Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Achan Pho Chai, Wat Phothikyan Phutthaktham, Kampung Balai, Bachok, Kelantan. Darul Naim.

Featuring some of Achan Pho Chai stuffs. Achan Pho Chai is present Wat Phothikyan Phutthaktham at Kampung Balai, Bachok, Kelantan chief abbot. Wat Phothikyam is one of the famous Siamese temple in Kelantan. Among the locals, it is usually called Wat Balai or the Dragon Temple as the entrance to the temple has a pair of dragon.

The actual temple about 20 years ago was a simple traditional house make of wood. It was said until a Thai Buddhist came to settle over there, and start to organize various activities during festive celebrations to collect funds through donations and charity drive from the public until the temple is what it is today.

As at now, it is a tourist attraction in Kelantan many people of different races and places come here for it's traditional herbal steam and sauna treatment which is open to all with minimum payment via donations.Wat Photikayan chief abbot. He was the one who leads the Bare Foots Pilgrim Walk From Southern Thai ( Sungai Golok ) To Singapore. He took almost 30 days to reach Singapore. Half of the monks who joined the bare foot pilgrim group were gave up and ends their pilgrim.

Achan Pho Chai, Nang Suer ( local tiger skin - obtained from Gua Musang ) with Achan's hand written yant.



Achan Pho Chai's white tiger skin. The skin was taken from below the left ear of the female white tiger. This is an old tiger skin. According to Achan Pho Chai, he obtained this white tiger skin ( obtained from below tiger's neck area, where the colour is whiter and the fure is much thicker than other parts of the body ) from an oll folk from Kampung Beris Kubur Besar, who is a Phor Mor