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Runners-walkers hit the hills on Visakha Bucha Day

Hundreds of runners and walkers of all ages and abilities hit the hills and trails of Pratumnak in south Pattaya on Wednesday, May 10...

East marks Visakha Bucha Day

Eastern residents commemorated the birth, death and enlightenment of Lord Buddha on Thailand’s holiest of holidays, Visakha Bucha Day. Religious ceremonies began early and went...

Alcohol sales banned July 19 – 20

Back-to-back Buddhist holidays next week mean two dry days in Pattaya as bars, restaurants and entertainment venues are barred from selling alcohol. Asalaha Bucha Day,...

Candles, not neon, light Visakha Bucha Day in Pattaya

Pattaya turned off the neon lights and lit candles for 24-hours as area Buddhists celebrated Visakha Bucha Day. Believers began showing up to Khao Saotong...

Runners & walkers hit the road to celebrate Visakha Bucha Day

City Hall and the Pattaya Walking and Jogging Club teamed up to jointly organize this year’s walking, jogging and meditation activities on the Buddhist...

Thai Buddhists celebrated Visakha Bucha Day nationwide

Millions of Thai Buddhists joined together yesterday to mark Visakha Bucha Day going to temples across the country offering alms to monks in the...

Visakha Bucha walk-run kicks off Friday

Pattaya will commemorate Visakha Bucha Day Friday with a walk-run beginning at 3:30 p.m. Runners will trot five kilometers from the Tourism Authority of...

Pattaya Buddhists celebrate Buddha’s birth, death, enlightenment on Visakha Bucha Day

Pattaya-area residents crowded temples to mark the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha on the most important of Buddhist holidays, Visakha Bucha Day....

Chonburi plans full slate of activities for Visakha Bucha Day

Chonburi will mark Monday’s Visakha Bucha holiday by hosting a full-day of activities to kick off its “Buddhism Promotion Week.” Deputy Mayor Chamnanwit Taerat...

Monday, June 1 is Visakha Bucha Day

Banks and government offices closed Monday, June 1, is one of the most venerated holidays on the Buddhist calendar: Visakha Bucha Day. This Buddhist...

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Pattaya mayor checks beach parking, cleanliness

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