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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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  • Average17%
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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 via mobile

This Shrine is right in a busy Bangkok city and yet so peaceful and tranquil. Devotees offer their prayers and I was immersed in the serenity.

Thank Sandeep J
Reviewed 3 days ago

I enjoy sitting here and watching all the comings and goings. This shrine is a riot of colour from all the flower donations, the smell of incense is heavy in the air, the musicians play almost continuously and if you are lucky, you may also...More

Thank montemaranne
Reviewed 5 days ago

i was here every year at this time.9th November. to celebrate 4 Face Brahma Birthday. it is very crowded and ceremony start before 6 a.m. We will be blessed by the monk and we will burnt josstick and also present a dancing girls to Brahma.We...More

Thank gugud2013
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Be respectful of the Thai worshipers at this urban shrine which sits in the middle of this chaotic city. Stay a while and observe the peaceful nature of the locals who perform the rituals which make this place a important par5 if their lives. Easily...More

Thank AlvinNarod
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located near the Chit Lom BTS, it's easier for people to visit the shrine. You can see it from the skywalk as well. Really busy (I think Erawan is the most famous one) and people keep coming and going.

Thank young_juls90
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just go there whenever I am in Bangkok to do donation and to make a serious wish. I feel like things will come true after I go there. Satisfied

Thank k_m_thar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arawan Shrine is a great tourist attraction in Bangkok for Asian Buddhists. foreigners are also allowed to enter the shrine and light insence and buy flower from the ladies who sell the orange marigold and beautiful garland of purple orchid. They also have dancers where...More

Thank tasha166
Reviewed 1 week ago

Assesible via taxi, bus or train/bts. Recommend that you hop on the BTS and exit in Chidlom station. Make your way via a 5 min walk through the sky bridge. There in the Shrine you will find people from many different countries who will not...More

Thank Ng R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not what you would expect to find in a busy street corner opposite the Central World Shopping mall. I wish I read about it before I went as I came across it by chance. The place is full of colour, music and smell....More

Thank md1mm
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will go here to pray every time I go BKK. But alwasy a lot tourist speak loudly, taking photos. It is a religious ceremony. Please repect.

Thank taipeitongue
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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