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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
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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A Beautiful Experience and Introduction to Thai Culture

This was a memorable visit with individual audio guide that was provided. The architecture is amazing with the insight to Thai culture which awakens the soul. Definitely worth the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Durban, South Africa
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Doha, Qatar
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Great exceptional experience! Some people were praying, some dancers performing for them while praying, tourists taking pictures, Thai people lighting candles, selling birds... You see so many things in a small spot. Most Thai we asked them about the shrine, didn't know where and what is it (maybe the word 'shrine'?!) but as most Thai people are, very helpful &... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This isnt really a fantastic tourist stop, but it did get bombed not so long ago. It was kind of on our way, so we stopped for a visit and a little pray. Very popular with locals.

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a memorable visit with individual audio guide that was provided. The architecture is amazing with the insight to Thai culture which awakens the soul. Definitely worth the visit !

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This shrine is is of four headed creator among Hindu God's knows as Lord Brahma. This temple has immense following and has very high respects by local Thai's and foreigners equally. They also believe that all wishes desired for at this temple come true. Many devotees who make a wish here come back and offer donations various way's. This is... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Is a nice place to visit and you will see Thai Traditional dance. This place is full with tourist who is coming from around the world.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A sacred place, but also a huge tourist attraction. There are many people coming here from all areas of the world who are there to pray. Dancers can be hired for a small fee, there are lots of flowers and incense sticks. R.I.P. those 20 people who were killed in the outrageous August 2015 bombing. Security is now a lot... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The action of a lone terrorist in August 2015 has not deterred the faithful from praying and worshiping at the Erawan shrine.This is a Hindu shrine erected in 1956 as an accompaniment to the Erawan Hotel.This was subsequently demolished and the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel now occupies the site of the old hotel.The devotees can be observed from the overhead... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was just around the corner from the hotel that we stayed, every time when we walk through there, I saw many people were there to pray.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Erawan Shrine is situated right next to a very busy intersection in the middle of Bangkok, not far from Siam Center, and yet the moment you go through the entrance you forget about all the hustle and bustle going on outside. The Shrine itself is beautifully ornate and colorful, and there are marigold flowers surrounding it. I have been... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very popular Shrine in the city where Thai people pray. The site of the very sad and despicable bombing.

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