Sri Maha Mariamman Temple is a Hindu temple which is called Wat Khaek by locals. This temple is quite well-known for Thais. The temple houses the Hindu Gods and Goddesses statues. People are flocking to this temple to pray for love. Well, some people also pray for career and wealth.
I’ve never been to this temple before, even if I live in Bangkok and my place is not far from this temple. I wanted to visit the temple, but not because of the reasons above. The reason that made me want to visit this temple was the colorful and wonderful gopuram or the towers at the entrance gates. The architecture of this temple is vastly different from other temples in Bangkok.
I have seen photos of this temple several times over the internet; I wanted to see it once. And this was the gopuram that I wanted to see….
They were renovating the towers at the entrance gates! And taking photos inside the temple were not allowed!!!
So, what I could do was taking photos in front of the temple. Well, I took many photos because the roof of the church and the other entrance gate were also beautiful.
If you want to pray at this temple, you do not have to prepare anything. The steps to pray for what you want were written in front of the church in the temple in Thai, but I believe that people in the temple could help tourists who do not know Thai. The oblation is also available in the temple for 60 baht.
PS. If I have a chance to go there after the renovation, I will take photos of the towers and update this post.
Update: June, 2014
Location: The temple is located at the corner of Pan Road and Silom Road. You can go there by getting off BTS at either Chong Nonsi station or Surasak station. Both options you need to walk around 10 minutes.
From Chong Nonsi, head northwest on Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra around 300 meters, turn left on Silom Road and walk around 600 meters. You will see the temple on your left.
From Surasak station, head east on Sathon Nuea Road (or North Sathon Road) around 100 meters, turn left on Pramuan Road and walk for 500 meters. Turn right on Silom Road. You will see the temple on your right.
Opening Hours: Mondays to Thursdays from 6:00 to 20:00, Fridays from 6:00 to 21:00, Saturdays to Sundays from 6:00 to 20:30
Have you ever been to Sri Maha Mariamman Temple? Or have you ever been to any Hindu temple? Share your experience with me in the comments!