Nang Yai Shadow Play at Wat Khanon Festival will coincide with Songkran celebrations

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RATCHABURI, 27 March 2014  Ratchaburi Province will hold a grand tourism festival to attract visitors during the Songkran Festival on April 13 and 14, 2014.

Provincial Governor Nisit Chansomwong said at a press conference the province will hold the festival entitled “Fun-filled Tour to Sprinkle Water on Buddha Images and Watch Nang Yai Shadow Play at Wat Khanon” in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn who has shown a serious concern about the continuation of Nang Yai shadow play and set up a royal project to conserve this precious national heritage. The festival is part of its Wat Khanon Nang Yai Shadow Play festival which has been carried out for nine consecutive years.

The festival will be held at Wat Khanon Nang Yai Monastery in Photharam District, Ratchaburi Province. Also attending the press conference were Abbot of the monastery Venerable Phra Khru Phithaksilapakhom, officials from the Tourism Authority of Thailand and heads of local government units in the province.