Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival in Yasothon 2018 | Thailand, Dates , Venues & Tickets
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Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival in Yasothon 2018

Where:   Phaya Thaen park, Yasothon, Thailand
When:    Friday, May 4, 2018
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.
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Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival is held, yearly, in May in Yasothon at a park named Phaya Thaen.

The event is known as the noisiest in Thailand. Giant home made modes of rockets are launched as a symbol and gesture to God for the sake of good rainy season.

Good rains are needed in order to get large harvest of rice. The rockets are launched in a contest for the higher rocket. The drive is reached by using a mush of gunpowder squeezed into a bamboo. When the gunpowder is set on fire the explosion drives the rocket to the sky.

The festival is held for two days. In addition to the rockets' launching, street parades, street theaters, performances of folklore bands and a beauty queen contest take place.

This is an unforgettable authentic experience for all the participants.

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   By: Auger
"Second weekend in May."
Ijust wanted to clarify that. I've been twice, and It's awsome. Loud and overwelming, and that's just the parade/party.
   By: Don
"Underappreciated events!"
Not your father's rockets. Of course Thailand is a wonderful place to visit any time. I've attended this festival four times. What fun. It's unique to the whole world. Friday...Read full review
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Event related information
Admission fee:
 Free
Contact: 
TAT Northeastern Office:
Region 2 (Ubon Ratchathani)
Phone:+66(045)243-770,250-714
Fax: +66 (045) 243-771

Yasothon travel information
Dialing code: 45
Longitude: 104.143056°
Latitude: 15.797222°
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/

Thailand country details
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.

Thailand background and overview:
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]