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June 2000

Phi Ta Khon Festival
June 2000
Amphoe Dan Sai, Loei

With origins from a well-known Buddhist tale, the colourful and vibrant Phi Ta Khon procession features young men who dress up as spirits to accompany a scared Buddha image and taunt villagers. Monks relate the tale of Lord Buddha's last great incarnation before attaining Enlightenment. Included are competitions of masked dances and processions. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Sunthon Phu Day
June 26, 2000
Sunthon Phu Memorial Park, Rayong

Recognised by UNESCO, the celebrated Rattanakosin poet, Sunthon Phu is remembered for his classical literary works by all Thai people old and young. This annual event marking the poet's birthday is held at the Sunthon Phu Memorial Park, Ban Kram, Amphoe Klaeng. Cultural performances and puppet shows depicting Sunthon Phu's works, poetry recitals and folk entertainment are some of the major highlights.

King Mongkut Play
June - December, 2000 (18.00 - 20.00 hours)
Thailand Culture Centre and Chalerm Krung Royal Theatre

The play adapted from the famous "The King and I" and Anna and the King of Siam" reveals the splendid life in the Thai Royal Court through the viewpoint from the inside, with the expectation of promoting King Mongkut (Rama IV) with the right historical information.

Source : The Tourism Authority of Thailand
Sat, 29 March, 2003

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