Monk to be defrocked, charged with asking for, sending nudes on Facebook

A disgraced Thai monk will be defrocked and charged today with exposing himself to a woman during a Facebook chat and asking her to send nudes. The victim, identified only as Lily, told police that she received a call on Facebook Messenger from a stranger on Wednesday night. As Lily uses Facebook as a platform ...

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Thai monks perform roadside CPR on severely injured motorcyclist (VIDEO)

Thai monks perform roadside CPR on severely injured motorcyclist (VIDEO)

A group of monks from Nakhon Ratchasima province has gone viral after footage of them performing CPR on a severely injured motorcyclist — coincidentally on the way back...

Story behind viral drug-busting monk

Story behind viral drug-busting monk

A photo of a monk randomly standing amongst police investigators and busted criminal is going viral in Thailand this week, drawing mockery and juvenile laughter from Thai netizens...

Wild Boars prepare to ordain as novice monks to honor deceased rescuers

Wild Boars prepare to ordain as novice monks to honor deceased rescuers

Eleven members of the Wild Boar youth soccer team, who spent more than two grueling weeks trapped in Chiang Rai’s Luang cave, will be ordained as novice monks tomorrow to honor...

Miss Universe NZ contestants on retreat in Bangkok’s notorious Phra Dhammakaya Temple

Miss Universe NZ contestants on retreat in Bangkok’s notorious Phra Dhammakaya Temple

As part of their Thailand retreat, Miss Universe New Zealand hopefuls spent six hours yesterday “immersing themselves in Buddhist culture” at Phra Dhammakaya Temple —...

Firebrand Thai monk charged over amulet fraud

Firebrand Thai monk charged over amulet fraud

A firebrand Buddhist monk has been disrobed after being charged over the sale of amulets with fake royal seals, Thai police said Friday, a dramatic fall from grace for a cleric...

No Buts About It: Butt-exposing woman at Buddhist temple found and fined

No Buts About It: Butt-exposing woman at Buddhist temple found and fined

The female foreign tourist that made viral news last week for posing for pictures with her butt exposed and bare feet up on a wall at a revered Buddhist temple has been found,...

Oh My Buddha! Classless foreign woman disrespects Bangkok temple with bare feet and butt

Oh My Buddha! Classless foreign woman disrespects Bangkok temple with bare feet and butt

A photo of a foreign woman exposing herself at one of Thailand’s holiest sites is making the rounds in Thai media and shocking netizens after being shared yesterday. Not only...

Koh Samui resort removes beach Buddha after photo citing inappropriateness goes viral

Koh Samui resort removes beach Buddha after photo citing inappropriateness goes viral

A beachfront resort in Koh Samui was forced to remove a giant decorative Buddha head from their beach after photos of it were posted to social media last week and went viral,...

This German Buddhist monk just became the highest ranking foreign holy man in Thailand

This German Buddhist monk just became the highest ranking foreign holy man in Thailand

Coconuts fans know all about Benjamin Holst, formerly dubbed the “most hated German in Thailand,” but now we have Henning Guerlee, aka Phra Khru Ubon Pawanawitet, the “most...


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Coconuts Bangkok religion

Bangkok is steeped in religious tradition that affects every aspect of life in this modern-yet-ancient city. It’s quite normal to see sex workers on Soi Cowboy wearing bikinis but offering incense and rice at the red light district’s shrine before engaging a night of debauchery. They hope it will bring them good luck and money from customers. Cats like spirit houses too.