Join me and my brother Eddy (the cameraman) in this durian and fruit festival as I explore the "durian market" and then stuff myself silly at the durian buffet! If durian isn't your thing, you can fill up on the rest of Thailand's wonderfully tasty fruits such as mangosteens, rambutans, mango and fresh young coconuts!
End of May-June is the peak of fruit season! So naturally, during this time you will find many fruit festivals around town (usually held at shopping malls), and fruit buffet is starting to become a thing! So I went to the biggest one that I know of which was held at Central World.
WANT TO GO? HERE ARE SOME DETAILS:
- This festival takes place at Central World which is a shopping mall in the heart of Bangkok. You can take the BTS to Siam or Chid Lom station and walk from there (10-15 mins walk).
- There are other fruit buffets at other malls around the city, but this looks like the biggest of its kind. There are also locations in Phuket and Chiang Mai.
- You can buy tickets right in front of the fest or online. Early afternoon sessions were 100 baht less expensive than evening ones.
- At the time of this video, it costs 499 baht per person ($15 USD) for a 1.5 hour session, but this would cost less at smaller malls (but fruit selection may not be as good). This is not cheap in Thai money, but I think it is worth it if you're traveling and want to experience all the delicious Thai fruits conveniently in one place. However, if you live in Thailand or if you're in Thailand for long time, I do not think it is worth the price as you can easily buy these fruits and eat them at your own pace for much cheaper. It's also better to not be so ridiculously full at the end!