Bangkok’s biggest amulet market is near Wat Mahathat, between Maharat Road and the river. The market is open every day, Sundays are the busiest, with hundreds of the faithful coming here to find a Buddha that will bring good fortune or ward off evil.

Thai amulets appear everywhere and in myriad forms, tied around necks or waists, on dashboards, etc. The amulets has various powers; luck, protection, prosperity, healing, love. Shell cases blessed by the right Abbott is supposed to protect soldiers from getting hurt in combat.

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