Three Day Trip to Khorat for the Thao Suranari Memorial Fair

This year I’m trying my best to visit some of the smaller festivals around Thailand that I haven’t attended yet. This week I drove to Khorat in Northeastern Thailand for their annual Thao Suranari Memorial Fair. This goes on for 12 days and nights until 3rd April. The highlight is the parade on the first day and a performance by 5,000 dancers. The rest of the festival is much like a temple fair at night with food stalls. The following photos were tweeted live during my trip.

Thao Surani was the wife of the assistant governor of Nakhon Ratchasima. In 1826, the city was under siege but she rallied the villagers to fight against the invaders. Every year from 23 March to 3 April there is a festival to honour her bravery #Thailand pic.twitter.com/KLGNTkwdze

— Richard Barrow in Thailand (@RichardBarrow) March 22, 2018

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