Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), Bangkok

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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. Plan my Bangkok trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Was already few times there, and find the location intriguing. Best I like to watch me the location of the skywalk. There are always many people. In my opinion a place which you should see if you are in Bangkok
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  • First of all, international tourists and local tide and more. People near the entrances to offerings will sell with almost double the amount. Kinda boggles at. In offering to buy, good luck to everyone. You deliberately wish you had in front of me just now with flower already trash when put in the box was a little sad.
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  • I am a Hindu and a firm believer in my religion. This is one of the best Hindu Shrines worldwide. The people that throng the shrine daily, the rituals, the thai dancers and musicians ...simply divine ...  more »
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  • The Erawan shrine is a major landmark in the very busy area of Bangkok. This is a 60+-year-old shrine of the Hindu God of Creation Lord Brahma and has people coming from all over East Asia and China as well as locals. When I visited, it was extremely busy and colourful with yellow flowers being offered and on sale. People were praying around the four corners having four different faces. Compared to other temples, this is a rather small and simplistic temple but very popular.
  • This Shrine is dedicated to the Hindu God of Creation "Brahma" and you will see a four faced idol of the god here. Its the most famous shrine in Thailand and most of the times it is crowded. People come here to get their wishes fulfilled by offering flower garlands and coconuts. Also there is a Thai traditional dance troupe which was performing when we went there and it was beautiful. It is located just outside the Grand Hyatt Hotel and the closest BTS is Chitlom.
  • Beautiful small shrine! Read up on the history behind its foundation. For a great view of this shrine, go on the the upper walk pathway. It is very crowded and right under the high speed train. You can see dancers and most people visiting the shrine to place flowers and pray.
  • Overall pretty good experience, 300 baht to take you around the shrine or you can do it on your own, they may try to sell you some birds to release for good fortune but make sure to confirm the cost beforehand.
  • Well maintained place. There are security and maintenance that is always on watch. There are also performers who performed traditional Thai dance and song.

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