Saturday, October 22, 2011

Wat Charok Padang (Glass Bottles Temple) In Sik, Kedah - Malaysia.

Wat Charok Padang also known as "Glass Bottles Temple" In Sik, Kedah and listed in the Malaysia Book of Records as the first temple to be built from glass bottles, where the main building including the tower consist of nearly 30000 glass bottles. Wat Charok Padang is started gathering bottles to decorated their temple by followed the most famous known “Temple of Million Bottles” Wat Pa Maha Kaew is located in Sisaket province, Northeast of Thailand.I came to visited Wat Charok Padang last year to see this unique Glass Bottles Temple. It is an interesting place of a Buddhist temple built with a lot of glass bottles. Located in Sik, Kedah and is easily reachable using North-South Expressway. The main building Hall of Wat Charok Padang, inside have a mini Museum at present contains several of ancient weapons.

The newspaper published the ancient weapons that found from temple land.

Inside the building Hall is veneration of sacred Phra Pikanet that made from Holy wood, a stunning carved art.

The current abbot of Wat Charok Padang - Ajahn Neam. He is a disciple of LP Kaew - Wat Saphan Meikaen and LP Jumnien - Wat Than Sua.

The temple compound. The glass bottles shrine of Phra Phrom. The Phra Lersi Shrine.Another attraction of Wat Charok Padang is a sacred 'sampan', the relatively of "flat wooden boat" from 3.5m to 4.5m. Devotees have to walk pass through the 'sampan' to get blessing.The Phra Sivali statue of abundance alms.

Even the Giant Bottle image, Washrooms, Roofs and the Walls are built of bottles, a mix of varoius colours Glass Bottles.

The main Phra Buddha is venerated in the small Vihara.

The 12 statues of Chinese Zodiac, is a scheme that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year cycle.

The chinese Phra Sangkachai and a bell.

The monks kuti of Wat Charok Padang.


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