Yellow flags mark the Vegetarian Festival.
Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra beats a drum to mark the beginning of the Vegetarian Festival.
A grocer sells raw ingredients used in vegetarian dishes.
Mock meat is used to produce various foods that resemble items such as sausages.
Worship of the goddess Guan Yin is another aspect of the festival.
Chefs have become adept at disguising mock meats and tofu as other foods such as these eggs.
Or even a whole fish!
Participants celebrate the festival by wearing white and eating only vegetarian food for nine days.
Other activities at the festival include performances of traditional Chinese opera.