Wat Mahabut in Bangkok
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Wat Mahabut is an old, well established Buddhist temple in eastern Bangkok. It was built in the time of the Siamese empire in Ayutthaya. The temple houses the Mae Nak Shrine, the most popular ghost shrine in Thailand. Many fortune tellers and numerologists work on the temple's grounds. The temple is surrounded by lottery shops, who sell tickets to people who have their fortunes read at the temple. The temple is on Khlong (canal) Phra Khanong and offers a peak into what life in Bangkok must have been like 70 or more years ago, before the canals were paved over and turned into roads. People still use longtailed boats and canoes to get around.