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AsiaRooms.com - Witness Si Satchanalai Ordination Procession in Thailand this April

2012-03-08 Print
 

Thailand's Sukhothai province will once again play host to the elephant-back Si Satchanalai Ordination Procession on April 7th and 8th.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Travellers to Thailand this April will be able to witness a unique traditional event when the Si Satchanalai Ordination Procession takes place in Sukhothai province.

To be held in the Si Satchanalai district on April 7th and 8th 2012, the event has a history dating back 150 years and involves 20 to 30 young Buddhist novices riding through the streets on the back of majestic elephants.

A colourful and spectacular sight, the procession sees both the elephants and their riders bedecked in elaborate costumes as they travel to Wat Haat Siao temple to take part in a mass ordination ceremony.

Upon reaching Wat Haat Siao, the local village elder - or Pho Thao - helps the novices down from their mounts and leads them in respectful worship.

The procession gives tourists an authentic look at the prevailing traditions of the Tai Puan tribal people, who settled in Ban Haat Siao village in Si Satchanalai many years ago.

Whilst there, visitors will also have a chance to explore the nearby Si Satchanalai Historical Park, where the ruins of an ancient city can be investigated.

AsiaRooms.com offers a varied selection of Thailand hotels to cultural tourists, such as the Sukhothai Heritage Resort.

More information can be found at www.tatnews.org.

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Editors Notes:

AsiaRooms.com is a leading online accommodation site in Asia offering deals in over 36,000 properties worldwide, including 7,000 hotels in the Asia-Pacific region ranging from individual beach huts to 5-star hotels and sprawling villas.

AsiaRooms.com offers customers a saving of up to 70 per cent off the normal room rate for a variety of independent and branded hotels. Customers can book online or by phone 24/7, whether booking 12 months or 12 minutes in advance whatever time, whatever day.

The contemporary and inspirational online platform is styled for those seeking more interesting hotel options over the bland, obvious choices. Users can read from over 150,000 true hotel reviews, written by customers who have booked through AsiaRooms.com and actually stayed at the hotel.

To view more information about AsiaRooms.com, please visit www.asiarooms.com/about-us/

 
Contact Info
AsiaRooms
Name: Michael Cropper
Company: AsiaRooms
Address: The Peninsula Building,
2 Cheetham Hill Road,
Manchester,
M4 4EW, UK

Phone: +44 (0) 844 774 5251

Website: http://www.asiarooms.com