Lang Suan Traditional Long Boat Races


Chumphon

The only one of its type in Thailand with the tradition of a Buddha image procession and grabbing the flag.

This tradition has been passed down for more than 100 years.

It is held annually during the end of Buddhist Lent (1st day of the 11th waning moon).

In the morning, alms are offered, procession of land and water bound Buddha images, and traditional long boat parades carrying the Royal Plaque and Trophies of H.M. the King and the Royal Family.

After that, the traditional long boat races begin.

The winner must enter the finish line or grab the flag from a man crouching on a bow of a boat.

Another activity that attracts many people is free food that starts at 18.00 – 21.00 hrs. that is held on Khao Ngern and Lang Suan Roads.

This is done through the cooperation of restaurants, communities, and various agencies in this district.