Thailand

Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival 2016

What's Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival?

Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival is an event to signify the beginning of Buddhist Lent and to show the people’s commitment to the Lord Buddha. Buddha Lent lasts for 3 months and this is when monks must stay on temple grounds to dedicate their efforts to studying, meditation and prayer. During their studies, people would offer them small candles as a form of gratitude. This has now transformed to a large festival where local people parade with giant was sculptures in the Mueang district. There are sound and light presentations, cultural shows and displays of local artisans.

Location / Venue of Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival

Location / Venue

Thung Si Mueang, Ubon Ratchathani

Access From City to Location

Taxi

Access From Capital to City

8 hour by bus from ekamai bus terminal

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