Joining Gov Norraphat at the event were heads of local government agencies, leaders of Local Administrative Organisations, Phuket people and tourists, with a number of attendees dressed in traditional Thai attire.
Among events being held for the three-night finale to the Heroines’ Festival is a reenactment of key events presenting the history and places in the era of Thao Thepkrasattri and Thao Srisoonthorn including the decisive battle, the commercial capability (trade with foreigners), Thalang history and way of life in the past.
Besides, there are many activities such as an art and cultural field, Thalang way of life, local market, demonstration of ancient desserts, wickerwork, traditional plays, cultural performances, local food stalls and OTOP products.
Vendors wear Thai and local clothing in order to build an atmosphere of the past.
Acting Chief of the PPAO Watcharin Pathomwattanapong said, “The aim of the festival is to honour the history of Thao Thepkrasattri and Thao Srisoonthorn so the younger generations can be thankful and pay respect to them and to those who sacrificed their lives for the land on which we live today.
“Moreover, this event can promote tourism and preserve the traditions of Phuket,” he said.
“Phuket Provincce assigned PPAO to organise and present the light and sound show and historical play, cultural performances, cultural field, local traditions, local food stalls and OTOP products throughout the festival from Mar 13-15 at Thalang Historical Park,” Mr Watcharin added.
Gov Norraphat said, “This light and sound show and historical play is to honour the history of Thao Thepkrasattri and Thao Srisoonthorn who protected Thalang. In addition, the festival can promote tourism and stimulate the economy which makes local residents earn more income and to build awareness for younger generations to be proud of their home.”