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Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival

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The famous festival which you mist visit

Each year in July, there will be the Buddhist Lent day which all monks should stay at the temples... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
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Wax to the max

This festival is truly amazing. It would have to be on a par with the Harbin China Ice... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
Ko Samui, Thailand
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Thailand is a country very rich in the arts. One annual festival which definitely showcase the skills of Thai artists is the Candle Festival, held in Ubon Ratchathani, in the Northeastern part of Thailand. The main event is the Candle possession...more
Thung Si Muang,Nai Mueang, Ubon Ratchathani 34000, Thailand
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Each year in July, there will be the Buddhist Lent day which all monks should stay at the temples and cannot sleep somewhere else. In ancient age, this day has established because of the monsoon season so people cannot ask the monks to stay out...More

1  Thank AomAmm
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

This festival is truly amazing. It would have to be on a par with the Harbin China Ice Festival. Apparently it all started about 100 years and has grown where each local temple creates a wax sculpture on a float to honour Buddhist Lent with...More

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Reviewed July 14, 2017

The wax carvings are intricate and visually stunning. The whole city is filled with festive joy. I highly recommend seeing this festival as it gives you a great glimpse into Thai culture and festivals.

2  Thank APinBKK
Reviewed June 19, 2017

We were in Ubon ten days before this festival last year, we rented bikes and visited many of the temples and witnessed the construction of these elaborate candle parade floats. We were so impressed with what we saw that we returned for the actual festival...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

I love this festival so much because i can see Thai art, Thai dance and Thai unity etc. If you like to travel festival, you shouldn't miss this fest. with any reasons.

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Reviewed July 24, 2016

If you have a chance to visit the annual candle festival at Ubon Ratchathani that marks the beginning of the Buddhist Lent, then don't miss the opportunity. We arrived two days before the parade and visited the main wats to see the floats being made....More

1  Thank Raelene H
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We went before the crowd to look for furniture many booths and entertainment for all. Have food, games and anything else you are looking for.

1  Thank Charles W
Reviewed December 25, 2015

Candle parade on Buddhist Lent Day is an important tradition in Ubon Ratchathani and many parts of Thailand. The festival in Ubon is one of the largest and the oldest in Thailand (2015 parade was the 114th year this event was held). A two-week long...More

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August 1, 2018|
Response from AomAmm | Reviewed this property |
All the candle carve will be display in the hall of UbonRatchathani Technical college throughout August.
July 2, 2017|
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Response from Lanzdona | Reviewed this property |
8-9-10 July, 2017 We had a dentist appointment that was set for the 11th but the hotel we stay at was still full on the 10th due to the festival. Checkouts on the 11th so we had to change our appointment to the 12th to... More