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Monks gather for a special ceremony in Pattaya to pray Covid-19 away

Hands placed together in the “wai” position and seated in chairs placed a safe “social distance” apart, monks in Pattaya gathered together at a local temple for a special ceremony to pray Covid-19 away.

The Wat Chai by the Pattaya Walking Street was given special permission to hold the event where dozens of monks from other temples in the area came together to pray. To prevent the spread of Covid-19 at the ritual, monks wore face masks, practised social distancing, used hand sanitiser and had their body temperature checked.

The monks chanted several mantras and performed rituals that they believe will help slow the spread of Covid-19 in Chon Buri and help the local economy recover.

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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Tanutam Thawan

Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.


  1. Oh the worlds scientists have been on the wrong track.
    A few chubby men in orange frocks seated on plastic chairs can pray covid away!
    Forgive my cynical attitude, but if they think they can do that, why are they wearing anti covid masks?
    If Covid disappears from Pattaya by Saturday; not one new case. Not one death, I will show my bare bum facing the town under the PATTAYA sigh on the hill.

  2. “The Wat Chai by the Pattaya Walking Street …”

    Unless it’s moved, Wat Chai is NOT “by Pattaya Walking Street” as it’s over a kilometre away from Walking Street.

  3. I think the covid pandemic continuing to ravage pattaya is far more palatable to the residents of fun town than toby standing on t’ill and mooning the city.
    A fate worst than death springs to mind.
    I have consulted my local fortune teller who assures me that if I pop round to the nearest wat,light a couple of Joss sticks and stick a purple in the glass box by the door that this will overpower the recent chanting and we will not have to view his pimply derrière.
    If for any reason my mission fails I’m sure the many local unemployed ladyboys will sort him out one way or another.

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