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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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  • I came here almost every time I come to BKK. I got some playing goods @50THB. Play 4 times and it your play come true, go back here and say thank tou. 
    I came here almost every time I come to BKK. I got some playing goods @50THB. Play 4 times and it your play come true, go back here and say thank tou.  more »
  • This place is good to go. Beside mall very easy to go. Even just pased by you can take a few minute to pray. 
    This place is good to go. Beside mall very easy to go. Even just pased by you can take a few minute to pray.  more »
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  • First time visiting this religious shrine here in the middle of Bangkok,one of the busiest area.I was lucky there were not too many people. Came here on a Tuesday, approximately 5pm, October 2022. Went in and there is a booth selling offerings of different pricing ranging from 100B to 1000B. Got the 300B set and there are incense,candles and flowers which are sufficient for offerings to all 4 sides of the four faced buddha. Prayers are done in a clock wise manner starting from the side facing the main gate. Place 1 candle,1 set of flowers and 3 incense on each side after each prayer. (They don't allow lighting up of the incense now.) You may also engage their on-site prayer group for a fee. Definitely a good experience overall.
  • A very popular shire in Bangkok, Thailand. Near the central world, Pratunam area. Just walking straight down the central world and you will see the shire at the corner. A lot of people came to the shire and wish for something and granted a lot of wishes come true. But wish what you capable of, and once the wishes did come true, remember to come back to return the flavor and thanks for the wishes. For those who has no idea how is the prayer be done, there is people selling the flowers, candles for the prayer, you can ask them for how to pray. Overall it is a very sacred place shire in Bangkok

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