WAT BUDDHA VIPPASSANA DHAM
Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham is located in Yuen Long District. In Hong Kong, Thai people can celebrate mainly on Sundays due to work. There are four main big Thai Buddhist temples in Hong Kong, three in Yuen Long districts and one near Tai Wo.
On the top of Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham, some flowers offerings are laid in front of famous Buddhist monks statues.
There is a huge loud gong on the top of Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham in Yuen Long.
Sonkran festival is a major happening for Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham with various events over a few days.
This shrine (ศาลพระพรหม) is consecrated to Lord Brahma, the creator. This shrine is very sacred to the Thai Buddhists and the deity is known to have wish-fulling and boon-giving powers.
Small dancers figurines are supposed to entertain Lord Brahma. In Bangkok, there are real dancers at the Erawan shrine dedicated to Brahma.
In Thai temples, seven different Buddha statues with a bowl in front of them can often be seen. Each statue represents a day of the week. Thai custom says that one should make a offer in the bowl of his birth day.
A small cave is available for people wishing to learn meditation under the monks teachings.
As Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham is located in Hong Kong, there is a fusion of Thai Chinese beliefs. Thai Buddhism has always been able to adapt itself to previous existing beliefs such as animism.
On Songkran day, a lion dance is happening in Thai Buddhist temple Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham.
The Chinese lion is paying respect to the Buddha statues located outdoors and located inside the monks' small houses.
Many Hong Kong people are also Buddhist but the type of Buddhism is different. Thai Buddhism is called small vehicle (Theravada) and Chinese Buddhism is called big vehicle (Mahayana).
Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham is a peaceful area worth a visit. Better come when there is a Thai Buddhist festival.
Monks robes and orange buckets full of basic necessities are offered to the monks living in Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham.
The Chinese lion is paying respect to the Buddha statues located outdoors by bowing three times.
The Thai Buddhist monks just had their morning meal so it is now time for prayers.
Three Thai Buddhist monks are currently staying at Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham in Yuen Long district.
At Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham, there is a small stall where people can make money donation for the temple. Free bottles of water are also given.
Those Thai Buddha statues are located inside Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham's meditation cave.
As Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham is located in Hong Kong, there is a fusion of Thai Chinese beliefs. Visitors can catch some red envelopes and get some pocket money.
People are queuing to enjoy delicious free Thai food at Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham.
Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham is located in Yuen Long district in New Territories. Garbage dump zone or personal dump zone? In New Territories open storage has always been a problem.
Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham is located in Shap Pat Heung area made of 30 villages. Those villages have often walled houses with dangerous barking dogs.
The Buddha statue's hands are turning the Dharma wheel to teach Buddhism.