Wat Saket Temple Fair

November 13, 2012 by | Filed Under: Festivals, News, Thailand

by Koen Olie, Product Manager, Khiri Travel Thailand

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Every year, Wat Saket hosts an enormous temple fair during Loy Krathong, usually in November, following an annual Buddha relic worshipping ceremony. During this period, the golden chedi is draped in a massive bright-red cloth, and a candlelit procession up to the top marks the opening of the weeklong fun fair.

This is a rare opportunity to experience a large-scale temple fair like how it once was. Colored lanterns, decorative flags, food vendors as well as fairground games and rides bring the place to life. Crowds of worshippers, families and fair-goers pack the temple grounds from early evening to midnight for the entire week. There’s hardly room to walk!

The attractions are a glimpse into Thailand’s past and definitely worth checking out. Besides that lots of food vendors offer tasty traditional Thai snacks and dishes!