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Reviewed 2 days ago

This shrine site is very popular and always busy, but worth the visit. You can worship if desired - and have a group of Thai dancers do a traditional dance as you pray or make a wish.

Very nice place to experience.

Thank ArmyMajorPita
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After nearly 30 years of visiting this special place of worship, I can finally see my dream come thru. No more burning of incense is allow and worshipers can still buy The Jossstick and candle BUT cannot light them up. It’s really a cool and pleasure to pray without tears running down the faces. At the same time, they have also clean up the vendors from piling the walkway. All is so serene and pure that I really appreciate the peaceful feeling of worshiping here. Do donate to the find since you might not buy the Jossstick . Just one photo will tell you the clean air surrounding this shrine. God blessed you all.

Thank Peggy A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Go during off-peak hour (i.e. early morning/evening/night) where it's not so crowded, able the Goddess can hear your wishes clearly/

Thank 893cynthian
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw this shrine when i walked on the BTS path. Nice little shrine. It can get very busy here. A lot of locals come here to pray.

Thank Dennis v
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Erwan Shrine is a very reverend place for local Thais. But it's not a calm, quiet, reflective place. Located on the extremely busy SE corner of Sukumvit and Ratchadamei - there is a constant throng of people offering their merits and prayers. In the the early evening there is a dance troupe performing traditional Thai dancing. Thai ladies often make merit to have the dancers perform a meaningful dance to them while their knell in front of the dancers and prayer. It's particularly vibrant in the evening with colour and a cacophony of noise as Thais visit to prayer on their way home from work. The shrine itself is typical of Thailand - incredibly ornate and very gold.

Thank Wills_747
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Erawan Shrine is a small temple built in 1956 to protect Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel from the adverse influence of supernatural spirits. It is a general practice in Thailand that while constructing big building complexes, small shrines are built on the corners to appease supernatural spirits. It is also called Shrine of Brahma the Great. It houses the statue of a Thai god, representing Hindu God, Brahma. It is located at an important junction of Thanon Rama I and Ratchdamri Road. Inside the temple, there are a few Thai Dance Troupes, comprising beautifully dressed girls who dance for acceptance of the prayers of the worshippers in return for fee. In 2006, a 27-year-old Thai psychic man broke the statue into pieces with hammer who was instantly beaten to death. The statue was again erected and is now thronged by worshippers who burn so much incence and loban sticks here that some time it is difficult to breathe there safely.

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessible as it is conveniently located right next to the main street. There are many worshippers here during night and day as well. Joss sticks are no longer allowed to be burned, so I do not understand why it is still being sold here. It is probably best to just offer your prayers from the bottom of your heart without buying any offerings.

Thank Mei T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked past this shrine soon after arriving in Bangkok, its one of the larger ones around while still being smaller than a temple! Worth a 15 minute look and if you can see the dancers they are good.

Thank conaboy163
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locals stop on the way to work to pray or give thanks for favors, continues to be popular with Buddhists, Hindus, and the Sikh community in Bangkok.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small shrine in the middle of a busy area quite popular among locals and tourists. Erawan Shrine is completely surrounded by luxury mega malls and the BTS Skytrain. Watch how worshippers take a moment of spirituality, while the crazy city traffics and skytrains soar by.

Thank Dario S
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