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Phi Ta Khon Festival

Wat Phon Chai, Dan Sai 42120, Thailand
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2 days of fun for all

Phi Ta Khon Festival is 2 days of dance, music and colourful parades. The first day had a colourful... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
kraftykris
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Loei Province, Thailand
It's okay but too many drunks

This festival is worth seeing but it falls a bit short of expectations. The outfits and masks are... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
Vince M
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Udon Thani, Thailand
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Thailand is a country filled with her own ghosts and demons that are unique to this country. One of the most famous festivals involving spirit-beings, is the Phi Ta Khon festival held in Loei province. Originally thought to celebrate the return of Prince Vessandorn – Lord Buddha-to-be – to the village after leaving for a long journey, the villagers were celebrating with so much joy and made such loud noises that it woke the spirits from the dead to join in. The most well-known sight of this festival would be the parade where villagers walk in procession in colourful clothes, and a ghost-mask made from the wicker-steamer used to cook stick-rice, the staple diet of Northeastern Thailand. This festival is one that shows off the painting skills of Thai artists as well.
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19 Feb 2018
“2 days of fun for all”
8 Jul 2016
“It's okay but too many drunks”
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Wat Phon Chai, Dan Sai 42120, Thailand
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Phi Ta Khon Festival is 2 days of dance, music and colourful parades. The first day had a colourful parade in the morning and in the afternoon we watched dance troupes from other Asean countries. In the evening there was live music (primarily for young...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This festival is worth seeing but it falls a bit short of expectations. The outfits and masks are wonderful and we really enjoyed seeing the parade around the Wat, quite lovely. However, be warned, there lots and lots of drunk people around and as the...More

1  Thank Vince M
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