End of the Buddhist Lent & Naga Fireball Phenomenon 2018 | Thailand, Dates , Venues & Tickets
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End of the Buddhist Lent & Naga Fireball Phenomenon 2018

Where:   Nong Khai in North-East, Thailand
When:    October 2018
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.
Nong Khai is located in North East Thailand on the Mekong river shore. The town celebrates, every year, like many other places in Thailand, the end of the Buddhist fast.
The events are held around full moon of the 11th month of the lunar calendar.
 
In Udon Thani near the border of Laos, on the nights, before and after the fast, you can see in the sky along the river reddish fire balls rising from the ground up to several hundred meters. There are some explanations to the phenomenon.
 
There is a version that says that the soldiers of the Laos army shoot the balls, while other folklore legend says that the fire balls are shot from the mouths of snakes that live in the river. There is no official version to this phenomenon !
 
The queer phenomenon combined with the fiestas of the fast’s end turn to a unique festival which attracts thousands of locals and tourists.
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The End of the Buddhist Lent & Naga Fireball Phenomenon - Thailand
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Contact: 
TAT Udon Thani
Phone: +66 (0) 4232 5406-7
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Nong Khai Provincial Administration Office,
Phone: +66 (0) 4242 0323

Non Thai travel information
Dialing code: 42
Longitude: 102.06667°
Latitude: 15.2°
Thailand information address: Tourism Authority of Thailand 1600 New Phetchaburi Road, Makkasan, Ratchathevi , Bangkok 10400, THAILAND Tel: 662 250 5500 , TAT Call Center 1672
Tourist website: www.tourismthailand.org/

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Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Myanmar (Burma).
Capital: Bangkok
Currency: baht (THB)
Voltage and Frequency: 220V 50Hz
Dialing country code: +66
Language: Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects.

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A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US ally following the conflict. Thailand is currently facing armed violence in its three Muslim-majority southernmost provinces.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]
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