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The Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden

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by Catalina Forbes (subscribe)
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world.
Published October 29th 2017
The Monastery Wang Saen Suk is known to be Thailand's hell garden and is one of the major tourist attractions. Visitors would be terrified by some of the horrific scenes on display.

Photo of the central area of Wang Saen Suk, featuring the Pretas and tortured souls
Photo of the central area of Wang Saen Suk, featuring the Pretas and tortured souls

Photo Qormyach, The central area of Wang Saen Suk, CC BY-SA 3.0

Crime and Punishment

Life-sized figures can be seen twisted in some form of grotesque dance, as pain is inflicted upon them. This Hell Garden portrays the Buddhists concept of hell or Naraka. The victim spends his time here until his bad karma is all spent in torture.


These depict punishments for earthly transgressions. Varying forms of punishments are introduced for the different crimes committed upon earth. If you are planning to go on a local sightseeing tour, be sure to add this to your must-visits list as it is one of the most visited places in the world. You can read more about it in blogs such as Well Known Places.


gruesome punishments

Horrifying sights such as a trident being shoved into a person's genitals, a woman having a spear thrust through her heart. These figures are made out of plastic and cement and are more lifelike and are seen in different levels of torture obviously befitting their crime.

Alcoholics anonymous section

Finally, you come upon the alcoholics anonymous section where they have boiling oil poured down their throats for their unquenchable thirst for alcohol in their lives.

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