Surin Candle Festival Procession

Surin Buddhist Lent Candle Procession

The unique annual “Wax Candle Procession and Merit Making on Elephants Back”  celebration takes place in Surin province to mark the start of the rainy season and the beginning of the three month long Buddhist Lent. On the first day of the two day festival, exquisitely-carved candles from 12 famous temples in Surin are paraded through the town along with a colourful procession of Surin-style folk dancers. There is also a magnificent procession of 87 elaborately-adorned elephants.

Surin Buddhist Lent Candle Procession

Surin Buddhist Lent Candle Procession

Surin Buddhist Lent Candle Procession

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Surin Buddhist Lent Candle Procession

Surin Buddhist Lent Candle Procession

Surin Buddhist Lent Candle Procession

Surin Buddhist Lent Candle Procession

Surin Buddhist Lent Candle Procession

Map showing location of the Surin Candle Festival Procession:

GPS Coordinates: 14.878425 103.489546

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