Sakon Nakhon Wax Castle Festival in Thailand

October 17, 2010 - October 24, 2010

One of the biggest events to commemorate Ok Phansa Day (the end of Buddhist Lent), the Sakhon Nakhon Wax Palace festival is one of Thailand’s many inspirational Buddhist holidays. Using beeswax, the local people create molded Buddhist temples, shrines, and other wonderful wax castles. The most artistic talents from around the province bring their wax castles to be shown off in a procession for all to see. In addition to the procession, there are boat races and other cultural performances that showcase rural cultural and the spirit of the local inhabitants. Experience the magnificent Wax Castle Procession and feast your eyes on the wonderful tradition of the people of Sakon Nakhon.
By BusBangkok-Sakon Nakhon buses depart from Bangkoks Mochit 2 Bus Terminal every day. Contact Transport Co.Ltd at Tel: 0 2936 2852-66 or visit www.transport.co.th for more information
By TrainThere is no direct train from Bangkok to Sakon Nakhon. Visitors can take a train to Udon Thani and continue the journey by bus to Udon Thani. Call 1690, 0 2223 7010-20 for more information.
By OtherCar,From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 to Saraburi and Highway No. 2 to Ban Phai which connects Highway No. 23 to Maha Sarakham, then continue the journey along Highway 213 via Kalasin to Sakon Nakhon, a total distance of 647 kilometres.

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