Photographer's Note

Sawadee Pee Mai - meaning "Happy New Year" in Thai, To all Trekearth members

Fire work exploding over the World Trade Centre plaza, Bangkok.
Shot taken at 00 01am on the 01 01 2549 B.E (in Thai)

Time: GMT +7 hours
Year: 2549 B.E. - 543 years = 2006 A.D.

Buddhist Era (B.E.):

The year of the passing of Lord Buddha is counted as B.E.1. Therefore the New Year is Wan Ram nueng Kham, Duen hok, the day AFTER Visakapuja Day. King Rama V changed the New Year day to April 1 starting after March 31, 2431. Later the New Year was changed to January 1 starting after December 31, 2483.

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  • Copyright: philip rose (willow) (42)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-01-01
  • Categories: Decisive Moment
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/10 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2006-01-01 3:23
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