Throughout the Kingdom people have been presenting alms to monks from nearby temples to make merit and receive a blessing for the New Year.
On the morning of Sunday 5th January more than one hundred monks from temples in Pattaya gathered together and proceeded along Soi Yume, just behind Big C Extra, to receive food and gifts from those living in the local community.
For many of the older monks it was a road well travelled.
The students received a blessing from the passing monks.
The age of several younger monks had yet to reach double figures.
Students from the Father Ray Foundation offered alms to the monks.
The monks at Boonthavorn.