The annual Phimai festival takes place this year from the 11th to 15th November 2015.
Events include long boat racing, a Korat cat contest, music concerts and a musical show each evening at the Phimai historical park. Other events will take place and in the centre of the town stalls have been set up that will sell food, drinks and various other items.
The long boat racing this year is scheduled for Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November in the usual location in the town, Lam Jakaraat. Good views of the racing can be had along the sides of the river and from the bridge on Anantachinda Road.
There will be a series of music concerts for five days of the festival – from 11 to 15th November. The Mahahing band kicks off this years concerts on 11 November, Pongsit Kampee will perform on 12th November, Ja Gan Hoo on the 13th November, Labanoon will play on 14th November, and Wong Gang-geng play the final concert on 15th November. Come to Phimai and enjoy the festival.
This coming weekend (31 October and 1 November) there will be longboat racing in Tam Yeah (ตำแย), organised by the sub-district of gra-bueang-yai(กระเบื้องใหญ่), small neighbouring villages about 4 miles from Phimai town.
Below is an image from last year’s longboat racing event in the same location.
Below is a map showing the approximate location of the racing.
Next month will see the Phimai festival in Phimai town. Longboat racing is scheduled for 14-15 November in the usual location, Lam Jakarat. Good views of the racing can be had along the sides of the river and from the bridge on Anantachinda Road.
More details to follow on this year’s Phimai festival.
This weekend sees an unusual form of motor racing in Phimai – racing with ploughs.
The event is the Kubota Thailand championships, competing for the Princess Sirindhorn Trophy. Kubota is a well-known agricultural machinery manufacturer in Thailand.
Today’s racing consisted of just over two laps of a circuit in a very wet and muddy field. Each race saw two teams of two men set off and race their machines around the course.
The competition is being held over two days (Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March 2015) at the Phimai Rice Research Centre, which is located on the outskirts of Phimai town at the bypass junction. Events are scheduled to start at 9am. Today’s racing finished at 4.20pm.
Entrance is free and there is free parking available in the grounds.
Phimai is a great place to see longboat racing. Every year during the Phimai festival in November there is longboat racing. This weekend (11-12 October) saw 2 days of longboat racing in gra-bueang-yai (กระเบื้องใหญ่), a small village about 4 miles from Phimai town.
The longboat race course – a straight line.
A women’s team winning their race.
The event was held to mark the end of Buddhist Lent (ork pansa –ออกพรรษา), which was on 8th October this year.
It was the 16th annual longboat racing event to be held in gra-bueang-yai, Phimai district.
Next month will see the Phimai festival in Phimai town. Longboat racing is scheduled for 6-9 November in the usual location, Lam Jakarat, with access from Anantachinda Road or nearby. Good views of the racing can be had from the bridge on Anantachinda Road. For details of the 2014 Phimai festival see here: