Mass Alms giving on Silom Road on 19 May 2013
In Commemoration of International Visakha Bucha Day there will be a mass alms offering to 10,000 Buddhist monks in Bangkok. The event will take place on Silom Road on Sunday 19th May 2013 from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Dried food and drinks collected on this day will be given to the 323 temples in the four southern provinces of Thailand. For many of the monks in the deep south it is too dangerous for them to go out on alms rounds due to insurgency attacks. Foreigners are welcome to join this event. If you are offering alms you should wear white. The event takes place at lower Silom around the corner from BTS Chong Nonsi. Follow @RichardBarrow on Twitter for updates.