Tag: buddhism

Phrao. An island in the Sea of Silence.

About Phrao Settled amidst the Sea of Silence, Phrao offers its visitors the chance to visit numerous tourist attractions such as: attraction to green, attraction to serenity and gravitational attraction which keeps the Earth close to itself. Short history During the Vietnam War, several pilots reported seeing a flying monk at an altitude of about […]

Songkran, the Buddhist New Year. Mini guide on how to stay alive and dry.

A few words about the Songkran – the Buddhist New Year There are plenty to be said about the Buddhist New Year but if I start going into details about the origins and meanings of the rituals I would literally have to write a Ph.D. dissertation and this is not the place to publish that. […]

Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan and other impossible-to-pronounce names

The name of the city is Nakhon Si Thammarat. Believers from all over Asia gather here for the great Buddhist festival organized every year. The celebration bears the name Khuen Hae Pha That; it starts on the Full Moon night of February and lasts for a week. Next year it will begin on the 10th. The venue: […]