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Ghost of Mae Nak Shrine

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One of Thailand’s scariest legends involves the spirit of a woman that went on a rampage after her husband caught on to the fact that she was, in fact, a ghost. Those willing to risk being cursed in exchange for witnessing a spiritually potent scene can visit a shrine dedicated to the ghost of Mae Nak near the site of her 19th century home in Bangkok.

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The story stars a beautiful young woman, Nak, who married her beloved man, Mak, and intended to live happily ever after. For a while the couple enjoyed a simple life in a stilted house beside the Phra Khanong Canal, but then the Siamese army conscripted Mak to go fight in a war. As he recovered from a battle wound some months later, Nak endured terrible pain while attempting to deliver her first child. Neither she nor the baby ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)


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