Rainy season festivals and events

BANGKOK, 26 June 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand is grouping events and activities into four categories to open up travel to secondary destinations and improve travel options during the rainy season.

TAT said it will concentrate on promoting food & music festivals; cultural & art festivals; creative events and recreation & sports events.

This July, activities start with the Kaeng Song Coffee Sipping and Khek River Rafting Festival to be held 1 July to 31 October at the Khek River.

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The river is located next to the Highway 12 Phitsanulok – Lomsak (45 to 53 km marker) from Ban Sapphraiwan to Kaeng Song Waterfall, Wangthong district, Phitsanulok province.

Traditional candle parades occur in many provinces in Thailand.

Korat Candle Parade will be held, 7 to 10 July, at the Thao Suranaree Monument, Muang district, Nakhon Ratchasima province.

A candle parade festival with the offering of food to monks who ride elephants will be held in Surin province, 7 to 8 July, in front of Surin district office and Phraya Surinphakdee Monument.

A candle parade on the river at Lat Chado market will be held, 8 July, at Lat Chado market, Phak Hai district, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province.

The same festival will be held in, Ubon Ratchatheni province, 8 to 9 July, on Upparat Road (in front of Si Ubon Rattanaram Temple) on the road around Thung Si Muang, Ubon Ratchatheni. This is the most famous venue for the candle parades and possibly the most important in Northeast Thailand.

The tradition of flower offering to monks and offering royal candles will be held 8 to 10 July, at Phra Bhuddhabaht Ratchaworamahawihan Temple, Phraputthabath district, Saraburi Province.

There are also celebrations to celebrate the establishment of Ranong town 21 July, at Ranong Municipality, Mueang district, Ranong, South Thailand.

Finally the Pattaya Marathon will be hosted 16 July,  Beach Road, Pattaya, Chonburi Province.

Those requiring more information should contact the call centre 1672 or visit www.tourismthailand.org/thaifest.