Religious ceremony

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by jwagner on August 5, 2000

In early September, we happened upon Chinese nationals honoring their gods with a spirited, fascinating self-mutilation ceremony. First the young men put themselves into a trance while drums echoed a steady beat. Then they rapped themselves in strings of firecrackers, cut deep gashes into the tongues, flogged themselves with Cat-O-Nine Tails and ran needles through various body parts. Fascinating (voyeuristic) glimpse at another culture. No way to plan for this. Just be willing to dig into the side streets.
Religious Ceremony
Backstreets of Songklha
Hat Yai, Thailand

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