Annual Buddhist Ritual at Khao Khitchakut in Chanthaburi

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Date: 31 Jan – 31 March 2014

Venue: Khao Khitchakut Mt, Makham district, Chanthaburi

Throughout the two-month celebration, visitors are allowed to make a pilgrimage to pay homage to the sacred Buddha’s Footprint at the peak of the Khitchakut Mountain in Chanthaburi.

Getting to the peak of the mountain can be achieved by trekking through a 15-kilometre trail. For more convenient option, visitors can take a four-wheel pickup, starting from Wat Pluang, and continue with another 1.2km on foot.

However, legend has it that climbing up the Khao Khitchakut to worship the Buddha’s Footprint is the best way to perform good deeds as worshippers show strong perseverance to overcome difficulties of getting up there.

Worshippers will then be blessed with good luck or al least be rewarded with the majestic scenery on the mountain top.

For more information, contact:

Tourism Authority of Thailand, Rayong Office

Tel: +66 (0) 3865 5420-1

E-mail: [email protected]