It’s not street dancing as we know it, it’s not dancing in the street as we know it. This is more of a procession, a dancing procession, on the way to the neighborhood temple in Buriram, Northeast Thailand. Among the procession are members of my wife’s family, extended family and friends, and their heading to […]
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 […]
So far as I know the “Yohk Chofah” (Raising the Chofah) ceremony must be performed during the construction of every Buddhist temple in Thailand. Yohk Chofah ceremony is performed when the Chofah is raised to the temple roof and secured to the gable of the roof. What is a Chofah ?, If you have ever […]
Phra Rahu is worshiped at many temples throughout Thailand, the most famous of which is Wat Srisathhong in Nakhon Pathom Province. Phra Rahu was formerly a Demon God who the Thais believe took the form of a serpent, these days at temples he takes a more demonic human form. Colored black, with only an upper […]
There are a great many rituals in Thailand which I will never understand, the throwing of coins at cremations and Buddhist Monk ordinations is just one of them. Maybe you can tell us what it’s all about, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of this post.