Built incongruously in one of Bangkok's hubs of consumerism, this popular shrine is devoted to Brahma and Erawan, his ... More
Built incongruously in one of Bangkok's hubs of consumerism, this popular shrine is devoted to Brahma and Erawan, his elephant. Erected by the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, the shrine was beset by a series of accidents during its construction in the 1950s. Squeeze past the vendors selling garlands and wooden elephants for a glimpse of the glittering open-air pavilion where worshipers gather before the shrine, often barely visible beneath the offerings made. Traditional Thai dancing can often be seen here. Admission is free.
I have been to a number of sights in Bangkok but this is the most amazing of all. A very peaceful and soothing environment. Great place to visit even if you have no company. It has a very comforting feel to it. It is a little away from the crowded area of the city so there is not much pollution. You will enjoy your time at the shrine especially if you have any religious instincts. The shrine is years old so it also has the ambience of a historic monument. Overall a complete attraction for visitors, especially those travelling from outside Thailand.
What i like about this place is that it is in the middle of a busy junction, where you can really find it easily. Once you are at that area, immediately you ll notice it as you d see a lot people standing and walking around to buy some joss sticks or flowers for the prayers~and its a place for you to wish / pray for good lucks also.
Not only the place is full of tourists; its also full of locals. Basically, you can go there anytime of the day as there will be full of people regardless its day or night time.
A temple not to be missed indeed.
Get off Chit Lom station if you're taking the BTS. This is The Place to visit in Bangkok! Good to bring along your favorite offerings, candles, incents, lamps, flowers etc. And don't forget Lord Phra Khew (Green Buddha) just steps away, next to Watson.
we went to the shrine just as a sidetrip..it's located in the midst of the busy commercial areas and very near the BTS station that was near our hotel...everyday i would see people praying before going to work and some tourists watching the cultural dances..it's a small place, with a stand that sells the complete offering of flowers and the likes...there's no entrance fee and since it is just a very small area, it wouldnt take up much of your time...like i said it is a good side trip..have fun
Its a very famous temple also known as the Wishing Temple as the name says it wishes come true and when wishes are fullfilled people come pray and make the Apsaras (sanskrit word for angels)dance.
Very centrally located and yes a very nice side trip or perfect place to walk down to after dinner as is open till quite late.
Easily accesable by train (BTS).