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Save the Lives of Cattle and Water Buffaloes – Make a donation at Bangkok’s Wat Hua Lumpong Temple

Merit Making – Save The Cattle (Wat Hua Lamphong Temple, Bangkok) Making merit is an intrinsic part of Thai social behavior. As a Buddhist, Thais like go to make merit at temple or donate some money or stuffs to the others. Besides donating coffins for the burial of the destitute deceased at a Chinese shrine [...]

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20 Things To Do in Ayutthaya – Robes Offering to San Bao Gong at Wat Phanancheong

Luang Phor Panancheong (San Bao Gong) – Ayutthaya Wat Phanan Cheong, dedicated to Ming Dynasty explorer Zheng He who visited Ayuthaya in 1407 is the most popular Temple in Ayutthaya, capital of Siam (now Thailand) during the 15th century. One of the major highlights of the temple, worshippers offer bolts of orange cloth (robe) to [...]

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Coffin Donation in Hat Yai – Tong Sia Siang Teung Foundation

Tong Sia Siang Teung Foundation (Hat Yai, Songkhla) Tong Sia Siang Teung Foundation is one of the many places in Hat Yai??which you can do merit making by donating coffins to the poor. The Foundation has been around in Hatyai’s city for more than 55 years and it is an extremely popular stopover for both [...]

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Tiger God (Hor Ya or Fu Ye) at Ruamkatanyu Foundation’s shrine (Bangkok, Thailand)

Tiger God at Ruamkatanyu Foundation’s shrine (Bangkok) The statue above, representing the Tiger God, is believed to contain tiger bones and its spirit inside for the purpose of protecting people from the forces of evil. It is found in the shrine next to Ruamkatanyu Foundation at Wat Hua Lampong. People from all walks of life [...]

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Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival or the Festival of Nine Emperor Gods in Thailand (18 – 26 October 2009)

Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival or the Nine Emperor Gods Festival (18 – 26 October 2009) The history of Phuket’s Vegetable Festival or the Nine Emperor Gods Festival ??(or jia chai in local Hokkien Chinese dialect) began in 1825, when the governor of Thalang, Praya Jerm, moved the islands’s principal town from Ta Reua in Thalang District [...]

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Thailand National Elephant Day (13 Mar 2009) at Surin Elephant Study Centre

??Thailand National Elephant Day (13 Mar 2009) at Surin Elephant Study Centre?? It was a personal memorable experience visiting the Elephant Study Centre on National Elephant Day (13th Mar 2009) before??going on a??media fam trip from 19 -22 Mar organized by Thailand Convention & Exhibition Burean (TCEB). Elephant is Thailand National Animal and this day [...]

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