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Chinese New Year, Bangkok

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The Chinese new year is getting into full swing, Chinatown is a sea of red decorations, dragon toys and hustle and bustle. Everywhere there are firecrackers exploding, Dragons, red clothes. The video below gives you some of the feel for Chinese New Year, here in Bangkok.

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I visit the Chinese Buddha temple in the center of China town. Crowd control police are there, the temple is packed, everyone wanting to make offerings to the many Buddhas in the temples, flower candles, incense, flowers. I follow the crowd through the temple and pray at each of the Buddhas.

Chinatown is one big fire hazard right now, as the paper offerings are burned in open fires in the very narrow streets.

Below is a map to the location of the Chinese temple (the green arrow).


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