Pattaya Daily News

16 April 2012 :: 14:04:23 pm 63229

Wan Lai Day in Pattaya kicks off on Wednesday

CHONBURI, 16 April 2012 -The water-splashing fun lives on, with Wan Lai Day, Pattaya's version of Songkran Festival, being held from April 18th -20th. All hotel rooms have reportedly been booked up quickly and the city is expected to generate up to 2.5 billion baht in revenue.
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Pattaya Mayor Mr. Ittipol Khunpluem said both Thai and foreign tourists can expect to see a spectacular water hologram projection, live local performances and concerts on 27 different stages located across North and South Pattaya roads.

The event is a joint cooperation between private and public sectors as well various associations in Pattaya. Out of concerns for safety, revelers are forbidden from using high-pressure water guns and powder this year. The first activity to kick off Lai Day will begin in the morning of April 18th at Na-Kluea Public Park.

Visitors can participate in the alms giving ceremony or pay respect to the elderly invited to join this special occasion by pouring water onto their hands. A floral parade with a Buddha statue will take place on the following day at Chaimongkul temple, which is located in South Pattaya.

On April 20th, a local tradition of Chonburi called ‘Kong-Koa’ will also be held in Na-Kluea Public Park. Roads along the beach will be closed to traffic from Dusit Resort all the way to South Pattaya in a walking street theme. 1,200 security officers will be deployed through out the event to keep peace and direct traffic on the roads.

Report by : NNT

Category : Tourism News

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