Bangkok, 1 September 2023 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to invite tourists to enjoy this year’s annual long-boat racing festival, an exciting time of colour, culture, merit-making and fast-paced on-the-water races, which is celebrated in various locations around Thailand to mark the Buddhist Lent or Khao Phansa period.

The thrilling long-boat races are an exhilarating sight to behold. Each year, they draw crowds of enthusiastic locals and tourists to cheer on the racers. The following races are listed region-by-region.

CENTRAL REGION

Nonthaburi Long-boat Racing Festival 2023
9-10 September 2023, Nonthaburi Pier (Tha Nam Non)

Along with long-boat racing featuring 30 and 55 oarsmen competitions, there will be a Royal Cup procession, traditional Thai long drum procession, and a focus on promoting awareness of conservation of the Chao Phraya River.

For more information, contact the TAT Bangkok Office on Tel: +66 (0) 2276 2720-1 or via E-mail: [email protected].

NORTHERN REGION

Phichit Long-boat Racing Festival 2023
September 2023, Phichit