Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival

Date: June 27-29, 2014

Venue: Dan Sai District, Loei Province

Phi Ta Khon is a distinct masked procession which takes place on the first day of the three-day Buddhist merit-making holiday called Boon Prawat in Thai.

This annual event, known to visitors as The Ghost Festival and the great highlight of this unique festival is a long, colorful parade of young men who dance and strike poses while wearing huge masks made from carved coconut-tree trunks, topped with wicker work and sticky-rice steamers. These represent ghosts and as they parade they carry a sacred Buddha image.  More >>

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