When tourists come to Thailand, they only see the temples, and so most think that all Thais are Buddhists. But there are also large Christian communities. At this time of year it is more obvious as they are celebrating Christmas. In Isaan, there is a big Christmas Star Parade in Sakon Nakhon. I visited this community five years ago. This year, I’m in Ban Songyae in Yasothon for their celebration in the run up to Christmas. The following photos were tweeted live on the first day of my trip to Northeastern Thailand.
Good morning from Don Mueang airport. Today I'm flying Nok Air to Ubon Ratchathani for a 4-day trip that includes Yasothon & Amnat Charoen pic.twitter.com/y8Qhf9VR8T— Richard Barrow in Thailand 🇹🇭 🇬🇧 (@RichardBarrow) December 21, 2016