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Ratchaprasong is known as a shopping destination, but you can also enjoy a number of interesting attractions, ranging from entertainment venues to temples and shrines. It is also home to several movie theaters, bowling alleys, malls, and karaoke venues.
Of the latter, Wat Prathumanaram is especially worth a look. It is part of the Erawan Shrine located on Rama I Road. Here are the ashes of some Thai royalty. Meditation is also available in the morning, but visitors are welcome to stop by at any time.
There are also many interesting events that take place in Ratchaprasong. Most of them are public and some of the best take place in midsummer and in January.
The Ganesha Shrine (also known as the Elephant Shrine) is one of the most important in Ratchaprasong. People come to this shrine to ask for artistic help and success. Ganesha is the child of Parvati and Shiva, and is one of the best-known of the deities to non-Hindus. The shrine is always open and is in front of the CentralWorld shopping complex.
Trimurti Shrine is devoted to Trimurti, the love god. Appropriately, red roses are one of the most popular offerings. It is common for young people to ask for help with their relationships at this shrine, most particularly on Thursdays around 9:30. It is located by the Ganesha Shrine in front of the CentralWorld mall.
The Erawan Shrine is visited by millions of people every year. Offerings are left at this beautiful shrine, which is home to several smaller shrines including the Ganesh Shrine and Trimurti Shrine. Thais and people from around the world come to visit here to experience peace, request help, or simply appreciate its beauty. Perhaps its most attractive quality is that it is alleged to bring good luck to its visitors. It is open from 6 a.m. to midnight and is located by the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel.