Thai festivals an added attraction

The Illuminated Boat Procession Date: October 2-8 2006 Venue: Mekong River, Mueang District, Nakhon Phanom This festival was originally aimed at paying respect to the Lord Buddha, and the competition of the illuminated boat processions was organised to add colour to the event. The illuminated boats lined up in the middle of the Mekong River create a spectacular sight. Royal Flora Ratchaphruek Date: November 1 2006 to January 31 2007 Venue: The Royal Agricultural Research Centre, Chiang Mai Thailand will host the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006, an International Horticulture Exposition in Chiang Mai in the grand celebration of HM the Kings Diamond Jubilee on the throne, also the occasion of the 80th birthday of His Majesty. Loi Krathong Festival Date: November 1-5 2006 Venue: Chao Phraya River, Bangkok View the illuminated boat procession, Loi Krathong activites, as well as illuminated buildings and historical sites on both sides of the Chao Phraya River. River Kwai Bridge Week Date: November 24 to December 7 2006 Venue: River Kwai Bridge, Mueang District, Kanchanaburi There is a spectacular light-and-sound show in remembrance of the bridge and the construction of the ‘death railway’ during World War II, plus exhibitions. Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Date: December 2-9 2006 Venue: Phuket The yacht race is from Phuket to Phang-nga before moving on to Krabi on the Andaman Sea. This is the biggest and most impressive regatta in Asia.

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