Do you believe in ghosts ?. If you are Thai I’m certain you will answer yes, I believe in ghosts. If you are a westerner I guess you will most likely dismiss ghosts and belief in the spirit world as pure twaddle. As a westerner living in Thailand you will also be aware that Thai […]
It’s not uncommon to see scarecrows in Thailand’s paddy fields, but this one (photo below) was outside a temple in Pattaya. I have read a couple of articles which suggest the Thais also use scarecrows to scare away evil spirits.
One of the initial mysterious oddities that puzzles visitors to Thailand is actually one of the very first visible signs of Thai culture new arrivals see. Those apparent oddities of Thai culture are to be witnessed inside a taxi cab, there is nothing odd or strange about Buddha, but why is he sat on the […]
Before Hinduism and Buddhism were introduced into Thailand there was only one religious belief, that belief was that a spirit world existed, not only did the spirits exist but they were mightily powerful and controlling, this belief is called Animism and it manifests itself in the form of spirit worship. It might not be strictly […]
In Thailand, houses are protected by spirit houses (San Phra Phoom and San Jao Tee), larger buildings and villages are protected by Brahma shrines (San Phra Phrum/San Phra Brahm). Thai cities, more specifically the provincial capitals of Thailand are protected by the City Pillar. also known as Lak Mueang, “Lak Myan”. The City Pillar is […]