Nong Khai is bustling with visitors to tourist attractions and important temples in the province. Many of them reserved space along the Mekong riverbank which is the main viewing point for the “Naga fireball” phenomenon.
Popular Naga fireball viewing points are in Phon Phisai and Rattanawapee districts especially in front of the Thai temple in the municipality of Phon Phisai subdistrict where ceremonies for the worship of the Lord Buddha and Phaya Phisai Satta Nakaraj have been held.
Throughout the day, there has been a flow of tourists who are visiting tourist attractions, taking pictures and making merit. Many of them stayed at hotels, homestays, schools and temples in Phon Phisai district and Rattawapee district last night in order to be ready to observe the “Naga fireball” phenomenon.
In Muang Nong Khai district, the End of Buddhist Lent Festival and the Naga Fireball Festival have been celebrated. The events feature a variety of cultural performances in the evening of every day from October 10-16, 2019, along the Mekong River.
The Naga fireball phenomenon occurs every year on the 15th day of the waxing moon of the 11th lunar month. This year, it fell on October 13, 2019.