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Over the past 30 years, the shrine to vegetarianism at Nakhon Chai Si Riverside in Nakhon Pathom province has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the most famous in the province. It now hosts Thailand’s annual Vegetarian Festival. During the 10-day event, Thai Chinese people come in white robes to pray. It was time to improve the main entrance to Pao Keng Teng and the shrine’s manager came to Thai Poly Acrylics (TPA), our site in the country, for help. He was looking for a transparent, strong material that was lighter than glass and that could be designed with built-in ventilation. The team at TPA suggested M000, 10mm thick Moden Glas, clear cast acrylic, which the designer laser cut in intricate patterns and installed within the wooden frame. A sensor was also incorporated so that the doors would open automatically as someone approached. TPA and its partner, Boontavorn Group donated the acrylic sheet plus the design and installation of the doors as their contribution to this wonderful building. Those making the 2015 pilgrimage were very happy to see the elegant new doors.

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