• Short Summary

    INTO BANGKOK'S LUMPINI PARK THIS WEEK MARCHED 108 BUDDHIST PRIESTS AND NOVICES AFTER A LONG HIKE FROM THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES -A DISTANCE OF 505 MILES (816 KILOMETRES).

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    INTO BANGKOK'S LUMPINI PARK THIS WEEK MARCHED 108 BUDDHIST PRIESTS AND NOVICES AFTER A LONG HIKE FROM THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES -A DISTANCE OF 505 MILES (816 KILOMETRES). AND THE PURPOSE OF THEIR VISIT: TO SEE THIS SIGHTS OF THAILAND'S CAPITAL. IT'S A FIRST VISIT FOR MANY OF THEM. THEY SET OUT FROM THE TIAO KOTRA TEMPLE IN NAKORN SRI THAMMARAJ, A PROVINCE ON THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF THAILAND, ON DECEMBER 31.

    THEY COME FROM TEMPLES THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH. LOOKING HUNGRY AND EXHAUSTED, THEY WERE GIVEN FOOD AND FRESH ROBES BY A GATHERING OF WELCOMERS WHO HAD TURNED OUT AT THE PARK TO GREET THEM.

    CAGED BIRDS WERE RELEASED TO MARK THE SAFE ARRIVAL OF THE GROUP. DURING THEIR PILGRIMAGE, THEY HAD STOPPED AT VARIOUS REMOTE AREAS TO PREACH TO THE VILLAGERS. THE TRAIL CUT THROUGH SEVEN SOUTHERN PROVINCES, AND THEY ALL CAUGHT HEAVY COLDS ON THE ARDUOUS JOURNEY.

    THEY HAVE SET UP CAMP IN THE PARK WHERE THEY WILL STAY THROUGHOUT THEIR VISIT TO BANGKOK. THEY PLAN TO WALK BACK ON MARCH 7. YOUNGEST AMONG THEM IS BOONCHOTI SUDCHAI, WHO IS SEVEN YEARS OLD. ACCORDING TO HIS FELLOW PILGRIMS, HE IS THE BEST PREACHER IN THE GROUP WHICH CONSISTS OF 82 PRIEST AND 26 NOVICES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB41FEC2PJ2CPGBFUC2OBMMVBA
    Media URN:
    VLVAB41FEC2PJ2CPGBFUC2OBMMVBA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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