Buri Ram hosts its annual long boat racing festival this weekend
The annual Buri Ram Long Boat Racing Festival is scheduled to take place over this weekend of 4 to 5 November on the scenic Mun River.
Buri Ram is one of Thailand’s 11 destinations, including Chainat, Saraburi, Singburi, Mukdahan, Chumphon, Nakorn Sawan, Phichit, Nan, Phisanulok and Narathiwat, that organises long boat races annually.
The long boat racing in Buri Ram began in 1937, and has been held every year on the first weekend of November when the Mun River is high.
The races cover three categories: large wooden long boat races with 55 oarsmen; medium-sized long boat races with 40 oarsmen; and small-sized
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