The Morning Alms Offering at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham started a few minutes right before 6:00 AM. As the monks began to take a few steps on the alms collecting path, everything came to a halt when there was a loud screeching noise and brake sound and a crowd of people rushing to the middle of the street.
Apparently a Farang tourist was hit by a Tuk-Tuk as he was trying to catch that “perfect” image of the procession at the beginning of the procession. It can be quite dangerous at this time in the morning as I noticed many vehicles driving at a fast pace and you have to watch where you are going or else you’ll end up at a hospital if you are not lucky and a few scratches if you are lucky enough. Luckily, this Farang tourist was able to get up and walk away. After that, life went back to the usual routines.
It was nice for me to see many people making their own food and sweet treat for the alms offering rather than just buying candy which is not so healthful for the monks. After offering alms, people from this village would carry food to the temple for the morning communal meal.