Caroline Bell Asia Rooms 27.04.2010
Offering alms to monks in front of Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit. Pouring water on the hands of elders to receive their blessing. Water splashing with elephants. Offering alms in accordance with the Mon tradition, and bathing the Buddha image by pouring water through a bamboo gutter. Admire the procession of traditional Mon flags. Dress in Mon costumes and try Mon traditional cuisine.
Participate in the Kong Khao ceremony, give alms to monks. Create a sand pagoda, enjoy local entertainment and folk play, and a must-see activity is the event of carrying a lady in which a male will ask for permission from a lady and carry her to the sea and bring her back, after which they perform a folk dance together.
One of the grand Songkran celebrations in Thailand. Participate in the Opening Ceremony of the Songkran Festival 2010 with a wonderful procession around Chiang Mai city. Pour some Thai scented water on a Buddha image and elders, experience the cultural performances and traditions in the Northern style as well as enjoy various food along the streets.
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