Diving with the Buddha Phetchabun Thailand Travel Guide
Thailand Travel Guide Diving with the Buddha Phetchabun

Diving with the Buddha Phetchabun Thailand Travel Guide As part of the Sart Thai Festival, residents of Phetchabun are holding the Um Phra Dam Nam Festival from now until September 25, at Wat Traiphum in the town of Phetchabun. The governor of the province officiates a holy ritual in which he dives into the river holding a Buddha image, in the belief that the act brings happiness and fertility. In addition, the sacred Phra Buddha Maha Thammaracha will be paraded around the city and then taken to the provincial hall where locals make merit by pouring water over the image. For additional information, please contact the TAT Northern Office - Region 3 call 055-252742/3.


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Ko-lae Boat Racing Narathiwat Thailand Travel Guide

Ko-lae Boat Racing Narathiwat Thailand Travel GuideThe Ko-lae boat races, one of highlights of the Narathiwat cultural festival, will be held from September 23 to 25, along the Bang Nara River in front of the Narathiwat City Hall. This year, teams from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines have been invited to participate, so the event has been renamed the International Ko-lae Boat Races and includes Ko-lae, traditional long-boat and Ko-yong boat races. There will also be processions of decorated boats, cultural performances and “The Best of Narathiwat Fair”. For further information, contact 073-516-144, 522-411.


Kamphaeng Phet Bananas Kamphaeng Phet Thailand Travel Guide

Kamphaeng Phet Bananas Kamphaeng Phet Thailand Travel Guide According to the Kamphaeng Phet community, bananas grown in the region are tastier than anywhere else in Thailand. Known as kluay khai, the banana has a particularly clear skin, and tastes even better with kraya sart, a seasonal Thai dessert. A festival in honour of this tasty banana and for the favourite local dessert will be held in Kamphaeng Phet from October 5-13. Highlights include the art of making kraya sart, a caravan of cars decorated with bananas and other produce, plus a merit making and robe offering ceremony at Wat Phra Kaew in National Historical Park, on October 6. For details, contact 055-514341/3.