Kong Khao ceremonies today at Lan Po, Nongyai

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Pattaya will host two “Kong Khao” ceremonies, one each at Lan Po Public Park and Nongyai Temple to bring Songkran to a close.
Pattaya will host two “Kong Khao” ceremonies, one each at Lan Po Public Park and Nongyai Temple to bring Songkran to a close.

Pattaya will host two “Kong Khao” ceremonies at Lan Po Public Park and Nongyai Temple to bring Songkran to a close.

The “rice piling” festivals begin at 9 a.m. on April 20 and features traditional Thai games throughout the day including sea boxing, slingshots, oily pole climbing and rattan ball shooting.

After 5 p.m. (after 6 p.m. at Nongyai Temple) participants will gather to pile up goods and invite the spirits for a feast.

Nongyai also held a sand pagoda creation event on April 17.

People attending are urged to wear traditional Thai dress or Songkran flowered shirts.