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. Before you visit Bangkok, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Many people travel to Bangkok to either pray for themselves or to "repay the Buddha" after their wishes were granted. The Four Faced Buddha here is famed for its powers to grant the wishes of... 
    Many people travel to Bangkok to either pray for themselves or to "repay the Buddha" after their wishes were granted. The Four Faced Buddha here is famed for its powers to grant the wishes of...  more »
  • Very nice experience. Is a small shrine at the junction of Main Street. Very famous as many people come here to pray. Have a slow walk in the shrine and see many people praying with different... 
    Very nice experience. Is a small shrine at the junction of Main Street. Very famous as many people come here to pray. Have a slow walk in the shrine and see many people praying with different...  more »
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  • After 26 years of going once on every visit, this time it felt very dry and hollow. Reason being that you are not allowed to burn the joss sticks or the candles anymore. While I understand the public health discourse, life is not made up of science and health only but enriched by spirituality, faith and human energy. The smell and warmth that would trigger a quarter of century of prayers and memories can no longer be experienced. I have decided not to go there any more, so that I can live with the beautiful memories I had every year, on every visit, since 1996. Hope it is just me. 😥😥😥
  • This is a lovely shrine. It is often crowded with worshipers. The cost of making merit is very reasonable and not required. We have come here several times.

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