Monday, May 20, 2013

Visakha Bucha day

Walk up Doi Suthep for Visakha Bucha Day planned on 23 Thursday 2013 Thursday night, 23 May there will be a Lanna style parade to bring the holy water up to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and the procession of the faithful begin their 11 km walk up Doi Suthep.

  Most people will arrive around 1-3 a.m. to walk three times around the temple. Then at 6:30 a.m. people will give alms to 225 monks at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. There will be a bathing ceremony with Royal lustral water of the Buddha images at 3 p.m.