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Buddha Days: holidays of religious celebration for Thais and sober frustration for foreign tourists. Next week Thailand will celebrate Makha Bucha Day, an important religious holiday for Thai Buddhists. The holiday falls on Monday, March 6. While the day may not hold the same religious significance for non-Buddhists, it is still recognized as a significant …

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While observance to the rules is all well and good for respecting local Thai customs by foreigners perhaps they need to do something with the local Thais around here who will, by midafternoon, be out of their skulls having drunk copious amounts of Thai whiskey and cheap beer.

Can't say I blame them. They do not get much time off work. So a religious day is a real bonus.

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2 hours ago, Skip said:

I would go for a ban on loud obnoxious music especially from the temples and the schools as well... 

There is a big temple in Nonthaburi 


And they build a Moo baan development right in it basically 


I said to my wife no way I'd live there with all the shouting over the speakers by the temple 




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