On the second day of Songkran, many families rise early and take part in traditional Buddhist rituals. They give alms to Buddhist monks. They also take part in a ritual that is known as ‘Bathing the Buddha image.’ During this ritual, devout followers will pour water over the statues of Buddha in their home and at their local temple.
The heritage Town of Amphawa
Amphawa enjoys the rich historical and cultural heritage and is the birth place of King Buddhalertla Naphalia (King Rama II) during the 18th century. This water based community benefits from sea, brackish, and fresh water which accommodate the salt pan and fruit orchards.
In 2008, the Amphawa community was awarded the UNESCO Asia Pacific Honorable Mention Award for Culture Heritage Conservation...Read more