Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival

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Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival

Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival
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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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Jackie J
Thailand3 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
It's so beautiful
It's so hot very hot
It's a lot for people
It's a lot beautiful girl
It's a lot for foods
Written 4 February 2020
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Terry C
Chiang Mai, Thailand1,042 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
The annual candle festival is just so amazing, so many visitors, during the day it is so hot, so wear a hat and have a supply of water
The exhibits are truly spectacular, you can not imagine the hours it has taken to make them, the festival lasts for days, there are dancing displays as well as a large market area offering all types of Thai food, desserts and soft drinks, the atmosphere is electric, it is a must visit whilst you are in Ubon or anywhere close by to Ubon
Written 18 July 2019
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steve hannant
Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand23 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
I must see if you are there for the festival. Giant floats are used in a parade. Temples try to outdo each other for the best float made from wax. The monument in the main park square is magnificent.
Written 18 May 2019
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Victoria S
15 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Friends
It was a special festival happpened in ubon Ratchathani every year. There were many hand made candle boats which were huge and each design was special. There were also food market around the festival. It was easy to find for location and fun to visit.
Written 23 March 2019
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Natee P
Bangkok, Thailand105 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Family
One thing in Ubon when you come to visit you should see it.
Ubon now is very nice city in Thailand There have a nice food esp SOMTOO
Spicy

Now in Ubon esay to go for visiting aroud the city because,now there Taxi metter that you can call.

You will happy when you visiting UBON
Written 16 October 2018
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AomAmm
Thailand453 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Solo
Each year in July, there will be the Buddhist Lent day which all monks should stay at the temples and cannot sleep somewhere else. In ancient age, this day has established because of the monsoon season so people cannot ask the monks to stay out of the temples. During these 3 months, Buddhist will make merit and give the candles and necessary stuffs for monsoon season for the monks. The big candle is the most necessary thing in that age which they did not have electricity.Nowadays no one use a candle during the night but the tradition is still going on.
Written 2 August 2018
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Instantcalmer
Yasothon, Thailand1,006 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Family
This festival is truly amazing. It would have to be on a par with the Harbin China Ice Festival.
Apparently it all started about 100 years and has grown where each local temple creates a wax sculpture on a float to honour Buddhist Lent with Hindu and Buddhist legend themes. Buddhist mural art brought to life. I counted about 30 different floats primarily in yellowish to gold colouring but some with splashes of other colors and the intricate detail is amazing. Apparently the craftsmen devote almost a year of effort to this.
Because its at Buddhist Lent from the lunar calendar the date varies each year so you need to google the date for each year The city is buzzing and accommodation is booked out long before.
Really worth the effort to get here. Outstanding festival.

Written 28 July 2018
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APinBKK
Bangkok, Thailand184 contributions
Jul. 2017 • Couples
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.
Written 15 July 2017
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Lanzdona
Don Det, Laos37 contributions
Jul. 2016 • Couples
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 and we were not disappointed. It was truly amazing! Be sure to see this one if you are near by!
Written 20 June 2017
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Ice_Pongsakorn
Buriram Province, Thailand151 contributions
Jul. 2016 • Couples
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.
Written 1 June 2017
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