Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), Bangkok

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Say a prayer to Phra Phrom at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), a small but popular Hindu shrine. Visitors who stop here often light incense, make an offering of fruit or flowers, and admire the traditional Thai dancers, paid for by supplicants hoping to have their prayers answered. At the heart of the shrine sits a golden statue of Phra Phrom, the four-faced Thai representation of the Hindu god of creation, Lord Brahma. It is a popular tourist destination and is generally safe, however, in 2015 a bomb went off near the shrine, killing 20 people. Before you visit Bangkok, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Many people travel to Bangkok to either pray for themselves or to "repay the Buddha" after their wishes were granted. The Four Faced Buddha here is famed for its powers to grant the wishes of... 
    Many people travel to Bangkok to either pray for themselves or to "repay the Buddha" after their wishes were granted. The Four Faced Buddha here is famed for its powers to grant the wishes of...  more »
  • Very nice experience. Is a small shrine at the junction of Main Street. Very famous as many people come here to pray. Have a slow walk in the shrine and see many people praying with different... 
    Very nice experience. Is a small shrine at the junction of Main Street. Very famous as many people come here to pray. Have a slow walk in the shrine and see many people praying with different...  more »
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  • This is a lovely shrine. It is often crowded with worshipers. The cost of making merit is very reasonable and not required. We have come here several times.
  • The most popular and famous shrine with the 4 faced Buddha. Unfortunately there was a bombing case here a few years back. But now there is a security person in place. Everything seems back to normal with many people praying here.

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