AMULETS - GENERAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION Background of Nangkwak: Thai Goddess of Fortune http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Teahouse/1248/nangkwak.htm Buddha Relics Good reference source (Thai) http://www.rakpratat.com/index.php?lay=show&ac=article&Id=76256&Ntype=3 Paklad Khit - A great site by a Singaporean collector http://www.angelfire.com/oz/parakit/kanglpimage/phrakhlick.htm Rajasiha or Singharaj, Often referred to as the mightiest mythological Thai creature. KreuangLang Khong Khang Informative articles on Mit Mor, BiaGae, Xing, and Palad Kit etc - Site developed by Simon. Guman Thong. Frequently Asked Questions .Frequently Asked Questions Guman Thong: Background & History http://lekwatruak.tripod.com/guman.html
AMULETS - SPECIFIC Early LP Parn Amulets & subsequent development: http://www.angelfire.com/art/thaiamulet/hmyai.htm Phra Somdej Wat Rakhang Informative article on Phra Somdej amulets fromWat Rakang written by Chris Jones Phrakawam Bodi & Phra Pitta Maha Ut http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Teahouse/1428/prapitta.htm
Specific featured article on LP Aant's Khun Paen, Wat Phra Yatigaram, Ayuthaya, B.E.2496
Some early versions of Roop Lor LP Ngern Bang Klaan, Phim Kheeta, SamChai
Wat Paknam Amulets http://www.angelfire.com/art/thaiamulet/pn1.html Wat Paknam Amulets Official Site of Wat Pak Nam (Thai) The Somdej Keschaiyo series from Wat Keschaiyo, Ang Thong
THAI GURU MONKS & BACKGROUND INFORMATION A biography of Luang Phor Thuad by KK Tham: http://www.geocities.com/kennykkt/thai/thuat.html Another section that features this great Guru Monk: http://geocities.com/thai_pendants/legendary_lp_thuat.htm Thailand's Great Guru Monks: http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Teahouse/1428/greatlp1.htm Great website designed and written by Jan Horinek from Czechoslovakia , Featured biographies on many of Thailand's leading Guru monks, including amongst others, LP Kasem, LP Daeng etc. Quality content and images http://www.hoho.cz/thaigurumonks/
COLLECTING AMULETS Lek Watruak Thai Amulets Probably one of the most referenced sites on the internet. Maintained by Lek Watruak, an acknowledged expert in the world of Thai amulets. Offers a fascinating insight and practical advise on collecting both classic and modern amulets. Detailed information on present and former guru monks. http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Teahouse/1428/list1.htm Amulets in Thai culture http://www.thailandlife.com/amulet.html Something you should know http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Teahouse/1428/thaitalk5.htm Collecting Style, by eyes, or ears http://www.angelfire.com/art/thaiamulet/collect.html
Mr. "Lek Watruak", a very well-known author who has written about Thai amulets for more than 20 years, publishing numerous articles for many of the better known prestigious Thai amulet magazines. The only issue related to his website is that he maintains a number of sites with little coherent integration, which necessitates constant switching from one site to another to find relevant information. Nevertheless the excellent content is worth the extra effort. http://lekwatruak.tripod.com/index.html
Commercial Sites with average educational content)
BUDDHISM - BACKGROUND INFORMATION Recommended reading reference on the Evolution of Lord Buddha Images First Reading Reference | Second Read Reference Exceptional website! Inspirational reference for the young to learn more about Buddhism. Recommended by Chris Tam http://www.vipassana.com/fellowship This is an excellent site for academic discourse on the Buddhist Dhamma by Phra Bodhi. Link by Mr. Hoon Interesting Buddhist Symbols
The Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc. has developed a highly informative site http://www.buddhanet.net Also featured an artwork library containing some really beautiful images of Lord Buddha. Link suggested by "Ben S"
A listing of various Buddhist Organizations in Malaysia
BUDDHIST AUDIO RESOURCES (MP3) for Religious Buddhist chanting You can download the CHINNABANCHORN Katha (Thai Pali Chanting title JINAPANJARA KATHA) http://www.forestmeditation.net/audio/audio.html http://www.buda.idv.tw/list.asp?table name=music A selection off Buddhist songs and chants - submitted by Rock Ray.
GENERAL RESOURCES http://acl.arts.usyd.edu.au/~hudson/lwx.htm How Burmese bronze Buddhist statues are made plus other fascinating info Discussion Forum for collectors ? A recommended link Amulet Collector's Forum at Delphi Forum. where you will discover a friendly environment in which to discuss amulets with like minded individuals. Maintained by Alan Tan whose dedication has resulted in one of the nets most popular forums. In particular look out for the link PROFILES which features interesting contributions from members about guru monks. Malaysian Buddhist Directory:- List compiled by Mr. Yu Ban at Malaysian Buddhist Directory Thai Temples in Malaysia compiled by Ruam Thai Malaysia (Thai Youth (belia) in Malaysia)
POPULAR THAI LANGUAGE SITES Web Index at Sanook.com - Search for useful/quality local links in Thailand. http://www.siamamulet.com http://www.uamulets.com http://www.soonphra.com/index-th.html
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Credit: To all the good people who have contributed their own experience, resources or those who are kind enough in granting us the permission to use their images that appeared on this site. Mr. Wichian Phetratanamunee® (+6-012-2612207 (Malaysia);+66(0)74-421248 Thailand), my master and mentor all these years. My friend, Mr. Ho Fook Sang® from Ipoh, Perak (+06-0125388633, +605-5415433) who has been helping me all this long with wonderful source of information on Thai Buddha Imageries; my partner, Mr. Paul Lim, who shares the same passion together with me. Uncle Lim®, from TONG SOON Trading, Pudu Plaza (+06-012-9128391) who has given me some guidance relating to the background of some of the Thai amulets and lastly, Miss MaeV who helped me edit and patching some mistakes found on some of the pages in this site. Mr. Alan Tan "Arohka®" who contributes some of his excellent articles fro this site, Mr. Weerapong Srivichai®, (+6609999974) from Chiangmai News Co. Ltd. who has inspired me with so many new findings on Thai Amulets; Mr. "Ben", Col. Samay, Mdm Wannee, Mr. Adisak® & many others (such as Stan Thong (StanSLThong@yahoo.com), Raymond Goh(email@example.com), Tony EH (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chris Jones (email@example.com) etc... who share so much passion towards construction of this website and not to mention all the time and effort spent by volunteered Co-Maintainers of the Message Board. Note: Certain content and images appeared on this site were taken by using a Canon PowerShot Pro-1, G2 and Sony digital cameras. Some materials appeared on this site were scanned from some leaflets, brochures or publications published in Thai and/or contribution from surfers who claimed originality of their work for educational purposes. The creator of the site will not be responsible for any discrepancies that may arise from such dispute except rectifying them after verification. Site made with an Apple IMac.