Hatyai Trip 2013 ~ Temples Visit

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We had hired a driver for one day trip on our second day in Hatyai and he had arranged a full itinerary for us, are you ready? Let’s go!

After our satisfying breakfast (blog post will be up soon :P), we proceed to our first destination, a temple! Basically that day was a temples visit day, we’ve visit 5 temples under the hot scorching weather *sweat a bucket*

Temple #1

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The entrance of the first temple with a grand golden arch. Sorry I can’t get the exact name of this place.

 

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The huge Guan Yin statue after we entered the place.

 

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Further down was a place for worship and prayer.

 

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Some structures around that place.

 

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Row of bells.

 

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Sam was so exciting wanna hit the bell 🙂

 

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The devotees’ contributions.

 

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Devotees can take shower here with the “blessed water”, it believe can let you have better luck in the future.

 

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Temple #2 ~ Chedi Thaimongkhon

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The significant 2 storey Stainless Steel Pagoda which is the main attraction of this temple.

 

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Row of wishing bells.

 

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Bang, bang and bang the gong!

 

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1000 Hands Bodhisattva Guan Yin & Three Headed Serpent statue at exterior of the pagoda.

 

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Miniature stainless steel pagoda.

 

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Around the exterior wall are 16 circular doors into cubicle where various shrines are located.

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Concealed in small ceramic and glass vases are bone fragments of monks, placed at the lower center pillar which is the main center pillar that holds the entire circular stainless steel tubing of the 2 storey pagoda.

 

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Elegant circular steel tube staircase to level 2.

 

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The upper level is equally magnificent looking too with plenty of wishing bowls/coil bowls.

 

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The steel tube structures and details of the pagoda.

 

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Group photo with Golden Stone ♥ ♥ ♥

 

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Temple #3 ~ Four Faces Buddha Shrine (San Phra Phrom)

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Located on a hill at Hatyai Municipal Park. A lot of people go to the shrine to pray and have their wishes answered by the Hindu god, Brahman.

 

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The cable car connected between hills.

 

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Airavata, the three Headed Elephant statue.

 

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A lot of miniatures elephants of various sizes donated by devotees are placed around the temple.

 

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A firecracker housing located on hilltop for devotees to light firecrackers for good luck. My first time saw/knew about this.

 

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The Brahman statue.

 

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The wishing trees.

 

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Prices of elephant statues in various sizes.

 

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Panoramic view of Hat Yai City and Songkhla.

 

Temple #4 ~ Standing Buddha Temple

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Located in Hatyai Municipal Park overlooking Hatyai city.

 

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The 19.9m weighing 200 tons Buddha statue was built on the occasion of H.M King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Cycle Birthday Celebration at 1999. There is stairs connected to the Guan Yin Temple at the middle of the hill.

 

Temple #5 ~Bodhisattva Guan Yin Temple

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Located  top of a hill at Hat Yai Municipal Park.

 

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Uncountable Guan Yin mini statues in the main chamber together with Eight Immortals’s statues & other Dieties.

 

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The 20 metres high white jade statue of  Kuan Yin.

 

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 Around the temples.

 

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Rang the bell for wish making 🙂

 

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Eagles raised by the coconut water seller at the foot of the hill.

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My brave mom with eagle on her hand =.=”

 

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The super duper cute baby owl~

 

 

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