In Thailand sacral places are sometimes very close to the most secular things. Bangkok’s famous Wat Saket hosts a temple fair each November and during this time the golden mount is surrounded by a carnival with food stands, circus performances and gambling booths. On the winding way up to the temple top there are two rows of differently tuned temple bells that are struck by the pilgrims on the way back down. In this recording you can hear the bells and buddhist lectures that are transmissed by loudspeaker on top of the mountain. Later some music from the carnival down under interferes.
Wat Saket Temple Bells