In the tranquil embrace of a September day, Hua Hin city bore witness to a time-honored tradition—the annual maritime disaster ceremony and merit-making event at Chao Mae Tubtim Shrine. On this particular occasion, which unfolded on the 24th of September, the community came together to participate in a ritual laden with significance and reverence.
Gathered at the revered Chao Mae Tubtim Shrine, local inhabitants, governmental representatives, private sector delegates, and devoted individuals from the Hua Hin fishing community congregated in unison. The purpose of their gathering was to engage in acts of merit and pay homage to a tradition dating back centuries.
During this occasion, a symbolic boat, laden with stucco dolls representing the burdens of affliction and misfortune, was carefully towed out to sea. Navigating through the waters around rocky enclaves known for their abundant fish, the boat was destined for a symbolic release on the seabed. This ritualistic gesture symbolizes a collective effort to shed the weight of suffering, sorrow, disease, and negativity. It stands as a testament to the enduring traditions passed down through the annals of Hua Hin’s history, sustaining its profound cultural heritage.