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Secrets of Sak Yant [Tattoo Included]

culture walk

Secrets of Sak Yant [Tattoo Included]

123 reviews
31 recent guests said this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
culture walk

Secrets of Sak Yant [Tattoo Included]

culture walk

Secrets of Sak Yant [Tattoo Included]

123 reviews
31 recent guests said this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)

What you'll do

We will visit a well-known village where Arjan(Master) Tu lives. It's gonna be 60-min drive away from the of city. Before we drive to Arjan's place, we will drop by local riverside market to buy multiple offerings for the sacred tattoo ceremony and some local snacks. Different cultural and religious belief and stories behind each offering will be explained. During this experience, we will let you know religious traditions (Animism, Buddhism, Brahmanism), up and downs of the development behind Sak Yant. In the eyes of people in Southeast Asia, different Sak Yant designs have different functions which protect you against bad lucks and bring good fortunes. Arjan Tu is a highly respected Sak yant master who has numerous disciples in Thailand, Burma, Malaysia and Cambodia. He will give you in-depth suggestions about the Sak Yan designs that suit you the most based on your demands. You will get a 10cm*12cm size Yantra tattoo(from 1 of 20 designated patterns, for example, GOD Yord, The Nine Peaks Yant, Hah Taew, The Five Line, etc.) and Sak Yant blessing from Arjarn. After the visit, we will head for authentic Northern Thailand cuisine. Look forward to meet you up and show you real Thailand culture.

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Learn more about V & Tony & Mind & Tai

V & Tony & Mind & Tai

Tony & Mind, Although born and raised up in Thailand, I have always found one thing particularly fascinating--exotic, fine-lined black-ink tattoos, whether emblazoned across a kickboxer’s chest or a bare shoulder of a woman on a scooter. All these intricate designs belong to the spiritual Sak Yan tattoo tradition. As one of the disciples of Ajarn Kawi, I have spent more than 10 years doing research about this authentic culture of Thailand, and hope that this experience could let more people know the true nature of Sak Yant. If our dates doesn't suit your schedule, please feel free to contact me to arrange a date or time for you.

What's included

Food
1 Northern Thai cuisine + 1 Drink+1 Fruit
Transportation
Free Pick Up for people who stay in old city area, Nimman, or Mae Ping River
Equipment
Arjan's blessing A designated Sak Yan tatoo (Size: 10cm*12cm) offerings for the sacred tattoo ceremony New needle

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Where you'll be

A consecrated hermitage hidden behind mountains in Chiangmai. You will learn a lot about the sacred tattoo arts and have a better understanding about Thai religion as well as the belief held by Thai people: A man without tattoos is invisible to the gods ( it is originally an Iban proverb in Borneo). We will take you to a famous local market for authentic Northern Thai food.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

Please be noted that if you would like to have a bigger size of Sak Yant tatoo, the fee is not included in this experience. Only a 8cm*10cm Sak Yant taoo is included.

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V & Tony & Mind & Tai
Secrets of Sak Yant [Tattoo Included]
123 reviews
From ﺩ.ﺇ252/person
123 reviews
From ﺩ.ﺇ252/person