Hi guys. Welcome back to Meijiwanders, the cultural traveling channel for everyone who loves wandering. Today we are at Wat Samphran The dragon temple. we are also Bangkok today in a province
called Nakhon Pathoml and we are sparring is one of a kind temple the Dragon
Temple as you can see here Its main feature, the dragon around the red building can be seen from very far away. the temple is decorated with a very
highly detailed and meaningful designs and have a special guest with me today
this is Dave from Dave Travel Corner I’m excited to be at the dragon temple
about took us about took me about 90 minutes to get here from basically along
Sukhumvit SkyTrain Bangkok and I’ve been told to walk very slowly. It’s 80 meters
tall The red building is where the Buddhist monks live and use for daily activities. This circular building is 80 meters high – same number as the age of the Buddha. when he passed away. There are sixteen visible
stories representing 16 levels of the heavens and the lady has told us that we
should climb up to touch the beard of the Dragon This is the entrance of the dragon body
which is how we are going to go up it’s my first temple that has this
appearance and this entrance the guts of the Dragon Never enter the temple quite like this before. We are walking inside the dragon’s tummy and – I’m getting dizzy
– me too – it’s like I keep on saying the same
thing over and over again. I think we are halfway inside the dragon’s tummy.
– We are 25% of the way And there’re fans for every….10 metres. Maybe?
– Yes so just to make sure we have any oxygen…in here The nun gave me this and I promptly wrote my name on it We’re at the end of the dragon’s tummy but..this is probably not the top-top. So we’re gonna go up one more level The sculptures and decoration on this floor symbolize how compassion and gratitude would lead to happiness according to the
Buddhism We came up from the empty room just now. But..we need to climb another level. so…..this is the stairs OK guys so we’re at the top-top, super top. Pretty dragon and scenery is just so
peaceful because we’re not in the main city but still a lot of actions downstairs
cause we’re next to one big school and this is the beard of the Dragon In Chinese culture the dragon represents
strength and holiness and courage the Dragon ascending from the building from
the bottom floor to the top here depicts the stage of study of dharma 108 to reach enlightenment and eventually nirvana in heaven. The dragon’s leg and claws represent the good foundation reassuring that people who follow dharma study they would be leaded to the right direction the footprints and handprints that we
saw in the beginning and also here on the floor are the guidance for visitors to go from one point to another within the temple ground. It reminds visitors to walk step by step and be cautious with their mind. So we found the giant turtle! and…we’re going in and this is actually the holy buddha turtle and inside here you can find the worship place that contained parts of
the Buddha’s bones. The exit here is actually the other side the turtle and to go through
it makes it bring you good luck and good fortune there are other animals sculptures inside the temple ground, each with its very own meaning when they mean to bring you good luck And that’s it for today guys! Don’t forget to reward yourself with the cold locally sourced coconut before leaving! And I’ll see you next video! Thanks for watching!