Wat Rai Khing is a famous temple located in Nakhon Pathom Province, just about 32 kilometers from Bangkok. The temple is located along the Tha Chin River, and it could be reached by both car and boat.
The temple was quite huge.
And, there were many forms of merit-making around the temple.
Give the offering dedicated to the monks
People usually choose a piece of candle that represents our Chinese zodiac when making a candle.
We started by getting a bunch of flowers, joss sticks, a candle, and gold leaves.
And before doing so, we donated money into the donation box.
The joss sticks, a candle, and a bunch of flowers were used to worship and pray the Buddha statues. Then, we applied gold leaves to the Buddha statues.
After that, we walked into the ubosot which was always crowded with locals (It was not the first time I have been to this temple).
Inside the ubosot, there were several donation boxes. Each box is for different purposes.
And similar to other temples, you can expect to see a small box with 25 to 30 numbered sticks.
Then, what we did was shaking the box until one fell out.
Then, matched the number on the stick to the paper on a board outside the ubosot and read the prediction.
At this temple, the prediction was provided in 3 languages: Thai, English, and Chinese. If the prediction was good, people would take the paper back home. But if it was not good, we would leave it there.
Then, we walked head to the riverbank.
There was a table selling fish food.
We bought it and fed the fish.
Last activity on that day was feeding the carp using a milk bottle.
This was quite fun because we had to strongly hold the bottle.
The temple was not far from Don Wai Floating Market, a famous market in Nakhon Pathom Province. You can visit both places on the same day. I believe that it would be one of the best Bangkok’s getaway trip.
Update: August 2019
Location: Tambon Rai Khing, Amphoe Sam Phran, Nakhon Pathom Province
Opening Hours: Daily from 9.00 to 17.00
Have you ever been to Wai Rai Khing? Did you enjoy your holiday there? Share your experience with me in the comments!