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Finally received an official permit to function as a place of worship
May 2, 1992

Wat Thai Washington, D.C. finally received an official permit to function as a place of worship on June 2, 1992.

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The Second Move to Georgia Avenue and the Third One to Layhill Road
May 1, 1980

In early July 1980, the committee found a house at 9033 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland. This new location was not far from the previous temple, easy to commute, and had a nice landscape. The house selling price was US$260,000.00 but the Association was able to negotiate it down to US$240,000.00. The move was completed on December 7, 1980.

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The First Monks’ Residence
May 1, 1974

Having sufficient funds, members of the Association conceived the idea of first to establishing a monks’ residence and second to invite at least two monks from Thailand to perform religious ceremonies.

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First Thai Buddhism in the U.S. introducing and opening
May 1, 1971

he initiative in establishing a temple for Buddhist residents in the local area began when several Thai communities in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and neighboring states

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