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  tamboon in temples

 

Thailand

The making of offerings or tamboon to gain merit is a common sight in temples throughout Thailand. The most common offering consists of a lotus and orange candles, both symbols of Enlightenment. The burning of three incense sticks symbolizes Buddha, Sangha and Dhamma. Often gold leaf is applied on special venerated Buddha images, a tradition called pit thong.