"All over Thailand you will see..." Thailand Local Custom Tip by catkin

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All over Thailand you will see Spirit Houses. Sat on top of posts outside virtually every building. A spirit house is a miniature house known as a Chao Thai. It normally contains joss sticks, rice and water and accommodates the most important resident of the house the phra phum or the lord of the place and people make daily offerings of food, flowers and candles. Sprits not only live in the cities but in the trees, the hills, the wind and rain. When a new office block is to be built, the spirit house is the first thing to be planned

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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