Belief in ghosts in Thai culture is both popular and enduring. In the history of Thailand Buddhist popular beliefs intermingled with the legends about the spirits or ghosts of the local folklore.
Thailand is a country blessed with rich culture, traditions, and practices. Being an ancient land, Thailand has all kinds of stories to tell. Taking a leaf from its vast history, we bring you the legendary stories that continue to haunt the locals even now. Belief in ghosts in Thai culture is both popular and […]
. Â . 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 — […]