Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)

Due to besetting problems faced in the construction of the then Erawan Hotel, the Erawan Shrine was erected as an auspicious solution because many superstitious workers refused to work. A tribute to the four-faced Brahma God, Than Tao Mahaprom, the shrine is now one of Thailand’s most popular tourist sites, where visitors still flock over to pay respect, or to have their wishes granted.

Getting there: Take the BTS to Chidlom Station
Phone: +66 2252 8750
Opening hours: Open Daily: 6am to Midnight

When Joel’s not partaking in one of his shameless eating sessions, he likes to think of himself as a sponge – absorbing the mysteries and beauty of our world – be it through a good book or a wacky jaunt in a foreign country.