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Colourful 10-day festivities to mark Loy Krathong at Sukhothai World Heritage Site

Oct 09. 2020
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By The Nation

Sukhothai is planing 10 days of festivities for tourists and locals to experience the beauty of Loy Krathong festival.

The event takes place from October 23 to November 1 at Sukhothai Historical Park, the Unesco World Cultural Heritage Site.

The festival will be held among the 700-year-old ruins of the city’s cultural heritage in keeping with a long-standing tradition, and the stunning setting helps reflect the delights of Thai history, tradition, and cultural values.

Sukhothai is the birthplace of the Loy Krathong festival.

Sukhothai province, in cooperation with The Tourism Authority of Thailand, Sports Authority of Thailand, and the Sukhothai Provincial Administrative Organisation, aims to ensure that the value of arts and culture of the Sukhothai people is understood across the world while helping to stimulate the economy, supplement the income of local communities, and drive recovery of the domestic tourism industry in Thailand, the organisers said.

The highlighted activities would include Ancient Sukhothai Period market to take people back to old times with local products and a variety of food, "The history of Sukhothai" light and sound show, contemporary performances on stage, Nang Nopphamat beauty contests, Phlu, Talai, Fai Phaniang pyrotechnics (fireworks display), at the Wat Sa Si temple (Traphang Trakuan), one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, and many more activities.

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