New Year’s prayer ceremony attracts tourists at Khao Yai National Park

Photo courtesy of Khao Sod

Tourists gathered for a New Year’s prayer ceremony at a temporary tent area on Khao Yai National Park‘s Rong Mountain. Amid the chilly weather, with temperatures dropping to 11 degrees Celsius at midnight of January 1 numerous tourists participated in the Buddhist chanting and New Year’s prayers.

Despite the cold weather, tourists flocked to join the New Year prayers, welcoming 2024 or the Year of the Big Snake. Following the monks’ ceremony, they spread their loving-kindness to all creatures, tourists, and Khao Yai National Park officers, wishing them happiness along with a Buddhist water blessing for auspiciousness, reported Khao Sod.

On the morning of January 1, a ceremony was held to offer dry food and rice to ten monks for blessings. Tourists then relaxed and enjoyed the world’s seventh-ranked ozone-rich natural heritage before returning to their work routines the following day.

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