On Sunday I went into Bangkok for the Wat Arun Temple Festival. It is held at this time every year in order to promote Thai culture and Thai arts. Wat Arun, commonly called “Temple of Dawn” in English, is on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. It is easy to go there from the pier near Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha). It only costs 3 baht to cross the river. The temple fair started in the late afternoon at 4 p.m. Before the entertinment started, I wandered around looking at the stalls making traditional Thai desserts and other snacks. There was also a lot of demonstrations of different craft work. In the late afternoon we were entertained with a khon drama, traditional Thai music, a historical drama and shadow puppet plays.
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