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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
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494 Ratchadamri Road. | Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Downtown Bangkok
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Nothing much to see... Perhaps take photograph? Most people visit it to offer flowers and prayers. Not really a nice shrine per se, but worthwhile to take photos if it is not too crowded

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bennyvectra
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This shrine is very famous in term of making your wish come true. If you are in Bangkok, it would be worth to visit and pay respect. It is close to the BTS station. You will spend not more than 20 minutes here.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Nutharin
Reviewed 30 August 2018

It is in the open and u can buy birds that is in a cage and let them fly. It is always crowded. It is a small place but everyone goes there as it is like a must go place hence the place became overrated...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pavitra C
Reviewed 29 August 2018

A stunning Shrine. You can observe from the sky walkway, and its worth going for a closer look. The area is stunning, and very busy

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brent H
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Erawan Shrine is famous for its diverse visitors during day and night. People come here to enjoy the Thai Culture including traditional music.dance and other festivities. Beautiful shrine and very peaceful atmosphere. Definitely a must visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sisi J
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

For this visit, we realised that there is no more burning of Joss sticks permitted. But u still can buy flowers n Joss sticks for prayers. We came here to give our thanks for answering our prayers.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DonC181
Reviewed 26 August 2018

An attractive shrine in the middle of the malls. It is worth a visit. Lots of people making offerings. There are traditional Thai dancers in costume, which was lovely to see.A busy bustling area. Can take photos from the walkway above too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank thejessies
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

One of my friend bought flowers from the vendor at 200baht, he was taught how to make the offering and prayer. After the flower offering, he was handed a cage of birds, and asked to set the birds free. At first we hesitated but still...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Our first stop after completing our Hua Hin itinerary. The shine (four face Buddha) is famous within the region of south east Asia to be a holy place whereby people offering their wishes would see or gained to their wish prayers. Do remember if your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank patjac6761
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Well known iconic BUDDHIST shrine right in the city Centre. The temple management has now taken green actions not to allow incense lighting and candle lights too!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Suat Y
9 December 2018|
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Response from szenth25 | Reviewed this property |
Rather not as the dancers also will be change if they are having their menses too...
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JOHN TUAN PENG N
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.
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Philip900219
6 June 2018|
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Response from ballsmyberries | Reviewed this property |
Why not? Not that they know how to differentiate which flower is from which place.... Lol
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