Visitors to Thailand will be able to mark an important milestone in Buddhist spiritual history when the World Vesak Day Miracle celebrations take place from June 1st to 4th this year.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will be hosting the event at Phra Pathom Chedi Temple in Nakhon Pathom province, in order to mark the 2,600th anniversary of Buddha’s enlightenment.
All of the celebrations taking place during the event will be held under the theme of the lotus flower, an important Buddhist symbol that is closely related to the birth of the spiritual leader, as it is believed that these flowers spontaneously bloomed to support the first steps Buddha took directly after his birth.
The Phra Pathom Chedi Temple, meanwhile, has been chosen as a venue due to its reputed status as the birthplace of Buddhism in the south-east Asian region.
All of this comes as part of the TAT’s efforts to attract more tourists to Thailand under the Miracle Year of Amazing Thailand policy.
Those visiting the area to attend the festival will find many archaeological and religious treasures in the region, as Nakhon Pathom is well known as a focal point for ancient civilisations.
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