A great place to see real Thai people getting to grips with on of the country’s most popular hobbies. Men come to spend hours studying the amulets looking for unique and rare examples to add to their collection. The most expensive will contain hairs from auspicious Monks, and will have been blessed over an extended time. Strangely, the trade in Buddha images is illegal in Thailand – To get by this the representations are “Rented” to the collectors.
Here are a few of my photos:
A selection of Amulets
Buyers pore over amulets
Pictures of a young Prince as a Monk
A collection of statues, and an Artisan creating a large example
A cat naps on top of the Amulets