Lingam Shrine

Lingam Shrine information

Location
Bangkok , Thailand
Address
Swissôtel Nai Lert Park, Th Witthayu (Wireless Rd)
Getting there
Subway: Phloen Chit exit 1
Ferry: klorng boat to Tha Witthayu
Opening hours
24hr
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Every village-neighbourhood has a local shrine, either a sacred banyan tree tied up with coloured scarves or a spirit house. But it isn’t every day you see a phallus garden like this lingam shrine, tucked back behind the staff quarters of the Swissôtel Nai Lert Park.

Clusters of carved stone and wooden shafts surround a spirit house and shrine built by millionaire businessman Nai Loet to honour Jao Mae Thap Thim, a female deity thought to reside in the old banyan tree on the site. Someone who made an offering shortly after the shrine was built had a baby, and the shrine has received a steady stream of worshippers – mostly young women seeking fertility – ever since.

If facing the entrance of the hotel, follow the small concrete pathway to the right, which winds down into the building beside the car park. The shrine is at the end of the building next to the klorng .