As a traveler you will never get disappointed when going to Thailand. But how about taking your vacation to the next level, explore the true Thai culture, the Thai festivals. Thai people are proud of their festivals, and that shows. When attending a festival you see nothing but smiling happy faces, but Thais and also tourists. Because Thai festivals has become more and more popular to attend.
The most well known festival to foreigners are the Songkran water festival. The Songkran water festival is all about throwing water. Not only does it believe to bring good luck, it is also refreshing as the Songkran festival is held at the hottest period of the year.
A smaller festival not very known among foreign tourists, is the Phimai festival. This festival is held in November in the Phimai historical park in the city Nakhon Ratchasima or more common known as Korat.
The Phimai festival will show the areas exiting culture from numerous exhibitions, but the two main events are the colorful dragon boat race on the Mun river and the light and sound presentation at the beautiful temple Prasat Hin Phimai.
Another fascinating festival is the Rocket festival in Yasothon. This festival, called Bun Bung Fai, is a firework show you will not believe to have witnessed. The 3 days that this rocket festival will last will show you many great parades, and it’s all coming down to the last day where the rockets will be launched, asking the gods and spirits for at good harvest.
Thai festivals are quite unique and not to be seen elsewhere in the world. Next time you plan a trip to Thailand make sure you take the time to attend a real Thailand festival. Every region has its own festival, on various time of year, so there are many possibilities to be part of this cultural pearl of Thailand.