The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting both Thai and foreign tourists to join in a trip encompassing a number of activities in September to experience the Kingdom’s cultural heritage.
The TAT trip starts off by experiencing the long-boat racing tradition, after which the Royal Trophy from His Majesty the King will be presented to the winners.
The first races will be held from September 2-3 on the Nan River, starting at Wat Tha Luang Royal Monastery in Phichit’s Meuang district.
The second races will be held on September 16-17, also on the Nan River but this time in front of Wat Phra Sri Mahathat Woramahawihan in Phitsanulok’s Mueang district.
Travellers can also take in the attractions of Si Sa Ket province, in the southern part of the south of the Northeast, watch the procession of offerings to the great ancestors in the Commemoration to Phraya Krai Phakdi event, experience San Doanta tradition, venerate the city pillar shrine, and taste local bananas.
This event will be held on September 16, at the yard in front of the province’s Khukhan District Office.
Tourists can then show devotion to the Lord Buddha in the traditional Um Phra Dam Nam Ceremony, which takes place from September 19-23 at Petchabura Buddhist Garden, Wat Bote Chana Mara, in Phetchabun province.
They can then travel to the South for the Nakhon Si Thammarat Tenth Month Merit Making Ceremony, an important event for southern people.
They can watch the Homlab procession, which entails the donation of food and charitable items.
This event will be held from September 16-25 at Srinagarindra Gardens, Thung Tha Lat, at City Hall in Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Last but not least, towards the end of September travellers can experience the Nara Specialties event, Ko Lae boats, long boats, and the Yor Kong Boat Race – for which the Royal Trophy will be presented to the winners – in front of the Palace in Narathiwat.
These activities will take place from September 21-25 at the Royal 50th Anniversary Celebration Throne on the side of the Tha Phraya Sai Dam, in Narathiwat’s Mueang district.