Yi Peng Starts Early in Phayao Thailand Travel Guide
Thailand Travel Guide Yi Peng Starts Early in Phayao

Yi Peng Starts Early in Phayao Thailand Travel GuideYi Peng, the floating lantern festival of the Lanna people officially starts on the full moon night of the 12th lunar month. However, this year, Phayao province is planning to celebrate the occasion from November 1 to 9 at Kwan Phayao Lake. This year the festival will also include a “One Tambon One Product” Fair, Kad Moi Kroi Lang Food Festival, cultural performances, boat races and the magnificent Yi Peng lanterns. For more details, contact Public Relations Division, Phayao province, on (054) 481 704.

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Rally for the Elephants Surin Thailand Travel Guide

Thailand Travel Guide Rally for the Elephants SurinSurin is hosting an elephant rally as part of its annual Surin Elephant Festival. The event started yesterday and will run until Tuesday. The three-kilometre rally starts at midday at Surin Elephant Stadium. The rally is limited to 100 teams, of two visitors, two mahouts and one elephant. Tickets cost Bt3,500 per person or Bt7,000 per team and include dinner, a T-shirt, a piece of Surin silk and tickets to an elephant show and a light-and-sound show. Organised by Surin Province Office and the Elephant Friendship Club, the festival offers a range of activities, including a visit to Surin’s Ta Klang village, home of the Kui people, who are experts at capturing, domesticating and training wild elephants. The Elephant Festival in Surin is a long-established tradition and has been held for over 40 years. Apart from the rally, there are elephant shows taking place next weekend on November 15 and 16 and tickets cost Bt200 and Bt500. Part of the proceeds will go toward looking after local elephants. For more information, call (044) 512 039, (044) 213 666 or (044) 213 030.

Sing Buri’s Boat Festival Thailand Travel Guide

Thailand Travel Guide Sing Buri’s Boat FestivalThe boat season is still on in Sing Buri. With the water level of the Chao Phya river higher than most years, boat racing in Sing Buri is bound to be more fun than usual. The races will take place along the Chao Phya River in front of Sing Buri Municipality Office on October 12 and 13. This year the boat races will be divided into two categories: 55-paddler long boat and 30-paddler long boat. The organisers expect 10 competitors in the 55-paddler boat race and about 20 for the smaller boats. For details, contact 036-512-720 or 036-422-768/9.

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