The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phetchaburi Office and other involved organizations are now preparing for the 26th Khao Wang Annual Festival between 28 March and 6 April 2012. According to the Phetchaburi Governor Mr. Winai Buapradit, this event is one of the biggest and most important yearly festivities of Phetchaburi. This year, its concept is to celebrate the 84th birthday of His Majesty the King whilst honouring the previous monarchs of Chakri Dynasty, in particular King Rama IV, King Chulalongkorn and King Mongkut. A provincial event, the Khao Wang Annual Festival aims to cherish and promote local tradition and culture as well as boost tourism in and around Phetchaburi.
Highlights of the event include decoration and display of over 1 million neon lights throughout Khao Wang and fireworks in the evening. Visitors will also enjoy beautiful and blossoming Frangipani trees planted around Khao Wang and admire the panoramic scenery on top of the hill. The opening ceremony features colorful parades to honor His Majesty made by all districts of Phetchaburi.
The festival has many fun activities, such as cultural performances, an exhibit about local craftsmanship in Phetchaburi and His Majesty the King, a Golf tournament, a Red-Cross fair, a Beauty Pageant, a contest of Cuckoo Doves, selling of local food and sweets and products of governmental offices in Phetchaburi. There will also be a photo contest on 2 themes: “Phetchaburi Lifestyle” and “Phetchaburi Craftsmanship”, both of which any interested people can take part in.
For more information, please contact the information center of Phetchaburi Provincial Office at tel. 032 428 047, 032 410 505 or the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phetchaburi Office at tel. 032 471 005-6 or TAT Call Center at 1672.