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An actress prepares makeup prior to a Chinese opera performance during the Vegetarian Festival at the Chinese Shrine of Chow Sue Kong.  The nine day festival calls for spiritual cleansing through ritual vegetarianism.
An actress prepares makeup prior to a Chinese opera performance during the Vegetarian Festival at the Chinese Shrine of Chow Sue Kong.  The nine day festival calls for spiritual cleansing through ritual vegetarianism.

Vegetarian Festival 2014

Celebrate during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar the Vegetarian Festival is a big event throughout Thailand but more so on the island of Phuket. Bangkok has a large Thai-Chinese community that turns out for the nine days of celebrations as well.

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  • a 19 second video clip of clouds moving past reclining Buddha statue near Den Chai, Thailand.a 19 second video clip of clouds moving past reclining Buddha statue near Den Chai, Thailand.

    Thailand Time Lapse Buddha

    a 19 second video clip of clouds moving past reclining Buddha statue near Den Chai, Thailand.

  • Devotees to the ancient art of "Sak Yant" gather at Wat Bang Pra for a ceremony called "Wai Kru" to have their sacred tattoos re-engergized by tattoo masters.  The event draw huge crowds as devotees after being tattooed return outside to an area where they soon become entranced hurling themselves onto a stage where a statue to their master sits.Devotees to the ancient art of "Sak Yant" gather at Wat Bang Pra for a ceremony called "Wai Kru" to have their sacred tattoos re-engergized by tattoo masters.  The event draw huge crowds as devotees after being tattooed return outside to an area where they soon become entranced hurling themselves onto a stage where a statue to their master sits.

    Thailand Tattoo Madness

    Devotees to the ancient art of "Sak Yant" gather at Wat Bang Pra for a ceremony called "Wai Kru" to have their sacred tattoos re-engergized by tattoo masters.

  • Scenes from street procession at the Jui tui Chinese Shrine during rituals at the Phuket, Thailand Vegetarian Festival.Scenes from street procession at the Jui tui Chinese Shrine during rituals at the Phuket, Thailand Vegetarian Festival.

    Vegetarian Festival Street Procession

    Devotees to the Chinese Shrines of Phuket, Thailand gather for the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand.

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