• Chief monk at the Wat Traimitr Withayaram temple Phra Prommangkalachan smiles as he addresses the media in a room with Leicester City memorabilia and a portrait of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, left, 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)

    Bangkok temple now a venerated site for Leicester City fans

    BANGKOK (AP) — 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.

    Updated: 6:50 am

  • 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)

    Bangkok temple now a venerated site for Leicester City fans

    BANGKOK (AP) — 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.

  • In this photo taken March 16, 2016, a man takes a photo of the mummified body of revered Buddhist monk Fu Hou in Quanzhou city in southeastern China's Fujian province. The monk, who died in 2012 at the age of 94, was prepared for mummification by his temple to commemorate his devotion to Buddhism. The mummifed remains were then treated and covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

    Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf

    BEIJING (AP) — A revered Buddhist monk in China has been mummified and covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions.

  • In this Jan. 17, 2016 photo, an Indian woman chants Buddhist prayers in New Delhi, India. Chanting Buddhist mantras is catching on among India’s urban elite as a way to relieve stress. Most are Hindu, but they don’t see a conflict between their religious beliefs and the chanting, which some find soothing, others invigorating. The practice seems to be growing mostly by word of mouth, with practitioners chanting daily and getting together for monthly chanting sessions in various locations. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

    Indians take to Buddhist chanting to alleviate urban stress

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The bank executive, the book publisher and the social worker had one thing in common: Their hectic lives in the crowded Indian capital had become so chaotic and stressful, they’ve turned to chanting Buddhist mantras in search of calm.