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Bangkok temple now a venerated site for Leicester City fans

  • Korpsin Uiamsa-ard, an assistant of chief monk Phra Prommangkalachan at the Wat Traimitr Withayaram temple, holds up a Leicester City banner in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The Buddhist temple has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City's fans, at least in Thailand. After all, it was Prommangkalachan, who some months ago had predicted that the team, which was a 5,000-1 outsider at the start of the season, will win the English Premier League title. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

    Korpsin Uiamsa-ard, an assistant of chief monk Phra Prommangkalachan at the Wat Traimitr Withayaram temple, holds up a Leicester City banner in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The Buddhist temple has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City's fans, at least in Thailand. After all, it was Prommangkalachan, who some months ago had predicted that the team, which was a 5,000-1 outsider at the start of the season, will win the English Premier League title. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)  (The Associated Press)

  • Korpsin Uiamsa-ard, an assistant of chief monk Phra Prommangkalachan at the Wat Traimitr Withayaram temple, gives a thumbs-up as he holds up a Leicester City banner in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The Buddhist temple has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City's fans, at least in Thailand. After all, it was Prommangkalachan, who some months ago had predicted that the team, which was a 5,000-1 outsider at the start of the season, will win the English Premier League title. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

    Korpsin Uiamsa-ard, an assistant of chief monk Phra Prommangkalachan at the Wat Traimitr Withayaram temple, gives a thumbs-up as he holds up a Leicester City banner in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The Buddhist temple has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City's fans, at least in Thailand. After all, it was Prommangkalachan, who some months ago had predicted that the team, which was a 5,000-1 outsider at the start of the season, will win the English Premier League title. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)  (The Associated Press)

  • A visitor photographs a Leicester City banner at the Wat Traimitr Withayaram temple in Bangkok, Thailand,Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The Buddhist temple has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City's fans, at least in Thailand. After all, it was the chief monk of that temple, Phra Prommangkalachan, who some months ago had predicted that the team, which was a 5,000-1 outsider at the start of the season, will win the English Premier League title. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

    A visitor photographs a Leicester City banner at the Wat Traimitr Withayaram temple in Bangkok, Thailand,Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The Buddhist temple has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City's fans, at least in Thailand. After all, it was the chief monk of that temple, Phra Prommangkalachan, who some months ago had predicted that the team, which was a 5,000-1 outsider at the start of the season, will win the English Premier League title. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)  (The Associated Press)

Tucked in the Chinatown area of Bangkok is a Buddhist temple that has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City's fans, at least the ones in Thailand.

After all, it was the chief monk of that temple who some months ago had predicted that the team, a 5,000-1 outsider at the start of the season, would win the English Premier League title.

The prediction came true Monday night, and by Tuesday morning fans were flocking to the Golden Buddha temple, hoping to get their hands on Leicester City banners blessed by the monk, Phra Prommangkalachan, who is revered by the club's Thai owners.

But no banners were for sale, the monk's assistant, Korpsin Uiamsa-ard, told the throngs of disappointed fans.