2020 Tai Lue Salak Festival Haad Bai - Chiang Khong

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Wat Haad Bai has their annual Salak festival on Sunday 13 September.

Haad Bai is a Tai Lue town on the Mekong 31 kms upstream from Chiang Khong, on the river road R4007

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A few images from last years event
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Merit making ceremonies supposedly start in the morning with the parade & dancing to start around midday, they claim = classic Thai time.

Dont miss the magnificent Takhong cafe / restaurant / resort on the river in Haad Bai
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Chiang Khong - A Sunday Ride - "wat Along The Khong."

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The sunsets from Takhong are a beauty
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55 I got away late for this festival & missed the main dancing festivities at the temple, arriving there about 11am.

The end of the dancing & merit making was all I caught
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Once the dancing is out of the way, it is lunch time & then merit making.
The villagers first make merit in the wat
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and then outside with individual monks from various wats
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In September every year, all around the North you can find Salak festivals in all the tambons.
If you've never seen one before they are well worth checking out for a piece of traditional North Thai culture.