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Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)

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Address: 494 Ratchadamri Road. | Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 2 252 8750
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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A little slice of calm in the center of town, this Hindu shrine is situated...

A little slice of calm in the center of town, this Hindu shrine is situated on a busy junction. Always teeming with worshippers, it’s a photogenic spot where incense constantly burns and traditional Thai dancers in full costume are often found.

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Hindu temple right in the heart of down town Bangkok!

A very busy place with both locals and visitors making offerings of incense and flower garlands. There is also a small traditional Thai performance that takes places throughout... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time I visit Bangkok, I must go to the Erawan Shrine to pay respect. I saw a lot of Chinese tourists were there to pay respect as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very busy place with both locals and visitors making offerings of incense and flower garlands. There is also a small traditional Thai performance that takes places throughout the day! Worth a visit if in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Easy to access on the Skytrain. No entry fee although you should make a donation. Not much else yo say!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lot of security here and a easy place to miss , only sported it as i was walking on the street , busy with locals .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

being an indian..we were really happy seeing a Ganesha idol in midst of Thai shopping centre. Clean and pleasant and nicely maintained..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I come to the Erawan Shrine every time I am in Bangkok. It's very busy with people from Asia coming to pray and hope their wishes are granted!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Erawan shrine is an open air place of worship. Lots of people, smoke, dancing and prayer. Don't get in the way of the people having come to thank and pay respect.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must "stop and pray" apparently when around the shopping district of pathum wan. However, maintenance of the shrine doesn't sem to be taken seriously, leaving alot of flies around the offerings. Even after the bomb blast, security there still seems to be lax. However, a must to stop if you are around there

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Erawan Shrine is a Hindu shrine that houses Lord Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. However, locals refer to the shrine as the 4-face Buddha and flock to worship there more than they do at Buddhist temples. In August 2015, a bomb near the shrine killed 20 people, injuring 123 others. In July 2016, a lady had an epilepsy... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

its within walking distance from chitlom station.. i think closer to chitlom than siam.. near gaysorn shopping centre. looks spectacular in the evening.. you can view it at the skywalk which i did..

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