Wednesday, May 1, 2013
WAT CHEDI LUANG - MAKHA BUCHA DAY - CHIANG MAI
All my friends recommended I should celebrate the evening of Makha Bucha holiday at Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai. Not only is it the biggest Chedi, or rather what remains of it, after an earthquake in the 16th century damaged it, but it is the place where most worshippers go for this important holiday. A huge crowd followed hundreds of monks as they circumnavigated the ancient pagoda, praying and holding candles, lotus flowers and incense sticks. The temple grounds where filled with smoke and the whole atmosphere was filled with energy. A really nice experience to having been in the midst of such a crowd.