Loi Krathong festival is a Thai tradition, which has been conducted a long time ago. Loi Krathong is held from the middle of the eleventh to the middle of the twelfth lunar month. When the moon shines at night, it makes the river clear and beautiful, which is suitable for floating krathong. For example, they use banana trunk and lotus to make beautiful krathong and then put stick candle, incense stick and flowers in krathong. They always ask for good luck in the future and forgiveness Pra Mae Khongka. At the temples and tourist places, they hold the contest of making krathong and Noppamas beauty pagent contest. There are many entertainment shows and exciting fireworks at night.
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Angono’s joyous fiesta in honor of San Clemente whose image, resplendent in papal investment, is borne by male devotees...
The Laguna Phuket Triathlon is Asia's premier destination triathlon featuring a unique 1.8km, swim, 55km bike and 12km run through spectacular tropical scenery. The event features both Individual Triathlon and Team Relay Triathlon where over the past twenty years, the race has attracted thousands of age group athletes as well as triathlon legends.
Families with children, youths and young adults visiting Malaysia will love the “Illusion” exhibition going on from now until 10 January 2016 at Petrosains, Malaysia’s exciting science exhibition centre in Kuala Lumpur. The exhibition, brought in from the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, explores science in an interesting way, combining it with art, technology and illusion to appeal to all ages. Curated by psychologist and author Richard Wiseman, and researched by magician and escapologist Paul Gleeson, the exhibition will challenge your perceptions and get you to use your senses to understand how the brain works. Expect magic with psychology, optical illusions with scientific reasoning, and confusion with clarity!
Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon is the world standard athletic sport of Thailand, which is very popular for Thai and foreign runners around the world. The Bangkok Marathon offers participants more than just a normal marathon experience with happines from the warm welcome and cheerful smiles. The course takes the runners past many fascinating tourist attractions of Bangkok, such a the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Keao or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the National Museum and the Chao Phraya River.The race is divided into 4 categories, with divisions for different age groups.
Surin province is well-known for its domestic elephant village where it holds 'Surin Elephant Round-Up' every year to show various performance by elephants. This event also promotes tourism and preserves the local way of life of a profound bond among people and elephants in this province. There are arrays of activities in this event such as a fair featuring a range of agricultural products and a wide variety of Mueang Surin products, the exhibition, cultural performances and entertaining shows.
Deepavali or the 'Festival of Lights' is celebrated by Hindus with prayers, family gatherings and festivities. Open houses are held where family and friends visit each other and enjoy delicious traditional goodies (except Labuan and Sarawak).
The illuminated boat procession or 'Lai Ruea Fai' event is a tradition related to the legend about the end of Buddhist Lent which the Lord Buddha spent the entire period of Buddhist Lent in Heaven and returned to Earth at the end. To pay respect and welcome the Lord Buddha, Ruea Fai or fire boats decorated with flowers, incense sticks, candles and lanterns are launched on the Mekong River in the evening. It is also believed that this ceremony will bring sadness and bad things in life away with the river. There will be boats which are impressively constructed and decorated along the Khong River.
This festival commemorates the time when the Buddha returned to earth after preaching in the abode of celestials during the three months of Lent...