Résultats Sanctuaire - Lieu de pèlerinage Bangkok

ERAWAN SHRINE

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During the construction of the Hotel Erawan (adjoining the sanctuary and now the Grand Hyatt Erawan) in the early 1950s, there were a series of accidents on the construction site. Even the ship bringing the marble from Italy sank. The case was getting serious. Astrologers were consulted, without success. It was then that a Brahmin declared that the spirits of the place were unhappy with the disturbance and that an altar had to be built to Brahma (Thao Maha Phrom, in Thai), the Hindu god of creation. As soon as said, as soon as done. And construction could resume in serenity. Legend also has it that in the 1960s, the wife of a poor police general promised Thao Maha Phrom to dance naked in front of him if she won the lottery. She won. White cloths were put up around the altar, and the lady performed her vows. Every day the faithful lay garlands of flowers and incense sticks, and asked for their vows to be performed. Due to the success of this sanctuary, many large hotels and office buildings have built Brahmanic altars. In 2006, a ceremony presided over by Prime Minister Taksin took place to have the statue of Thao Maha Phrom returned to the centre of the shrine. 1,000 people had gathered for the occasion. On August 17, 2015, this place was the target of a terrorist, and 20 people died, including many Chinese tourists. This date has become an anniversary date and many people from all over Asia come to visit.

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Open every day from 6.30am to 10.30pm. Free admission.

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waimea47
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Visited in march 2017
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je n'y avais jamais prêté attention (alors que j'y passais devant tous les jours) jusqu'à ce que je me rende compte qu'il y avait de la musique. j'étais sur la passerelle et j'ai vu des danseuses alors je suis descendue pour voir. je ne sais pas si c'était des benedictions mais il y avait des musiciens des danseuses en costumes traditionnels et des gens qui priaient. rapide mais très sympa
Nok41
4/5
Visited in october 2016
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Petit autel situé près d'un grand centre commercial et près du sky train. Il a été dévasté par un attentat en 2015 mais depuis bien reconstruit. On y brûle beaucoup d'encens et on y déposer des fleurs afin de se faire exaucer ses voeux.
Leny64
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Visited in december 2015
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Fleurs ou encens sont à disposition moyennant quelques bahts tout au long du trottoir qui mène à ce sanctuaire, angle de rue, facilement repérable tellement y'a de fumées d'encens, et à deux pas du skytrain. Egalement à profusion le petit souvenir "éléphant en bois" si l'on souhaite en ramener. peu de négociation de prix possible. Atmosphère de recueil en pleine ville et en plein air : étonnant, émouvant ... (déc2014)

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