Pisan Jariyaphiwat

Long before Pattaya Beach became an international tourist resort, back when rice paddies outnumbered streets, Thailand’s farmers didn’t want monks trampling their crops. So, for three months, priests stayed inside their temples and the tradition of Buddhist Lent candles was born.
The Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation offered alms and raised funds at its annual merit-making ceremony.
Pattaya Buddhists raised more than 4 million baht for a wax museum during a Kathin robes ceremony at Chaimongkol Temple. Rungroj and Suporn Rattanachet from the LK Group of hotels presented the robes in the name of HM the King to local dean of monks Thepchol...