This now the third day of my trip to Northeastern Thailand. I spent the first two days in Chaiyaphum visiting two national parks to take photos of the Siam Tulips (see tweets for Day 1 and Day 2). Yesterday afternoon we arrived in Dan Sai district of Loei. I'm here now to take pictures of the 3-day Phi Ta Khon Festival. The following pictures were tweeted live on my @RichardBarrow account. Also visit my Photo Map of the trip.
Good morning from Loei in Northeast #Thailand. Leaving the resort at the ungodly hour of 2:30am to attend the first ceremony of Phi Ta Khon.— Richard Barrow in Thailand (@RichardBarrow) June 25, 2015
Back at Wat Phon Chai, the summoning of spirits & blessing ceremonies continue. Still several hours before sunrise pic.twitter.com/CQRG5aJvSQ— Richard Barrow in Thailand (@RichardBarrow) June 25, 2015
Bai-Si ceremony, wrapping white thread around wrist of Chao Pho Kuan and Chao Mae Nang Thiam pic.twitter.com/sbptHyQObB— Richard Barrow in Thailand (@RichardBarrow) June 26, 2015
The second parade of the Phi Ta Khon Festival will be leaving Chao Pho Kuan’s house soon & will head to Wat Phon Chai pic.twitter.com/mEH8NfTVVp— Richard Barrow in Thailand (@RichardBarrow) June 26, 2015