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  1. 1. Phi Ta Khon Ghost of Isan Joseph Made it
  2. 2. What is Phi Ta Khon <ul><ul><li>The Phi Ta Khon tradition dates back to the time of King Vessandorn the penultimate incarnation of Lord Buddha, who was extremely generous and charitable. So generous that he would give away whatever he had to anuone who requested a gift for merit-making. But his generosity irritated his people, who eventually drove him out of town when he gave away two very precious elephants to another king who asked for them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The king took his wife and two children on a pilgrimage through the nearby forest. One day a Brahmin beggar asked for his children and he gave them to become slaves of the beggar. The wild ghosts and spirits of the forest so loved and respected him for his generosity, that when he decided to return to rule his people, they formed a procession to bid him farewell. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Phi Ta Khon today <ul><ul><li>Today, the Phi Ta Khon take part in a festival held in many districts in Loei to celebrate the last great incarnation of Lord Buddha, usually held over two days.t is also belived that Phi Ta Khon came from Laos, because the town of Kaen Thao near Luang Phabang also has its Phi Ta Khon. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The festival begins early the first morning when the ghosts appear to tease villagers on their way to Den Sai. The ghostly procession, with dancers and entertainers, frolics its way towards the main temple, all the while teasing onlookers. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Halloween = Phi Ta Khon <ul><li>The Phi Ta Khon Festival is like Halloween of Western countries in that both provide people with excitement and fun. In the former event you can also observe the friendly lifestyle of the rural people of Thailand. Let's visit Loei Province to join this festival which will cover the period of 19-21 June this year. The Phi Ta Khon procession is scheduled to take place on 20 June. You will find the trip worthwhile and memorable.  </li></ul>
  5. 5. More Information <ul><li>Phi Ta Khon festival on June 23-24 annually. </li></ul><ul><li>The Phi Ta Khon Festival is in Dansai County, Loei Provice, Thailand </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to get there <ul><li>bus: Bangkok-Loei bus services are available at the North and Northeast Air-con Bus Station (Mo Chit Mai), Tel: 0 2936 2852-66. It takes about 7 hours to reach Loei. By car: From Bangkok, go along Highway 1 (Phahonyothin). After passing Saraburi town, drive along Highway 21 through Petchabun province. Then continue driving along Highway 203, passing Lomsak and Lomkao counties. And you will reach Dansai county, Loei province. By air: A direct flight takes 1.20 hours to get to Loei. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Quizes <ul><li>Who is this guy? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Answer <ul><li>I just ask U, I don’t know either. </li></ul>
  9. 11. See U……>_<