E-sarn (north-eastern Thai) ladies led the procession of Pee Tha Khon's along Dan Sai's main street.
People from many provinces as well as some foreign visitors ignored the heat to witness the festival.
Entrances to Dan Sai were blocked by many cars, trucks and buses. As well guesthouses nearby were
full last night.
On the right was a photo of a masked man peeping out of a window.
A display of Pi Tha Khon masks and accessories in the main room of a museum in Wat Phon Chai temple - the major
venue of the festival that took place on 08 and 09 July. The right photo shows the demonstration
of how to make the masks and items associated with Pee Tha Khon - also in the museum.
The maker told me that doing the mask was not very difficult but painting was the part which took long time
to make the mask attractive.
The compound of Wat Phon Chai temple on 09 July, the second day of the festival. People were waiting for
the Pi Ta Khon's. There would be activities, competitions, staged shows, awards announcements, and so on to
be held in the temple yard.
All Phi Ta Khon would come to Wat Phon Chai and walk around the temple for 3 times.
In the afternoon they would compete in the dancing contest for awards.