Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival 2016
Date: 1 - 21 July 2016 (Ceremonial Day 19 - 20 July)
Destination: Thung Si Mueang, Ubon Ratchathani
This July, we invite you to Ubon Ratchathani and join the grandest festivities of the North-Eastern region, "Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival" the annual festival of wax and candle which is also a grand showcases the skills of Thai artists.
During Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival, there will be a traditional parades and competition on giant Vassa candle made by groups of local artists and sculptors. You will see huge pieces of sculpture carved out of beeswax candles that can be up to 20 metres long and lavishly decorated with Thai elements depicting characters from Thai and Hindu myths and folklores.
There are also smaller (but still big) candles showcase around the area of Tung Sri Muang in the heart of the city, as well as international wax sculpture competition, making this one of the country's biggest art show made entirely from wax.
Also you can buy candle yourself and offer to the monk to use during the 3 months lent, which believe to bring the brighter future of the person.
HotelThailand now offer hotel in Ubon Ratchathani for Candle Festival. This festival is very popular among foreign and local travellers, so make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Hotel room in Ubon Ratchathani is quite limited in number, so make sure to grab the deal before they are all gone!
Photo by: taeglicher-wahnsinn-thailand.de
Ubon Ratchathani Hotels Recommendation
: Popular Hotel : Discount Price : Free Night : New Hotel : Early Bird Promotion
: 68 Moo 7 Baan Huay-Mak-Tay , Khongjiam District , Ubon Ratchathani , 34220 Thailand