A spirit house – Is a shrine to the a protective spirit found in Thailand
When travelling to Koh Samui Island, or Thailand in generally. it is important to have an understanding of the Thai Culture. Spirit Houses being one of these, it is important not to do anything to offend their culture.
Around the Island you will see a variety of spirit house, ranging from size, colour and what is on offer to the spirit.
Spirit Houses are normally situated outside a home, business, and in an area where regular accidents have occurred.
Being very superstitious they believe that giving daily offerings to the spirit that surround us, will bring them good luck in health, business and happiness.
Items you will see, are drinks, normally bright colours, food, rice, and water. These can vary on days of celebration, ranging from a cigars, whiskey, or special desserts
The spirit houses which are situated in areas where frequent accidents have occurred, you will hear the local tooting horns as they pass by. This is to make contact to the spirit asking from safe passage through the area of accident or death.
It is very important to respect all spirit houses and statues throughout Thailand. Therefore dressing appropriately is requested, do not touch or remove items from the spirit houses, or posing on them or beside them.
Respecting the Thai Culture, and the Thai people will sure enhance your time in Thailand.
Enjoy Koh Samui, enjoy Thailand!
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