin, thin peel, sweet-crispy taste and a little sour, but not bitter. The
fair is held during late August - early September in front of Chai Nat City Hall
and features many activities such as pomelo contest, varieties of exhibitions by
provincial authorities, and young shoot and pomelo sales.