On August 21 Former Minister of Tourism and Sports Sontaya Khunplome gave a warm welcoming speech to kick start the Buffalo and Horse racing at the stadium near Mapprachan reservoir Banglamung in presence of local dignitaries including Chonburi MP Porames Ngampichet, Nongprue municipality mayor Mai Chaiyanit, and Chonburi Organization Administration vice president Rewat Pholluk-in
The buffalo race is part of the major long boat racing Pattaya city and Nongprue district has been organizing for many decades to entertain the local people.
Buffalo racing had traditionally been a key element of Chonburi history for almost a century and is organized during the rainy season every year
This year horse racing was added to the schedule to enhance the event and give more excitement to both Thai and foreign tourists and local residents.
The race is organized under cooperation and support of many units such as the TAT, Banglamung and Nongprue Cultural Councils.
Part of the traditional parade at the buffalo racing.