Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival 2018 to take place 16-18 June, 2018

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Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival 2018 to take place 16-18 June, 2018

Every year, Dan Sai district in Loei province in Thailand’s Northeastern Region, or Isan, stages a colourful event known as ‘Bun Luang’ or ‘Bun Pawat’ and the famous Phi Ta Khon Festival. This is a unique celebration of the province and the colourful processions and masked villagers ensure that a large number of visitors come to the little village to enjoy the three-day fun.



This year, the Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival will take place from 16-18 June.

More info here: Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival 2018 to take place 16-18 June, 2018

Note LR: In case you plan to go make sure to make reservations for hotel/Guesthouse well in advance as finding accomodation during this festival is always problematic

Contact information:
Tourism Authority of Thailand, Loei Office
Tel: +66 (0) 4281 2812
Fax: +66 (0) 4281 1480
E-mail: tatloei@tat.or.th

Accommodation in Dan Sai District
Phu Pha Nam Resort
Tel: 042 078078-9

Rang Yen Resort
Tel: 042 809511, 042 809514

Lay Leelawadee Resort
Tel: 042 801277

SB Resort
Tel: 042 891918

Na Thum Nam Taeng Homestay
Tel: 042 892339, 042-891583

Accommodation in Phu Ruea District
Phu Dara Resort
Tel: 042 801138-9

Phu Ruea Busba
Tel: 042 899330, 042 899229

Phu Ruea Resort
Tel: 042 899048, 042 899042

Baan Thongchai Resort
Tel: 042 899116

Phu Ruea Resort
Tel: 042 899048, 042 899042
 

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Here is the program for the 2018 Phi Ta Kon Festival in Dan Sai

Saturday 16th June 2018
(Phra Upakut Invocation and Cultural Ceremony)

4:00 a.m.– Invocation of Pra Upakut: Procession from Phon-Chai Temple to Mun and Sork River.
6:00 a.m.– Food Offerings to Monks at Phon-Chai Temple.
8:30 a.m.– Ba- Si (Summoning of Spirits) Ceremony at Chao Pho Kuan’s House.
10:00 a.m.– Cultural Ceremony at Phon-Chai Temple by Dan Sai Sheriff. Gathering for Phi Ta Khon procession and competitions among groups marching along Keaw Asa Road.
11:00 a.m.– Performances on the stage in front of Dan Sai District Office.




Sunday 17th June 2018

(Official Opening Ceremony and the Grand Phi Ta Khon Parade)

10:00 a.m.– Grand opening ceremony by Loei Governor in front of Dan Sai District Office. – All parades move from Dan Sai District Office to Phon-Chai Temple.
1.00 p.m. – Performances on the stage in front of Dan Sai District Office. – Phi Ta Khon competition (Final round).
3:00 p.m.– Ba- Si (Summoning of Spirits) Phra Wet at Chao Pho Kuan’s House.
3:30 p.m.– Phra Wet parade led by Chao Pho Kuan and Chao-Mae Nang Tiem to Phon- Chai Temple to make merit and firing of the Bamboo rockets. – Phi Ta Khon mask discarding ceremony at Wang-wern pier, Phon-Chai Temple
7:00 p.m. – Buddhist sermons at Phon-Chai Temple.

Monday 18th June 2018
( Buddhist sermons– No Phi Ta Khon Dancing )

4:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. – 13 consecutive Buddhist sermons at Phon-Chai Temple
Parading of consecutive Buddhist sermons of all villages in Dan Sai District

All times are subject to change
 

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