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For the Buddhist Lent, some offerings are done to temples. In Thai
language is called ถวายเทียนพรรษา.
For the Buddhist lent, some temple abbots organize donation trips into other
provinces. Up to 45 temples can receive offerings within a three days trip.
A donation trip starting from Chonburi can go up to Udon Thani
During the three days trip, the visited temples can be either rich, poor or
remote Buddhist temples. There are around 30 000 Buddhist temples in Thailand.
Depending on the attendance, up to ten bus can be hired for
such three days trip.
The cost for such trip is 1000 Baht per traveller to cover
the bus cost. Up to 50 to 70 people are present in one bus. So with 10 buses a total of
more than 500 people join such yearly trip.
People joining this trip are layman people but also nuns and monks.
During each bus stop, people visit one temple and present donations.
Those donations are in fact targeted for 3 or 4 temples.
Monks are present to receive the donations for their temple.
Offerings include Buddha statues, candles, light bulbs, robes and various
objects for everyday life.
At night time, trip participants sleep in the temples
or in the buses. Some temples have no electricity so candles
have to be used.
During the bus stops, trip participants pay respect to the Buddha
statue in the main chapel.
Such trip brings a lot of merit to the participants
as they make the good deed to present donations to Buddhist temples and monks.
During the bus stops and after donations, people listen to monks sermons
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