Major Naga Fireballs Event to Illuminate the Mekong River This Weekend


The Naga Fireballs, a unique cultural and spiritual phenomenon native to the Isaan region, are about to make another spectacular appearance. The event will be hosted along the Mekong River in Nong Khai Province during the end of Buddhist Lent this Sunday.

Government Spokesperson Chai Watcharong invites the public to witness this awe-inspiring event scheduled for the evening of Sunday, October 29th. Nong Khai is fully prepared to accommodate the influx of tourists for the occasion.

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin will formally inaugurate the annual event marking the end of Buddhist Lent Festival this Sunday in Phon Phisai District. Both local and international tourists are expected, with attendance projected to be no less than 200,000 people.

This recurring event generates substantial annual revenue for Nong Khai, attracting a large number of tourists each year. According to last year’s statistics, 260 fireballs were observed, appearing predominantly in the districts of Phon Phisai with 20 fireballs and Rattanawapi with 240 fireballs.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.