Tourists flock to see Buddhist Lent procession with world’s longest candle in Ubon Ratchathani


UBON RATCHATHANI – A large number of tourists have flocked to see a Buddhist Lent procession with the world’s longest candle in Ubon Ratchathani.


Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan presided over the opening ceremony for the 2016 parade candle in front of Sri Ubon Rattanaram temple in the northeastern province.

The event is held annually to preserve the beautiful culture and promote tourism.

This year, visitors get to see processions of the royally-bestowed candle from His Majesty the King and the royally-bestowed monks’ bath robes from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, a 40-meter-long Lent candle – the longest ever made in the world, performances by local villagers and a Panom Phra boat parade from Khuan Suban temple in Nasarn district of Surat Thani province joining the candle parade as part of a cultural exchange.