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Character News - Visit to Thailand

Arabella D (Y10) visited Thailand:  “I visited the big Buddha in Phuket and the wat Chalong temple where I got to place a gold leaf in 3 of the statues for an offering in good luck.

Whilst we were in the big Buddha temple, I received a sacred bracelet, known as 'Sai sin ' in Thai. They come from larger lengths of thread that have been blessed by the monks and then tied to yourself by a monk. Whilst tying the bracelet the monk also splashes you with blessed water. Whilst at Maya Beach island hopping we found a small temple they had made for the monkeys.