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Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival

Thung Si Muang,Nai Mueang, Ubon Ratchathani 34000, Thailand
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Highlight of our trip

The wax carvings are intricate and visually stunning. The whole city is filled with festive joy... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
APinBKK
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Bangkok, Thailand
Don't miss this festival!

We were in Ubon ten days before this festival last year, we rented bikes and visited many of the... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Lanzdona
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Don Det, Laos
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Thailand is a country that is very rich in the arts. One annual festival which definitely showcases the skills of Thai artists is the Candle Festival, held in Ubon Ratchathani, in the Northeastern part of Thailand. The main event is the Candle procession which takes place on the full moon of July, which marks the beginning of Buddhist Lent. You will see huge pieces of sculpture carved out of beeswax candles, decorated with Thai elements and often depicting characters from Thai and Hindu myths and folklores. There is usually a competition and exhibition for these candle sculptures, and artists from all over the world come to Thailand to participate. It is a beautiful event that visitors should not miss.
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14 Jul 2017
“Highlight of our trip”
19 Jun 2017
“Don't miss this festival!”
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Thung Si Muang,Nai Mueang, Ubon Ratchathani 34000, Thailand
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

The wax carvings are intricate and visually stunning. The whole city is filled with festive joy. I highly recommend seeing this festival as it gives you a great glimpse into Thai culture and festivals.

1  Thank APinBKK
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

We were in Ubon ten days before this festival last year, we rented bikes and visited many of the temples and witnessed the construction of these elaborate candle parade floats. We were so impressed with what we saw that we returned for the actual festival...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I love this festival so much because i can see Thai art, Thai dance and Thai unity etc. If you like to travel festival, you shouldn't miss this fest. with any reasons.

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

If you have a chance to visit the annual candle festival at Ubon Ratchathani that marks the beginning of the Buddhist Lent, then don't miss the opportunity. We arrived two days before the parade and visited the main wats to see the floats being made....More

1  Thank Raelene H
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We went before the crowd to look for furniture many booths and entertainment for all. Have food, games and anything else you are looking for.

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Reviewed 25 December 2015

Candle parade on Buddhist Lent Day is an important tradition in Ubon Ratchathani and many parts of Thailand. The festival in Ubon is one of the largest and the oldest in Thailand (2015 parade was the 114th year this event was held). A two-week long...More

3  Thank Pemakorn P
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8-9-10 July, 2017 We had a dentist appointment that was set for the 11th but the hotel we stay at was still full on the 10th due to the festival. Checkouts on the 11th so we had to change our appointment to the 12th to... More
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