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ERAWAN SHRINE


ERAWAN SHRINE @ BANGKOK 

   The Erawan Shrine was built in 1956 to appease the supposed evil forces that were taking the lives of construction workers and causing other calamities in the construction what is now the Grand Hyatt Erawan. The misfortunes were caused, it seemed, by starting the construction on an unfavorable date. After the shrine was erected, construction deaths stopped and the hotel grew very prosperous.


THE ERAWAN SHRINE

THE ERAWAN SHRINE
The apparent effectiveness of the monument made the shrine one of the most revered spots in Thailand. The great importance of the shrine became terribly apparent in 2006, when a mentally disturbed Thai man attacked the statue with a hammer - onlookers beat him to death in broad daylight. The statue was replaced within two months, incorporating pieces from the original image.


THE ERAWAN SHRINE
THE ERAWAN SHRINE
THE ERAWAN SHRINE

The Erawan Shrine is located on the northwest corner of the Grand Hyatt Erawan property, near the Chit Lom stop on the skytrain.
Opening hours: 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
Entrance fee: Free
Contact information: Please contact Than Tao Mahaprom Foundation on +66 2252 8750