Thailand amulets can often be seen in groups of two more hanging around the necks of Thai people. In Thailand amulets hold a special place in society and are considered quite sacred. Although the country is 95 percent Buddhist, many people in Thailand are superstitious and wear amulets as a way to protect themselves from all kinds of danger. Thailand amulets are not just made in a factory, they are often hand-made and then blessed by venerable monks.
Thailand amulets can range widely in terms of price, age, material and potency. In general, the older the amulet, the more valuable it is. For example, there is a Thailand amulet known as Phra (monk) Rod that is made of clay and has been dated at 1,000 years old. Such an amulet can be worth hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.
Most Thailand amulets are Buddha figures and monk figures. Sometimes these amulets possess an inscription, such as, "Poverty will never fall on those who possess this amulet." While some Thailand amulets offer protection from poverty, others protect from disease and accident, and still others attract prosperity and good fortune. Although there is no scientific proof that amulets really work, millions of people in Thailand use them and believe in their powers.