Category: Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries

Phi Ta Khon and Loei International Mask Exhibition 2555

Phi Ta Khon and Loei International Mask Exhibition 2555

Loei Province in Northeast Thailand is well-known for its mountainous terrain and cold winter mornings. Loei has a climate perfect for growing beautiful flowers and its misty sunshine weather is one reason why the province is recognized as one of Thailand’s best wine-making regions. Loei also has a history of...

Funny Thai TV Commercials – The Ghostbusters

Funny Thai TV Commercials – The Ghostbusters

This post which displays a funny Thai TV commercial combines two great aspects of Thai life which are probably recognizable to most expats and experienced travellers to Thailand, but maybe not so to others who frequent the Land of Smiles less so. Thais have a deep, almost eerie fascination with...

Naga Thai National Lottery Fever Update

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...

Market Day and Naga Thai Lottery Fever

Market Day and Naga Thai Lottery Fever

On my recent trip to Loei and Phu Rua I discovered Thailand has two towns with the same name, Sang Khom, at least that’s how they are phonetically spelt on the English reading road signs. Who knows, there may be more Sang Khom’s about. The larger and more well-known town of Sang Khom is located on...

The Mystery of Thailand’s Strange Creature

A few readers may give me some stick over this post being that I’m late discovering the topic. There’s a strong possibility many of you may have read about the mystery of Thailand’s strange creature before. Then again, I’m sure there’s a few like myself who live in a cocooned...

The Ghosts Of Kamchanod

The Ghosts Of Kamchanod

The Ghosts of Kamchanod, Wang Tong, Udon Thani Province, 1987 In 1987 a telephone call to a mobile cinema projection company was the start of a mysterious ghost story that years later would become the subject of a top Thai movie. The identity of the caller has never been known, but...

Thai Lucky Charm

Thai Lucky Charm

The western world calls it a talisman but in Thailand the lucky charm worn by millions is named an amulet although they are not always lucky. Such is the popularity of these lucky charms in Thailand that in April 2007 a woman was stampeded to death at an amulet auction...

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