Vlog 094 – Our Visakha Bucha Day

Today is Buddha’s Birthday so we go to Temple to make Merit.

Wat Tha Mai

Wat Tha Mai is a Buddhist temple in Krathum Baen, Samut Sakron, Thailand. It was known for sacred objects such as amulets and talismans. Many Thai celebrities visit this temple as part of their philanthropy and benefit from fortune telling by abbot Pra Ar Jan Uten Sirisaro

In 1977, a monk named Yod Chai wanted to find a place to practice dharma. Someone recommended a place around “Pak Klong Korg Mhu” (a peaceful place). Yod Chai invited the villagers to build the house for monks. Form the event the monks and villagers united. They asked for a permit to build with the name “Sum nak shong pot ti reum rang si”. The temple was established in 1977 on land received from King Rama Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1994. On 28 February 1989 they changed the name to Wat Tha Mai by order of the ministry of education

Wat Tha Krabue

Bangkok has some cultural oddities, perhaps none more so than Wat Hua Krabeu, or Temple of the Buffalo Heads, where a monk’s penchant for collecting has become somewhat of a crusade. The temple first became famous due to the rather eccentric abbot, Phra Khru Wiboonpattankit, who made national headlines several years ago when he began collecting hundreds of old Mercedes Benz limousines and turned the wat into a classic auto museum

Map reference for Wat Tha Mai

Map reference for Wat Tha Krabue

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