Sand pagodas created along beach

18 April 2024
2024-04-18 19:45

The local authorities organized the tradition of building sand pagodas along Bang Saen beach to celebrate the Wan Lai festival in Chonburi, Thailand. The festival is part of the Thai New Year celebration mainly held in some eastern and central provinces after the main Songkran Thai New Year events, celebrated in mid-April across the country.
This is one of the Wan Lai traditions, with the idea of transporting sand into temples for construction or repair purposes. The sand sculptures often take the form of Buddha statues, pagodas, or other religious symbols, decorated with various materials such as flowers, seashells, and colorful flags to create beauty.

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