There is no shortage of religious relics in the city of Bangkok. Regardless of its urban decor, visitors are sure to find a number of temples, spirit houses, and shrines amid the towering skyscrapers in the capital. People visit these sites with hopes of love, success, and even fertility. Here, eight stunning shrines in Bangkok you should visit.
Outside yet another major shopping mall in Bangkok you will find the Lakshmi Shrine. Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of purity and wealth. The stunning gold-colored woman sits on the fourth floor of the Gaysorn Plaza in the outdoor area. She is raised up on a platform, standing on the iconic lotus flower. Her four-armed figure can be seen from beneath.
Lakshmi Shrine, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, +66 02 254 1234
Big, small, bent, straight: the Bangkok Phallic Shrine has every shape and size of penis imaginable. The shrine honors Chao Mae Tubtim, the female fertility spirit. It is believed that those who want to conceive should visit the shrine in hopes of becoming pregnant. Those who do not want to be parents anytime soon should stay far, far away from the Chao Mae Tuptim Shrine… just to be on the safe side!
Swissotel Nai Lert Hotel, Wireless Road, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 66 2 253 0123