Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), Bangkok

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Say a prayer to Phra Phrom at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), a small but popular Hindu shrine. Visitors who stop here often light incense, make an offering of fruit or flowers, and admire the traditional Thai dancers, paid for by supplicants hoping to have their prayers answered. At the heart of the shrine sits a golden statue of Phra Phrom, the four-faced Thai representation of the Hindu god of creation, Lord Brahma. It is a popular tourist destination and is generally safe, however, in 2015 a bomb went off near the shrine, killing 20 people. Before you visit Bangkok, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • beautiful and nice. Nestle next to the freeway and close to the bts. excellent intrior detail full of stained glass. peaceful and relaxing. nice grounds around. not sure if it is worth the...  more »
  • An oasis in a concrete jungle, the Erawan Shrine offers tranquility. With few tourists during coronavirus ,the area is quiet, the traditional dancers wearing face shields.  more »
  • Erawan Shrine is the most popular place to visit in Bangkok. people believed that if you can make a wish from him and the thing will be come. every year many tourists from Malaysia, China, Taiwan or.....  more »
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  • This is a holy shrine outside the Erawan mall. People from all walks of life come and pray to Buddha for happy life. There are dancers performing around the shrine and couple of souvenir shops. Do visit if you are a tourist. It is near big c and world trade centre and opposite of holiday inn.
  • This is a sacred place where people of all walks of life comes here to offer prayers for good health, good fortune, blessings, seek forgiveness and many. Some people came here to seek advices and pray, hoping to find a good spouse while some pray hoping to strike big lotteries and win a fortune. The Thai people said this is the first shrine that was built before Bangkok. There offering of flowers, joss sticks, candles at a minimal price between 30 baht to 50 baht and also offering for traditional dance show to please the shrine. This place is one of the most famous shrine in Bangkok City Centre. Go and pray, you'll be granted your wishes but pray truthfully. I and friends pray and wish here many times, and most wishes are almost fulfilled. After which, make sure go back to offer your most sincere Thanks to the shrine.
  • Judging from the crowd:this must be a popular place to worship the four faced Buddha.You can buy flowers and incense for prayer but are not allowed to burn the incense for environment purposes. Thai traditional dancers will perform dances as well.
  • For the religious, this is a must as the most famous 4 face buddha and a place to find inner peace (it's in busy traffic junction and has lots of Sky train traffic - not the most serene place for a shrine). Most Buddhist and Taoist believe in the powers of this shrine and there are donation collections. For tourist, its something of a curiosity on the ongoings here. It's conveniently located in shopping district so it's definitely worth stopping here for a 5-10min visit. The shrine itself is not a tourist trap (it does not need to be - it has enough devotees to sustain it). There may be touts and pickpockets outside of the shrine and in the area, so exercise the usual cautions and keep your wits about.
  • A small spot to take a look if you are nearby. Feel not worth a dedicated visit from far away. Lots of prayers and have a shopping mall with good resturants. One star off as it's not that amazing or impressive, especially if you are not Buddhist.

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