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A sacred tradition embracing links with the past


Thousands of people swarm both sides of the canal near Wat Suthapoch temple in Bangkok's Lat Krabang district on Sunday to take part in the tradition of offering alms to 100 monks coming on boats.

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A sacred tradition embracing links with the past

This tradition has been preserved by the Thai-Raman people for over a hundred years to mark the end of the Buddhist Lent.

A sacred tradition embracing links with the past

The tradition reflects the Buddhist faith as well as way of life and cultural identity of Thai people who in the past went on their journeys by boats, while monks also came rowing boats to receive alms from villagers.

A sacred tradition embracing links with the past A sacred tradition embracing links with the past A sacred tradition embracing links with the past A sacred tradition embracing links with the past

Published : October 05, 2020

By : The Nation Photo Credit: Nation Photo by Korbphuk Phromrekha