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Sand pagodas in Suphan Buri

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U Thong Ancient City Special Area Office, the Fine Arts Department, Tambon Thao U Thong Municipality, Tambon U Thong Municipality, local temples and stores, as well as local leaders invite interested people to help build sand pagodas at Wat Khao Tam Thiam in Suphan Buri's U Thong district, today and tomorrow in preparations for Songkran. 

Venue for the sand pagoda building.

On April 17, big celebrations for the festival will take place at various venues in the ancient city. Starting from 9am, a religious ceremony to present saffron robes, or pha pa in Thai, will be performed at Wat Khao Phra Sri Sanphetchayaram. From 10.30am-12.30pm parades will take to the streets from U Thong Ancient City to U Thong Market, Pathom Chedi Road to Wat Tha Phraya Chak. There will also be a parade contest and beauty contests for the titles of Songkran King and Queen.

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