With the temperatures dropping as the monsoon rains take hold, Loei province in Thailand’s Northeast is a wonderful place to spend some time. And no time is better than this weekend when the small district of Dan Sai is over-run by ghosts that are far more humorous than horrific. The Phi Ta Khon Festival, which…

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The makers of a Thai reality television show have held an apologetic mountaintop prayer ritual after viewers accused them of angering sacred spirits during their last episode. “Thailand’s Got Talent”, which is based on the hugely successful British franchise, found itself in hot water after an episode aired Friday. The opening sequences showed host Na…

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A new superstitions… trend has emerged in the kingdom with the locals… feeding and dressing up their haunted dolls in the belief that they will get the wealth and blessing. Watch Thep dolls, translated into “God’s Child” is the updated version of the old Kuman thong, fetal fetishes that contains the soul of a child…

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Nakhon Pathom (Thailand) (AFP) – It begins with moans, then screams and feverish dancing followed by mad dashes through a densely packed crowd. Thousands of Buddhist devotees gathered Saturday at Thailand’s Wat Bang Phra temple for an annual festival celebrating traditional Sak Yant tattoos, which wearers believe will bring them good luck and protection from…

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The belief in the supernatural, ghosts and otherwise, infuses daily life in Thailand. Ministers inaugurate their offices at auspicious times, and powerful generals have been known to consult seers before a big decision, such as launching a coup — a relatively regular occurrence in Thailand. Fortune tellers are consulted by everyone from business executives forging…

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From exorcism ceremonies to spirit houses and amulets claiming to make wearers bullet-proof, Thailand is a culture soaked in superstition — an obsession critics say is holding the nation back. On a popular episode of “Humans defy ghosts” — a weekly Thai TV programme that delves into the supernatural — a two-year-old girl who survived…

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