Ratchaprasong

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Erawan Shrine in Bangkok is Brahman, not strictly Buddhist. And yet, this famous shrine attracts more visitors than many of the city's temples. It was erected during the mid 1950s, after the Thai government had decided to build the luxury Erawan Hotel on this location. However, the first stages of the construction were beset with so many problems that superstitious labourers refused to continue unless the land spirits were appeased. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 06:00-24:00
  • Location: In front of Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, corner of Ploenchit and Ratchadamri Road
  • BTS: Chidlom

Directly adjacent to Trimurti stands another important Hindu shrine, this time for Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati. Ganesha is considered a master of intellect and wisdom, and visitors here seek to be blessed with artistic success and accomplishment. The deity is one of the more recognizable (at least for non-Hindus) because of his elephant head, human components (many arms), elements of serpents, and the big belly that it is depicted with. His attendant is a mouse. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 24 hours
  • Location: 999/9 Rajdamri Road, in front of CentralWorld
  • BTS: Chidlom

On Thursday evening at 21:30 is when lovelorn singles wearing red turn to Trimurti, the god of love, with offerings of red roses - all in the name of love, and in the hope that they will meet their eternal sweethearts. The shrine is a landmark in front of CentralWorld, and was recently slightly moved (at great expense) to make way for recent renovations. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 24 hours
  • BTS: Chidlom or Siam
  • Address: 999/9 Rajdamri Road, in front of CentralWorld

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