1,199 monks accept alms in Pattaya for southern brethren

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For the eighth year, Pattaya organized an alms offering for 1,199 monks to gather money and necessities for monks in Thailand’s troubled south.

The Dec. 27 ceremony in central Pattaya for Chonburi-based monks was led by Pra Thep Chonlatanmuni, the province’s dean of monks, and Phumpiphat Kamolnart, representative for the Meditation for Moral Development Association.

Central Road was closed from the Second Road intersection to the beach from 6-9 a.m. and the city and Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation took care of security and logistics.

During morning alms, 1,199 monks gather money and necessities destined for monks in Thailand’s troubled south.During morning alms, 1,199 monks gather money and necessities destined for monks in Thailand’s troubled south.

A parade started in front of the Hard Rock Hotel and proceeded to Central Festival Pattaya Beach.

The objective of the event was to bring all necessities to help monks at 232 temples in four southern border provinces in honor of the late Supreme Patriarch.

This event was a part of nationwide food offering for 2 million monks in 77 provinces.