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Bun Bang Fai is a rocket festival that takes place in the northeast of Thailand (known as Isan) and in Laos. Yasothon has the biggest event, with some rockets reaching up to 9 metres in length and weighing over 100 kg. Entrants aim to impress judges...more
Nai Mueang | Phaya Thaen Public Park, Yasothon 35000, Thailand
Recommend to anyone looking for a touch of crazy!
Tourism in Yasothon is not so big, so when the festivals on expect the nicest of people. expect to look for suitable restaurants.
We flew in to Roi Et from Bkk then arranged taxi to yasothon....More
I have lived in Thailand for the past seven years and have been to many cities but I have never been to Issan. A friend of mine shared with me some videos taken last year of a rocket festival that he attended. Apparently it occurs...More
3 Days of freedom, dancing, Issan music, Morlam sing, street food, and then the rockets! One of the greatest public celebrations in the world. It's real and free
. make the burning man, Glasto and NHG festivals look pathetic
..something for all..
The whole town gets pissed starting Friday night thru to Sunday loud music thru town hot girls dancing on various stages . Parade saturday morning lots of colour culminating with rocket competion sunday man made rockets fly into the sky with prizes for longest distance...More
Truly a spectator sport. Mix and mingle with all the teams during the event, even bet on them. Heart pounding adrenaline not knowing if the rockets will launch, explode or fly into the crowds. Earplugs are a must as the noise rivals a jet engine....More
This festival is unique for 5th thai lunar month merit making for requesting the angels for raining in the preparation of cultivating season. There are a lot of fun activities from pageants of thai Esarn rockets with local costumes procession in the main road to...More
This is one of the best kept secrets in Thailand...I have been twice (2015 & 2016) and am hooked. I will return 2017 and probably every year from now. Beware the dates advertised on this site....they were wrong in 2016, out by a week. It...More
This is a great day out plenty of localy cooked food drinks the local favourite lou kow (not for the faint harted)There is about 20 to 30 homemade rockets built by local people the aim is to reach the greatest height but also stay in...More