Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Spirit Houses.


In the corner of the Thailand houses, you can find a Spirit House on the property. Although Thailand is predominately Buddhist, they mix old rituals from ancient times into Buddhism. The concept of the Spirit House is to give shelter to the spirits that might end up causing problems for those still living in the house. 

Those still living give offerings to the spirits of flowers and food. They light candles and burn incense on a daily basis. 


The houses are always on a post and are often elaborate, although they might also be a simple structure. For the Thai people, the Spirit House is viewed as a place of worship and are highly esteemed. 


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