Monday, September 11, 2006

Phitsanulok Boat Races

Venue: Nan River in front of Phra Si Mahathat Woramahawihan Temple, Phitsanulok Thailand Province (377 km north of Bangkok) When: 16 - 17 Sep 2006 (annual) Where: Nan River Opening Hours: Races 10am Phitsanulok Boat Races Phitsanulok Boat Races are held on the Nan River Thailand following an important religious ceremony of the province, the annual offering of saffron robes to the highly revered Buddha image Phra Phuttha Chinnarat. This tradition has been carried through to the present day since ancient times. It is the biggest and most beautiful event of its kinds that attracts people from all over the country. This annual event features long-boat races on the Nan River, after a big religious offering is made. Other celebrations include richly decorated boats and cheer squad competitions.

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