Light and Sound Festival

Show time and dates below:-

Don Chedi Monument

This is located at Amphoe Don Chedi, 31 kilometres from the township area. The pagoda was constructed by the Royal Command of King Naresuan the Great to commemorate his victory against King Maha Uparacha of Burma in single-handed elephant back combat in 1592. A cast statue of King Naresuan the Great mounting the elephant's neck was placed in front of the pagoda.

Don Chedi Memorial - annual fair

This annual fair is held for 10 days to commemorate the historic event at Don Chedi in 1592 that led to the liberation of the kingdom from foreign occupation. The celebration commences on the 18th of January 2008, as 18th of January is regarded as the Royal Thai Armed Forces Day, with historical exhibitions and outdoor entertainment until 1st of February 2008.

Activities include a light and sound show of the elephant fight, a fair of both government and private organizations, and other stage performances.

Went last Friday and it was better than last year’s show.

100 Baht per person for both Thai and Non-Thai’s. Show lasted more than 1 hour sitting on the concrete steps of the little stadium there.

Worth a trip. Mosquito repellent is a must BTW.

The Colonel