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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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  • Nicely maintained place, easy access, no formalities. People maintain decorum. Don't miss the traditional dance offered to the god in the evening. 
  • Every day, thousands locals visit the shrine and return with gifts when they believe their wishes have been granted. Erawan Shrine was built in 1956 to ward off bad luck from a hotel that had just bee...  more »
  • Located in between two BTS station Phlon Chit and Chit Lom. It is a Hindu shrive devoted to Lord Krishna. Well maintained after the major blunder which devastated this place. A must visit place in Ban...  more »
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  • Formally known as Thao Maha Phrom Shrine, its a Hindu shrine of Lord Brahma, built in 1956. A must visit for all coming to the country and in Bangkok. The shrine is revered by many outside Thailand too. One can stand on the skywalk under the BTS and watch it with a birds eye view. Everyone from high to low pays respect here.
  • "The Erawan Shrine" - One of A MUST VISIT while in Bangkok. Located at the corner of Rachaprasong intersection (just next to Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok). Here, the four faces god of Hindu is very famous for bringing good fortune, and attracts million of visitors each year from both prayers and those who return with gifts when thier wishes are granted.
  • Small and crowded but still worth to see, people from all over the world come here to pray and got some blesses
  • “So close to BTS Siam, you have to visit it.” The Erawan Shrine has an intresting history as it was built to ward of all the evil tha befell on the Erawan Hotel while it as beng built. It's very close to the Siam BTS station, s a visit is easy. It's inteesting as worshippers pay a dancegroup to perform, mostly as a means to say thanks to the god(s). Stay some time to watch and soak in everything that's happening.
  • One of the most reverred shrines in Bangkok which enters it's 60th anniversary this year in 2016, and is frequented by many celebrities. Lots of prayer options to suit all walks of life.