Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Tuptim Penis Shrine

Tuptim Penis Shrine is somewhere that I first found out about from reading Bizarre Thailand by Jim AlgieThe original shrine was next to the khlong which runs alongside the Nai Lert Park Heritage Home.

"The Chao Mae Tuptim shrine was created in the first quarter of the 20th century by Thai businessman Nai Lert (1872-1945), who found a spirit house floating in the klong and placed it on the bank of his property. In Thailand, the phallus is considered to be a symbol of good luck and also a representative of fertility. The shrine is one of the best examples of intentional phallic architecture in the world.

The shrine is named after Chao Mae Tuptim, a pre-Buddhist Southeast Asian tree spirit, who is said to bestow blessings on those who worship her at the shrine. The site attracts women from all across Thailand and even other east Asian countries."


Certainly an interesting place to visit and visit Lady L for a coffee.

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