Saturday, February 1, 2014

Chinese New Years in Bangkok

Bangkok has a rather large Chinese community so the Lunar New Year is celebrated in many parts of the city. Here are displays at Paragon Shopping Complex welcoming in the Year Of The Horse.

Chinatown is bustling with activity with people making their way to the various shrines and temples to beckon in a healthy and prosperous new year.

A major Wat on the outskirts of Chinatown is Wat Traimit which houses an incredible gold buddha, the largest solid gold buddha in the world.
The 13th century statue is slightly under 10 feet tall weighing five and a half tons. A must see if you ever find yourself venturing near Bangkok's Chinatown.

Food is always a part of any Chinese celebration and here we have ducks and geese hanging out to cool and dry in the late morning sun.

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