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Once a year the city of Yasothon is put on the map for its famous rocket festival. Once the bamboo rockets were made by monks. Now there is a competition in the area for the best and strongest rockets. This event is going on in the countryside as well. The point is to get generous amounts of water for the rice season.

In one of the many reincarnations of the Buddha, he was a prince by the name of Vessandorn. Assumed dead, after not returning from a long journey, the people were grieving. Then the prince somehow returned alive and everybody celebrated overwhelmed by joy. The fiesta that took place was so stentorian that it is said to have woken the dead. So here we go, meet the ghosts of Loei and dance and… Read More