Tourism picks up ahead of Nong Khai Naga Fireball festival

October 13th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Tourism in Nong Khai province is picking up as visitors from throughout the nation have begun to pour in for the Naga Fireball festival, with tents being prepared in front of the City Hall.

The Naga Fireball festival, which marks the end of Buddhist Lent, is scheduled to take place between October 10th to 16th this year with citizens from across the country already crowding the province today. Many of the visitors have visited major temples in Nong Khai to make merit.

Relevant agencies have begun to make preparations for spectators hoping to view the Naga Fireball phenomenon expected to occur tomorrow. Local administration authorities have set up signs detailing viewing areas and parking areas along with tents being erected for visitors to rest in. Some 40 tents have been set up with 10 volunteer workers overseeing orderliness everyday.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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