Thai Buddhist imageries
in the forms of Amulet, Pendant and Medallions
Buddhist imageries are very common in both schools of Theravada Buddhism (practicing in countries such as Sri-Lanka (Ceylon), Burma, Thailand, Indochine (Laos & Cambodia) & countries in South East Asia) & Mahayana Buddhism (more acceptable in China (inclusive of Tibet which inclines more to Tantric Buddhism), Himalayan nations (Kingdom of Bhutan, Nepal) Korea, Japan, Taiwan & other applicable ASEAM member countries). The evolved potable form probably carried a long, rich history that can be traced back to approx. 1000+ years ago in Thailand & certain provinces in Burma. Today, votive tablets with localized Thai Buddhist imageries are very popular among the Chinese in South East Asia, you can treat it simply as an ancient art form, a confined commodity for the collectors or for those lost innocence who holds the strong belief it might work for them - it is something like a kind of relic that brings serene, hope and peacefulness. This website lists a shared collection of Lord Buddha images and a series of Thai votive imageries attached to many legendary local personalities. It never aims to challenge other websites on similar nature but rather having a medium to share a common passion and belief.
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Nang Phrya / Pongsuphan
Ho Fook Sang
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This website is not attempting to create an ultimate web resource reference on Thai amulets. It was originated from a casual discussion and started off by displaying a few personal possessions among some of my close friends. There could have been millions of Thai amulets being produced so far and all the showcased pieces herein the site may not be among the most prized collection but they do serve as a basic purpose in bridging other surfers who may share a common interest as well as promoting the basic fundamental information of this very oriental form of religious culture. On the other hand, the framework of the site is not entirely conventional and has been designed in such a way so it can accommodate more future participation - if it ever appeals to other collectors. Lastly, this website will remain essentially as a non-profitable web resource - whatever and how it will grow in its content. Naturally, I don't entirely object the idea of receiving CONTRIBUTING images from surfers to be included in this website, provided each of them has been authenticated in their respective origin and/or ownership. Next, I am using my own business server to create this site, although complimentary links are appreciated but it is not necessary, I have limited bandwidth here with my ISP, so -PLEASE don't simply distribute this URL to any bulk mailing list or unrelated user-groups (well, whether like it or don't, the more you distribute, the slower this server will response to your requests...those who truly wishes to seek and share similar information will find a way in, just be a little considerate, thank you.
Friends and Guest Showcased Collection of Thai Buddhist Amulets/Medallions/Pendants:-
The Box - Mr. Adisak
Col. Samay Soontara
Brian Koh - Chao Khun Nor
Richard Wong - Soomdej/Jatukarm
Jeeraphan K. (YUT)
Internal developed Information / Web Resources:-
Suggest a new Location of Thai Temples in Malaysia / Web Host:- Stan SL Thong <email@example.com>
Local Amulet Cases and Amulets Framing Services Directory / Web Host:- Chng Hoon Hoon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A mini compilation of Katta - Web Host:- Chris Tam <email@example.com>
A brief introduction on Molds for producing Thai amulets Web Host:- Weerapong Srivichai <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hand picked, useful Web Guides / External Links. Web Host:- Christopher Jones <email@example.com>
A mini showcase on some of the Medium / Large scale Buddhist Statues | Featured Collectible Sets
Summary Page(s) on Interesting Buddhist Landmarks in Asia
Malaysian Guru Thai Buddhist Monk: Tok Raja Series Collection
Contributing Articles: Main Index Page | Map of Thailand (273k Click to enlarged)
Public Knowledge Based Forum: Any comments, questions, suggestions, report of a problem encountering in the site OR wish to share a thought, expressing a personal desire to acquire or disposal any particular Buddhist image ? Please make good use of the
section which may serve more specifically with your objective.
NOTE:- Virtually ALL the images appear in this site have two dimensions in their respective display. I think most seasoned Thai amulet lovers probably possess a pair of hawk eyes second to the Jews in the diamond trades, so, it is the intention to provide a LARGER view of each thumbnail in order for everyone to enjoy, authenticate or verify their originality. The technique to fully explore the convenience of this display system is - even when the larger view appears on the browser, you should use your mouse to click again to see the actual explosive view. Please bear with the slower download time of those explosive views. Enjoy.
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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(firstname.lastname@example.org), Tony EH (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.