The Lotus Throwing Festival

One of the most beautiful Thai festivals that I attend every year is “Rub Bua” which is sometimes called “Yon Bua”. This is a better name as it more precisely describes what happens. In English I have translated this as the “Lotus Throwing Festival”. A replica of the revered Luang Pho Toh Buddha image is put on a boat on the Samrong Canal in Bang Phli. It then goes along this canal while literally thousands of people, who have been lining the banks since sunrise, throw lotus flowers onto the boat as it passes. As you can see by this picture, many of the flowers found its target.

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