September Event round-up

Boat enthusiasts rejoice! With several boating events celebrating Thailand’s rich sailing tradition, September is your month! The popular Thai-Laos long-boat racing takes place in Bueng Kan throughout September for HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Cup, while the annual Pa Sak Boat Racing Festival in Saraburi province on September 29-30 has boats attending from all over the country. The Mon Floating Boat Festival from September 23-25 in Sangkhlaburi is held in honour of the spirits of the river, forest and earth. A bamboo boat over one month in the making and beautifully decorated with colourful paper flags is pushed out onto the Samprasob river in the hope that it will cleanse the merit makers of bad luck and misfortune. Hardly a month goes by in Thailand without a running event and September is no different. The Human Run 2018 starts a month of running on September 2 with more than just a race. Its “a day” concept encourages people to grow themselves, meet new people and widen their perspectives. The race features distances from 5-21km, so there is something for all levels. If you’re on Phuket on September 2, head to Thanyapura for the annual King of the Mountain Trail Run, a 3km, 8km or 15km trail run taking participants through the hilly terrain in the Khao Phra National Park surrounding Thanyapura. Nature lovers will also enjoy the River Kwai International Half Marathon which takes runners along the Kwai river in Kanchanaburi on September 9. If the heat and humidity of central Thailand is too much for you, consider the annual Chiang Rai Marathon on September 16. Set in the mountains of the north where temperatures drop significantly during this time of the year, this race offers a welcome respite. A week later on September 22, head south again for the... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, September Event round-up, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you September Event round-up





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Published By: Phuket Gazette - Friday, 31 August, 2018



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