Naga Fireballs Festival -- Oct 23 - 24, 2010

by Backpacking Tips Asia
(Oslo, Norway)

Courtesy of thailand-travelonline

Courtesy of thailand-travelonline

Courtesy of thailand-travelonline

Naga fire balls or "Bang Fai Phaya Nak": Imagine glowing fire balls coming from the Mekong river, and rising into the air... Then they vanish. Some of the local villagers of Nong Khai believe that these fire balls come from a "Naga" -- a snake residing in the river.

The festival is held after the Buddhist lent in Nong Khai province.

The Naga Fireball festival will also feature food stalls, Naga legend information, Naga Fireball exhibitions, night bazaar, long-boat races, light and sound show, and other events.

Best place in Nong Khai to see fireballs: Pon Phisai District.

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