Saturday, January 22, 2011
Tak Bat Thewo, Amazing Festival at Uthai Thani, Thailand
One of the amazing merit festival in Thailand is "Tak Bat Thewo". The festival is held at the end of the Buddhist Rains Retreat every year. (the eleventh lunar month - October) It is held at Wat Sangkat Rattanakhiri, Uthai Thani, in the lower north of Thailand. (only 219 kgs. from Bangkok)
It is very famous and amazing to see a long line of monks (approx. 500 monks) descend from the hill top step by step down the stairs as if going from heaven. And people from all over Thailand make a merit with special food, drinks, and beautiful flowers to those monks. It is very beautiful picture. You can attend this amazing festival and can take tons of photos there.
In the meantime, if you go up to the top of the hill, you can see a wonderful view of the city and the beautiful Sakae Krang River. The temple over there is also amazing as well.
Good luck and have a great day!