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Thai New Year Celebrations – Songkran

Songkran, or Thai New Year, is a Buddhist festival and the Kingdom of Thailand’s  most important public holiday. The word Songkran is derived from Sanskrit and means “Astrological Passage”. Songkran marks the end of the dry season – April is Thailand’s hottest … Continue reading

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Thailand Buddhist Temple

Wat Buddhapadipa is a Thai Buddhist temple in 4 acres of wooded grounds at Colonne Road  in Wimbledon. It was the first such temple to be built in the United Kingdom and has Royal Thai patronage.  It is the only Thai temple … Continue reading

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