The Annual Thung Srimuang Festival Starts

On the 1st of December the annual Thung Srimuang festival kicked off in the centre of Udon. There was a huge 'dragon' parade followed by speeches, and in the evening the popular band Rabiab Watasin played to the assembled masses. The festival will go on for twelve days, with a different band every evening.

The Annual Thung Srimuang Festival Starts

In the morning people start to gather.

The Annual Thung Srimuang Festival Starts

Huge crowds await the arrival of the parade.

The Annual Thung Srimuang Festival Starts

The first 'dragons' enter the square.

The Annual Thung Srimuang Festival Starts

Bright and colourful, the crowd cheers as the 'dragons' circle the temple.

The Annual Thung Srimuang Festival Starts

Speeches follow and the festival is officially started.

The Annual Thung Srimuang Festival Starts


There are many stalls selling a variety of items, and plenty of games and activities for children and adults alike.

posted on: 02.12.2013

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