Rubbernecking a sudden shrine

 | Tue 14 Feb 2023 12:40 ICT
Social media has been all abuzz this morning as photographs of a pop-up shrine along the Chiang Mai-Hod Road has been making the rounds. 

This shrine, on the opposite side of the road to Big C Hang Dong has been set up with some tables which is now laden with red Fanta bottles (a very popular offering for spirits) and other food, statues and garland offerings, 

Hundreds of bottles of red Fanta and statues have been heaped onto marble tables by the side of the road, with no temple, spirit house or shrine in sight.

According to a local man CityNews talked to, there is a spirit house set back on a 12 rai of private land behind the fence, built decades ago in preparation of the construction of a building that was never constructed.  He said that four to five years ago someone had gone to the shrine to ask for a winning lottery ticket and their wish was granted. Word spread and this has now become an impromptu shrine where many people are going to ask the spirit for favours.