• Short Summary

    Thousands of Buddhist devotees, mostly Chinese, are currently flocking to the shrine of the Holy Footprint about 85 miles (136 Kms) north of Bangkok to prepare for the highlight of the Phra Festival.

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    Thousands of Buddhist devotees, mostly Chinese, are currently flocking to the shrine of the Holy Footprint about 85 miles (136 Kms) north of Bangkok to prepare for the highlight of the Phra Festival.

    Full moon on Monday (28 February) is the high spot of this year's festival. Japanese Buddhist Association members were at the shrine on Thursday (24 February) as final preparations were being completed for the climax.

    SYNOPSIS: The Shrine of the Holy Footprint has been a focal point for Thailand's population over the last few weeks. Japanese Buddhist Association members have also been flocking to the shrine--about 85 miles north of Bangkok--as the highlight of the annual feast of Phra approaches.

    More than 160 Japanese Buddhists wee at the shrine on Thursday to pray during the festival's preparations for the full moon--the climax of the festival--this coming Monday.

    The Shrine of the Holy Footprint was built during the 16th century, and retouched a hundred years later. Every year, thousands of Buddhists gather there for the prayer festival.

    Thousands of devotees are expected to visit the shrine as the climax of the festival approaches.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAY2YU2S5VC6T1ZMOHJ6EMQSOJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAY2YU2S5VC6T1ZMOHJ6EMQSOJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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