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NAKHON PATHOM

The Central plains area is the area around Bangkok. Nakhon Pathom is a big city 50 kilometres West of Bangkok.

While walking around Nakhon Pathom street, i found the entrance of this beautiful Chinese Hall.
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
This Chinese Hall is called โรงเจเหยีนตั้งตั๊ว. According to locals, it is already 100 years old!
Chinese Hall
This Chinese Hall is already huge including several buildings, altars, restaurant and kitchen.
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
This Chinese Hall (โรงเจเหยีนตั้งตั๊ว) is very busy and active during the vegetarian festival.
Chinese Hall
It is a very nice Chinese Hall to wander. Coming with a trusty Nixon Dslr will allow doing better low light shots next time.
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
A "RONG JAE" (โรงเจ) is also called Vegetarian Hall or Vegetarian House.

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Chinese Hall
Big Chinese guards painted on the doors are protecting the deities versus the demons and spirits.
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
The Vegetarian House is quite empty except a guard and a few people chatting. It will be more lively during the Vegetarian Festival.
Chinese Hall
The Vegetarian Festival lasts seven days. But it may depend on the Vegetarian House. The most well known Vegetarian Festivals in Thailand take place in Phuket city.
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
This Chinese Hall includes many buildings. It features a few altars with Buddha statues, Chinese deities, a restaurant, kitchen, a small theater.
Chinese Hall
There is a Chinese Hall's chairman to oversee the Vegetarian House, donations and festival organisation.
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
There are numerous Chinese Vegetarian Halls around Nakhon Phatom province such as โรงเจ หอคุณธรรมฟ้า.
Chinese Hall
Chinese Vegetarian Halls are always good opportunities for pictures due to colorful settings and low light ambiance.
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
Eat vegetarian food during Chinese Vegetarian festival is a good opportunity to do good deeds (ร่วมบุญสร้างกุศล).
Chinese Hall
Many pictures, drawings and decorations remind me of Hong Kong Chinese temples and shrines.
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
This Chinese Hall called โรงเจเหยีนตั้งตั๊ว is really a labyrinth with many buildings interconnected.
Chinese Hall
During Vegetarian Festival, people wear white clothes when going to the Vegetarian Hall.
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
Chinese Vegetarian Halls are often beautifully decorated inside with numerous paintings and symbols.
Chinese Hall
Red color remains the key strong color inside a Chinese Vegetarian Hall in Thailand.
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
As usual in a Chinese temple, there is a huge Chinese altar featuring forceful dragons. Dragon is a symbol of auspicious power.
Chinese Hall
This tree features a colorful cloth wrapped around its trunk. A spirit is supposed residing in the tree.
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall
This small pagoda certainly includes some bones as relics.
Chinese Hall
Those writings mean "Chinese calendar month 12, day 13-14, will invite Chaozhou opera to host two nights to thank the grace of gods x,y,z… to wish for good". Thanks Anthony for the translation.
Chinese Hall
Chinese Hall



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