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    Samut Prakan Temple Fair: 4-15 November 2012

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    The longest running temple fair in Thailand is at Phra Samut Chedi in Samut Prakan. The fair is so big that it is spread over both sides of the Chao Phraya River. It is the main temple fair in our province and people come from all around the region. If you are in Thailand at this time then it is strongly recommended that you visit to experience a genuine temple fair. We will, of course, be bringing you daily updates as well as pictures and videos.

    www.paknam.com/festivals/phra-samut-chedi-temple-fair.html

    The dates for the fair are 4-15 November 2012. There will be a parade on the first day. There will also be boat races and concerts. Full details and maps will be posted later.

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    Re: Samut Prakan Temple Fair: 4-15 November 2012



    This is a map showing the parade route through Paknam. The red cloth is then taken by boat upriver to Phra Pradaeng for a mini parade there. It then returns in the afternoon to Phra Samut Chedi for a procession around the chedi. The red cloth is then wrapped around the chedi.



    This map shows where the fair takes place. There are stalls down both sides of the road during the whole day. These are permanent for the temple fair. Then, at 5 p.m. the main two roads through town are closed and people set up temporary stalls along the middle of the road. This is when it takes one hour to walk 100 meters.

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    Re: Samut Prakan Temple Fair: 4-15 November 2012

    Darn, I'd love to go but I'm probably going to be up in Lamphang around that time.
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