Kwan Phayao Candlelit procession (Wien Tien) (เวียนเทียนกลางน้ำ กว๊านพะเยา) Phayao Candlelit procession (Wien Tien) is a tradition of Bhuddists On the full moon day of the 3rd, 6th and 8th lunar month or also known as MakaBucha Day, VisakahBucha Day and AsalhaBucha Day, the Buddhists will walk around the temple (Ubosoth) or Chedi depend on the temple routine. In the middle of the Kwan Phayao lake the historical remains of a submerged temple known as “Tilok Aram Temple” (built during the reign of King Tilokarat) are found. So many people try to do Wien Tien around this temple and then it is another stunning tradition. People make offerings of flowers, incense and candles on the boat that circles the temple for three times to worship the Buddha image of Luang Por Sila. Kwan Phayao during these times is remarkable with the colors of the sky, shining candlelights that reflect in the water on full moon night.
The incomparable atmosphere of being by the lake makes Mueang Phayao another place worth visiting. You will feel content to participate in the ceremony and to see the beautiful culture and traditions that the locals have preserved.