An abandoned house in the Thonburi part of Bangkok is left well alone by the locals, who believe that the building is haunted. Photo: Tibor KrauszAn abandoned house in the Thonburi part of Bangkok is left well alone by the locals, who believe that the building is haunted. Photo: Tibor Krausz
An abandoned house in the Thonburi part of Bangkok is left well alone by the locals, who believe that the building is haunted. Photo: Tibor Krausz

In superstitious Thailand, old empty houses become places to be feared – full of ghosts and demons

  • One house, on the outskirts of Bangkok, is thought to be home to child spirits or a female demon and has even affected nearby rental prices
  • Empty buildings and ones in which people have died in grisly ways routinely become objects of fear in Thailand, where a dread of malevolent spirits runs deep
Topic |   Thailand
An abandoned house in the Thonburi part of Bangkok is left well alone by the locals, who believe that the building is haunted. Photo: Tibor KrauszAn abandoned house in the Thonburi part of Bangkok is left well alone by the locals, who believe that the building is haunted. Photo: Tibor Krausz
An abandoned house in the Thonburi part of Bangkok is left well alone by the locals, who believe that the building is haunted. Photo: Tibor Krausz
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