Holy Event in Phetchabun Thailand Travel Guide
Thailand Travel Guide Holy Event in Phetchabun

Holy Event in Phetchabun Thailand Travel GuideAs part of the Sart Thai Festival, the residents of Phetchabun will hold the Um Phra Dam Nam Festival, accompanied by a procession of the sacred Phra Buddha Maha Thammaracha image around the city. The governor of the province will officiate a holy ritual in which he dives into the river with the Buddha image in his arms in the belief that the act brings happiness and fertility. The Phra Buddha Maha Thammaracha is then taken to the provincial hall where the residents of the community are granted an opportunity to pour water over the image in an act of reverence. For details, contact TAT Northern Office – Region 3 call 05-525-2742/3.

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Carriages in Lampang Thailand Travel Guide

Carriages in Lampang Thailand Travel GuideLampang provincial office recently announced that as part of its master plan for tourism, it will be establishing horsedrawn carriage stations in the town. According to Direk Konkreb, deputy governor of the province, there are now more than 200 horsedrawn carriages in service, so the carriage station has become something of a pressing necessity. The first such station will be completed by the end of this year near Kelang Nakhon Public Park.

Yaowaraj Clean Food, Good Taste Bangkok Thailand Travel Guide

Yaowaraj Clean Food, Good Taste Bangkok Thailand Travel GuideYaowaraj road will be temporarily closed from midnight next Sunday so that it can be transformed into the grand venue selected to host the Yaowaraj "Clean Food Good Taste" festival. Gourmets and gourmands are invited to enjoy the goodies from more than 200 food stalls in China Town from midday until midnight on Sunday. Last year's festival - the first - was a smash success and this time round the organisers expect even bigger participation. The three main highlights of the event are: best recipes of Yaowaraj from leading restaurants, food stalls and cafes; the oldest resident of Yaowaraj (born in 1900); and a contest for the best conserved building in China Town. For details, contact 02-694-1222.