||Events & Festivals
Marathon 2000 (July 15-16)
World-class and local runners will all gathered together to participate
this international competition. Considered as being the most picturesque
running routes in South East Asia, Pattaya is the scenic venue to held
With the commencement of the Phansa (known in Thai as Khao Phansa), the
northeastern city of Ubon Ratchathani put on a show presenting beautifully
carved beeswax candles, some of them several meters tall. They are put
on parade before being presented to local temples.
Bat Dok Mai - Merit-making Festival (July 15-16)
This event is held at the beginning of the Buddhist Lent when Buddhist
monks must remain in their temples to meditate and study. Devotees give
offerings of flowers and incense to a procession of monks. They then present
the offerings as tribute to Lord Buddha at the Shrine of the Holy Footprint
which is at the Wat Phra Buddha Bat, Saraburi.
Puja (July 16)
The full moon day of th 8th lunar month marks the preaching of Lord Buddha's
first sermon to his first five disciples after attaining Enlightenment
more than 2,500 years ago. In the evening, candlelit processions take
place in Buddhist temples around the country.
Phansa - Buddhist Lent (July 17)
The festival that marks the beginning of the annual three-month Rains
Retreat during which the Buddhist monks customarily stay inside their
temples to meditate and study. Phansa is the most auspicious time for
Buddhist ordinations since it marks a period of renewed spiritual vigor.