The first of the races in Tha Wang Pha
I had actually never seen a real boat race yet. So I was a bit surprised it takes only of about 500m where 2 boats race to each other. They start about 300m north of the southern bridge. And they end about 200m south of the bridge. So from the bridge you have a great view from the beginning to the end.
It was busy with people from many nearby villages, included many hill-tribe people. Of course there was a lot of food and music but no alcohol this year.
But while the real boat races is going on on the Nan River the other party is going on along the banks at the party market.
|This one are the best|
|Watching the race?|
|Who is winning?|
|The green people are just a bit faster|