Anyone on holidays to Thailand may wish to visit the Wat Pikulthong temple in Tumpat following the announcement that it is to receive an award.

Anyone on holidays to Thailand may wish to visit the Wat Pikulthong temple in Tumpat following the announcement that it is to receive an award.

The religious site will be the first Buddhist temple to receive the Royal Kathin award in a ceremony this week, the New Straits Times reports.

Thai consul-general Surapon Petch-Vra said: “This is a significant ceremony and it reflects the close and long-standing relationship between Thailand and Kelantan.”

The prize is set to be presented by the Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej and the event is expected to be witnessed by as many as 10,000 people.

Earlier this month, Thailand was in a list of 15 holiday destinations recommended as “fabulous” by travel writer Gill Williams.

Meanwhile, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, 835,000 people from the UK visited Thailand last year in order to take advantage of its great weather, beautiful scenery and range of attractions, including scuba diving and jungle treks.


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