Category: See & Do

Title: Sakon Nakhon Wax Castle Festival Location: Sakon Nakhon Description: One of the biggest events to commemorate Ok Phansa Day (the end of Buddhist Lent), the Sakhon Nakhon Wax Palace festival is one of Thailand’s many inspirational Buddhist holidays. Using beeswax, the local people create molded Buddhist temples, shrines, and other wonderful wax castles. The…

You could be forgiven for thinking that a domesticated buffalo is not built for sprinting, but in Chonburi town, the gateway to resorts along the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, farmers have managed to tweak a turn of speed from these working animals that is nothing short of amazing. The annual Buffalo Race,…

Title: Nakhon Phanom Illuminated Boat Procession Location: Nakhon Phanom Description: Traditional long boat races on the Mekong River. Wax castles and illuminated float procession, competition on floating illuminated boats on the night of Ok Phansa (end of Buddhist Lent), local cultural performances, dancing to worship Phrathat Phanom which is jointly performed by 7 ethnic groups…

Title: Bathing Buddha Ceremony Description: A Bathing Buddha or Um Phra Dam Nam ceremony is held each September in Phetchabun Province in honor of a Buddha statue called Phra Buddha Mahadhamaracha. The statue, cast in the ornamental Lop Buri style, was found in the Pasak River by a group of farmers around four hundred years…

A research project shows that Khao Hom Mali Rice, or Thai jasmine rice, contains a substance that can be processed into cosmetics to help moisturize skin. The National Research Council of Thailand stated that the research project was undertaken by researchers from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Chiang Mai University. It revealed that, through biotechnological research…

By Gitaws Is there something like loving something so much that you are consumed by it? I think that has been the story of all the maestros, the artists,the writers,the sculptors,the inventors and the musicians we love and revere. They loved their trade so much that they appeared senile to others. They had painful lives,…