Buddhist amulet collectors from around the region will descend upon Pattaya Oct. 26-27 for the second Pattaya Amulet Competition.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and Numchaichana Deewee, president of the Eastern Thai Buddha Image Admiration Association, announced the event to be held at the Eastern National Indoor Sports Arena at a Sept. 25 press conference.
Organized to promote preservation of eastern Buddhist and its artifacts, the show will provide a venue for collectors to have their amulets judged, photographed and certified.
Officials announce the annual Buddhist amulet show to be held later this month.
Last year’s show raised almost 3 million baht in charity as amulet and image owners obtained certification of their items for the 300 baht entry fee. In addition, they entered their items into a contest to be judged. Items were photographed and certificates made.
Last year’s exhibition featured 55 tables where judges evaluated amulets and images, and set up 1,912 categories to compete in. Grand prizes included a 1995 Provost Kasem Khaemko amulet from Trailak Cemetery in Lampang, LCD television and book on Provost Toa of Wat Khaokradon in Rayong.