Sand pagodas for the Thai New Year
Events and competitions revolving around building sand pagodas are commonplace during the Thai New Year held in mid-April annually.
Many of the grand events are usually organised by famous or large temples including this one in Phitsanulok, Thailand.
The sand pagodas were decorated with flowers while the number nine was also incorporated to represent King Rama IX who passed away last October.
Sand pagodas are built within the compound of Buddhist temples out the Thai’s concern of unintentionally removing sand from the temple’s premises with their shoes, which becomes unintentional theft.