The Legend of Mae Nak and Northern Thai cuisine ©hiddentrailsthailand

The Legend of Mae Nak and Northern Thai cuisine


Discover the mystery of legendary love in this famous true story of Mae Nak and her husband Pi Mak. Many movies have been made about this tragic love legend in the Thai and English language. Separated from Pi Mak in the early days of war torn Thailand, a pregnant Mae Nak died during childbirth while her husband was injured in the war. Her love for Pi Mak transcended the mortal world and her loyalty to Pi Mak saw her returning with her dead child to live a life with him when he returned from the battlefield. Unknown to Pi Mak the truth on the death of his wife, everything seemed normal to him even though his friends and villagers tried to warn him of living with a ghost. Mae Nak angered by the interference of the villagers sought vengeance on them until she was stopped by a famous abbot.

The Legend of Mae Nak and Northern Thai cuisine ©hiddentrailsthailand
The Legend of Mae Nak and Northern Thai cuisine ©hiddentrailsthailand

Learn more about this mystery of Mae Nak with a visit to her peculiar shrine which worshippers go to and ask for favors on love, luck and health. Her shrine is well known for granting these favors and many grateful devotees have returned to pay homage to her in the form of gifts from gold to personal dressing items. During your visit to the shrine, you can also perform merit making by releasing live aquatic animals such as fish, frogs, and turtles into the canal which incidentally was the same canal where the doomed couple used to frequent next to their home.

The Legend of Mae Nak and Northern Thai cuisine ©hiddentrailsthailand
The Legend of Mae Nak and Northern Thai cuisine ©hiddentrailsthailand

From the shrine, enjoy lunch at a typical Northern Thai restaurant that is mostly frequented only by locals. The cuisine here is known as Khan Tok cuisine where the signature dishes are a Khan Tok specialty with a variety of chili paste, vegetable condiments, northern sausage and pork rind are served, a special rice dish known as Khao Kan Jin a very rare item and Northern styled noodles.

The Legend of Mae Nak, Northern Thai cuisine and Night Market Tour ©hiddentrailsthailand
The Legend of Mae Nak, Northern Thai cuisine  ©hiddentrailsthailand

This is a half day tour in Bangkok by Hidden Trails Thailand which starts in the morning and ends in the afternoon. Minimum persons for this private day tour are 2 persons with at least an advance notice of 1 week. This tour runs from Monday to Wednesday only.

The Legend of Mae Nak and Northern Thai cuisine ©hiddentrailsthailand
The Legend of Mae Nak and Northern Thai cuisine ©hiddentrailsthailand

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