To celebrate Loi Krathong, the Thai place floating baskets in a nearby river or lake.
But to get there, they don’t just take a taxi…
Thais were gathered on the river banks, waiting for something. But we couldn’t find out what.
Then the Royal barge procession began.
Temple fairs are fun!
Everybody gets into the swing of things as they dance around the wat.
That morning locals emptied sacks full of flower pedals on the red carpet. It stretched for miles, through the whole town.
Then the procession started. Hundreds of monks solemnly walked past while the Thai kneeled before them.
Staring at the ceiling while music from the neighbouring karoake bar slowly ‘serenaded’ us to sleep.
“Come, come,” said the monks as they waved us over to help send sky lanterns into the heavens.
Having spent too many hours in the traffic gridlock, Wat Pho was a much-needed island of serenity.
Time-lapse film of the Chao Phraya express boat landing.
It’s a constant hive of activity.
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