Nong Bua Lam Phu Province

The Phu Kao and Phu Phan Kham National Park, Nong Bua Lam Phu
Tourist Attractions and Places of Interest

King Naresuan Memorial-Nong Bua Lamphu Red Cross Fair
To commemorate the heroic deeds of King Naresuan the Great; residents of Nong Bua Lamphu have built a statue of King Naresuan in the standing with his long handled sword. The statue is enshrined alongside the Nong Bua Pond in the compound of Naresuan Field, in front of the present day Nong Bua Lamphu District Office. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej presided over the opening of King Naresuan Shrine on January 25, 1968. Nong Bua Lamphu residents therefore picked January 25 each year as King Naresuan Memorial Day. Various activities are organized to celebrate the occasion, and are held simultaneously with the annual Nong Bua Lamphu Red Cross Fair. The main objectives of the Fair are to play tribute to King Naresuan the great, and to preserve Thai and local traditions. It also seeks to promote tourism, folk products and agricultural produce.
In 1999, the King Naresuan Memorial-Nong Bua Lamphu Red Cross Fairis scheduled for Janury 25-31 in the compound of Naresuan Field. The King Naresuan tribute-paying ceremony takes place on the opening day, January 25, and will be presided over by Nong Bua Lamphu Governor. Nong Bua Lamphu residents, and those living in nearby provinces, will bring their elephant dolls and swords to join the tribute-paying ceremony. The ceremony will be followed by Krabi-Krabong (Thai swordplay), as well as tribute dances and a demonstration of chicken transport. In the afternoon on the same day, there will be a series of cultural and artistic shows.

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