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Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)

494 Ratchadamri Road. | Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
+66 2 252 8750
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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“faced buddha” (42 reviews)
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494 Ratchadamri Road. | Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
+66 2 252 8750
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What an amazing structure in the middle of busy roads. Once you’re inside the walls it’s so peaceful. The audio guide is a must, you need time to take it all in. Never been to anything like it before or since.

Thank Sally1111111
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have to admit that I was surprised by the energy at Erawan Shrine. It was located very close to our hotel. Apparently, there was a special religious day present when we arrived; something to do with Lent. There were so many layers of activity...More

Thank DocThurm
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the first time I see a Buddhist temple. It's actually on the road and not that big. But it's very attractive specially with the many prayers surrounding it. It's worth the visit!

Thank Mona227
Reviewed 1 week ago

the popular place for merit and ask about want kid, money Do not buy flower form other inside this place have flower and cheper more than street !!

Thank XinP9
Reviewed 1 week ago

A place always crowded not just by tourist but also locals. Suggest to visit at night and spare some time to watch the dancing.

Thank Antonio R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A unic 4 headed Brahma is situated on that square. An ancient Indian god came to Thailand. Lots of praying people. Many flowers and insent sticks. Very comfortable and nicely location.

Thank Navaschekn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazed to see Hindu Gods worshipped here. I tried to see all the 8 they had but managed only 3. Must visit. You will see the local offerings and dance. I was suprised that a bucket of KFC was kept as an offering. Located close...More

Thank Lavanash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Erawan Shrine is a shrine built to combat the bad karma of a commercial venture.It was extremely busy and colourful with yellow flowers during our visit.Many people come here to make a wish or redeem a vow.There are dancers and a band at the temple.It's...More

1  Thank clvnlaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its so good to see some holy and important shrine that still here in the middle of all the big development of shopping mall and office.

Thank teegofeng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a shrine located at the corner of busy road next to biggest shopping malls. So if you are just a tourist and not intended to pray and make some offering, you better just observe it from the skywalk. Enterance is not limited but the...More

Thank Irina V
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4 July 2017|
Response from smilehightravel | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, My understanding is, once your prayers are answered you return back to the Shrine in celebration. However, I know that some people return once a year. A Thai local shared with me that the best auspicious time to... More
Honey W
7 April 2017|
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Response from KristinYeo | Reviewed this property |
the dancer price as follow: 2pax- 260baht 4pax- 360baht 6pax- 610baht 8pax- 710baht price base on last year Sept. But, i think still the same. :)
Natalie K
2 April 2017|
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Response from KJDAVIDSON | Reviewed this property |
I have never experienced pickpocketing in Bangkok (even in a very crowded place such as Chatuchak Market) however this doesn't mean it can't happen, like it could happen in any crowded place in any large city. It is best to... More