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 by bus on Rajadamri Road – 5am
The 10 000 monks sitting before the prayers start
People getting ready for donation. Each person/family got attributed a row and line number
People ready to start prayers before donation – 5.30am
Rajadamri street: full of people ready for donations to the 10 000 monks.
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.
Second line full of monks
After the monks have walked in the two lines, they got donations still keep continuing to walk.
Between the two pink lines where monks were walking people as militaries were putting in bags the donations.
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”.
Bags collection: donations consist of dry food such as rice, sugar, noodles, etc