On March 2nd , 2010, at Phuket Provincial Hall, Wichai Praisa-ngob, Phuket Governor, presided over a press conference of the Two Heroines Commemoration Festival in 2010. This year, the commemoration event will be held during March 6th – 20th, 2010 under cooperation between Phuket Province, Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization, Phuket Cultural Office, Phuket Rajabhat University, and Thao Thepkrasatri – Thao Srisoonthorn Foundation, with the slogan “Thao Tepkrasatri – Thao Srisonnthorn’s Culture 2010”.
The event will begin with a group Buddhist ordination at Lattiwanaram temple on March 6th, 2010. On March 7th, 2010, there will be a ‘ Cross Country ‘ Bike Tournament along Thalang Historical routes passing Thalang Victory Field. On March 8th – 10th, 2010, people can join the historical route tour in Thalang dropping by at Thalang National Museum, Phra Nang Sang Temple, the 2 Heroines’ House, Phra Thong Temple, and Thalang Victory Field. On March 13th, 2010, there will be a wreath placing ceremony at the Two Heroines Monument, then on March 14th, 2010, there will be a mini marathon along Thalang historical route. The highlight of the commemoration festival this year is the light and sound show and play about the legend of the Two Heroines who beat off the Burmese army during the Nine Army War over 200 years ago.
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