Buddhists in Phuket Join Together for Buddhist Days – PHOTO TOUR

Phuket –

Buddhists in Phuket joined in with the ceremonies for Asarnha Bucha Day and the start of Buddhist Lent, two major Buddhism Days.

On Tuesday night (August 1st), officials led by the Phuket Governor Naroong Woonciew and other Buddhists joined in with Buddhist ceremonies at the Mongkol Nimit Temple in Phuket Old Town. The Mongkol Nimit Temple is the main royal temple in Phuket.

To learn more about the recent religious holidays see below:

Every Mid Summer in Thailand, usually July or August, is the start of Buddhist Lent, or Vassa. The exact date is the first day of the waning moon of the eighth lunar month.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.