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Amulet Market, Bangkok

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Photo © Roel Meurders.
Photo © Roel Meurders.
Photo © Roel Meurders.

Adjacent to Wat Mahathat, between Maharat Road and the river, is Bangkok's biggest amulet market, where a fantastic array of religious amulets, charms, talismans, and traditional medicine is sold.

Each Sunday, hundreds of the faithful squat on the ground studying tiny images of the Buddha with magnifying glasses, hoping to find one that will bring good fortune or ward off evil.

Each amulet brings a specific kind of luck — to get the girl, to pass your exams, to keep bugs out of your rice stock, or to ward off your mother-in-law.

The newer amulet market is part of Wat Ratchanada, off the intersection of Mahachai Road and Ratchadamnoen Klang Road, across from the Golden Mount at Wat Saket.

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Site Information
Names:Amulet Market
City:Bangkok
Country:Thailand
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Bangkok, Thailand
Coordinates:13.755893° N, 100.489025° E  (view on Google Maps)
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Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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Title:Amulet Market, Bangkok
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:04/13/2009
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