Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)

Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)

Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)
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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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Neighbourhood: Lumphini
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  • Chit Lom • 4 min walk
  • Siam • 9 min walk
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  • LifeAquatc
    71 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Shrine
    Beautiful shrine near to the Grand Hyatt hotel. It is always busy but well managed. One corner has a stall to buy offerings to the shrine and adjacent is a prayer area where dancers will give prayers for you (with a donation)
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 March 2024
  • Graziano
    Switzerland15,888 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always pleasant to see this little temple again.
    Uno dei templi più visitati e riveriti di Bangkok, a breve distanza da Siam e dalla MRT. Sempre affollato di turisti e di fedeli che omaggiano la divinità con offerte floreali. Sempre presente una piccola orchestra ed un gruppo di danzatrici. Interessante. One of the most visited and revered temples in Bangkok, a short drive from Siam and the MRT. Always crowded with tourists and locals who come to pray who pay homage to the divinity with floral offerings. A small orchestra and a group of dancers are always present. Interesting.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 March 2024
  • GethminiG
    Colombo, Sri Lanka136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice site to see
    A religious site which should not be missed. They sell flowers and other items used for worshiping outside the shrine area. People write out their wishes and give it the dance group who conveys the message via the dance and singing to the god. It was a wonderful visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 April 2024
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R. Layne Holley
Memphis, TN2,416 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Surprisingly, given its small size, one of the holiest places in Bangkok is the Erawan Shrine. Legend has it that after several mishaps occurred during the mid-1950s construction of the Erawan Hotel, the shrine was added at the recommendation of a Thai Vice-Admiral & noted astrologer who had concluded that the hotel’s foundation stone had been laid during an inauspicious time. After the temple was dedicated on November 9, 1956, the mishaps ceased to be a factor in the ongoing hotel construction. The Hindu shrine includes the god known as Thao Maha Brahma, the four-headed Buddha, although technically it is not actually Buddha given its Hindu homage. Each face represents success, love, fortune and health. The shrine is located at a very busy transportation hub in the city where pilgrims and tourists can visit, pray intensely, make traditional offerings of flowers & incense, and observe the Hindu dancers. Adherents are urged to refrain from consuming meat for three days( the day before, day of ,and day after the visit) and to cleanse their hands and face with the holy water at the shrine before performing the rituals.
Written 20 August 2022
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Raj Blueheart
Kuantan, Malaysia172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
A shrine to the Hindu god Brahma, it is located at the corner of a busy intersection. It is just a 6-minute walk from Holiday Inn and Intercontinental Hotel Bangkok, accessible via the overhead, covered pedestrian skywalk walkway. One can buy flowers, garlands, incence, elephant figurines and even prayer chants to be offered to Brahma. The prayer chants request have a group of Thai women traditional dancers performing a traditional cultural dance behind the devotee who is praying while seated in front of them. Accompanied by traditional music and singing, it adds a unique flavor to the whole experience. I loved watching the graceful dancers and lived the rhythm of the music. The shrine itself is a golden elevated pavilion housing the golden four-headed Hindu god. I visited during the day and it wasn't filled with tourists. Probably due to the global dip in travels currently occurring worldwide. Nevertheless, visiting the shrine is a unique experience and shouldn't be missed. There are also wooden benches all around the inside of the area where one can sit and contemplate.
Written 26 February 2020
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theharrogatelady
Harrogate, UK1,648 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Set amongst the traffic, shops and businesses is this small haven. The shrine is accessed from the road and can be respectfully visited by all. Thai dancers and people praying or leaving flowers is a beautiful sight to see.
Written 21 February 2020
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Whendi88
Singapore, Singapore164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A must visit whenever travel to Bangkok. Personally i see the change in myself and family since our first time there 12 years ago for the better. Buy offering items within the shrine. When wishes came true, people usually engage dancers for thank-you offering dance.

After praying, ask the staff for flower water to cleanse away all the bad things by washing your hands and face.
Written 9 July 2022
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Graziano
Switzerland15,888 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Uno dei templi più visitati e riveriti di Bangkok, a breve distanza da Siam e dalla MRT.
Sempre affollato di turisti e di fedeli che omaggiano la divinità con offerte floreali. Sempre presente una piccola orchestra ed un gruppo di danzatrici. Interessante.

One of the most visited and revered temples in Bangkok, a short drive from Siam and the MRT.
Always crowded with tourists and locals who come to pray who pay homage to the divinity with floral offerings. A small orchestra and a group of dancers are always present. Interesting.
Written 27 March 2024
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GethminiG
Colombo, Sri Lanka136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
A religious site which should not be missed. They sell flowers and other items used for worshiping outside the shrine area. People write out their wishes and give it the dance group who conveys the message via the dance and singing to the god. It was a wonderful visit.
Written 15 April 2024
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Ruangsak R
Bangkok, Thailand390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Erawan Shrine is the most popular place to visit in Bangkok. people believed that if you can make a wish from him and the thing will be come. every year many tourists from Malaysia, China, Taiwan or asian people just make a flight only to visit here. once you are in Bangkok, please visit here
Written 10 April 2020
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J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore5,282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A very popular Bangkok shrine located in the northwest corner of Grand Hyatt Hotel. This Hindu shrine is flocked by visitors everyday, almost 24hrs. Worshippers come to pay religious homage to the 4-faced Brahma god (Than Tao Mahaprom), well known to be kind and merciful. I dropped by a late morning to make a simple prayer for a kind trip and safe journey back. It was well answered!! It is at a very prominent intersection where Ratchadamri Road, Rama I Road, and Phloen Chit Road meet. This area has many malls and shopping complexes within easy walking distance, and there’s a skyridge (part of the R-Walk) linking to the BTS (both Chit Lom and Siam Station
Written 30 July 2022
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patrickperbkk
Perth, Australia1,181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Erawan Shrine is the most popular Shrine in Thailand. It's very convenient to get there via the Skytrain BTS - Chidlom Station.
It's highly regarded for business person. Most of visitors are from HK, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore & Japan.
You just wish for something (which is make sense and possible), once it's achieved you come back and celebrate.
Written 5 April 2020
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Abovetheclouds
2,074 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
I enjoyed this more than I thought. At first I did think, 'is this it?' However, walk inside. It is an outdoor shrine located on a very busy road. Really unique. Small. What the most interesting thing was all the local people praying with various ceremonies and some religious dancing. I really enjoyed the experience and observing what was going on. I spoke to some locals who explained to me the significance of the shrine. It's not a stunning shrine that you need to photograph, it's more about the learning and experience.
Written 3 January 2022
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