Here are top ten hotels in Asia that are occupied by ghosts. These list is based on the past experiences of hotel guests and some stories told from locals within the area.
The words ‘supernatural’ and ‘paranormal’ has been leaving people intrigued for a really long time. Just like other parts of the world, Asia has its fair share of haunted places and legends surrounding supernatural entities. The existence of ghosts, spirits, demons and other supernatural entities in the country have been backed by several evidences. Several hotels in Asia which have been considered to be haunted for many years now are being flocked by tourists and spirit seekers. Many claim to have been victims of horrifying experiences during their visits here. Here is a list of the top 10 haunted hotels from Asia.
Grand Hyatt, Taipei, Taiwan
The Grand Hyatt Taipei has a dark history. The hotel was built on a World War II prison camp where hundreds of people were incarcerated and eventually put to death. The lobby has Chinese calligraphy that is supposed to ward off ghosts but guests still see ghosts in the corridors while others have heard strange noises from unoccupied rooms.
Baiyoke Sky Hotel Bangkok
This 88-storey hotel is one of the contributors for the city’s impressive skyline. It is famous for providing impeccable accommodation to its guests as it is a deluxe lodging establishment preferred by many business travelers. However, it is also known for the death of three billboard installers who died after falling from the 69th floor of the building.
Langham Place, Hong Kong
This hotel is in popular shopping area, Mong Kok. Guests have heard strange tapping noises in the room during the night. Even during the day some guests have mentioned that they felt like they were being ‘watched’.
Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, India
This iconic hotel is said to be haunted by its engineer, W.A. Chambers. According to stories, the chief engineer traveled to France before the hotel completed but when upon his return, the hotel was said to have been finished in an opposite direction. Because of this, he took his life and haunted the building. It is also infamous for its 26/11 terrorist attack.
Diplomat Hotel, Baguio City, Philippines
This is one of the top 10 haunted places in the Philippines. It used to be a rest house and a seminary way back 1911 before it was developed into a hotel. During the World War II, numerous nuns and priests were beheaded there and this was believed to be the reason why headless apparitions can often be seen during the night inside the hotel.
Hotel Pelabuhan Ratu, Indonesia
The extraordinary experience began with Room 308 of this hotel. The room cannot be occupied as it is for the Goddess of the Southern Sea only. Those who wish to enjoy the beach are advised not to wear green. This is because if drowning occurs, the goddess will be held responsible.
Buma Inn, Beijing, China
The Chinese people take paranormal things seriously. Anyone would be, if the tale includes scary paranormal creatures of the night, the Berserker. Buma Inn in Beijing is haunted by an angry ghost which seeks revenge. It was said that a guest died because the chef poisoned his food. The chef subsequently stabbed himself. But the terror was far from over. Till today, the restless spirit of murdered still walks the halls of the hotel in search of the chef, who poisoned him.
Yunshan Hotel Chengde
Years ago, the Manchu royalties would go to a place near Yangtze River during summer seasons to escape the heat. Years after, the 220-room Yunshan Hotel Chengde was built on the same spot. It has been repeatedly reported that guests were seeing Dowager Empress Cixi. Apparently, her attachment to her beloved garden is still intact.
First Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
First Hotel Bangkok is situated near the popular MBK Shopping Mall. According to online resources and interviews, there were numerous ghostly sightings at this hotel. It was told that a big fire engulfed parts of the hotel in the 80’s. The body of a Singaporean singer by the name of Shi Ni was found charred beyond recognition in the hotel’s nightclub.
The Savoy Hotel, Mussoorie, India
The Savoy, is a historic luxury hotel located in the hill station, Mussoorie, in Uttarakhand state of India, The Savoy Hotel, the inspiration of Agatha Christie’s novel was the Mysterious Affair at Styles. The hotel offers not only a luxury but a constant supply of pure terror. His former owner, Lady Ormsby , who died allegedly from poisoning, is said to be the haunting this opulent hotel. Scary creature of the night were see to dwell aimlessly the halls of this former hotel.