The holy Phra Puttha Sihing Buddha statue is bathed and perfumed at city hall in Bangkok for Songkran.
I managed to tear myself away from the merriment of Songkran water fights and pasted faces to witness one of the holy and traditional aspects of Songkran, held at Bangkok's city hall. The queue was unbelievably long and the wait was further exacerbated by the 95°F direct sun exposure but the faithful toughed it out nonetheless for their chance to whip perfume at the revered Buddha statue. I, on the other hand, waited impatiently to snap this photo from the shade of a nearby tree then hastily rushed off to join the water fights once more.
A closer view of flying perfume and cleansing water directed at the Phra Puttha Sihing Buddha statue at Bangkok's city hall during Songkran.
3 Comments - Songkran Revered Statue
I've really enjoyed your Songkran reportage, and really enjoy your way of life xD
I wanted to write envy your way of life xDDD
Thanks @ManoLin. Something strange happened that I just discovered b/c of your message. Turns out, I somehow lost your flickr feed from my RSS so I haven't followed your work in what seems like ages! Anyway, I just found your travel work on picasa as well so I've added that AND flickr (again). Thanks for checking in!