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Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), Bangkok

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Religious Site
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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  • Apart from this temple, many temples for hindu gods are in the surrounding area. The details, map and direction are put up at the sky walk opposite this temple.  more »
  • This is a small Hindu Shrine on the corner of Ploenchir Road and Ratchaprarop Road which must be the busiest in Bangkcok. It sist on the corner with the Grand Hyatt to the rear and the overhead freewa...  more »
  • Place was packed with tourists and worshippers. It was a very warm day and unless you're there for a purpose it's not one of the musts to see. Might be better if you go to one of the restaurants at th...  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.
  • Good place , visit around 4pm. Even for a while. Good place n near shopping area
  • As a Hindu, it was fantastic to know that Brahma is such a popular God in Thailand. Bangkok is dotted with Brahma Temples and Erawan has to be the most popular shrine! Meanwhile in India there is a staggering total of One Brahma temple in Pushkar , Rajasthan. Erawan shrine is beautiful, but so are most of the shrines here. What sets it apart is the myth behind it, and the strong belief that this God grants wishes. People make many offerings here, from flowers, candles , incense to little live birds(sad for me personally). There are dancers and live music all through the day late till night which is a really special proposition of this place.
  • If you are heading to the Ratchaprasong Shopping District then you should stop by to the Erawan Shrine as it is a sight worth seeing. There are multiple stalls along the street leading up to the shrine with garlands of flowers and incense. The shrine itself is a beautiful gold colour and there are traditional Thai musicians and dancers. I didn't want to be disrespectful and take photos inside the shrine so I went up to the train walkway and took photos looking down on the shrine which was an even better view. It's such a contrast to see this calm setting within the hustle and bustle of the streets and shopping malls.
  • Legend says that if you pray here and wishing something, you have a big chance it will come true. My friend revisiting this place because her wish came true. Believe it or not.