A metropolis that vibrates with the fineries in the lines of consumerism and technological advancement, is not without its own beliefs and gods that stand amidst the manmade skyscrapers as the intangible essence of the culture of this land, passed down from generation to generation. Bangkok is indeed one of the most developed cities in the world, and yet, the streak of religious and spiritual beliefs and value system of these people are quite well prominent to every visitor.
The spirit houses in Bangkok are quite a familiar sight to anyone who travels its streets. These spirit houses which look like big doll’s houses stand outside almost every house, building and hotel in Bangkok, adorned with colourful flowers. Statues of their deities as well as of the Buddha are found within these sprit houses which receive reverence and respect by the locals every day. Gifts too are presented to these statues by the locals to appease the spirits to which they are dedicated.
The many shrines to be found within the city limits of Bangkok are quite interesting with culture and religion displayed prominently in each statue that they hold. The Erawan Shrine which is one of the most popular shrines in the area is essentially Brahman, while the Ganesha Shrine is dedicated to the Hindu deity of Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvathi. The Phallus Shrine is quite an interesting shrine which honours Chao Mae Tubtim a female fertility spirit. Women who wish to conceive do not forget to visit this shrine with their offerings of lotus and jasmine. The Trimurti Shrine, located in front of CentralWorld, is a place that lovers with roses of deep red, visit and worship the god of Trimurti, the god of love, in fond hope that their life partners may unite with them.
All this charm can be witnessed while indulging in the splendours of the sophisticated city of Bangkok Hotel accommodation in a centrally located hotel such as Anantara Bangkok Sathorn which is also one of the leading hotels Bangkok has will help you explore the city of wondrous delights with far greater ease and truly experience its fascinating culture.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.
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