at the western gate to Nakhon Ratchasima is one of the region's
most celebrated places, the Thao Suranari Monument. Every
23 March to 2 April, Nakhon Ratchasima hosts a festival in
tribute to Thao Suranari, or Khun Ying Mo, the wife of a Thai
official who successfully staved off an invasion by Lao soldiers
from Vientiane in 1826.
festival, which lasts ten days, is accompanied by parades,
beauty contests, fireworks displays, and exhibitions of traditional
song and dance, which draw people from all over the region.
The highlight of this festival is the performance of the traditional
Nakhon Ratchasima song, by groups of hired singers. There
are literally hundreds of these groups for hire, charging
between 300-600 baht per performance.
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