Thailand, in addition to a paradise for tourist attractions, Thailand also has a variety of hotels, ranging from the ibis styles bangkok, novotel Bangkok, and others, it turns out Thailand also has its own place for coffee lovers, and a gathering place. For most coffee lovers, enjoying this jet-black beverage is sometimes done at regular coffee shops or coffee shops. The place is generally classic, unique, natural, to traditional, with a comfortable, relaxed and pleasant atmosphere.
But, have you ever imagined about life after death while in a coffee shop? Such nuances are offered by Kid Mai Death Cafe located in Bangkok, Thailand.
There, you get a different atmosphere from the cafes you have been to.
Kid Mai Death Cafe comes with a unique theme, namely death, in order to provide a different sensation for customers who want to contemplate the meaning of life. The menu that is served also only has two terms, namely “death” (death) and “painful” (misery). After ordering one of the menus, you are advised to lie in a real coffin. The coffin was decorated, white, complete with ornaments like buried a corpse. The casket is placed in an open space, making you feel the sensation of a funeral at a public cemetery.
After your body position is right, the cafe waiter will close the casket for a few minutes and during that time, you are advised to reflect. But you are not required to try it. As a bonus for your courage and interest in your coffin, the cafe owner will give a special discount for the menu you ordered.
The first thing that comes to mind is, what if no one opens the coffin? maybe that’s the feeling of someone who knows that he is dying and will die. The cafe owner uses the theme of “death” presented at his coffee shop inspired by Buddhism. This theme did not exist before in Thailand. Thus, he hopes that customers can live a better life afterwards.
To further liven up the nuances of death at Kid Mai Death Cafe, the cafe owner designed the room with natural elements of darkness, including black-dominated colors, as well as furniture such as skulls and human skeletons placed in every corner of the cafe, even at every visitor’s table. A professor and social researcher, Veeranut Rojanaprapa, considers the cafe as a bridge to make Thai residents aware of death. The inspiration for the theme of the cafe matches the beliefs of the local community, which is around 90 percent Buddhist.
“Facts prove that being aware of death can reduce human greed and anger,” explained Veeranut.
He believes, the Buddhist concept presented at the coffee shop – rooted in the idea of impermanence and selflessness – is the key to “cleansing” Thai society from chronic life problems, such as violence and corruption.
The experience of getting into a coffin is also considered to be able to encourage young people who are addicted to technology to live more fully, that is, interaction with fellow humans with real.