Ratchaprasong Intersection Shrines
The Erawan Shrine was originally built in 1956 as something of a last-ditch effort to end a string of misfortunes that occurred during...
This local brand of herbal-based cosmetics has launched a series of mall-based spas – perfect for post-shopping therapy. Also in Gaysorn...
This is the largest of Bangkok’s yoga-studio businesses, teaching Bikram hot yoga plus a host of other styles.
Foreign Correspondents' Club Of Thailand
A bar-slash-restaurant, not to mention a bona-fide gathering place for the city’s hacks and photogs, the FCCT also hosts art exhibitions...
Erawan Tea Room
The oversized chairs, panoramic windows and variety of hot drinks make this one of Bangkok’s best places to catch up with the paper. The...
Ratchaprasong Intersection Shrines information
Lonely Planet review
A crowd in this part of town usually means a bargain market is nearby. But here the continuous activity revolves around six Hindu shrines credited with making this commercial corridor a success. It’s a fascinating place to come and just watch the way modern Thais have pragmatically adapted their beliefs – and their hopes – to the perceived reality that success breeds success, especially with the deities on your side. For details about all six shrines, download the excellent ‘Deities@Ratchaprasong’ guide from www.heartofbangkok.com.