The World of Thai Amulets

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  1. memographer says:

    Unfortunately, I have missed that amulet market while in Bangkok… but, amulets and buddhas (figurines) can be “purchased” (or “lent” how locals call it) on almost any street in bangkok as well… as i have been told by a local, they do not “sell” buddhas they can “lend” you one 🙂
    Great blog, Alana!

  2. Janit says:

    back in india, we have rings on our fingers. Astrologers recommend rings on different fingers depending on what you need – love, money, power. Though – travel i guess never featured as an option suggested by the astrologers 🙂 Thats why i have my fingers without one.

    • Alana says:

      Interesting – I didn’t know that! Being told what you need reminds me of the traditional sake yant, or Thai tattoos, done by monks – you don’t choose the design; they look at you and decide which special tattoo will be best for you.

  3. SO will you be picking up a thai amulet for yourself then? 🙂

  4. i LOVED THIS MARKET! jUST WROTE A POST ABOUT IT MYSELF ACTUALLY. iT WAS SO INTERESTING TO SEE THE MONKS EXAMINING THE DIFFERENT AMULETS AND CHECKING THEM FOR AUTHENTICITY. I WOULDN’T HAVE THE FIRST IDEA WHAT TO LOOK FOR! WE HAD HOPED TO PICK UP ONE OF THE MAGAZINES THAT EXPLAINS THEM, BUT COULDN’T FIND AN eNGLISH VERSION. SUCH A FUN PLACE TO EXPLORE, THOUGH, WHETHER YOU BUY ANYTHING OR NOT!

  5. Joy B says:

    Hi Alana!

    Thai amulets are very sacred for us Thai people. We believe in life to go easier for us when we have amulets blessed from our monks at the temple. We try to offer English site for people love Thai Buddhism for buy amulets at our website. We would like to give you one free too. Can email me with address and day you were born? :)) Metta Alana! 🙂 Joy B

  6. Misunderstandings of foreigners about Thai amulets Which you think that amulets that are sold on the street are Thai amulets Those things are all of imitations. Thai people who want a true Buddha amulet through holy rituals. They will only buy from trust stores.

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