Hi, it is Giant Buddha Day! Bangkok’s giant Buddha is finally completed during the past year and I finally get to visit it today! Furthermore, this temple has special significance for me and this is like a long overdue pilgrimage for me. Luang Phor Wat Paknam is my grandmaster in a sense because his meditation technique was my first meditation practice. I had promised to share this technique but had been sitting on it for a while. Hopefully, I can get some inspiration to nail down my concerns after the trip.
Bang Phai Station.
I decided to start my exploration from this MRT Station. Try standing when you are reaching the station and hopefully, you will be rewarded with a picture opportunity of this beautiful Buddha. Just like the image above.
Must do at the temple
Pay respect to luangpor’s body, it is on the 2nd level. Visit the giant pagoda. Inside this pagoda is a museum and a huge glass pagoda. Painted above the pagoda are the past Buddhas.
And of course we need to visit the giant Buddha for photo.
The temple is beside a river and you can buy fish food at 10 bhat to feed the fat fishes.
After the temple visit, it is time for breakfast
Breakfast is another localized dish by Chinese Immigrants. This one is not a Michelin restaurant but a street side establishment that has a good local followings. The cost is not expensive and the taste is satisfying for me.
To tell the shop owner what you want, just show this picture below and count the number of bowl you want. This soup contains pig offal. So be warned already. but if you are adventurous in your culinary adventure, please try this. The shop really looks humble from outside but the wall within is plastered with past interviews with local media.
Next stop is another temple nearby.
Wat Nak Prok
Walk towards Wutthakat Stn- BTS Silom Line (7 min walk from Wat Nak Pro), That is the nearest station from this temple.
At this station, look towards the Giant Buddha and you will see His back.
That’s all for today.
May all be well and happy.