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Buddhist Lent in Thailand – WAT THAM BOYA
A buddha image of about 10 meters in height adorned the cave entrance area.
At the occasion of the Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent), anyone in Thailand can go, for a period of 3 days or 3 weeks, to meditate in a Pagoda or temple. In this case the favored place is a large cave in the Central Thailand. The cave was discovered 50 years ago and has become a landmark for buddhist pilgrims. Here, mostly women come to meditate, in a cave which has been fitted with tents and electricity. People spend the time praying to different small shrines (usually of hindu influence) set around the immense cave.
Photo by Roland Neveu
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