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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Visakha Bucha Day in Thailand
Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
20 May 2016

Marked by Buddhist faithful throughout the world, Visakha Bucha commemorates the life, enlightenment and death of the Lord Buddha some 2500 years ago. This year the holiday, which is sometimes known simply as Buddha’s birthday, fell on May 20. Every year on the night of Visakha Bucha Day it is tradition among local Buddhists to walk in an 11 km pilgrimage to Doi Suthep mountain to reach Phra That Doi Suthep temple. The journey takes several hours and a good deal of endurance, but it’s very popular and the walk is more like a parade. Upon arrival, the pilgrims walk three times around the temple’s main stupa before offering alms to the monks at sunrise.

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Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
20 May 2016

Thousand of people walk to Doi Suthep temple on the eve of Visakha Bucha.

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Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
20 May 2016

A Buddhist monk is blesses devotees with water as they walk on the 11 km route from Chiang Mai town to Doi Suthep mountain.

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Visakha Bucha Day 04
Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
20 May 2016

Devotees climb the stairs to reach the funicular at Doi Suthep temple.

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Visakha Bucha Day 08
Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
20 May 2016

Young devotees perform the Wian Tian at Doi Suthep temple, walking around the main shrine holding a candle, three incense sticks and a lotus bud.

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Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
20 May 2016

Devotees perform the Wian Tian at Doi Suthep temple, walking around the main shrine holding a candle, three incense sticks and a lotus bud.

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Visakha Bucha Day 10
Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
20 May 2016

Devotees perform the Wian Tian at Doi Suthep temple, walking around the main shrine holding a candle, three incense sticks and a lotus bud.

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Visakha Bucha Day 09
Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
20 May 2016

Young buddhist monks prepare the lotus flowers offered at the entrance of the Doi Suthep Temple.

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Visakha Bucha Day 01
Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
20 May 2016

Devotees offer candles and incense while praying at Doi Suthep temple.

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Visakha Bucha Day 05
Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
20 May 2016

Some devotees sleep around the temple waiting for sunrise when monks walk out on the street to get alms.

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Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
20 May 2016

The lights of Chiang Mai city from the terrace of Doi Suthep temple.

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Visakha Bucha Day 06
Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
20 May 2016

Devotees walk back from the temple to Chiang Mai late at night.

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Visakha Bucha Day 07
Chiang Mai
By vincenzo floramo
20 May 2016

At sunrise monks walked down the 300 stairs flanked by green trees and guarded by 16th-century Naga (snake) figures.
Devotees offer alms and are blessed by the monks.

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Buddhist Cremation for Earthquake Vic...
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

A victim of the Nepal earthquake is cremated in a traditional Bhuddist funeral ceremony in the village of Thame, in the Solukhumbu region, near Mount Everest on April 30, 2015.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The brother of the victim (foreground) helps set up the funeral pyre made of big logs of wood.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

A candle is placed in the middle of the pyre as part of the prayer to the victim.

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Bhuddist funeral 06
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

Bhuddist monks get ready to start the ceremony, preparing instruments and choosing prayers.

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Bhuddist funeral 07
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The body of the victim is brought to the pyre, hidden from view by a sheet.

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Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

In accordance with Buddhist custom, the corpse is not cremated laying flat, but instead is seated upright inside the wooden structure with its head up.

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Bhuddist funeral 09
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

Villagers chop more wood in order to fully cover the corpse.

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Bhuddist funeral 10
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

The ceremony begins with chanting as the fire is lit.

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Bhuddist funeral 11
Thame, Nepal
By Brice
30 Apr 2015

Devotional objects and offerings that will be thrown into the fire. Goodwill is created by these gifts and it is believed that goodwill helps the lingering spirit of the dead person.