Date: June 28, 2013
It was a mistake to go there without a tour guide. :)
On the first day, we leave the kids with Esther's domestic helper in my room, and we heads off to Thao Maha Brahma, a.k.a Four Face Buddha.
Here we are at the temple station, and we saw a lot of people on the road. No cars. Curious. These people were rehearsing for the graduation. not sure what graduation party walking not he street.
So, we walk towards the direction of 4 face buddha. And along the way, there are all these stores selling Incense, and flowers and lots of stuff. Then, this shop lady came to us, and say, “买香”, "Ah Moy teach you how to 拜拜". So, I stopped and listen to her.
In no time, he stuccoed all these into my hand. Incense sticks and the candles.
In no time, I have 3 sets of bags with flowers, candles, incense sticks, gold paper, and so on.
And the lady bring us to the 4 face buddha there, and place our stuff nicely and neatly on a plastic plate.
A set of this cost 2,200 Baht!!!!!!!!! (That is very expensive!)
And there is the 4 face buddha.
We have to buy 4 sets of flowers, candles, incense sticks, gold paper and so on. Because it has 4 different faces to pay respect too. So we carefully placed the incense sticks, candles in each direction. Says our name, and then, tell the buddha what is our wish.
Of course, me wishes my family and friends are in good health and fight the haze, etc.
After I done every thing, I suddenly remember that I forgot to wish me good luck in 4D. hahahahaha
Wow, after that, I walk back to all the stores and see the prices. And really adds up to 2,200 Baht.
Then, I talked to my tour guide friend Thomas the next day about this. Thomas laugh at me and says why never call him. I asked why? because if I called him, he would tell me go straight to the 4 face buddha there, and there is a place selling incense sticks candles and flowers there. And it cost only 200-300 baht to do so. And the ladies there will sing and dance after you buy the incense sticks and so on. hahahaha
Tip: Remember, DO NOT BUY from these stores. Go straight into the 4 face buddha gates, and then, buy the incense sticks there.