March, 2015

Animal trances and tattoos at Thai Buddhist festival

A Buddhist devotee receives a protective tattoo during an annual festival, at Wat Bang Phra temple in Nakhon Chaisi west of Bangkok on March 7, 2015 (AFP Photo/Christophe Archambault)

Nakhon Pathom (Thailand) (AFP) – It begins with moans, then screams and feverish dancing followed by mad dashes through a densely packed crowd. Thousands of Buddhist devotees gathered Saturday at Thailand’s Wat Bang Phra temple for an annual festival celebrating […]