Poi Sang Long Festival in Mae Hong Son

Where: Mae Hong Son, 180 Km west of Chiang Mai , ,
When: April.
Mae Hong Son is located in North West Thailand, 180 km west of Chiang Mai. The town holds, every year, during the school vacations, between end March and start April, a Buddhist ceremony – Poi Sang Long. Unlike other ceremonies in the country, this is an ordination ceremony.

Group of youngsters, 7 – 14 years old, are authorized to start learn the main principles of Buddhism. The festival lasts for three days. In the first day the boys shave their heads, wash and anoint their body with unique water and dress magnificent cloths. At this stage they turn to Sang Long (jewel sons).

On the second day, a colored parade takes place in which the monks get offerings. In the third day, the parade continues and the boys are taken to the shrine to a magnificent ordination ceremony.

The festival and the ceremonies are the most beautiful ceremonies in the north area. They attract, every year, thousands of locals and tourists.
Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
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Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.

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TAT Tourist Information Centres in Thailand
1600 New Phetburi Road, Makkasan,
Rajatevee, Bangkok 10310.
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Capital:
Bangkok
Currency:
baht (THB)
Voltage and Frequency:
220V 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+66
Time Zone:
(UTC+7)
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Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects.
Location:
Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Myanmar (Burma).
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Tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March); southern isthmus always hot and humid.
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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.
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In-country dialing code:
53
Longitude:
97.96852°
Latitude:
19.30029°

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