Chiang Rai Candle Festival-July 16,2011
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Chiang Rai Candle Festival-July 16,2011



Chiangrai Candle Festival - Chiangrai Times

Chiangrai city municipal arrange the large candle parade of the 2011 year in purpose of good local cultural and traditional conservation. The event is on July 16,2011 at Tung park and Koam Chiangrai and Wat Phra Sing. And, they also invite commumities to attend in large candle parade for competition. The parade will be on July 16, 2011 at Tung park and Koam Chiangrai and Wat Phra Sing.


– The large candle contest
1.The large candle contest in beautiful category and the thougt of faithing group together with temples in Chiangrai city municipal area to decorate on the pick-up
2.The large candle contest in beautiful category and side things that is menial things with parades (carving on the vehicles)
– The large candle parades
– Lanna Music performances

Wat Phra Sing is the third ranked royal temple, common type. It’s located on Sing Klai road, Wiang tumbon, Muang district, Chiangrai province. It is assumed that the temple might have built in 1928 B.E. in Phra Chao Maha Prom, the younger brother of Phra Chao Guerna (Chiangmai ruler)  period who rule Chiangrai city between 1888 – 1943 B.E.

The cause of the “Wat Phra Sing” name might be that once the temple is used to be placed the invaluable Buddhist image of Thailand. It is Phra Buddha Si Hing or known in commomly as “Phra Sing”. At the present, Wat Phra Sing is the placed that placing Phra Buddha Si Hing (Phra Sing), the immitating Buddhist image from Chiangsan arts. It is Marn Wi Chai posture in bronze and gild type. It is national buddhist image of thailand for a long time. It was build in around 700 B.E. in Lanka. It is placed in Lanka for 1,150 years and then it was respectfully engaged to place in Thailand.

For more information:
Chiangrai city municipal office Tel. +66 5371 1333 ext. 304 – 5, 307
Tourism Authority of Thailand, Chiangrai office Tel. +66 5371 7433, +66 5374 4674-5

Chiang Rai Candle Festival
Date: July 16, 2011
Venue: Tung park and Koam Chiangrai, Wat Phra Sing, Chiang Rai Province

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