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Ganesha Shrine

CentralWorld 4, Rachadamri Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand
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Ranked #156 of 272 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues
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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Came across the shrine when we were off to the Central World. Ganesh festival was going on while I was there with music and performances. It was a nice atmosphere in the evening with the smell of incense sticks, people offering prayers and music in the background.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Ganesha - the Elephant god - is highly revered by the Thais although it belongs to Hinduism. This modern Shrine operates as a sort of protective spirit for Central World Mall. Of course, the Thais will come and pay respect to Ganesha there. But the main, authentic Ganesha Shrine in Bangkok is not there. It is on Ratchadaphisek in Huaikhwang... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is one of the more colourful shrines in Bangkok. The assortment of elephants is fantastic to see.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This shrine, built on the side of the (then-named) World Trade Cenre shopping centre, is at the NE corner of the centre, a bit away from Isetan. Is it a tourist attraction? Generally, IMHO, no. Though maintained in good condition, this is not a destination unless you are a devotee of Ganesha (and maybe not even then). The important shrine... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Located on front of central world shopping mall. Gorgeous ganesha but one look at it is enough. Some people buy roses and incent sticks for offering and praying but doing so under the scorching sun is not really my thing.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This small shrine is just outside Central World mall, so can be worth spending a few minutes as it somehow makes the busy atmosphere very calm with the incense sticks, roses and lotuses offered by devotees. So after a lot of shopping in the various malls,one can actually relax here!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This amazing shrine is one of two outside the front of the Central World Plaza. The shrine is a lovely small structure, surrounded by locals paying respects and going about their worship. That in itself is enough to make this an interesting and engaging attraction.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I'm happy to admit that the shrine is beautiful, but it's certainly not worth visiting specifically unless you happen to be passing by anyway. there are plenty of shrines in Bangkok to see - just look at the window of the Skytrain and you'll see plenty of them outside office buildings and shopping centres.

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Murcia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

This shrine to the great Lord Ganesh is a truly beautiful, large golden statue. Always very popular & covered in red roses & the smell of incense is devine. Although not really worth a visit in it's own right, it is directly outside the Central World shopping mall so you can combine the visit with some shopping!

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