Many people believe that genuine Thai pendants just come from Thailand. That’s true, and yet, there’s more to it than that. Thai pendants are Buddhist. Theravada Buddhist to be exact. The only place real Theravada Buddhist pendants from Thailand are made is at a Buddhist temple.
If the temple is not large enough they have monks and other craftsmen make the pendants and they are blessed at the temple by the abbot (head) of the temple.
Is there any way for you as a buyer to know if the pendant you’re buying is a genuine Thai pendant or not? There are many little hints that you can add up to get the big picture, but there is no way to really be sure.
We get all our pendants from Wat Tum Sua in southern Thailand. This is called, “Tiger Cave Temple” in translation from Thai. Every pendant Wat Thum Suea (also spelled this way) sells is blessed by the abbot in charge of the temple – Ajarn Jumnien, Thailand’s good luck monk.
We built a website to feature this temple because before this none existed, you can find the temple photos and information – along with layout – map, here:
You can rest assured that we have genuine pendants from a Buddhist temple. Guaranteed 100%.