Traditional Long Boat Racing in Sao Hai
One of Thailand’s oldest annual festivals, the Traditional Long Boat Race on the Pa Sak River in Saraburi, is also one of the most exciting for fans of riverboat racing. The two-day event takes place in front of the Sao Hai district offices pier, and spectators can enjoy the thrilling high-speed rowing between the participants who represent the many river communities throughout Thailand. The race is divided into many categories, including the 55 paddler long boats, the 30 paddler small boats, and the 12 paddler mini-boats. One of the highlights of this festive occasion is the boisterous cheering from both the commentators and the crowd assembled along the riverbank.
The 2016 Pa Sak Boat Racing Festival runs from Saturday, September 24th to Sunday, September 25th.