Top

Chao Mae Tuptim Shrine









info below relates to the old site 










The Penis Shrine (Phallic shrine). 

Hundreds of oversized phalluses of all shapes and sizes stand tall, proud, and erect. Perhaps it is true that size does matter? , people flock here to find fertility.
The shrine was originally dedicated to Chao Mae Tuptim, a female animist spirit who — locals believe — has been residing in the banyan tree next to the shrine for centuries. 

One day, the story goes, a woman came to the shrine asking for help from Chao Mae Tuptim because she couldn’t get pregnant. Nine months after visiting the temple, she gave birth to a healthy child. She was so grateful, she came back and left a giant wooden carving of penis as a way to thank the universe. Over the years, others have followed in her footsteps. If you visit today, you will see hundreds of phallus-shaped objects, made mostly from wood and stone.     













360 photo - entrance   - see all in 360 Chao Mae


Insert below>    external link  fullscreen
Best viewed in smartphone / tablet

Controls:  (best with external link)
S/Ph: turn on any angle (360) or swipe / pinch screen
D/Top: quality> bottom right | Zoom: double click | Full page: top right














Background


The Chao Mae Tuptim shrine (Thai: ศาลเจ้าแม่ทับทิม, rtgs: Thapthim, also known as Penis Shrine) is a phallic shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, located behind the Swissôtel Bangkok hotel near the bank of the Khlong Saen Saep. The shrine was created in the first quarter of the 20th century by Thai businessman Nai Lert (1872-1945), who found a spirit house floating in the klong and placed it on the bank of his property. In Thailand, the phallusis considered to be a symbol of good luck and also a representative of fertility. The shrine is one of the best examples of intentional phallic architecture in the world. The site, which measures roughly 60 by 70 feet (18 m × 21 m), is now "crammed with carved" wooden circumcised penis statues, which are said to possess special cosmic powers and endow good fortune and fertility on anybody coming into contact with them. The size of the penis statues, which number well over 100, is said to range "[from] the size of a cream doughnut to the size of a canoe"; some are huge, some are humorous and painted pink to closely resemble a human phallus.

The shrine is named after Chao Mae Tuptim, a pre-Buddhist Southeast Asian tree spirit, who is said to bestow blessings on those who worship her at the shrine. The site attracts women from all across Thailand and even other east Asian countries The plaque reads: "Chao Mae Tuptim has received yet another rather less conventional kind of gift, phallic in shape, both small and large, stylized and highly realistic. Over the years, they have been brought by the thousands.

Women hoping to get pregnant leave offerings at the spirit house, flanking a 10-foot (3.0 m) penis statue draped in cloth, including candles, jasmine, lotus flowers and Chinese incense sticks.

Tucked behind the Nai Lert Hotel, alongside the San Saeb canal and underneath an ancient ficus tree, lies a shrine dedicated to the goddess Tubtim. Originally a spirit house, the place where the spirit of the land (who was disrupted by you building on it) would reside, the shrine evolved over time into an unintentional fertility shrine as more and more worshipers brought offerings of phalluses. Ranging from the symbolic to the highly realistic, the collection fills the area around the shrine.

P1120959

A healthy selection of phallus-shaped offerings left around the largest ficus tree at the shrine. The irony is, sex toys are illegal in Thailand so if you were to try to bring a legitimate dildo into the country, you would be stopped. By highly realistic phalluses for the purpose of spirit worship? That's okay.

P1120954

Some of these phalluses are quite detailed. And at least one has studs in it, perhaps representing the a special community?

P1120961

Normally, spirit houses have some small sculptural figures meant to represent both the spirits as well as those who are there to entertain and serve them. So many figures have been added that they are arranged on two adjacent shelves. You can see the San Saeb canal in the background.

P1120970

The figures include representation of parents as well as a host of animals.

P1120966

Also, there are more than 100 traditional Thai dancers to keep the spirits entertained.

P1120950

And, inexplicably, a pair of male dolls. Barbie's gay brother Eric and his lover Stephen? The women on the upper shelf are all ladies in waiting.

P1120997

This one seems to have a fungal infection. Experiencing any itching or burning sensat






Videos

youtube  below link 1.15 min
shorter version

IN PRODUCTION








Sponsored visit by





360 Spherical video



April 2016 

best viewed in smartphone / tablet for unique effect







The ultimate 360 view is with google cardboard for Virtual Reality
Google-Cardboard.jpg



place your smartphone inside the cardboard and .. wow  













Photos

picasa logo 300 x 300.jpg

Google+ post  <> open album I by location  I slideshow

Facebook album at B.Pac: open album
















360 Spherical photo













Social Media




SM channels & hashtags below


Like, review & share











 more channels below.....  




Hashtags this gig
Tip: Copy & paste these hashtags & web page url into your post for search match

Chao Mae Tuptim shrine is ...odd a Phallic Shrine that brings good luck, SM hub http://goo.gl/uAEJKA  

BEST HASHTAGS
#BkkChaoMaeTuptim  Industry #BkkShrine  #BkkAttraction  #BkkTourIcon
#BtsPhloenChit  #BpacApproved   #BkkZoneSiam


How to use Hashtags for Social Media













https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/6QWwu3xcfVG0kc2J6OMbS2NGyIpLN5dblJshIQQocOibZJd2I2usCqD4TxKObLNdqzrMExUfLlT8Vqy-cWHhz7Ggp6qY0_ezPIVCWgn_twWIOPIJHmUzLDVRTCclYhY7Yj8Hbug








   best Google search words 















Related topics
















New to town?



Be Served 
Get the most use a Host" Local Travel Host Services

Serve yourself > D.I.Y. 
New to town? Bangkok Novice to Advanced, multiple search engines
Group leaders "tour database", logistics on 600 venues (free support for developers)





Tour zones


Google doc version with summary of tour zones 
(option to download)






Buy us a coffee



if you like info, keep us going sponsor a coffee
when I roam around town with a few bags of camera gear, phones and compass I get tired 
in this link you can buy me a coffee and include a message which helps so much

ultimately I prefer support for visit my local charity project 
FSCC Foundation Slum Child Care log of my visits and money raised



Join our Community
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/6QWwu3xcfVG0kc2J6OMbS2NGyIpLN5dblJshIQQocOibZJd2I2usCqD4TxKObLNdqzrMExUfLlT8Vqy-cWHhz7Ggp6qY0_ezPIVCWgn_twWIOPIJHmUzLDVRTCclYhY7Yj8Hbug

Facebook groups Bangkok   
Adventure I Nightlife I Tourism I Models   members 100,000




Tourism Bangkok
showing last 5 changes see all  Directory Tourism

Industry and ThemeName & URLMain Function
All -> master Index Master Index all tables 
Attractions Bangkok Directory Attractions Bkk all Attractions 
Hospitality Hospitality: Master Index Index 
Markets Markets Bangkok index 
Local Travel Hosts Travel Host Directory Index of local hosts services 
Showing 5 items from page Master Directory Tourism Bangkok sorted by edit time. View more »
click: Vacation fun: all activities Prices Bangkok

Viator
https://www.partner.viator.com/en/22027/Bangkok/d343-ttd?activities=all

or narrow the search in Viator Bangkok by category




Hotels nearby



Recommended: 

Agoda search   










Other stuff




Recommended Events

Approved Events: open page to sort by columns

Event YY.mm.dd / LocationIndustry / ThemeCost (L M H) / Durationwhy goName / link
2019.06.23 / Bangkok Photos with models - rooftop 5000 exclusive timeslot and lunch unique  fbk page bkk tourism - invite details 
2019.05.04 /  Comedy / Magner Festiva low  fbk group bkk nightlife 
2019.04.06 Bts Asok Comedy - International Jimmy Carr med -  in 2016 he rocked Bangkok fbk bkk nightlife 
2019.03.04  Comedy low  GLOBAL ROAST BATTLE PHENOMENON--YOUR HOOD'S A JOKE. fbk bpac  
2019.02.21 to 24 Bts Phloen Chit Garden Fair - Nai Lert Flower & Garden Art Fair 2019 low - 150 bt astonishing - heritage home TB events: Nai Lert Park Heritage Home บ้านปาร์คนายเลิศ 
2019.02.16 / Saraburi 9am to 9pm Social: Meet Locals day trip low - day trip activities Thai and Foreigners mixing it up TML: Saraburi hypo 
2019.01.26 / Suk Soi 19 Comedy / 5 star Westin Grand Hotel low international at Westin Grand Hotel Stand up Asia - fbk invite 
2018.12 30 days Dusit Festival - Aoon Ai Rak Warm love Free Thai Costume / heritage Warm love AoonAiRak 
2018.12.19 / Suk Soi 13 Comedy / battle off the best low  huge gig  fbk grp bkk nightlife 
Showing 9 items from page Approved Events sorted by Event YY.mm.dd / Location. View more »


Places visited  


Where we have been link

why try .. . see places of interest, sort table by any column


Bangkok Hospitality & Tourism

Donate Photos, videos to to our Community Groups

Become a Roaming reporter how it works



News
  • Hormones altered by gender bend chemi in Plastic Teen hormones being altered by gender-bending chemicalssourceFour out of every five British teens have their hormones upset by gender-bending chemicals found in plastics, new research suggests ...
    Posted 17 Oct 2019, 20:35 by Happi Mess
  • 110 yrs of scientists climate scares source The years Scientists seeking funding and journalists seeking an audience agree: panic sells. “Global cooling is going to kills us all!” “No, wait: global warming is going to kill ...
    Posted 17 Oct 2019, 20:29 by Happi Mess
  • so this is what a Vegan does, right ? The number of animals that die each and every day to produce vegan food is astonishing. Matthew Evans. Picture: Alan Benson From The Weekend Australian Magazine source There’s a ...
    Posted 17 Oct 2019, 20:35 by Happi Mess
  • new MRT stations that make Bangkok’s old town fastrack index Free QR code readerNew stationsThe Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to welcome the opening of four new MRT subway stations in Bangkok’s Old ...
    Posted 14 Oct 2019, 03:27 by Happi Mess
  • Smartphone users Isolation Matrix Photographer removes our smartphones to show our strange and lonely new world Are you reading this on a handheld device?  There’s a good chance you are.  Now imagine how ...
    Posted 11 Oct 2019, 23:20 by Happi Mess
Showing posts 1 - 5 of 247. View more »