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ATS visit to Loy Krathong Festival at Buddhapadipa Temple Sunday 2nd November
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Forthcoming events

The three principal Anglo-Thai Society meetings in 2014 are:

  • Summer Reception at the House of Lords in June
  • Presentation of Educational Awards this year at The Office of Educational Affairs, The Royal Thai Embassy, London, on Tuesday 18th November
  • ATS Christmas lunch on Friday 12th December


ATS Visit to Loy Kratong Festival

Buddhapadipa Temple, 14 Calonne Road, Wimbledon, SW19 5HJ - Sunday 2nd November 2014

The Society has organised this visit so that members can enjoy and participate in the traditional Thai festival of Loy Kratong.  The name could be translated as "to float a basket or candle", and comes from the tradition of making kratong or buoyant, decorated lotus flower baskets, which are then floated on a river or lake. The charge of £15 each will include guide, a handmade Kratong and a donation to the Temple


10.30 am : Members arrive at Buddhapadipa Temple
11.00 am : Guided tour by Khun Ladda (Kru Koong) with information about the Temple & history of Loy Kratong. (while monks have meal)
12.00 pm onwards : Members at leisure and can buy food at stalls. They can float their Kratong at their leisure.

Meeting point:- Meet Dr Orapin Dawson at the bottom of the steps on the entry to the main temple at 10.30.

For any member who has not visited the temple before, you will be amazed to see a traditional Thai style temple in London!

Tickets will not be issued, but names will be checked on arrival. Details of how to get there by public transport are given on the temple’s website:

Please download and complete the form below if you wish to come, and send to: Trevor Knox, 62A Dore Road, Sheffield S17 3NE, Tel: 0114 2368 129


ATS also has the following events planned for the rest of the year, so please mark your diaries.

Tuesday 18th November

Presentation of Educational Awards at The Office of Educational Affairs, The Royal Thai Embassy, 28 Princes Gate, London SW7 1PT.  More details coming soon.  For a map showing the venue, please click on the following link

Friday 12th December

Christmas Lunch at Nipa Restaurant.  More details coming soon.


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Calendar of Events

Sun. 2nd November

ATS Visit to Loy Kratong Festival at Buddhapadipa Temple, Wimbledon.

Tues. November 18th 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Educational Awards Presentation at The Office of Educational Affairs, The Royal Thai Embassy, 28 Prince's Gate, London SW7 1PT


Fri. 12th December

ATS Christmas Lunch at Nipa Thai Restaurant - 12:30 pm


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