Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Spirit house

Spirits are everywhere in Thailand and if you are Thai you would much prefer them smiling down upon you and your business than not.  So Thais set about building spirit houses on their property as a place for the spirits to reside and rest.  Often very ornate and colorful with more attention paid to their upkeep than the owners personal residence, they often sit in the front left corner of the owner’s property or place of business.  At least once a week offerings of fruit, sweets, drinks, and incense are left to entice the spirits to stay, be strong, and remain happy so they can bring good fortune and ward off the evil spirits.


1 comment:

  1. Makes you wonder doesn't it "what have these gentle people got to worry about so intensely, living here in paradise?" - well, apart from tsunamis & military coups ie ...