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Seat of Phra Phrom

In 1956, at the urging of an astrologer, the government of Thailand created the Erawan Shrine as spiritual recompense for its boondoggled construction of the Erawan Hotel, which was ultimately torn down and replaced with the Grand Hyatt Erawan that overlooks the shrine. It's a Hindu site anchored by a gilded statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai form of the four-faced creation god Brahma. You'll see plenty of worshippers leaving flower garlands and other offerings here. Thai dance troupes frequently perform at the Erawan Shrine, too--always a highlight.

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* Those that wish to make an offering should attempt to arrive between 7-8am, or 7-8pm. Offerings commonly left include bananas, sugar cane, candles or incense, all of which should be left in multiples of seven. Vendors outside the shrine also sell small teak elephants and garlands to be offered to improve one's luck.

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