Bangkapi, a rural area on the outskirt of Bangkok in 1936, Kwan and Riam are son and daughter of rival village chiefs, making it impossible for them to declare their love. They keep seeing each other in secret and eventually pledge their love at a spirit shrine. Riam is later sold to Lady Thongkhamplew, who takes care of her like daughter. The lady even introduces her to Somchai, a wealthy nobleman. Kwan read morestill tries to get Riam back to no avail, and it leads to the infamous tragedy at the spirit shrine.