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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  • Nearby shopping malls with few minutes of walking, luckily during our visit it was not peak season and not very crowded.  more »
  • A shrine which is very busy and there is still strong effect. Worth it if you're in the area
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  • if you are around the shopping centers this one is well worth passing. massiv amonth of flowers and people praying. also got some dancers i thai costum.  more »
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  • You can find lots of 4 face Buddha in every corner of Bangkok but this is the most famous one. Known to be the one that can fulfill whatever that you wish for but so remember to come and pray once you got what you wish for.
  • The most famous shrine in Bangkok. Many people pray here everyday. I also pray here when I visited Bangkok at the first time. Hopefully my wishes will all come true.
  • This place can be easily reach from the skywalk from ploenchit BTS Train station or Gaysorn department store, this is located at a busy main junction of Rachaprasong area where exactly bombing occurs few years ago, both buddhist local and tourist come here to give merits and pray. When i came back home i think i got a thieves in my picture shot, a man wearing a checkered white and blue with an accomplice lady standing at the main gate entrance somehow devouring then later outside away from gate at corner edge of the junction along with a lady the man seems trying to reaching something away from a chinese tourist backpack while waiting and about to cross the road unnoticeable, im not exactly sure but that is the way ive look at it closely. Note: Mind your stuff specially those handling a backpack for it is usually crowded. Put your valuable things infront of you.
  • The Erawan Shrine, formally the Thao Maha Phrom Shrine (Thai: ศาลท้าวมหาพรหม; RTGS: San Thao Maha Phrom; "Shrine of Lord Brahma the Great"), is a shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, that houses a statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of the Hindu god of creation Lord Brahma. A popular worship attraction, it often features performances by resident Thai dance troupes, who are hired by worshippers in return for seeing their prayers at the shrine answered. On 17 August 2015, a bomb exploded near the shrine, killing 20 and injuring 125 more.[1]
  • Your prayer will be heard.. however remember to return your prayer with dance offering and flowers. That's all as return for Erawan Shrine..
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