Get ready for a weekend of cultural extravaganza as the Phimai Festival returns to enchant visitors with a myriad of activities set against the stunning backdrop of Phimai Historical Park and the picturesque Chakkarat River. From November 12th to 13th, 2023, this annual event promises to be a feast for the senses, celebrating the rich heritage and traditions of the region.
1. Light & Sound Show and Musical Extravaganza
The festival kicks off with a mesmerizing light and sound show, accompanied by a musical performance titled “Pajit Orapim: Arokaya… the Kindness of the King of Phimai Pura.” Prepare to be transported through time as the historical narratives come to life through captivating visuals and melodious tunes.
2. Longboat Royal Cup Race
Experience the thrill of the Longboat Royal Cup Race at the renowned Phimai boat race course, hailed as one of the most beautiful and perfect boat race courses in Thailand. Cheer for the teams as they navigate the waters with skill and precision, showcasing the age-old tradition of longboat racing.
Immerse yourself in the rich history of Phimai with exhibitions honoring King Rama 9 and delving into the fascinating tales of Phimai’s past. Explore artifacts, stories, and interactive displays that bring the heritage of the region to life.
4. Traditional Market
Indulge your taste buds in a feast of local dishes at the traditional market. From savory delights to sweet treats, the market promises an authentic culinary experience. Don’t miss the local dish cooking contest, where talented chefs showcase their skills and compete for culinary glory.
5. Cultural Shows and Local Products: Enjoy a variety of cultural performances that showcase the vibrant traditions of the region. Browse through local product booths, agricultural product booths, and OTOP product booths, where you can discover unique handmade items and local treasures.
6. Star-Studded Performances
The festival lineup includes shows from famous artists, promising entertainment that adds a modern flair to the celebration of tradition and history.
7. Family-Friendly Activities
The Phimai Festival is a family-friendly event, with activities suitable for all ages. Bring your loved ones and create lasting memories surrounded by the charm of Phimai.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the Phimai Festival 2023, where history, culture, and entertainment come together in a spectacular showcase. Join us on November 12th-13th for a weekend filled with joy, discovery, and celebration at Phimai Historical Park and the enchanting Chakkarat River.