Candles Alight in Ubon Ratchathani Thailand Travel Guide
Thailand Travel Guide Candles Alight in Ubon Ratchathani

Candles Alight in Ubon Ratchathani Thailand Travel GuideUbon Ratchathani revs up its motor this month with a host of activities organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) that showcase this Northeastern town’s traditions and rituals under the Thailand Grand Festival theme of “timeless elegance”. July is the month of Khao Phansa or Buddhist Lent and the Ubon Ratchathani celebrations are popular with tourists and locals alike. Week two is devoted to Buddhist ceremonies and the third to the time-honoured beeswax carving contest (dates unconfirmed but set for July 20-24). The months wraps up with a succession of candle processions on July 25. And to make sure that visitors don’t miss out on the scenery in the area, the TAT and the provincial authorities are offering a special “Around Ubon” tour programme. For more information and to check the dates, call 045-254-827/255-552.

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