Sakon Nakhon Wax Castle Festival
Date: 26-30 October 2012
Venue: Sanam Ming Mueang, Suan Somdet Phra Srinagarindra, Sakon Nakhon
To mark the end of Buddhist Lent, people of Sakhon Nakhon gather in a celebration which includes a Wax Castle procession, longboat races, and cultural performances. Originally, beeswax was molded into different kinds of flowers and attached to the banana tree trunks and offered to the temples. Gradually, the trees were developed into other spectacular shapes; such as, castles, temples, and shrines. These magnificent wax creations are paraded around the city to illustrate the local skill and wisdom.
Highlight: Not only do you get to see the beautiful wax castles in the procession, but you learn more about the culture of Sakon Nakhon by visiting various temples around the city to observe the making of these structures. Several of the highly-revered monks of Thailand are from Sakon Nakhon, and visitors take the opportunity to visit their temples at this time.
Contact: TAT Call Centre: 1672
TAT Nakhon Phanom Office: Tel. 66 4251 3490-1