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Offering robes

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.
Buddha statue
Buddha statue

A donation trip starting from Chonburi can go up to Udon Thani and Nongkhai.

Bus trip
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.
Bus trip
Depending on the attendance, up to ten bus can be hired for such three days trip.
Buddha statue
Buddha statue

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.

Donation trip
People joining this trip are layman people but also nuns and monks.
Donation trip
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.
Donation trip
Donation trip
Donation trip
Offerings include Buddha statues, candles, light bulbs, robes and various objects for everyday life.
Donation trip
At night time, trip participants sleep in the temples or in the buses. Some temples have no electricity so candles have to be used.
Buddha statue
Buddha statue
Donation trip
During the bus stops, trip participants pay respect to the Buddha statue in the main chapel.
Donation trip

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 (พระเทศน์).
Donation trip
Donation trip



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