Hello everyone. Yesterday me and my wife read and see information and photos from the local facebook pages of the district where we live. According to information on Facebook, today at Wat Hua Fai there was a Loi Krathong tradition of the Tai Yai people at this temple from the morning until the evening. The Tai Yai people in Thailand now are one of the local ethnic groups living in the country. Today me and my wife have free time. So we planned to visit this temple to see the traditions of the Tai Yai people.
Besides I like visiting many temples and I also like learning about the history of the temples I visit. I have been searching for information about Wat Hua Fai since yesterday. Before we go to this temple today.
Wat Hua Fai has no information on when this temple was built. But this temple received permission to establish itself as a temple in A.D. 1932, or 91 years ago. And the temple received royal granting of the land to the particular temple by announcing in royal decree in A.D. 1998 or 25 years ago.
Wat Hua Fai located in Hua Fai Village, Pong Nam Ron Subdistrict, Fang District, Chiang Mai Province. We sent our son and granddaughter to school first, then we went to run errands in Wiang Subdistrict before going to Wat Hua Fai, Pong Nam Ron Subdistrict at 11:10 AM.
The morning of our road journey was shrouded in fog for the entire journey. This morning's journey was therefore quite difficult and quite slow. Even though there is no traffic jam. And there are quite a few cars on the road. Until about 10:00 a.m. it was sunny.
When we arrived at Wat Hua Fai. The some religious ceremonies and shows have already begun. Many people visit this temple and tradition, mostly Tai Yai people. Some people sit and wait for religious ceremonies in the afternoon. Some people eat food in the almshouse. But me and my wife admire the atmosphere around the temple first. This temple is a Tai Yai art style temple. And has a clear Tai Yai style identity. Especially the buddha image hall (viharn), the main buddha image in the buddha image hall (viharn) and the large entrance arch of the temple.
When we enjoyed the atmosphere in the temple for a while, various shows began in the temple. Money trees are paraded around the buddha image hall (viharn) with many people doing local dances having fun and local musical instruments are played.
In addition, there is a sports competition, which is a traditional Thai game called Muay talay or Sea Boxing. This traditional Thai game can be played by both adults and children.
Unfortunately, we have limited time today. Because we have errands to do before we pick up the children at school. So we haven't seen the other show or religious ceremonies.
Finally, I’ll go on to share about our food today. That's our lunch. We ate lunch around 1 p.m. Today we ate local Northern food, namely Khao Soi and rice steamed with chicken soup. Take a look.
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