Setting Adrift of the Chao Ley Boats
ritualistic festival takes place on Lanta Island
during full moon of the sixth and eleventh month
in the lunar calendar. This is a religious rite
performed by Sea Gypsies who gather on the beach
near Ban Saladan Village.
They dance their famous "rong ngeng"
round the boats to be set adrift. Ceremonies
feature singing and dancing. This festival is
expected to bring prosperity and happiness to
the participants. It is aunique event not
featured anywhere else in the world.
Krabi Berk Fah Andaman
This festival takes place in November and
celebrates the opening of the tourist season in
Krabi. Watersport competitions, cultural shows
and good-natured fun are the schedule.