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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
494 Ratchadamri Road. | Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
+66 2 252 8750
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 August 2011

A must visited shrine if you visit Bangkok . Near chit lom BTS but beware of this selling joss stick and praying item outside the shrine Buy items like joss stick and praying items ONLY inside the shrine to prevent rip of by those seller...More

30  Thank AnthonyOng
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 March 2010

I realize that some readers may disagree with me vehemently for my rating here, but I think that visiting this place is a complete waste of time, unless you're some kind of zealous follower of Brahma. But I'll actually go further and state that for...More

27  Thank FellowTraveler802888
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This shrine site is very popular and always busy, but worth the visit. You can worship if desired - and have a group of Thai dancers do a traditional dance as you pray or make a wish. Very nice place to experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After nearly 30 years of visiting this special place of worship, I can finally see my dream come thru. No more burning of incense is allow and worshipers can still buy The Jossstick and candle BUT cannot light them up. It’s really a cool and...More

Thank Peggy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go during off-peak hour (i.e. early morning/evening/night) where it's not so crowded, able the Goddess can hear your wishes clearly/

Thank 893cynthian
Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw this shrine when i walked on the BTS path. Nice little shrine. It can get very busy here. A lot of locals come here to pray.

Thank Dennis v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Erwan Shrine is a very reverend place for local Thais. But it's not a calm, quiet, reflective place. Located on the extremely busy SE corner of Sukumvit and Ratchadamei - there is a constant throng of people offering their merits and prayers. In the the...More

Thank Wills_747
Reviewed 1 week ago

Erawan Shrine is a small temple built in 1956 to protect Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel from the adverse influence of supernatural spirits. It is a general practice in Thailand that while constructing big building complexes, small shrines are built on the corners to appease supernatural...More

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessible as it is conveniently located right next to the main street. There are many worshippers here during night and day as well. Joss sticks are no longer allowed to be burned, so I do not understand why it is still being sold here....More

Thank Mei T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked past this shrine soon after arriving in Bangkok, its one of the larger ones around while still being smaller than a temple! Worth a 15 minute look and if you can see the dancers they are good.

Thank conaboy163
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Locals stop on the way to work to pray or give thanks for favors, continues to be popular with Buddhists, Hindus, and the Sikh community in Bangkok.

3  Thank happybee111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small shrine in the middle of a busy area quite popular among locals and tourists. Erawan Shrine is completely surrounded by luxury mega malls and the BTS Skytrain. Watch how worshippers take a moment of spirituality, while the crazy city traffics and...More

Thank Dario S
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11 July 2018|
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Response from cjwa_79 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't know the exact reason. At first, I was looking for the lit candle for the joystick, and I found nothing until I saw the notice. It stated it is for health reason and pollution.
6 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
26 April 2018|
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Response from 973rajeshk | Reviewed this property |
Is just 10 minutes walk away