Thailand’s alternative culture scene has been on an upsurge, with many new hip fashion labels emerging and tasteful art galleries sprouting. To add to the list of cultural wins is Wonderfruit.

Big on creative energies and recognizing the longer term effects of sustainable growth, Wonderfruit is back for the second year after its inaugural launch which stole the hearts of many across the region. With its minimalist appeal of cultivating an existence on earth that has a zero energy footprint, the art and music line-up is once again, sublime.

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Expect interactive installations by Witaya Junma who is all about getting his viewers to an experiential high. His art will provoke thought through censor-triggered forms, that will invite viewers to react and reflect on their responses. Also scattered across the Wonderfruit grounds are the likes of Sabek’s wall murals, lighting extravaganza by Vita Motus, and more; put your cameras on standby, because it is a visual feast you won’t want to miss.

Attracting a host of tech, electronic, house and indie acts, the beats will definitely get you up and pumping over the 4 day pilgrimage where music, art and nature intersect. The activities lined up are plentiful, with diverse options of horse riding, cycling, creative dance courses, swimming and even Greasing the Pole. Surrounded by tapioca fields, the pool provides respite from all that crunking under the scorching Thai sun.

Those who crave more intellectual stimulation will surely be at home.

Yoga, mindfulness, meditation and innovation are themes that will be explored throughout the duration of the festival, with an emphasis of finding that inner peace that all we city dwellers so desperately cling on in the midst of the humdrum of everyday toil.

Thought leader and trained architect, Duangrit Bunnag will be interacting with participants on the ‘creative district’ – probe further, and he may let you in on completely reasonable nonsense or the secrets that lie beneath his Jam Factory, which functions as an art gallery, restaurant, bookstore, coffee house and furniture store; all in one! How’s that for being a jack-of-all-trades.

Wonderfruit is happening at The Fields at Siam Country, Pattaya from 17 – 20 Dec 2015. For more details, check out their site, here.

Image credits: Wonderfruit