Learning the Greatness of Mother Nature Festival Tourism: A Case of Loy Krathong Water Festival in Thailand
Urban and Regional Planning, Division of Urban and Environmental Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
In Thailand most of settlements are along the banks of rivers and canals that constitute a unique cultural heritage and national identities. This country is the blessing of the river which is called in Thai “Mae Nam” or Mother Water. Thailand has many symbols representing water, whether in ritual, literature, dancing or folk art. Learning the greatness and the significance of water resource as Mother Nature could be derived by tourists through the festivals, especially, the Loy Krathong, a water festival. To understand that greatness, tourists need to realize the value of Loy Krathong festival. In all, the value of the festival affects the family, the community, the society and the world.
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