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Bangkok: Famous Erawan Shrine / 4 Faced Buddha

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Bangkok Trip: Famous Erawan Shrine (Day 3) – Erawan Shrine, also known as Thao Maha Brahma, or simply known as the Erawan 4 Faced Buddha is a famous little shrine that is located in the city centre. Many people know about this, especially Malaysian tourist. Every Buddhist who visits Bangkok will definitely go there to do a little prayers. I’ve went there before, 4 years ago and I just went again, last week. Haha.

Very simple, every visit to Bangkok will bring us to this 4 Faced Buddha. Even artists from Hong Kong will visit it too.

Bangkok: Famous Erawan Shrine

It’s very cool is that this Four Faced Buddha is located in the city center, at Pratunam area and near to Central World shopping mall. Cab dropped us here, did some prayers, only then we head to shopping along this road as there’s many shopping malls here. It’s easy to reach here by BTS, and stop on Chitlom Station. The shrine is located by the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, at the intersection of Ratchaprasong.

Buddha’s Face #1.

Buddha Face #2.

Buddha Face #3.

Buddha Face #4.

According to the history, this Erawn Shrine was built in 1956 as part of the government-owned Erawan Hotel to eliminate the bad karma believed caused by laying the foundations on the wrong date. A very funny fact is that you can find a replica if this shrine in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. =D


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