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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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+66 2 252 8750
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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There are many locals selling flowers and stuffs use for praying. Make sure you ask around for the price before you purchase.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I will drop by to say hi whenever I visit bangkok. Until 2015, for the first time I make a wish to 4 face buddha, a powerful God. ;)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are many locals selling flowers and stuffs use for praying. Make sure you ask around for the price before you purchase.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place for praying to the 4 face Buddha, peaceful and is Next to the shopping mall , a must visit beautiful place in Bangkok

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am not a Buddhist but to watch the throngs of people gathered to offer an offering and a prayer, it is so mermesrising. The place is packed with worshippers and if you are a photographer, go on the bridge that spans across and you have a bird's eye view. A must to see an iconic place when visiting Bangkok

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can smell this shrine long bfore you arrive because of the thousands of sticks of burning inscence wafting smoke down the street. For a small fee you can buy flowers to place on the shrine, or inscence and candles. There are also tradidtional thai dancers who wll dance for a fee while you kneel at the shrine to bring... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked past here this morning on the way to getting some brekkie nearby. The shrine itself is small, modern and uninspiring. Certainly not worth going out of your way to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots people come here to pray, tourist and local people. You also can pay dancers to company you to pray, they will sing in Thai language.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As i was living close to this area, thought i'd check some touristy things off my list. Took me more than an hour to find this place, not because its hard to find, it's just underwhelming. I passed by it several when i finally had to ask someone. It's a beautiful shrine no doubt but i just expected it to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A quick evening visit, a calming experience. You can also buy incense sticks to be offered with prayers to the shrine. Alternately, you can simply be a bystander and soak in the sight and sound or watch the traditional Thai dance behind the shrine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Erawan Shrine is a place to visit whenever you visit Bangkok! It's a beautiful shrine with four-sided Buddha placed in it. A very busy place with people all over the world coming to this shrine. It's good to purchase the flowers from the sellers there to offer it to the Buddha too. If you're feeling generous, you may also... More 

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