Erawan Shrine or Than Toa Mahaprom is a famous Hindu shrine that attracts not only local, but also visitors. The shrine is located at the corner of the Ratchaprasong Intersection, Bangkok’s commercial area.
People come here in order to pray for several aspects of life such as work, wealth, health, and so on.
To visit the Erawan Shrine, it is very easy. Well, If you are travelling to Bangkok for the first time, or never been to the shrine before, this post is for you. I do recommend you to go there by BTS Skytrain because at this intersection, the traffic is heavy all the time except early morning and late night.
So, take BTS Skytrain from the nearest station and get off at Chidlom Station. Then, take exit no. 6.
After that, walk on Ratchaprasong Skywalk.
Then, you will see Intercontinental Hotel on your right hand side and Amarin Shopping Mall on your left hand side.
Keep walking and keep an eye on your left hand side. You have 2 choices.
1. When you see the sign to Indra Shrine, you can follow this sign and walk down the stairs in front of Amarin. Then, turn back and walk straight ahead for 100-200 meters. You will see the intersection and the Erawan Shrine will be on your left hand side.
2. Walk until you see the sign to Erawan Shrine. With this option, you will walk through Erawan Bangkok. Then, take the elevator down and turn left. You will see the Shrine in 100 meters.
While walking, you will see stalls selling garland, joss stick, candle, and so on. I usually buy inside the gate to get the reasonable price ones.
If you don’t take these two options and continue walking on the skywalk, you will see the shrine from the skywalk.
And, you will see the sign telling you that there are 8 shrines in Ratchaprasong area. Eat, Pray, Shop!