Chao Mae Tuptim Shrine เจ้าแม่ทับทิม

December 21, 2011
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There are many kinds of shrines dotted around Bangkok. Probably the most famous is the Erawan Shrine near Central World Plaza. Most of these shrines are visited frquently by thousands of tourists from around the world. The other day, I ventured off the beaten track just a little to visit a more quirky shrine behind the Nai Lert Park Hotel (formerly The Hilton). This is the Chao Mae Tuptim Shrine. This was originally built by Nai Lert himself for the spirit that he believed resided in the Ficus tree. The traditionally offerings for this shrine are white jasmine flowers, incense sticks and both pink and white lotus flowers. However, many people have also offered over-sized penises.

Location: Bangkok
Geo Coordinates: 13.748170534491,100.54658532143

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