Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)

Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), Bangkok

Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)

Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)
4
About
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
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Plan your visit
Popular mentions

4.0
2,682 reviews
Excellent
1,154
Very good
1,015
Average
459
Poor
33
Terrible
21

hunglow
Phuket, Thailand1,352 contributions
beautiful
Aug 2020
beautiful and nice. Nestle next to the freeway and close to the bts. excellent intrior detail full of stained glass. peaceful and relaxing. nice grounds around. not sure if it is worth the price of entry.
Written August 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ian Maitland
32 contributions
Erawan tranquility
Jul 2020
An oasis in a concrete jungle, the Erawan Shrine offers tranquility. With few tourists during coronavirus ,the area is quiet, the traditional dancers wearing face shields.
Written July 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ruangsak R
Bangkok, Thailand393 contributions
Don't miss to visit Erawan Shrine when you are in Bangkok
Nov 2019
Erawan Shrine is the most popular place to visit in Bangkok. people believed that if you can make a wish from him and the thing will be come. every year many tourists from Malaysia, China, Taiwan or asian people just make a flight only to visit here. once you are in Bangkok, please visit here
Written April 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

patrickperbkk
Perth, Australia1,220 contributions
The most popular shrine!
Jan 2020
Erawan Shrine is the most popular Shrine in Thailand. It's very convenient to get there via the Skytrain BTS - Chidlom Station.
It's highly regarded for business person. Most of visitors are from HK, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore & Japan.
You just wish for something (which is make sense and possible), once it's achieved you come back and celebrate.
Written April 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TAIN2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,854 contributions
Popular shrine with traditional Thai dancers
Aug 2019
One of the most popular and revered in the city, the small open-air shrine is located at the junction of Phloen Chit and Rachadamri roads. It is easily reachable by BTS and is near the Chit Lom station in downtown Bangkok. The small shrine is located inside an enclosure and is crowded with devotees during the day. You can buy incense sticks, flower garlands, candles and small elephant statues here for offering to the deity. There is a troupe of traditional Thai dancers performing at the shrine and this gives a unique cultural flavour to the whole experience.
Written April 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Raj Blueheart
Kuantan, Malaysia173 contributions
Culture and Colors at the Corner of a bustling Intersection
Feb 2020 • Solo
A shrine to the Hindu god Brahma, it is located at the corner of a busy intersection. It is just a 6-minute walk from Holiday Inn and Intercontinental Hotel Bangkok, accessible via the overhead, covered pedestrian skywalk walkway. One can buy flowers, garlands, incence, elephant figurines and even prayer chants to be offered to Brahma. The prayer chants request have a group of Thai women traditional dancers performing a traditional cultural dance behind the devotee who is praying while seated in front of them. Accompanied by traditional music and singing, it adds a unique flavor to the whole experience. I loved watching the graceful dancers and lived the rhythm of the music. The shrine itself is a golden elevated pavilion housing the golden four-headed Hindu god. I visited during the day and it wasn't filled with tourists. Probably due to the global dip in travels currently occurring worldwide. Nevertheless, visiting the shrine is a unique experience and shouldn't be missed. There are also wooden benches all around the inside of the area where one can sit and contemplate.
Written February 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

theharrogatelady
Harrogate, UK1,606 contributions
Amongst the traffic and noise
Feb 2020 • Couples
Set amongst the traffic, shops and businesses is this small haven. The shrine is accessed from the road and can be respectfully visited by all. Thai dancers and people praying or leaving flowers is a beautiful sight to see.
Written February 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mayrendezvous
24 contributions
Appreciatively 🙏🙏🙏
Jan 2020 • Friends
It was kind of offered by a friend to this shrine for intimate prayers/wishes when we were having Bangkok trip last time ..... Returned after few years ago prayers
🙏🙏🙏 Namaste
Written February 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stefanie
Singapore, Singapore36 contributions
Blessings
Feb 2020 • Couples
Always visit here for blessing everytime I'm in Bangkok. Its a tradition I had with my family. Always get the dancer to dance for us, they will get you to write down their names. Then the dancer will say your name, do a dance and sing a prayers.
Written February 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yao H
28 contributions
Bustling temple for the believer
Jan 2020
It is a bustling temple in between shopping malls. Full of people with offering of incense, flowers, etc. Believers can also offer money for traditional music and dance as offering. To be honest, there are also a lot of wastes generated (from the flowers) - especially since we walk through the back end.
Written February 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,450
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)

We recommend booking Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine) tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 18 Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine) tours on Tripadvisor