Discover the Spiritual Essence of Thailand

Discover the Spiritual Essence of Thailand in July

Embark on a spiritual journey this July by immersing yourself in Thailand’s significant Buddhist celebrations. Mark your calendars for Asalha Puja Day on Saturday, July 20, 2024, and the beginning of Buddhist Lent (Khao Phansa) on Tuesday, July 23, 2024.

Asalha Puja Day is a profound occasion that commemorates the Buddha’s first sermon, the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, delivered to five ascetics. This pivotal day also signifies the establishment of the Triple Gem—the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha.

Khao Phansa Day ushers in the Buddhist Lent, a three-month period during which Theravada Buddhist monks dedicate themselves to staying in one place, as prescribed by the Vinaya (monastic code). This tradition reflects their commitment and discipline as they vow not to spend the night elsewhere.

Evening Activities for Devout Buddhists

As dusk falls, join the devout in the enchanting candlelight procession, known as “Wian Thian.” This mesmerizing ritual involves walking around the temple three times with candles, incense, and flowers, keeping the Buddha on your right side. As you participate, you will chant praises and focus on the Buddha’s virtues, a practice that fosters mindfulness and reverence. This ancient Thai tradition is a beautiful expression of respect and devotion.

Experience the Magic from Prince Palace Hotel Bangkok Staying at Prince Palace Hotel Bangkok places you in the heart of these spiritual activities. Explore the historic and atmospheric temples nearby, where you can witness and participate in these timeless rituals. Let the serene ambiance and cultural richness leave a lasting impression on your journey through Thailand