Posts Tagged ‘sai baht’

Chinese New Year,Sakon Nakhon,Thailand, Sai Baht


This morning the Chinese Community near Wat Phra That Choeng Chum did what goes on on a daily bais, but more ceremoniously for auspicious days, they sai baht, or filled the monks bowls.
I have been phographing Chinese events in Isaan for more than 15 years now and 1 of the things I enjoy most is how punctual they are. Normally Thai events are early if they start only 15 minutes late and I have seen people left waiting in the hot sun more than an hour, waiting for a so called VIP. I have also seen the Chinese Thai start on time VIP or not and the rather embarrassed  arrival of said VIP after the event has started. Anyhow here is an Isaan Live, shot live and twitcasted live moment from Sakon Nakhon