"Amulets" Thailand Local Custom Tip by YaaDong

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Buddha amulets are very popular in Thailand.I think most Thais own at least one amulet.The main reason for this is these Buddhist amulets are believed to bring luck, fortune and prosperity to their owner. For example ,Jatukarm Ramathep a beautiful finely detailed amulets originated from the south in Nakhon Sri Thammarat province .These amulets were big business the "in thing "in Thailand and was not unusual to see people wearing more than one Jatukarms around their necks.Also people paying alot of money for them (a slight contradiction to Buddhist teachings).
Buddhist amulets are now very commercial and are available in many different colors, styles, size and of course price ranges. The trading of amulets is also very common in Thailand. For many temples the production of amulets is now a major means of fundraising.

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  • Updated Jul 26, 2009
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