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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai dancers” (58 reviews)
“joss sticks” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
494 Ratchadamri Road. | Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
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+66 2 252 8750
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"thai dancers"
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"joss sticks"
in 34 reviews
"four faced buddha"
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"lord brahma"
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"face buddha"
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"buy flowers"
in 22 reviews
"busy intersection"
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"flower garlands"
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"offer prayers"
in 13 reviews
"chit lom bts"
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"traditional dance"
in 17 reviews
"pay respect"
in 24 reviews
"central world"
in 48 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"must visit place"
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"visit bangkok"
in 16 reviews
"shopping mall"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This hindu shrine is crowded all the time. No real reason to enter when you can see everything from the skywalk just above. If you enter, don't buy the birds to release. That's just cruel and the birds will either die in the wild or...More

Thank Ng Y
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Erawan shrine is well-known by the locals and expats as the place where one can find peace and harmony, pray for the better life or simply ask God Brahma (Four-faced Buddha) to make the biggest wish come true. There are a lot of incredible stories...More

Thank Jamilya8
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always remember to return back and give thanks for what you have received. It is highly recommended to do so, this shrine is located relatively near to Siam BTS and Centralworld. Don't get conned for buying things outside the shrine, always ask within the shrine...More

Thank thecrumbstrail
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This shrine has prohibited burning of joss sticks & candles. Believers can still purchase joss sticks, candles, flowers & coconut from the stall inside the shrine but you can't light it up. You can opt to bring fruits, candies and milk as offerings too. Beware...More

2  Thank meyxtine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the shrine due to a tragedy that occurred a few years back. Very popular, and quite crowded as well. Unfortunately unable to get down too close.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This can be said as the most famous place in Bangkok, always full with locals and tourists, is a must visit place in Bangkok.

Thank raylim888
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite place!! And I am very strong believe in this power and be blessed here I visit every time I am in Bangkok and it’s make me feel safe too !! Many people come here from all over Asia and...More

1  Thank calvinfame
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Erawan Shrine one of the popular stop when you in Bangkok. Located middle of busy area and you may pass-by when on the way to shopping or follow MRT rail.

Thank Susan T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Erawan Shrine is quite popular among locals and tourists. The place is quite small and always crowded with worshipers. Only come if you need to pray here.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small shrine in the middle of a busy area. It was an interesting experience. There were dancers off to one side and locals leaving offerings. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it because it's small, but if you're in...More

Thank Christina C
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Philip900219
5 June 2018|
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Response from Jason L | Reviewed this property |
Why not? Not that they know how to differentiate which flower is from which place.... Lol
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xxxlucyxxx
26 April 2018|
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Response from Rajesh K | Reviewed this property |
Is just 10 minutes walk away
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philliKJ
24 March 2018|
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Response from BenGoh1963 | Reviewed this property |
There are many shines and temples in Bangkok. Walking around can easily find them along the streets or buildings. Unless you wanted to visit a specific shine or temple then you will have to do some research on how to get... More
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