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Cambodian Village ask Spirits to Help Recover Ancient Statues from Tonle Sap River

.  . KEAN KHLANG – People in a Cambodian village held a religious ceremony Thursday to ask spirits to help them recover Buddhist statues that their ancestors said were buried in a nearby riverbed. Buddhist monks joined about 500 villagers in the ceremony by the Tonle Sap River, where divers have recovered eight small statues […]

August 19th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,Learning,Myth's & Legends | Read More »

Thai Tattooist held after ‘Bulletproof’ Tattoo Brawls

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – A “sorcerer” tattooist has been arrested in northeastern Thailand after several brawls involving his disciples who believed his body art made them invincible, police said Tuesday. Boonyong Luangjumpol was held for possession of guns after officers raided his home following a spate of fights in the province of Kalasin, local police […]

November 6th, 2012 | Posted in Myth's & Legends,Northen Thailand | Read More »

Don’t stay out after dark or the ghost of See Uey will Eat You

  Many Thai children who grew up in the 1960s received the same warning from their parents. “Don’t stay out after dark or the ghost of See Uey will eat you.” The cannibal-turned-supernatural legend and movie villain was, in reality, a poor Chinese man who went on a killing spree around Bangkok and some of […]

July 25th, 2011 | Posted in Myth's & Legends | Read More »

Ghosts and Spirits (Phi) are alive and well in Chiangrai

Ghosts and Spirits (Phi) are alive and well in Northern Thailand. Ghosts and Spirits stories are extremely popular and come in many varieties from the comic to the gruesome. Cinemas are guaranteed a full house for the opening of a new Thai ghost movie or indeed a re-run of an old one. In Dansai near […]

June 30th, 2011 | Posted in Myth's & Legends | Read More »

The Scarecrow of Chiangrai

In 2005, villagers living in a rural Thailand farming community claimed to have had a close encounter of the 3rd kind with a small, red-eyed, yellowish entity, which they claim was frolicking in the air above a rice field. Located about 488 miles north of Bangkok — and situated on the Kok River basin — […]

June 30th, 2011 | Posted in Myth's & Legends | Read More »

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