Nine Fantastic Thailand Festivals (11/06/2012)
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Thailand loves a good party. Make that a great party. Whether the nation is engaging in the world’s biggest water fight for Songkran or watching entranced vegetarians drive swords into their faces at the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, the wackier the affair the better.

According to www.cnngo.com, here are nine of the best Thai festivals, starting with one coming up later this month.

1. Phi Ta Khon
When: 22-24 June 2012
Where: Dan Sai, Loei, 500 kilometers north of Bangkok

2. Ubon Ratchatani Candle Festival
When: 1-31 July 2012
Where: Ubon Ratchatani, 600 kilometers northeast of Bangkok

3. Phuket Vegetarian Festival
When: 15-23 October 2012
Where: Phuket, 862 kilometers south of Bangkok

4. Loy Krathong
When: November 28, 2012
Where: Nationwide

5. Surin Elephant Roundup
When: 17-18 November 2012
Where: Surin, 450 kilometers northeast of Bangkok

6. Monkey Buffet
When: 25 November 2012
Where: Lopburi, 150 kilometers north of Bangkok

7. Sak Yant Tattoo festival
When: February 2013 (dates TBA)
Where: Nakhon Chai Si, 60 kilometers west of Bangkok

8. Songkran
When: 13-16 April 2013
Where: Nationwide

9. Bun Bangfai Rocket festival
When: May 2013 (dates TBA)
Where: Yasothon, 531 kilometers northeast of Bangkok

What better reason to look at the country's most unique celebrations? View details


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