2012 Trip C – 2: Nakhon ST to Tarutao
May 11, 2012Public
Photo: merit-making ceremony at Wat Mahathat in Nakhon ST in honor of the King's 84th birthday
Photo: monks chant
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Photo: a procession to drape holy cloth on the sacred chedi of 2000-year-old Wat Mahathat
Photo: worshippers dance in the procession circumambulating the temple three times
Photo: a troupe of long drum performers accompany the procession
Photo: worshippers carrying the long length of holy cloth follow
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Photo: young novice monks watch the procession
Photo: school children participate in the event
Photo: a teacher instructs school kids how to carry the sacred cloth above their heads
Photo: school kids watch the adult procession
Photo: teachers dance to the long drum music
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Photo: the school children begin their procession
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Photo: the 999-kilogram solid gold-topped sacred chedi of Wat Mahathat
Photo: small groups of worshippers with holy cloth enter the chedi's chapel and climb the stairs up to the chedi
Photo: a worshipper with a roll of sacred cloth circumambulates the chedi in prayer