Image of Asia: Marking Buddha's Birthday in Thailand

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Posted: Jun 01, 2015 9:29 AM
Image of Asia: Marking Buddha's Birthday in Thailand

In this photo by Sakchai Lalit, Buddhists put gold leaf on the face of a giant Buddha statue for good luck at Royal Field in Bangkok as part of Wesaka Bucha activities. Wesaka Bucha, the most important Buddhist holy day of the year, marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha. It is a national holiday in predominately Buddhist Thailand.