Don’t take stones from this island!

Ko Hingham stones

Ko Hingham in Thailand is a small uninhabited island which according to Thai mythology, the gods decided to adorn with precious stones. But Tarutao, a Thai deity, is said to have placed a curse onto the island. Any visitor who dares to take even a pebble off the island would be cursed forever! Each year the National Park office, which manages the island, receives dozens of stones returned via mail.