Friday, May 24, 2013

Phuket weather 24 May 2013 also Visaka Bucha Day

Sai Batr - offer food to Monks
Offering food to Monks in the morning
During the night we had heavy rain falls but in the morning just grey sky and people were on the streets for traditional Sai Bat (ใส่ บาตร), offer food to Monks.
All day will be cover in clouds and rain will probably pour down late afternoon.
Forecast say will be like this for all weekend.

Wat Kathu in Phuket Thailand
Kathu Temple - Phuket
Today is public holiday in Thailand it is Visaka Bucha Day (วันวิสาขบูชา), that is celebrate on the full moon that marks the 6th Lunar month.

It is Buddhist observance commemorating the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha. Also observed as National Tree Day. People also will do their offer to Monks at  temples, afternoon was time for them to put gs in order
Kathu temple in Phuket Thailand
Wat Kathu in Phuket

Schools, Banks and government offices are closed. Alcohol sale are banned so also bars and other venues will stay closed.

If like to see local tradition and life then take an half day tour starting early morning and get around some of the temples.

Kathu Temple is one of oldest temple in Phuket and very close to most popular resorts areas.
Kathu temple in Phuket Thailand
Kathu Temple

Kathu temple in Phuket Thailand
Wat Kathu

Kathu temple in Phuket Thailand
Monks shelter at Kathu Temple

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