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The spirit houses of Bangkok keep watch over a frenetic modern Thai city — Los Angeles Times

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— by Shashank Bengali: In the shadows of Bangkok’s glinting high-rises, the plazas of sprawling shopping malls and the cozy courtyards of simpler neighborhoods sit countless tiny monuments to Thais’ enduring belief in the supernatural.

These miniature shrines, perched on pedestals and topped with sloping roofs, are known as spirit houses. Government buildings have them. So do five-star hotels, apartment buildings, offices, cafes and beauty parlors across Thailand’s frenetic capital city…

Image courtesy of The Los Angeles Times/Shashank Bengali

April 18, 2019 — 5:00

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