10 000 monks in Bangkok on the 8th September 2013/2556

On the 8th September 2013 or 2556 regarding the Thai calendar, 10 000 monks gathered on the Rajadamri Road, between Rama 1 and Petchaburi roads in front of Central World and Big C.

monks arriving in rajadamri road, bangkok

Monks arriving by bus on Rajadamri Road – 5am

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The 10 000 monks sitting before the prayers start

people getting ready for donation - ten thousand monks bangkok rajadamri road

People getting ready for donation. Each person/family got attributed a row and line number

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People ready to start prayers before donation – 5.30am

Rajadamri street: full of people ready for donations to the 10 000 monks

Rajadamri street: full of people ready for donations to the 10 000 monks.

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Monks walking through Rajadamri street – 7 am
The monks walked first through one line in the direction of Petchaburi road before turning back on the second line to Rama I road. At this point, monks don’t get yet donations.

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Second line full of monks

ten thousand monks bangkok rajadamri road big c collection of donation

After the monks have walked in the two lines, they got donations still keep continuing to walk.

ten thousand monks bangkok rajadamri road big c collection of donation

Between the two pink lines where monks were walking people as militaries were putting in bags the donations.

ten thousand monks bangkok rajadamri road big c

In front of monks, people are sitting without pointing their feet to them (a disrespectful sign) and join their hands to do the famous Thai “wai”.

ten thousand monks bangkok rajadamri road big c

Bags collection: donations consist of dry food such as rice, sugar, noodles, etc

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