This is reportedly intended to prevent a recurrence of conflict in society.
This year's Candle Festival to mark Khao Pansa Day (the beginning of Buddhist Lent), organised by Nakhon Ratchasima Municipality, will be held between July 11-13.
Candles representing temples, districts or other institutions, are now about 80% completed. The carvings on the candles mostly tell stories about the Lord Buddha and the royal institution.
The highlight of this year's festival in Nakhon Ratchasima will be a parade of floats carrying the giant candles on roads through part of the city and around the statue of Ya Mo, or Thao Suranaree, on July 12.