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Saturday - Sunday ( 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM )

Nong Khai Naga Fireball Festival

Location: Along the Mekong River in Nong Khai and Bueng Kan

Phone: +66 423254067

Email: tatudon@tat.or.th

This year, the Nong Khai Naga Fireball Festival 2018 will take place on 16-24 October.

One of the many unique Thai local experiences that shouldn’t be missed, the annual ‘Naga Fireball Festival’ never fails to wow the crowds of spectators who gather to watch mysterious – and as yet unexplained – balls of fire burst from the waters of the Mekong River high into the air.

The fireballs are a spectacular phenomenon to witness and their emergence from the mighty Mekong River each year is surrounded in mystery and intrigue. Some believe the Naga – half human and half serpentine beings said to dwell in the Mekong – light the fireballs at the end of Buddhist Lent or Ok Phansa to pay respect to Buddha. The scientific theory is that the fireballs are methane gas from underground which float to the surface of the Mekong and then burn up in the air.

For more information, contact:
TAT Udon Thani Office
Tel. +66 (0) 4232 5406-7
Email: tatudon@tat.or.th

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