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September 2018
Mon Floating Boat Festival 2018                                          Trang Moon Festival 2018 offers cultural shows, food stalls, contests and more                                          The 43th Annual Narathiwat's Specialty Products 2018 and Koleh Boats, Long Boats and Yorgong Boats Racing for 2018 Annual Royal Cup                                          Registration now open for Bangkok Airways Chiang Rai Marathon 2018                                          Food Festival, Grilled Pork and Trang's Cake 2018                                          Nan's Traditional Boat Racing for the Royal Cup (Alcohol Free)                                          Phuket Tasty Fest 2018 promotes gastronomy for the Green Season                                         

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Mon Floating Boat Festival 2018
 

The annual Mon Floating Boat festival 2018 takes place this year from 23 to 25 September at Wang Wiwekaram Temple in Sangkhlaburi, Kanchanaburi.

Rooted in both animist and Buddhist philosophy, Mon people believe offering alms in a floating boat pays respect to the ‘angel of the river’, forest and earth. On the first day, villagers prepare for the ceremony by putting final touches on a bamboo boat over one month in the making, dress it in paper flags and other decorations.

On the second day, religious activities include making merit and offering alms to Buddhist monks and filling boats with a colourful display of bananas, sugar cane, desserts, floral arrangements and candles.

The final day concludes the festival with Mon villagers pushing their individual boats out on to the Samprasob river to clean themselves of all the bad things in life. Traditional Mon festive costumes, sarongs with red and white plaid long sleeve shirts for men, red sarongs and white long sleeve shirts for women, brighten the entire event.

The festival takes place at the Ban Wang Ka Mon community in Sangkhlaburi town, Kanchanaburi. Other points of interest and beautiful attractions in the district include Pom Pee View Point, Muang Badan (The Underwater Temple), Mon Bridge and more.

Contact Details:
TAT Kanchanaburi Office
Tel: +66 (0) 3451 1200; +66 (0) 3451 2500
E-mail: tatkan@tat.or.th, tourismkan@gmail.com

For more information: http://www.tatnews.org
 




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