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Temple of

Prachuap Khiri Khan, Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan District, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
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Chanting in The New Temple - Theravada Buddhist Adventure Prachuap Khiri Khan  Thailand

Chanting in The New Temple - Theravada Buddhist Adventure

As the intensity in the chanting began to die down, silence permeated the temple and the ocean breeze came to cool the monks and townspeople.

This ceremony honors the newly formed temple in the small coastal town of Prachuapkhirikhan, Thailand. Like most Buddhist temples in rural areas, they act as a meeting place to learn, share and grow as individuals and collectively as a society.

Following this ceremony on the eve of Buddhist Lent, the locals that attended continued the celebration by hosting performances and shows of colorful dancing and exchange. The adorable participants being mostly children from the nearby elementary school were outrageously adorable.

A very rare experience that I was able to share and enjoy.

More images possible of the ceremony and celebration.