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The stupa of That Luang in Vientiane plays host to this festival, as monks gather here to accept gifts and alms from worshipful townsfolk. For a whole week, the temple comes alive with fairs, contests, fireworks, and music, topped off with a "wien thien", or candlelight procession, around That Luang.
An international trade fair also takes place during Bun That Luang, promoting tourism around the countries in the Mekong sub-region.
While all Laos celebrates this festival at their local temples, the celebrations are obviously more vibrant in Vientiane.