Nop Phra Len Pleng Festival is one of the most significant cultural events in the province of Kamphaeng Phet Thailand. It is an annual event that takes place in Makha Bucha day , during the winter season, and it is steeped in tradition and history.
The festival in Kamphaeng Phet has its own unique customs and rituals, which are different from those observed in other parts of Thailand. The festival here is celebrated over three days and includes a range of activities, including traditional dances, music performances, and a market selling local crafts and food.
Highlights of the festival you will see beautiful an ancient tradition dating back to the times of Maha Thamma Racha troops parade and they march to the temple.
*** The evidence from stone Inscription (Nakhon Chum Stone Inscription) (Maha Thammaracha I (Lithai) (1913-1914 B.E.)
During the festival, the elephants are often led through the streets in a procession will decorated with colorful cloth, headdresses, and other ornaments and there is a grand procession through the streets, troops, featuring dancers, musicians and performers in traditional costumes and ends at Wat Phra Borommathat in Nakhon Chum. The exact number of elephants that participate in the festival can vary from year to year but it is not uncommon to see around 10-20 elephants in the procession.
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