"A shrine in the heart of the city" Erawan Shrine Tip by chatterley

Erawan Shrine, Bangkok: 43 reviews and 79 photos


The Erawan Shrine is famous for granting your prayers and wishes. Devotees (locals and Chinese from nearby countries) visit this shrine to pray to the Four-Faced Buddha. If your prayers have been answered, you can pay some money and get dancers to perform a traditional dance for the buddha as a show of your appreciation. This shrine can get extremely crowded during the day.

I've heard that the direction in which you pray matters. If you are making a decent living, then you'll pray to in a clockwise direction...if you are..ahem....making a living out of some dishonest means (or involved in some sleazy business), eg. money-laundering, etc, then you'll pray in an anti-clockwise direction....I'm not sure if this rumour is true, though..

Address: Chitlom Station, Bangkok
Directions: Near the Sogo Dept. Store
Website: http://www.discoverthailand.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 19, 2005
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