All Thais of Chinese descent across the country flocked to temples to pray for prosperity and happiness in the Chinese New Year, which began on Sunday.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presides at the opening of the annual Chinese New Year celebration in Yaowarat on Sunday. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
People visited Chinese and Buddhist temples in the early hours of Sunday after the Year of the Snake began after midnight. The most popular places for worship in Bangkok include Wat Mangkon Kamalawat in Yaowarat, where Thailand's largest Chinese community is holding an event to celebrate the new year until Monday.
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