Bun Bang Fai parade 2019  
 Known as:   Rocket Festival parade    
 Description:   It is presumed that the fertility rituals of the Rocket Festival go back into the past as far as the pre-Buddhist era and that the rockets themselves were introduced in the 9th century after the arrival of gunpowder in Southeast Asia. Every important festival in Asia seems to have a legend behind it and this one is no different. When the god of rain Phaya Taen became upset after being wronged, he prevented the rains from falling for seven years. War ensued between him and the Toad King or Phaya Khang Khok, another Buddhist mythological figure. When peace finally came, the Rocket Festival is there to honour and remind Phaya Taen about his promise to bless the earth with rain.  
 Province   Khon Kaen  Direction:      
 District   Kranuan    
 City   Nong Ko  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Festival      Related links:      
 Best exposure   AM/PM          
 Opening time   Festival date          
 Entry fee   Free     GPS :   16.7053 N 103.0819 E  
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