Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

You can’t miss it, literally. This Hindu temple is a kaleidoscope of bright colours, shapes and deities. Built in the 1860s by Tamil immigrants and is Bangkok’s most notable Hindu temple. It is dedicated to the female creator/destroyer goddess Maha Mariamman and the temples central shrine is associated with creativity, fertility and femininity. There are lot of people of Indian decent in the Temple but also Thai’s; this is because Hindu gods feature in their religion also. The streets surrounding the temple are also awash with colour from street vendors selling colourful flower garlands and fruit to be used as offerings. The common Thai name for the temple is Wat Khaek - kàak meaning ‘guest’. If you are in the mood for Indian food there are also some Indian restaurants and sweet shops around as well as Indian music playing in the streets. To get here it’s about a 5 minute walk from either Surasak (exit 3) or Chong Nonsi BTS stations. Walking down Silom Road you can’t miss it on the corner of Pan Road. Open: Daily 6:00am – 8:00pm Address: Simon Rd, Silom, Bangkok

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