Beaches, Festival, Islands, Nature — 22 October 2015 2 h 16 min

Trang Underwater Wedding Festival

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Some people consider Thailand an eccentric place, and no better is its eccentricity displayed

than in the annual ‘Trang Underwater Wedding Festival’.

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That’s right – people get married – UNDERWATER! Masks, tanks, flippers, white wedding dresses, tuxedos –

right down to waterproof marriage certificates and pens that write underwater! Bizarre… but something you’d never forget!

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February of each year sees Thailand’s southern Trang province turning into a magnet for those

with a desire one of the least conventional weddings available.

The first underwater wedding took place on Valentine’s Day 2000 and has run for 9 straight years.

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It is in ‘The Guinness Book of Records’ as being ‘the largest underwater wedding ceremony’ (shouldn’t that read ‘only’!).

Although the venue may change, events traditionally kick off in Trang municipality

with couples taking part in a parade (or “Khan Maak”) through the city.

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This parade culminates in a high-speed speedboat procession that heads off to the event’s location.

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The Trang Underwater Wedding Festival is an adaptation of a traditional Thai ceremony and is entirely legal!

It is organized by the Trang Chamber of Commerce so if you are interested in getting involved, you should contact them:

The Trang Chamber of Commerce 188 Kantang Road Amphor Meuang Trang Thailand 92000

Tel: 0-7522-5353 or 0-7522-3223 ext: 2004

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