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Iconsiam offers a fun temple party

Iconsiam offers a fun temple party

Iconic photo of Songkran Festival 2022 courtesy of Iconsiam

Iconsiam invites everyone to dress up in traditional Thai costumes and enjoy lots of activities during the “Iconic Songkran Festival 2022” until Sunday.

The festival is divided into four major areas. This is a rare opportunity to pay homage and offer lotus flowers to a replica of the Metta Buddha statue, which was consecrated before the current statue at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, India.

It is temporarily dedicated to the Rassada Hall, on the 1st floor, where the exhibition “Explore The Land Of Buddhism In The Metaverse” will take everyone to virtually visit four major Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Exclusively on Friday, a limited amount of century-old holy water from Luang Por Toh Promrangsi of Wat Rakhang will be offered.

The Charoen Nakhon hall on the M level is packed with traditional Thai dance performances and cultural performances from all four regions. There is a temple fair offering fun games and delicacies, as well as workshops on making cottage cheese wood flowers (only today with limited seating from 11am), dried potpourri and fresh, a garland of scented powder and scented water.

Visitors are also invited to pour water over the Buddha statues on loan from four regions in Sooksiam, ground floor. There is also a procession of the statues every day at 2 p.m. until Friday. Many refreshing menus are also available.

The River Parc has been transformed into a playground for kite activities until April 24. Expect to see spectacular kites from four regions, a parade of giant decorated kites, international kites and the longest LED-lit squid kite in the country. Also have fun with kite competitions, learn how to make your own kites and learn some flying skills from kite experts.