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“The Fanta Shrine”  
   

“The Fanta Shrine”

On one very small shrine, it was only maybe a square meter in size, people had left opened Fanta bottles. It seemed to be some kind of offering
Thailand part III - Temples en masse

November 1st 2018
Don't get templed out Pattaya is an awful place and we can not recommend anyone to go there! The reason for this is the prostitution business. We were absolutely disgusted by what we saw, and still we saw less than the proverbial tip of the iceberg. Appologize for starting off like that. But now that we got that nasty piece out of the way we can continue with what we really want to write a ... read more
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Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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12th January 2019

The Fanta Shrine
The Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the remover of obstacles, is the central figure in this shrine. People pray to nim for success before starting a new business, travel etc. Ganesh usually has a sweet at the end of his trunk which I understand represents the search for enlightenment. You may be right that Fanta bottles are less likely to attract rats as they are made of glass. Yet Ganesh's companion was a rat being his vehicle to help overcome life's obstacles!!! This shine reminds me of a popup store...you have discovered a little gem here!.
13th January 2019

Thank you for the background information
We are lucky to have such well informed readers of our blog. It is far from the first time people in comments have explained what we have seen. I will rewrite the text and incorporate information about Ganesh. /Ake

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