The Erawan Shrine, formerly known as the ‘Thao Maha Phrom Shrine’ is a shrine in Bangkok, Thailand. The shrine houses the Phra Phrom statue which is the Thai representation of the Hindu God of Creation Lord Brahma. The shrine was built in 1956 in order to alleviate bad karma in regards to the difficulties that arose during the build of the Erawan Hotel. Today, it is a popular worship attraction, with many performance groups invited to perform at the shrine in return for seeing their prayers at the shrine answered.
The shrine is close to the ‘Chit Lom’ metro stop. The 13, 14, 74, 76, 77, 162 and 505 buses all stop close to the shrine.
Opening Times and Admission
The shrine is open daily to visitors, 6am-12pm. It is free to visit the shrine.