Photo Essay: Loi Krathong Festival in Bangkok
Just next to the chaos outside was a quiet prayer room, where people were making wishes before lighting their Loi Krathong.
A monk stopped by just to check on the donations & bless some of the wishes that were made by those whole made alms here.
Wat Kaeo Fa Chulamani next to Kiak Kai pier (N21) was quite busy during the ceremony!
This child was excited to bang away on the Buddhist Kong inside the Wat Kaeo Fa Chulamani!
I’m not sure of the meaning behind this ritual, but Thais were pouring oils into a jar in front of each of the 8 Buddhas recognized in Thailand.
A monk was busy overseeing all the blessings being made with the oils
The full moon was out in full force that night. Nicely visible for the lunar celebration!
2 children each preparing their Loi Krathong for it’s voyage down the river
Marianne with our Loi Krathong
This foreng (foreigner) is WAY too excited for his Loi Krathong!!
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