New Year temple tour by tram

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will arrange for interested people to take a tram-ride to worship Buddha images at 9 temples around Bangkok's Koh Rattanakosin area from January 1-9.

The ride is part of BMA's hosting of New Year celebrations at the City Hall's Khon Muang Plaza from December 30 to January 9. On New Year's Eve, the city also will set off 2,554 fireworks.

The Phra Buddha Navaratbopit image will be enshrined in a temporary pavilion at the plaza from December 30 to January 1, while the alms-taking ritual with284 Buddhist monks will be held on January 1 at 7am - an hour after which the trip's first batch of four trams will commence the journey.

For details, call 02225 7612-4.