New Thai Buddhist Temple Opens in South Florida

June 15, 2003

Source: The Miami Herald

On June 15, 2003 The Miami Herald reported that "dressed in their bright saffron garb, about 150 Thai Buddhist monks -- some who traveled from as far as Bangkok -- chanted inside Wat Buddharangsi in the Redland to cleanse the new temple of any evil spirits and make it a sacred place... After seven years of construction, South Florida's Thai Buddhist community gathered at the temple, 15200 SW 240th St., Saturday for part of the religious hall's dedication ceremonies."