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Shrine dedicated to Mae Nak, Wat Mahabut. Sukhumvit Soi 77.

 

Mae Nak is the lady you are not supposed to photo. So I did her from a distance. Mae Nak is the lady done in golden form and with a nifty black wig. She also gets dusted with a make up brush by a grumpy attendant, every twenty minutes or so.

 

....Mae Nak Phra Khanong แม่นากพระโขนง is a well-known and popular Thai ghost. Local folklore insists the story is based on actual events that took place during the early 19th century.

 

young woman named Nak, lived by Phra Khanong canal in Bangkok, married to, Mak.

 

With Nak pregnant, Mak is conscripted and sent to war where he is wounded. While nursed back to health, Nak and their child both die during childbirth. When Mak returns home, however, he finds his loving wife and child waiting for him. Neighbors try to warn him that he is living with a ghost – Nak kills them. As you would.

 

One day, as Nak is preparing nam phrik, she drops a lime off off the porch. She stretches out her arm to pick it up from the ground below and it stretches and stretches and stretches and supernaturally stretches . Mak bloke sees his love's rubber like arms and realizes his wife is a ghost.

 

Terrified, Mak plans to flee without alarming her. That night, he says he has to go downstairs for a pee... and then he legs it.

 

Discovering her husband has fled, Nak pursues him.

 

But Mak sees his rubbery bint and hides behind a bush that according to folklore, ghosts are afraid.

 

Then he runs to Wat Mahabut, which a ghost cannot enter, as it is holy ground. Well done fellah, smart thinking.

 

In grief, Nak terrorizes Phra Khanong, furious at the residents for causing Mak to leave.

 

It doesn't stop there. Oh no....

 

Nak's ghost is captured by a exorcist. Confining her in an earthen jar, he throws it into the canal (with Mike Oldfield on the soundtracks). An old couple new to Phra Khanong find the jar while fishing. Nak is freed when they open the jar.

 

Rest well though... Finally Nak’s ghost is done in by the monk Somdet Phra Phutthachan who confines her spirit in the bone of her forehead and he binds it in his waistband. Or something.

 

Mae Nak Shrine, Wat Mahabut. Phra Khanong, Sukhumvit Soi 77.

 

Mae Nak แม่นากพระโขนง is a well-known and popular Thai ghost. Local folklore insists the story is based on actual events that took place during the early 19th century.

 

Young woman named Nak, lived by Phra Khanong canal in Bangkok, married to, Mak.

 

With Nak pregnant, Mak is conscripted and sent to war where he is wounded. While nursed back to health, Nak and their child both die during childbirth. When Mak returns home, however, he finds his loving wife and child waiting for him. Neighbors try to warn him that he is living with a ghost – Nak kills neighbor snitches.

 

One day, as Nak is preparing nam phrik, she drops a lime off of the porch. she stretches her arm to pick it up from the ground below and it stretches and supernaturally stretches . Mak sees it and realizes his wife is a ghost. Terrified, Mak plans to flee without alarming her. That night, he says he has to go downstairs for a pee and then legs it.

 

Discovering her husband has fled, Nak pursues him. Mak sees her and hides behind a bush that according to folklore, ghosts are afraid. Then he runs to Wat Mahabut, which a ghost cannot enter, as it is holy ground.

 

In grief, Nak terrorizes Phra Khanong, furious at them for causing Mak to leave her. Nak's ghost is captured by a exorcist. Confining her in an earthen jar, throws it into the canal. an old couple new to Phra Khanong finds the jar while fishing. Nak is freed when they open the jar.

 

Finally Nak’s ghost is done in by the monk Somdet Phra Phutthachan confines her spirit in the bone of her forehead and binds it in his waistband.

 

Lots of Thai movies made about this ghost story. Lots.

And more than lots of lasses roll up to the shrine everyday to pray for an easy childbirth, good luck for their new offspring and for their husbands to avoid the military draft.

 

Mae Nak Shrine, Wat Mahabut. Phra Khanong, Sukhumvit Soi 77.

 

Mae Nak แม่นากพระโขนง is a well-known and popular Thai ghost. Local folklore insists the story is based on actual events that took place during the early 19th century.

 

Young woman named Nak (not much of a looker given the picture of her at her shrine), lived by Phra Khanong canal in Bangkok, married to, Mak.

 

With Nak pregnant, Mak is conscripted and sent to war where he is wounded. While nursed back to health, Nak and their child both die during childbirth. When Mak returns home, however, he finds his loving wife and child waiting for him. Neighbors try to warn him that he is living with a ghost – Nak kills neighbor snitches.

 

One day, as Nak is preparing nam phrik, she drops a lime off of the porch. she stretches her arm to pick it up from the ground below and it stretches and supernaturally stretches . Mak sees it and realizes his wife is a ghost. Terrified, Mak plans to flee without alarming her. That night, he says he has to go downstairs for a pee and then legs it.

 

Discovering her husband has fled, Nak pursues him. Mak sees her and hides behind a bush that according to folklore, ghosts are afraid. Then he runs to Wat Mahabut, which a ghost cannot enter, as it is holy ground.

 

In grief, Nak terrorizes Phra Khanong, furious at them for causing Mak to leave her. Nak's ghost is captured by a exorcist. Confining her in an earthen jar, throws it into the canal. an old couple new to Phra Khanong finds the jar while fishing. Nak is freed when they open the jar.

 

Finally Nak’s ghost is done in by the monk Somdet Phra Phutthachan confines her spirit in the bone of her forehead and binds it in his waistband.

 

Lots of Thai movies made about this ghost story. Lots.

And more than lots of lasses roll up to the shrine everyday to pray for an easy childbirth, good luck for their new offspring and for their husbands to avoid the military draft.