Erawan Shrine

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Thanon Ratchadamri, Bangkok, Thailand
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Shakar81 Shakar81
16 reviews
Incense and offerings in modern central Bangkok.... Aug 24, 2011
This is an interesting little spot located right in the heart of the city, very close to Chidlom BTS stop. It's a shrine to the Hindu god Brahma, who is also very well respected amongst Thai Buddhists. To get there you can get off at the BTS stop and walk along this "skywalk" for a little while. Pretty soon you will notice a burst of color from down below. Getting closer you will also start to smell incense. As you go down and enter the site, you will be amazed that all of this is taking place on a modern city corner. There are traditional dancers and music (apparently hired through the contributions of worshippers) and Thai residents of the city pass in and out all throughout the day making their offerings with incense and flowers. A very cool place to relax for a while and soak in the ambience on a day of exploration in Bangkok.
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irene820 irene820
21 reviews
Erawan Shrine, San Phra Phrom, the four-faced Braham, Bangkok, Thailand May 07, 2008
Located at the heart of downtown. Skytrain station: Chitlom
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Busy Bangkok Intersection Teeming with Life Sep 26, 2007
The Erawan Shrine is a popular tourist attraction smack right in the middle of one of Bangkok's busiest intersections. It houses a thai representation of the Hindu God Brahma and features resident Thai dance troupes hired by worshippers in return for having their prayers answered.

I've been lucky enough to see the original Brahma statue during my first visit to Bangkok, the one at the shrine right now is a replacement since it was vandalized back in 2006. Still, the Shrine attracts many worshippers and tourists. Albeit the smoky atmosphere (incense galore!), this one is a must-see for every visitor since it is very accessible. You can visit it while you take a break from all the shopping in the nearby malls. The Shrine is a perfect place to observe people worshipping and a little bit of thai dancing. And it's all for free.

There are also other Hindu shrines in the immediate vicinity. Although not as popular as the Erawan, you can still always find worshippers in these small shrines. All are a few minutes walk from each other, and since you are already there, might as well visit a few of them:

1. Indra Shrine infront of Amarin shopping center

2. Narayana astride Garuda in front of Intercontinental Hotel

3. Lakshmi Shrine on the fourth floor of Gaysorn

4. Trimurti Shrine in front of Isetan at Central World Plaza

5. Ganesha in front of Isetan at Central World Plaza

Location: Grand Hyatt Erawan hotel (Ratchaprasong and Ratchadamri Road intersection)

To Get There: By BTS. Go down at Chitlom Station.

Shopping: The area has many shopping malls nearby (Gaysorn, CentralWorld, Big C and Amarin Plaza, all conveniently connected by an elevated skywalk to the various BTS stations.)
The Erawan Shrine
Worshippers at the Shrine
Flower vendors line up the road le…
Dancing for your soul
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