Amulet Market in Bangkok

amulet market in bangkok
Originally uploaded by lukiano.

We grabbed a tuk-tuk to the amulet market in Bangkok. It was fascinating to explore the back alleys (soi) of this market near the river front.

Officially you cannot purchase images of the Buddha, however you can "rent" a Buddha amulet indefinitely. You must bargain with much respect in this market. These people are very serious about amulets, artifacts, or relics associated with Buddhism.