In times of despair and growing economic uncertainties and other burdens of life, many Thai's resort to find a comfort in embracing various magical practices. Among variety of practices the reborn rituals are offered by several temples around Thailand and give chance to start their new life again. Although in Buddhism rebirth ceremony is unusual and not practiced, there is a growing trend of temples who offer people a new life by performing a rebirth rituals.
Wat Promanee is one of dozen temples who offer resurrection services to its visitors by performing twice a day for several hundred people rebirth rituals whereby visitors after spending one hour praying lie in a coffins for several minutes as the monk chant for them to be cleansed and reborn. Reborn ritual costs 180 THB (mere five dollars) but the amulets, offerings, gifts and food cost them much more.