Sak Yant by Temple Monk in Thailand
Details of the Sak Yant by Monk in Thailand using a Steel Needle (Chiang Mai)
Sak Yant Tattoo by Monk in Thailand Chiang Mai
- 3-4 Hour Tour to a remote location to visit a Temple Sak Yant Monk
- Stop off at a local Market to buy your Temple Offering
- Talk with Monk about your Magical Intentions
- Receive the Sak Yant Tattoo
- Receive the Magical Blessing for the Sak Yant
Try to book 1 Month in Advanced
3000 Baht 1st Person, 1500 Baht Additional People
Visit a Temple Monk for Sak Yant Tattoo Tour Details
Sak Yant Experience by Monk in Thailand (Chiang Mai)
5 Different Monks, 5 Different Temples
Ladies Please Note: While the Monk who will do females lives and works from a Temple, the Sak Yants are preformed off Temple grounds at his scared room (Samnak) and his donation is starts at 1000 baht. Males accompanying females will also have to attend the off temple location for the Sak Yant
9.00 am - 12.30 pm
1.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Cost of Tour
Car 3000 Baht
Extra Person getting Sak Yant 1500 Baht
Extra Person watching only 500 Baht
Monk Donation Starts: ฿ 1000
Things I need to bring?
You will being going to a Thai Temple to visit a Monk, you will need to dress conservatively - covering knees and elbows
2 people can go on Morning Tour
3 people in Afternoon Tour
Tidy Dress Required
Shower before you go
Do not drink the night before
Females have clothes covering Breasts
Sak Yant Chiang Mai is the only tour company in all of Thailand that specializes in this total unique and magical experience. Join guides Johny, or the famous Nana, as they take you to a remote country Thai Temple and introduce you to the Monk at the Sak Yant Temple. As these Monks do not speak English, your guides will translate for you to the Monk who will, after hearing about your desires and intention preform the Sak Yant and Magical Blessing.
What to Expect
Your Guide Johny or Nana (pronounced as in Banana) will meet you from Our shop location in the Old City located at 7 Arak Soi 5. Click Here for Map
Arrive 10 minutes before so that the staff can make sure you are suitably dressed (and provide clothes if not), and brief you on the Tour. From there you will first head to a local market to purchase your offerings.
The Offering usually involves 12 flowers, some incense, cigarettes, food, water, and the cash donation for the Monks time.
You will then be taken to a genuine working Monk and Temple serving the needs of the local rural community. While we arrange ahead of time if the Monk is available, sometimes things come up in their normal work day. There might be local people there as well seeking the Monks services - you may have to wait your turn with the locals.
You will take off your shoes and sit on the floor along with the local people who have come for temple services. The locals will have a range of problems ranging from the serious to a good luck blessing. Some will have a serious demeanor, and some will be the typical Thai’s with a big smile and be talking away to you in Thai.
When it is your turn follow the following etiquette
When you greet a monk, you “Wai” and keep your body lower, it is polite to be the first to wai as is a sign of respect to the monk or elder. You will present your small “offering to the spirits” before the Sak Yant ceremony begins.
N.B. The Offering is showing respect to the monk that is going to do Sak Yant for you. Its a way to show them that you believe in their magic power and trust their skills. And you do this even if you do not believe in magic 🙂
First thing you have to do is bow 3 times to respect as Buddhism way;
1 for Buddha
2 for Buddhism
3 for the Monk
This offering should be arranged on a tray which is included flowers, incense and a candle and the money offing. The monk will have a small accepting ceremony of the offering, on behalf of the spirits.
While you are waiting, the Monk will talk with your guide asking for validation that you are a deserving person and what you magical intention and desires are associated with the Blessing. There will be a book available to look at and select your design.
Your guide will translate all of this for you so don't worry - you are not expected to get everything right.
The Monk will prepare for your Sak Yant and magical Blessing. The Monk will sit in his chair and motion you to come over. You will then start one of the most Spiritual experiences in your life!
After the Sak Yant and Blessing is Finished.
After the Sak Yant it is completed, you will turn around and again bow 3 times to thank the monk.
Now is time for the blessing. Usually you will take your offering and both you and the monk will hold onto it for a few minutes while the Monk recites the blessing incantation. This is the magical part of the Sak Yant experience.
Sak Yant Chiang Mai is a small company providing limited and intimate experiences often fully booked a week or two beforehand. All bookings require a initial booking deposit of 1000 baht at the time of making a reservation, (the rest to be paid at the Tour Office at Pick-up). Bookings that are not accompanied by either a deposit or email explaining inability to use PayPal will be cancelled within a few hours.
We apologize, however we want to ensure with limited availability that our guest are committed to the Sak Yant. Full refund f the booking deposit will be given if you notify us of cancellation 3 days before your booked time slot.
These are genuine Thai Sak Yant Tattoos from traditional Monks at their Temples. 100% authentic experience that involves an offering and a donation to the temple for the service of the Sak Yant and the magical Blessing. Donation is 1000 baht for the smaller Sak Yant and up to 3000 baht for a larger or Multiply Tattoos.
Tour Pick-up and Drop-Off
Pick-up and Drop-off location is at our Old City Tour Office located at:
7 Arak Road Soi 5
Pick up from Sak Yant Chiang Mai Office
Extra person getting a Sak Yant 1500 Baht
Extra person just watching you 500 Baht
Special Temple Monk Discount!
Bring your Friends!
Book Additional People on your Sak Yant Tattoo Experience
1500 Baht Extra per Person getting a Sak Yant
500 Baht for friends just wanting to watch
Our In-house service, it is free for your friends to watch
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