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Wax Castle & Boat Racing Festival

September 27 - October 1, 2001
Venue : Wat Phra That Choeng Chum, Sakon Nakhon Province.

To celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent (Ok Phansa), residents of the northeast (I-san) mould beeswax into miniature Buddhist temples and shrines (wax castles) to gain merit, an act which ultimately determines their future destiny during reincarnation. These crafted models can be seen especially in Sakon Nakhon where an annual festival is held with a grand wax castle procession, competitive boat races as well as traditional northeastern cultural performances among many other festivities.

Contact Information :
TAT Northeastern Office - Region 4
Phone : (042) 513-490-1
Fax : (042) 513-492

Source : The Tourism Authority of Thailand

Wed, 6 March, 2002

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