The Festival Calendar
See the rivers light up as the locals release small "boats" or "baskets" made out of banana tree trunk and leaves with candles into the water.
Tazaungdaing (Taunggyi Balloon Festival)
Giant paper balloons up to 9 meters in height and containing hundreds of candles are launched into the night sky in this spectacular display.
Bon Om Touk (Water Festival)
The Tonlé Sap river reverses its flow at the start of the rainy season and at the end, which is when Bon Om Touk, the Cambodian “Water Festival” is celebrated with festivities such as boat racing.
Bun Pha That Luang (That Luang Festival)
A week of celebration where the That Luang stupa will be illuminated at night, in addition to fireworks and various festivities.
Kyaukse Elephant Dance Festival
Kyaukse, near Mandalay, Myanmar
Catch locals in elephant prop-costumes performing an ‘elephant dance’ as well as beautifully decorated life-sized paper elephants.
Surakarta & Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia
A traditional festival to celebrate the birthday of the prophet Muhamsmad, the highlight of the celebration is the fun-filled fair / night market with lots of rides, attractions and street food.