The Wan Lai Bangsaen Festival takes place a few days after Songkran. People in this area of Chonburi Province are descendants of the Mon and they celebrate Songkran later than the rest of the country. The highlight for the Bangsaen festival is the sand pagodas that are built on the beach on the first day of the festival. It is traditional in temples all around the country to make merit by building sand pagodas. In Bangsaen the local people build both gigantic and beautiful sand pagodas.
Map showing location of Wan Lai Bangsaen Festival in Chonburi:
GPS Coordinates: 13.288408, 100.911574