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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. By using our Bangkok holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine) and other attractions in Bangkok.
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  • It was extremely, ultra crowded at 11 am. Be careful of wallets, hold on you kids tight, always keep a look out. be careful of joss sticks.  more »
  • Located in the Centre of Bangkok's Erawan is when people outside the country and visitors will come to. To say good bye bye directly into 廟 bought bird's flowers and fragrant 蠟 燭 bought around the House/del Carmen, 糾 紛 too much
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  • Lot of locals visit this shrine. Its very close to the hyatt. Its very close to all the shopping bangkok has to offer. Do visit once  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.
  • 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.
  • Well maintained place. There are security and maintenance that is always on watch. There are also performers who performed traditional Thai dance and song.
  • It's a beautiful shrine and it's constantly packed with people praying. You can see the shrine from the road or via the sky bridge.
  • Famous shrine for worship that was unfortunately hit by a terror attack in 2016. One can employ dancers for a small fee to perform to the Buddha to get his blessings.

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