The Erawan Shrine in the heart of Bangkok is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. Right near the intersection of Ploenchit and Ratchadamri Road, in front of the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel. A gold statue of the four-faced Brahma God, Than Tao Mahaprom, is a common site for worshipers to pay their respects and offer flowers and incense all day and night.
The temple is dedicated to Brahma, the Hindu deity of creation, also known as Phra Phrom in Thai. It is common practice for Thai Buddhists to sacrifice all four of Brahma’s faces since he is seen as the guardian god and bringer of good fortune. Candles, incense, and flower garlands (such as marigolds and jasmine) are standard forms of adornment. Brahma was said to have ridden a three-headed elephant called Erawan; thus, miniature representations of elephants are also shown.
Hotels Near Erawan Shrine Bangkok
The Ladmark Bangkok
Erawan Shrine is a 20 minutes walk from the hotel which features a wide variety of different restaurants, private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness centre. The 5-star hotel offers city views from every room, and features a club floor on it’s 31st floor.