Nakhon Phanom Candle Festival: 20-21 July 2016


Date: 20-21 July 2016
Venue: Wat Phra That Phanom, Nakhon Phanom

Buddhist devotees and travellers to Thailand are cordially invited to join the annual Candle Festival in Nakhon Phanom, to be held at the famous Wat Phra That Phanom, from 20-21 July 2016.

Highlights on 20 July are the spectacular procession of exquisitely-carved candles, Miss Candle beauty contest, and the chance to pay homage to the highly-respected Phra That Phanom.

On 21 July, tourists and travellers are invited to join the mass merit-making ceremony, enjoy the classical dance to pay homage to the highly-respected Phra That Phanom, as well as take part in “Wien Thien” or the ritual of walking with lighted candles in hand around a chedi as a form of meditation to pay homage to the Lord Buddha and his teaching.

For more information, contact:
Tourism Authority of Thailand, Nakhon Phanom Office
Tel: +66 (0) 43 227 714-5
E-mail Address:

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