Naga Thai National Lottery Fever Update

My last post Market Day and Naga Thai Lottery Fever had some photos of a shrine set up in honour of a car which allegedly had imprints on it from the Mekong River’s mythological Naga, a giant serpent with links to Lord Buddha.

Unfortunately whilst taking photos of the Naga’s imprints my camera battery went flat and what photos I had taken were not too clear in relation to the authenticity of the story. Yesterday I revisited the shrine with a fully charged battery and got some much better images, and as promised I am now updating about this rather strange incident.

I think you can make out in this shot the shape of a serpents head and its nose touching the rear windscreen rubber trim. Click on the photo to enlarge.

This second photo is of the shrine itself which I took during a quiet moment, the shrine had a steady stream of visitors during the hour I was present yesterday. For those of you who missed the car licence plate numbers which are on everyone’s lips in conjunction with the next Thai National Lottery draw, here they are once again.


Good luck on the lottery with those magical Naga numbers.


I'm a sixty-year-old Englishman living in the town of Swindon in rural Wiltshire and I have a real deep desire to retire in Thailand one day. If you don't have a dream then you won't have a dream come true.

7 Responses

  1. Kris says:

    Love the blog Martyn. I showed my wife Cat and her eyes lit up. Udon Thani is well known in our area for the Naga and she was particularly interested in the plate number of the car, so thanks for supplying that!!!! Here the beast is called “Pha Ya Nuk”, it has 5 heads and was last seen a couple of months ago, alas no pictures. As for me I have been fortunate enough to receive a couple of NAGA awards in the past so I am looking forward to receiving another after reading your blog. For those readers unaware of a Naga award it is awarded to a golfer who achieves the most amount of strokes in the weekly club competition, handicap as always has been deducted. So if you end up with the highest score you receive the NAGA award. (Not A Gofers A##hole), I willl leave you now for I am off to hunt out Lottery brokers to scour their wares!!

  2. Lawence says:

    Hi Martyn, I’m afraid I can’t really make out the naga head on the car, but you have made the plate numbers clear enough. I guess the order of them in the lottery may not be as on the plate so more than one ticket will be required. But I’m an old cynic about these things, so if the numbers come up I’ll only have myself to blame for not searching for the right ticket.

  3. Hoo Don says:

    Kris I’m pleased to read you enjoyed the blog and if it’s made the missus really happy then make the most of it.

    Thanks for the Pha Ya Nuk information.

    I would probably receive a couple of NAGA awards myself, I do have a nine iron in the village which i take with me when walking our dogs.

  4. Hoo Don says:

    Lawrence I can see the serpents head maybe you should get a second opinion from Pensri.

    The numbers must bbe worth a small puntt on the lottery. Good luck.

  5. Catherine says:

    I might be missing something here, but how long does the car have to stay there? Until some unfortunate soul washes it by mistake?

  6. Hoo Don says:

    Catherine at a guess I’d say the car remains there until coins stop dropping in the donation box.

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