The Wat Hat Yai Nai Temple house the Phra Phuttha Hattha Mongkhon, the 3rd largest reclining Buddha in the world, measuring 35 meters long, 15 meters tall and 10 meters wide. It is located in Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province, Thailand.

Go around behind and inside the large reclining Buddha there is a curious shrine and mausoleum. Around the walls inside are hundreds of cubby holes. Each one of the cubby holes contains the ashes of a deceased person. Some have photos of the occupant and other details such as the date of birth and death.

Inside the mausoleum there is a fortune telling device. Inserting a coin (5 or 10 Baht) causes the wheel to spin round. When it stops spinning the pointer will stop on a number. On either side of the machine are numbered shelves with fortunes inside written on pieces of paper. Take one that corresponds to your number for a highly accurate summary of the rest of your life.


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