Fodor's Expert Review Erawan Shrine

Pathumwan Free
Flowers, Erawan Shrine, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand, Asia.

Completed in 1956, this is not a particularly old shrine by Bangkok standards, but it's one of the more active and highly revered ones, with many people stopping by on their way home to pray to a gleaming image of Brahma, the Hindu creator god. Thai dancers in traditional dress and a small orchestra perform for a fee to increase the likelihood that your wish will be granted. Even with a traffic jam right outside the gates, the mix of burning incense, dancers, and worshippers is an intoxicating sight. Entry is free, but many leave a small donation. There are also fantastic views of the shrine from the Rajaprasong Skywalk up above, from where many visitors take pictures.

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Ratchadamri and Ploenchit Rds.
Bangkok, Bangkok  10330, Thailand

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Rate Includes: Free (small donation customary)

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