It can be said that boat races is the most popular community-based activity of people living along Mekong River. Traditionally, boat races take place in the beginning of flooding season in several provinces that Mekong River flows through such as Nan, Phiphit, Phitsanulok and Chumphon.
Boat Races in Thailand
On the festive days, the river surface suddenly becomes much more crowded and colorful due to the representation of hundreds racing boats. Boat racing festival is for honoring the important role of Mekong River in Thai people’s life as well as showing-off Thai talent on the water surface.