Sri Mariam Man Temple
Sri Mariam Man Temple
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Neighborhood: Silom
Despite the lack of any major tourist attractions, this lively neighborhood is a favorite of many. Whether it's the (somewhat naughty) nightlife of Soi Patpong, the various handicraft night markets or the plethora of dining options that tickle your fancy, a night out in Silom is a must on every itinerary. It's worth a stop during daytime, too: join office workers on a quest to tasty street food during lunch and shop at Silom Complex for a great mix of Thai and international stores. After a day of strolling around the congested sidewalks, a visit to Silom's Lumphini Park, Bangkok's answer to NYC's Central Park, is a welcome change of scenery.
How to get there
  • Chong Nonsi • 5 min walk

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AJ_Soul
Bangkok, Thailand4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We have been regular for many years of this beautiful temple. Would request the temple board to re-emphasize on Priest quality. Most are very nice and provude good prayer service. But it saddens to see some of the priest rude behaviour. Yes, there are almost 10,000 people coming in everyday, but the priest is still expected to have the humility and humbleness with the worshippers coming to the temple. So, the bottom line : temple board should screen out the rude priests to maintain the sanctity and glory of the temple.
Written May 1, 2023
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mmd
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Very busy on a Tuesday lunch time. The Guard would not let me in without a face mask (which I did not have). I had walked for over an hour, was completely shot and did not fancy walking to find a shop to buy one and was prepared to abort. Luckily the manager (?) said he wud find one 4 me and came back 3mins later with a new white one.
Written January 31, 2023
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Christian K
19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Looks nice, coliurful. Very friendly security officer, You need to wear a mask, we did not gave, they gave us for free from there own masks. Is very colourful place. But, is only allow make fotos from outside, inside you can just have a look with your own eyes.
Written January 5, 2024
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Family Traveller
Dubai, United Arab Emirates464 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the same replica of temples in Tamil Nadu. Very divine atmosphere. It’s wonderful to see people from different nations are worshiping here.
Written September 1, 2018
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PushExplore
Singapore, Singapore4,821 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
The Sri Mariam Man temple is really quite iconic as the architecture is quite distinctive from other Indian temples. It is quite popular and if you are in Silom, do check it out.
Written January 9, 2019
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Balaji R
Bengaluru, India69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
I decided to split the review into two kinds as I feel the entire approach to this place is different for one having spent a considerable time in Bangkok (like me who spent 4 years of my life here) and one visiting Bangkok as a tourist
As a resident of Bangkok
In my view for a resident of Bangkok this place is a must go to. Preferably as often as possible.Why do I say that - reasons are given below
1. There is a lot of positive energy and vibration in this temple. I often used to go here on Saturdays and I used feel really blessed especially sitting and meditating
2. The shrine comprises of Goddess Mariamman, Ganesha, Murugan, Anjaneya and Buddha. Each of these shrines exhibit vibrations which really sooth the mind. There are shrines for Lord Shiva and a navagraha sanithi as well
3. During the Durga pooja its a must to visit this place for the sheer festive mood which is so touching and reminds one of India to the core
4 The priests are from South India and it makes it that much more nostalgic
5. If one is lucky one gets the luxury of getting good prasadam as well. At occasions I have been blessed with some superb vadas, sambar rice and shakara poongal
6. The cultural mix of Thai citizens and Indian citizens visiting the temple is a unique site worth watching.
So for a resident of Bangkok its a must go place
For a tourist
Well for a tourist i will say its purely based on the interest component
1. If one is very keen to visit an Indian temple outside of India then Silom Mariamman is a must
2. Its an 18th century temple and has its share of history associated to the city of Bangkok
3. The architecture is very close to what we get in India but its not on par with them, but still has its share of significance and scenery
4. If crunched for time and still needing to see cultural places needless to say the Grand Palace, temple of reclining Buddha and Wat Arun take the preference over Silom Mariamman temple
5. Its very nice to see Thai people visit this place. At times one will be shocked so see them being more sincere and devoted that us Indians
So if you are a visitor to Bangkok & seem to be having time for cultural places over and above a visit to Thai places as mentioned above then please do visit this temple. One will not feel let down at all.
Tips - Temple is close to BTS Silom - get down there and take a bus from Silom BTS (all the buses go to the temple) . The bus stop is right outside the temple - one cannot miss it
Tip - The temple is called Wat Khaek (Wat means temple in Thai) in Thai and many taxi guys understand Wat Khake more than Silom Mariamman temple.
Tip - Photography is a strict no in the temple
Written August 27, 2014
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Bandi P
Mumbai, India200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
I noticed this temple on morning walk several years ago while i was staying at Holiday Inn Silom. Since then I make it to the temple whenever I am in Bangkok, the most recent being on January 1 2017. Its a temple that attracts both Indians and Thais in big number which is an ample testimony to the religious harmony that the country practices.
Written January 4, 2017
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LS_Annamalai
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia80 contributions
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Dec 2016 • Couples
Karumariamman temple is about 2 km from Sala Daeng BTS Station. Beautiful and colourful Hindu temple in the center of Bangkok. You can take a taxi to the temple.

You can only take photo outside the temple. Photos not allowed inside the temple. Offering cost you 60B (not compulsory). There are a few indian shops around the area selling souvenirs and a few food outlet. One of it is Chennai Kitchen. Walking distance. Its fully vegetarian but the food is very average. Thali set will cost you 150B.
Written January 2, 2017
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922anitas
New Jersey78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
My father and I visited this temple while staying in Bangkok. This city is filled with Buddhist temples (wat) and this is one of the few Hindu Temples. It is located on Silom Rd, which is a popular jewelry store strip. When you enter the temple, the most shocking thing (as a Hindu) is seeing the number of Thai Buddhists praying in the temple. They have a set up like Buddhist temples where there is a kneeling prayer area with incense lighting outside the main temple building (not commonplace in Hindu temples). Apparently the Thai Buddhists think it is good karma to pray and give offerings / donations to Hindu gods. This is one place where you will see the flowers and the decorations sold at the flower market in use. The temple facility was clean. Many deities present, with the goddess Kali being in the inner sanctum. The temple has beautiful mosaic artwork depicting Shiva and also Parvati with her sons Ganesh and Karthik (Mariaman). This temple is a must see for Hindus stopping in Bangkok. Takes only 15 minutes to walk through. Pretty close to Saphon Taksin boat stop / BTS sky train.
Written July 17, 2017
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Andrew P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Solo
The beauty and calm of even the smallest Buddhist temple in Thailand is something that must be experienced by everyone. The shrines of most neighborhood Thai Buddhist temples exude an air of quiet peace, perfect for meditation or appreciation of the exquisite Buddha images and murals. This temple, however, is quite the opposite...which is not a bad thing at all!

Located right on Silom Road, Wat Khaek (as locals call it) is loud both visually and aurally. Outside the temple, several shops and vendors blast Hindu chanting and bhajans from dawn until dusk. Inside the temple, there is a constant Aum mantra on repeat and an eternal cloud of incense from the offerings of both worshippers and all types of interested visitors who wander into the temple out of curiosity.

The inner part of the temple, which doesn't allow photos, houses a place for outdoor offerings (incense and candles), several smaller shrines (including Brahma/Pra Phrom) and a central shrine to the main temple deity. This central shrine also has a Buddha statue as well as many idols representing the most popular Hindu gods/goddess (Hanuman, Ganesha, Krishna & Shiva to name a few). Offerings can be purchased within the temple (as a package) or on the street from flower vendors. I always choose to buy from the vendors outside the temple because the line in the temple was sometimes long, plus the vendors have different types of flowers, are willing to cut deals, and usually give free incense/candles with purchases. As a result, I use the saved baht to make an offering or donation directly to the temple.

The offering process is a bit complicated, and even though I speak/read Thai relatively well, I still don't understand some of the intricacies. (Most of the priests there speak English well, and, in my experience, were open to answering questions about the temple and making offerings.) Regardless, it is easy enough to watch and follow the procedure if you would like to pray/make merit.

I completely recommend visiting this temple to experience both a beautiful Hindu temple in a unique context as well as Thai "popular" religion, which extends beyond Buddhism to include a great appreciation for Hindu deities. I have been to Bangkok twice for 2 months total and on my last trip visited this temple about 5 times per week over the course of the month. It helped that it was close to the Muay Thai gym that I trained at, but it was also worth the 30 minute trip to make offerings on the off-days from training.

Also, if you are vegan/vegetarian, there are a handful of "jay" (Thai word for vegan) restaurants around the temple. My favorite is the small outdoor kiosk across from the temple entrance on the side-street. Outside of Sukhumvit, this is also one of the only areas in Bangkok that I have seen Indian restaurants.
Written January 25, 2016
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