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Yaowarat gears up for Vegetarian Festival ( 12 photo)

Bangkok's Chinatown in Yaowarat district is alive with traditional Chinese decorations and yellow flags with red Chinese characters signifying the annual Vegetarian Festival is about to begin. Vendors offered plant-based goods as people visited local shrines to pay respect to the spirits on Wednesday. This year, the nine-day festival runs from Sept 26 to Oct 4. (Photos: Somchai Poomlard)

21 Sep 2022