Wat Maha But Temple - Mae Nak Shrine

Wat Maha But Temple - Mae Nak Shrine

Wat Maha But Temple - Mae Nak Shrine
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Abovetheclouds
2,072 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
You will not come here or even know about it unless you are religious, spiritual or with a guide. Way off the tourist track. I was doing a tour. Very much a local Wat. It is not the most stunning Wat but it is very important to locals. As others have mentioned, locals come for luck, there is also significance to death. We went early evening but I am told it is very busy in the day. There is a lake near by and houses where you can see how some of the locals live. There were quite a few stray dogs who did make me nervous but ultimately they were fine. I would only come if you have seen the main attractions in Bangkok or as I have said above, if you are religious.
Written 12 January 2022
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Jennn
Bangkok, Thailand36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This place is really beautiful and was decorated with statue of Mae-nak. You might get some lucks with your wishes and gambling here.
Written 22 February 2020
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Explorer T
Singapore, Singapore268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Solo
This temple is visited by many locals who pray for lottery luck and love life. There is a deeply moving love story behind this temple about how devoted Mae Nak was towards her husband and how she lost him. Sad and tragic but deeply moving.
There are many vendors selling food, animals (for people to buy and set free in the river near by because in Buddhism setting free’ is a form of making merit)
The temple does have an “unique” feel.
Written 23 July 2019
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Bryan T
Hochiminh68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
Not many travelers come here. Locals came here to pray for Nak house next to the Temple. This holly place was rumored that if you wish for something, your wishes will come true. Don't know but try...
Written 3 March 2018
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mmelllyyyy
25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
I went here because I was curious about the whole Mae Nak legend. It took me quite a while to find where the Mae Nak shrine is since the locals don't speak English much. So if you wanna see where the Mae Nak shrine is, all you've gotta do is to say her name and they will point you out to the place immediately. I was surprised that my wish came true here like in like a day. So now I've gotta go back to this temple again to give her a dress since that's what the locals has been saying. Like if your wish was answered then you've gotta give her a dress or something.

To get here it's much nearer to go down at O Nut Station than Phra Kanong. You can walk going to the temple or pay 40-50THB to the motorbike taxi.

This temple is a must visit if you wanna have some Thai folklore feels. Some locals seem terrified everytime I say I'm going to Wat Mahabut but there is nothing really scary about the place.

You can also feed the birds for 10 THB or release some eels and fish to the water for good merit.

PS: watch out for the local food prices and some clothing prices as well. It's a little bit high in here compared to other places
Written 5 September 2017
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Phil H
Fort Myers, Florida, United States381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
Wow! No tourists sighted in my 2 hours of walking around, eating fresh snacks and seeing the various shrines and ritual.
People being councils and advised. Fish and turtles being released as prayer for relatives and/or pregnancy, flowers and food being offered, religious items for home use being purchased, prayed being offered.
The clear integration of folk Buddhism into daily life can be observed here. For those interested, there are no blocks to worship.
I did enjoy the fact of this being a local destination and seemingly off the tourist circuit.
Written 24 October 2015
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GuliWhere
Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are 2 versions with regards to pregnant women. Some go to the shrine at the back of the Wat near d river to pray for a smooth delivery , while others advice pregnant women to avoid this area totally. Women who do not want their husbands to be enlisted in the army come and make a wish here. When it ( smooth delivery of child or hubby ends up not enlisted in the army ) comes true, you must return and pay the dancers or give offerings. Do not forget or there will be repercussions
Written 26 February 2015
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Stevenjenkins7
Cape Town Central, South Africa638 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014
Alongside the Phra Khanong klong, the Wat Mahabut complex is fascinating. I visited during Songkran. Within complex is the shrine to the TV watching Thai ghost Mae Nak (see pictures). This is by far the weirdest place in Bangkok! Also within the complex is a shrine with a clothed praying mechanical human skeleton! It was surrounded by devotees pinning their lottery
tickets to the waĺl. It's so bizarre that I don't blame TripAdvisor for not publishing the pic I
uploaded! You can also purchase fish, eels and baby turtles to release in the Phra Khanong klong for good merit. To get there, take the sky train to On Nut and then a 5 - 10 minute taxi drive to Wat Mahabut (max
50B). I highly recommend seeing this side of Bangkok.
Written 6 June 2014
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