We’ve rounded up the spookiest tales of Thailand to get you in the Halloween mood!
Thailand is known for its beautiful clear waters, iconic temples, delicious food, and smiling people. But did you know Thailand also has a list of spooky destinations with scary origin stories to get you in the Halloween spirit? Here are some hair raising destinations we dare you to visit.
Ayutthaya Historical Park
Ayutthaya is home to dozens of historical palaces and temples that once housed the nation’s most extravagant royal treasures. Throughout the years, thieves have taken most of the gold, precious stones, and relics; however, a few cursed items remain in the largest and most haunted temple in the city – Wat Phra Sri Sanphet.
Be wary at night because locals have also reported many other ghost-sightings of soldiers guarding the main palace along with other ghosts dressed in traditional Thai clothing, wandering around the park after closing hours.
Doi Suthep National Park in Chiang Mai
Many may know Chiang Mai for its historical and natural sites. Beyond this province’s beauty, many haunting stories are surrounding its most prominent attractions, including the Ping River, Chiang Mai University (which was built over a graveyard and was historically an execution ground), and Doi Suthep Temple.
Frequent visitors of the Doi Suthep National Park have reported seeing a female hitchhiker dressed in white at the corner of every curve on the road. Each sighting is of the same woman, regardless of the day.
Death Railway in Kanchanaburi
Death Railway was built during World War II to connect Thailand to Burma and to move men and supplies. There were over 300,000 laborers (both Thais and prisoners of war) needed for its construction, and the work was torture without the necessary modern-day tools during the heat. The laborers were malnourished and exhausted, resulting in the death of over 100,000 people during its construction. When you visit this place, who knows who or what you might see looking out of your train cart window.
Mae Usu Cave in Tak
While the Mae Usu Cave may appear to be a natural tourist attraction in the Mae Moei National Park, locals have revealed a haunting revelation.
The indigenous S’gaw people, who are incredibly knowledgeable about the national park’s landscape, believe that this cave is home to a fierce, dangerous beast. The Suea Saming is a half-human, half-tiger creature that tries to lure people into its dwelling during a full moon by playing traditional Thai music. While it’s safe to visit during the day, many have warned that the breathtaking views of the Mae Usu Cave may become dangerous after dark!
Samian Nari Temple (Wat Samian Nari) in Bangkok
To this day, many Bangkok taxis refuse requests during the middle of the night to get to Wat Samian Nari. Legend has it that a taxi will get a call around 4:00 am to pick up two sisters from Ratchadapisek Road in Bangkok. The shy Thipsuksri sisters always ask the driver to bring them to the Samian Nari temple in the middle of the night.
As the car approaches the temple, the black-clad beauties vanish in thin air from the back seat. Cab drivers repeatedly recount their shock and terror when they suddenly notice the sisters lying on train tracks beside the temple, cut in half, and dragging their bloodied torsos in pain.
Kham Chanod Forest (Wat Kham Chanod) in Udon Thani
An unknown caller contacted an outdoor cinema company, requesting a night of entertainment in the rural rice-clad area of Udon Thani. A few days later, a projectionist team arrived to set up the movie, but by 9:00 pm, not a single person had shown up.
As spools of the film started to roll to an empty venue, suddenly, a large crowd of strange-looking country folk wandered out of the surrounding forest. The women were all dressed in white, and they gathered on the right, while the men wore only black and stood quietly on the left.
The four workers spoke to the villagers to see if they enjoyed the film on the following day. The locals responded that they knew nothing about the screening and didn’t attend. It turned out that a large gathering of ghosts had viewed the movies.
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