All the Legends, Myths and Mysteries
A great many of the Yaksha images found in Thailand are seen as enormous grimacing giants sporting brightly coloured faces and attire. They almost always tower above the entrances to temple complexes such as those found at Wat Phra Kaew. Many more of these mythical creatures you can also find at various other places around the country.
There are several impressive examples of these superstructures (some as tall as six metres) to be viewed in the departure hall of the new Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.
Thailand is not only a land full of myths, legends and fairy tales, but superstitious conduct also cannot be completely ruled out.
Fact or fiction, it may come as no surprise for you stumble upon a few of these bizarre creatures at various stages of your travel. Is it all about ancient mysticism confronting modern madness? I’ll leave that to your judgment to try and figure it out.
You could say that this particular mythical creature may have rightfully been conceived as a kind of Hindu supernatural being and in all probability, had its origin among the early indigenous peoples of India. Though they are mostly inoffensive, they can be contrived to be a little troublesome at times. They also seem to have been somewhat analogous to the fairies of other countries.
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