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July 2000

Pattaya Marathon 2000
July 15 - 16, 2000
Pattaya City, Chon Buri

Considered as having one of the most picturesque running routes in South East Asia, Pattaya is the scenic venue of an annual marathon and mini-marathon of different categories that attract world-class runners and locals to participate in this international competition.

Candle Festival
July 15 - 16, 2000
Thung Si Muang Park, Ubon Ratchathani

Khao Phansa, or the Buddhist Lent, is the time when all Buddhist monks must stay in their temples. In Ubon Ratchathani, a unique festival that highlights the talented skills of local artisans as well as displays of religious devotion is held each year. Elaborately carved beeswax candles of various sizes and shapes are exhibited in high-spirited processions around the city before being presented to local temples.

Tak Bat Dok Mai (Merit-making Festival
July 15 - 16, 2000
Wat Phra Buddha Bat, Saraburi

Being an internationally popular beach resort, it is only fitting that Phuket has a beach carnival as part of the variety of activities for tourists. Held at Patong Beach, this event features watersports competitions, traditional Thai foods and beverages, a Miss Andaman beauty pageant (foreign visitors only) and entertainment.

Asalha Puja
July 16, 2000
Nationwide

The full-moon day of the eighth lunar month marks the preaching of Lord Buddha's first sermon to his first five disciples after attaining Enlightenment more than 2,500 years ago. In the evening, candlelit processions take place in Buddhist temples around the country.

Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent)
July 17, 2000
Nationwide

This day marks the commencement of the Buddhist Lent or Phansa during which monks must reside inside their temples to study and meditate. This is also the most auspicious time for Buddhist ordinations since it marks a period of renewed spiritual vigour
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Source : The Tourism Authority of Thailand
Sat, 29 March, 2003


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