Jedi Mind Tricks

Well, here’s another reality check for travelers looking for a bit of atmosphere. Khao Lak is littered with signs for the Jedi Restaurant, which appears to hover effortlessly above the beautiful waters of Khao Lak. A closer inspection of the signs reveals a little bit of photoshopping, which we assumed was to make the water look more attractive.

It turns out that the Jedi Restaurant isn’t even on the water; it’s on the inland side of a road which runs along a beach backed by casuarinas. The trees even obstruct the restaurant’s views of the water. Too funny!

Clearly, once in the restaurant, the staff must use their Jedi mind tricks to convince customers that they have a table by the sea.

Luke, you have an unobstructed view of rolling waves… just like you saw on our signs.

2 responses to “Jedi Mind Tricks”

  1. avatar Patton says:

    Looks like a nice building regardless… Jedi must just be their spelling for “chedi” (เจดีย์) meaning stupa.

    • avatar Tony says:

      Yep, you got it. We’ve seen “chedi” spelled with a “j” in numerous locations. Actually, I think George Lucas’ term Jedi probably comes from this spelling of chedi, I don’t think it is a coincidence. After all, in “The Empire Strikes Back” Luke visits Yoda on the planet Dagobah, which is another word for stupa often used in Sri Lanka. Check out our pictures of the Jetavanarama and the Ruvanvelisaya dagobahs in Anuradhapura.

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