Getting a Sak Yant tattoo in Thailand with an Arjan (Sak Yant master)

Getting a Sak Yant tattoo in Thailand with an Arjan (Sak Yant master)

Sak Yant means a yantra or prayer tattooed on the skin. Generally, the wearer uses them as a form of protection, a prayer, or a charm. This tradition originated not among monks but in hermit culture. Today, however, monks and Arjans (Sak Yant masters who are not presently monks) give these wearable protections. I received my Sak Yant in late April 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand and the following is my personal experience.

Bangkok to Chiang Mai sleeper train: What you need to know before you ride

Bangkok to Chiang Mai sleeper train: What you need to know before you ride

Taking the sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Thailand is probably the easiest and most enjoyable way to travel between the two cities. If you're planning a trip to Thailand, both Bangkok and Chiang Mai probably appear on your itinerary (as they should!) There are lots of different ways to get there. You can [...]