Now, back to Thailand! This gutsy little gem of a place is undoubtedly one of the most colourful and exciting places on the planet. Every street, every nook and corner, the very aura of this country spits fun at every step! One can just not have a dull moment while in Thailand. Strange rituals and peculiar items for sale never fail to surprise even the most experimental of personalities, who would otherwise boast to have seen it all.
While most of these hidden packages come with clear reasons for their existence, some do not. Such is the case of penis shrines.
A nation that is known to throw any taboos right out the window and celebrate life in every possible manner, has religious places where pilgrims worship male genitals. Uncertain of the intentions, I decided to shake things up and go… deeper (pun intended).
The Significance of These Shrines
Thailand has two shrines dedicated to penises, namely, the Phra Nang Cave in Krabi Province and the Chao Mae Tuptim Shrine in Bangkok. People of Thailand do not visit to these shrines to flood instagram feeds with photos and selfies, but in hopes of an eternal gift. Worshipping at these shrines is believed to gift people with fertility.