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Chong Phara Procession

In the Thai Yai dialect, Chong Phara means a castle. It is a handmade wooden or bamboo structure, decorated with colorful perforated papers, various fruits, colorful flags, and lamps. It is traditionally placed in the courtyard of a house or a monastery, often as a symbol of respect to Lord Buddha and his mother in […]

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Tea Festival

A tea-tasting festival is held annually in February at the Rak Thai village (Mae Aw Chinese village). Rak Thai village is located on the border of Thailand and Myanmar. The chief industry of the villagers is growing tea. Many tourists, both Thai and foreigners, enjoy this festival. The festival supports tea growers and promotes tourism […]

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Bua Tong Blossom Festival

In the month of November, the Khun Yuam and Mae Sariang districts are covered with a stretch of golden Bua Tong blooms. At Doi Mae U-Kho, the flowers cover the area profusely with large flowers. Some classify it as a weed; therefore, it was acceptable clear the area to make way for farmers to plant […]

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Poi Sang Long Procession

One of the most important processions through the Mae Hong Son province is the Poi Sang Long Procession; more people join this than any other procession. This highly admired occasion is the celebration of novice ordination.  It is traditional for boys between the ages of seven and fourteen to enter monkhood to learn the precepts […]

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Loi Kratong Festival

There is no set date for the ancient Loi Krathong Festival because it falls on the night of the full moon in the twelfth lunar month.  However, it is usually in November. As lamps and candles are lit all around the area, people construct and illuminate Krathong to float in rivers. There are several contests […]