Krabi, Thailand, April 08, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Candlelit processions light the way to the Buddhist temples (also known locally as Wats), and Buddha statues are specially washed in honour of this special day. Visitors and followers come from all over the world to join in this unique devotional celebration.
With the population of this beautiful coastal town swelled by visitors during this one day festival, Krabi hotels
often fill up quickly. Advance booking is suggestively advised to cope with the extra demand on accommodation in mid May. The festival is a one day event that anyone can participate in, free of charge. Many people turn up on the day and light a candle for a memorable and unique experience.
Krabi is on the west coast of Thailand, just south of Phuket, within easy reach of white sand beaches, stunning coastline and tropical jungles. Krabi’s diverse scenery and coastal position helps the town retain its popularity each year. Flights are available from Phuket, taking only 30 minutes, or from Bangkok, taking 80 minutes. Bus journeys take between three and four hours from Phuket and 13 hours from Bangkok. Whilst it is possible to charter a speedboat from Phuket and arrive in Krabi within three hours, this is not always as comfortable as road travel. Car hire from Phuket is easily available. For spectacle, atmosphere, and a touch of the spiritual, Shree Buddha’s Birthday festival is thought by many to be an ideal introduction to the area and its local customs.
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