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Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:08
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Thai traditional clothing remains popular

AYUTTHAYA, April 13 (TNA) - Thai traditional clothing remains fashionable as people and government officials wear it on Songkran Day Friday to promote Thai cultures. In Ayutthaya province, the provincial governor and local residents in traditional Thai clothing gave alms to 99 Buddhist monks at Wat Phra Si Sanphet in the Ayutthaya Historical Park. The activity also marked the 668th anniversary of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. In Ubon Ratchathani province, traditional Thai dresses were promoted at the Ubon Ratchathani Zoo. There were also traditional games including blindfolded boxing and dunk tanks as well as a ceremony to extend Buddhist New Year wishes to senior citizens. In Chiang Rai province, immigration police wore traditional Thai clothes at their Thai-Myanmar border checkpoint. Tourists happily posed for photos with the officials. In Sungai Kolok municipality of Narathiwat province, local residents wore traditional Thai dresses and gave alms to 59 Buddhist monks amid tight security measures. On Samui Island in Surat Thani province, local residents also wore traditional clothing and gave alms to monks. Their clothes turned Samui into a retro tourist destination while local police campaigned for public safety. (TNA)