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Tourists reserve space to witness Naga fireballs

 

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NONG KHAI (NNT) - Nong Khai is bustling with visitors to tourist attractions and important temples in the province. Many of them have reserved space along the Mekong riverbank which is the main viewing point for the "Naga fireball" phenomenon.

 

Popular Naga fireball viewing points are in Phon Phisai and Rattanawapee districts especially in front of the Thai temple in the municipality of Phon Phisai subdistrict where ceremonies for the worship of the Lord Buddha and Phaya Phisai Satta Nakaraj have been held.

 

Throughout the day, there has a been a flow of tourists who are visiting tourist attractions, taking pictures and making merit. Many of them stayed at hotels, homestays, schools and temples in Phon Phisai district and Rattawapee district last night in order to be ready to observe the "Naga fireball" phenomenon.

 

In Muang Nong Khai district, the End of Buddhist Lent Festival and the Naga Fireball Festival have been celebrated. The events feature a variety of cultural performances in the evening of every day from October 10-16, 2019, along the Mekong River.

 

The Naga fireball phenomenon occurs every year on the 15th day of the waxing moon of the 11th lunar month. This year, it falls on October 13, 2019.

 

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How does one reserve space along a riverbank – lay towels on the ground ?

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Throughout the day, there has a been a flow of tourists who are visiting tourist attractions, taking pictures and making merit.

I kinda think there is a knee bending Thai spin on the 'making merit' bit

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How does one reserve space along a riverbank – lay towels on the ground ?
Maybe the Thai version is to park the "Benz" instead of the towels [emoji38]

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Naga fireball" phenomenon.

What is that?

Does anybody know?

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3 minutes ago, sweatalot said:

What is that?

Does anybody know?

lucky it's not near an airport!

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9 minutes ago, sweatalot said:

What is that?

Does anybody know?

It's a hoax to lure tourists to Nong Khai.

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1 minute ago, Vacuum said:

It's a hoax to lure tourists to Nong Khai.

yep!   image.jpeg.b6ec5c81b286b406db8b054f0a8d00cd.jpeg 

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5 hours ago, johng said:

Strange how a "phenomenon" occurs on such a regular schedule...one might almost suspect it was an
"engineered event"

I doubt anyone in Laos or Thailand can engineered such an event.

If this happen in Japan yes I would think it may be an engineered event. You need a certain level of IQ to do such thing.

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6 hours ago, trucking said:

I saw a documentry about this. It involved monks and locals making up balls of a ' secret substance ' and dropping them into the river. After a while they deteriorate and ignite. Can't remember the other details but not a natural phenomena .

Magnesium would probably be part of it. Some delayed reaction to start it off and there you go, magical naga in action, all you need to do then is to collect the cash from true believers. Never give a sucker an even break.

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On 10/14/2019 at 10:58 AM, tifino said:

yep!   image.jpeg.b6ec5c81b286b406db8b054f0a8d00cd.jpeg 

This, of course, comes to mind: 

 

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On 10/14/2019 at 10:43 AM, sweatalot said:

What is that?

Does anybody know?

Not sure, but here's an Aussie or Kiwi explaining the whole thing. 

 

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