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Sand Pagoda Competition
Written by Panrit "Gor" Daoruang   
Friday, 23 February 2007 01:46

In the afternoon of April 13th, we went to Wat Bangnanggreng in Samut Prakan, to take some pictures of the people making sand pagodas. By the time we arrived they were already nearly a hundred people. Some of them had been at it for a couple of hours. The monk told me that everyone had to finish by 6 p.m. when he will judge the best sand pagoda.

Some people were making the sand pagodas in groups of friends and others were doing it as a family.

A lot of detail was given to the sand pagodas. With a walkway and decorations. You can see in the right picture that they are also writing on the pagoda.

Here the pagodas are nearly finished. Incense sticks and little flags are stuck into the sand pagoda. In the right picture you can see that the little boy is saying a prayer.