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Ubon Candle festival  
แห่เทียน  
 Address:   Thung Si Mueang, Mueang District, Ubon Ratchathani    
 Known as:   Wax Sculpture and Candle Procession Festival    
 Description:   Asalha Puja is the celebration of Buddha"s first sermon and start of the annual threemonth Buddhist retreat (Khao Pansa), when monks traditionally stop their wandering and retire to temples during the rainy season.
It"s celebrated nationwide throughout Thailand on the three days around the full moon in July (the 27th), with candle-lit porcessions, around temple chedi's, most picturesquely in Bangkok at Wat Benchamabophit and Wat Bowornniwet, seat of the Supreme Patriarch.
The most spectacular regional celebration is Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival, with local Isaanpeople making huge wooden or plaster sculptures, coating them in orange bees wax in which intricate decorations are carved.
Sculptures are mounted on floats and candles paraded through the town before being presented to various wats. 
 
 Province   Ubon Ratchani  Direction:      
 District   Ubon Ratchani    
 City   Ubon Ratchani  Comments:   Usually held end of July (~27th) but can change every year based on the moon calander  Official Web:    
 Genre   Festival      Related links:   http://www.ubonguide  
 Best exposure   N/A         http://www.culturene  
 Rating            
 Opening time   2 days per year          
 Entry fee   Free     Coordinates:    104.856453 E 15.230823 N  
                     
            
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SUB-SITES PICTURES:    
     
Candle at night Chariot Royal Diner Gala Laitong
     
Insect Market Procession evening Procession morning
     
Wat Burapharam Wat Maha Wanaram Wat Nong Bua
     
Wat Nong Plapak Wat Sripradu Wat Thung Si Muang
     

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