Attraction Thanon Ratchadamri, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand Published on: 29-06-2016
|1 hours 30 mins|
|06:00 AM - 11:00 PM|
Temple & Monument
Erawan Shrine is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Erawan Shrine is special ?
The Erawan Shrine (Thai: ศาลพระพรหม, San Phra Phrom) is a Hindu shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, that houses a statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of the Hindu creation god Brahma. A popular tourist attraction, it often features performances by resident Thai dance troupes, who are hired by worshippers in return for seeing their prayers at the shrine answered. On 21 March 2006, a man vandalised the shrine and was killed by bystanders. However, two months after the incident a new Brahma statue was completed and placed in the shrine on 21 May 2006.
The Erawan Shrine was built in 1956 to appease the supposed evil forces that were taking the lives of construction workers and causing other calamities in the construction what is now the Grand Hyatt Erawan.
What to explore at Erawan Shrine?
Visitors make ceremonial offerings from floral garlands, fruits to teak wood elephants in the hope that their wishes will be fulfilled. Judging from the flowing multitude of believers, for many those wishes were indeed granted.
The area is crowded with worshippers day and night and always wafting with incense smoke. It is also common to see people bowing as they pass by bus, taxi or above by skytrain.
To feel the aura of reverence while watching the joyful celebration of a graceful Thai Classical Dance troupe or a lively Chinese Lion Dance is an experience to be added to your many memories of exotic Bangkok.
How to get to Erawan Shrine?
Driving directions from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the temple:
1. Follow the directions from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the motorway (New Bangkok-Chon Buri)
2. Continue on Si Rat Expressway on the Second State Expressway System (signs to Din Daeng/Dao Khanong)
3. Take the exit toward Bangna/Dao Khanong
4. Merge onto the Chalerm Maha Nakhon Expressway (First Stage Expressway System)
5. Take the exit towards Sukhumvit Toll Plaza/Ploenchit South
6. Turn right onto Ploenchit Road
7. Take the second left onto Soi Chidlom
8. Take the first right onto Ploenchit Road.
9. The temple is loacted nearby Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel.
- Beautiful small shrine
- Peaceful and tranquil
- The most famous Brahman shrine in the world
- Place of worship nestled beside shopping centres
- Amazing place to pray
Thanon Ratchadamri, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Tips for you
The counter sells flowers at 20 baht or 50 baht. Dancers are priced from 260 baht for 2 dancers onwards
The Erawan Shrine was near my hotel so I decided to take an hour in the morning and walk over. The shrine itself is located right beside a Skytrain stop and is worth a visit if you are in the area. It is free to see and only takes a few minutes. Since it is a Hindu shrine it is nice to see something different from the Buddhist shrines in most of the rest of the area. If it was far out of your way I would not take the time to visit, but if you happen to be nearby or are looking for something free to see then it is interesting and worth your time.