This is the most sacred place for Indian's (and some Thais') community in Bangkok. The temple looks very unique and colorful. Great experience, although the inscense-sticks' smell can be irritating at the first moment. You can also make a pray, this place is famous among prayers, and it draws more and more people each year.
No photos can be taken from the inside, take off your shoes before entering.
This is a Hindu colourful temple built by Tamil immigrants. See the Hindu deities in full-colour on the main temple, which is topped by a gold-plated copper dome. Inside of this main shrine is Jao Mae Maha Umathewi, known as Uma Devi (it is the same as the legendary Mariammam, Goddess of Death). She is consort of Shiva who you can find here in a row. Together with Vishnu and the other Hindu deities.
There are a few Buddha images, so that just about any non-Muslim, non-Judea-Christian Asian can worship here. Thai call this temple Wat Khaek, which means "Temple of Guest", as people of Indian descent are viewed. Not appreciated by the Indians.
It's prohibited to take pictures when there is a ceremonial celebration, so I could take just these 2 pics ...
An extraordinary Hindu temple, built in the 1860s by Tamil immigrants, sits alongside Thanom Silom, close to the major western hotels.
(also known as the Maha Uma Devi temple).
Ornate and colourful is an understatement for this structure, which, while open to tourists to wander through the open courtyards and shrines, does not allow photographs to be taken inside the compound.
Situated next to a busy road the Sri Mariamman Temple provides wonderful assault on your senses.
Built by Tamil immigrants in the latter 19th Century the temple is a riot of colour and decoration. Your eyes can’t stop picking out the different statues and carvings of deities and holy symbols while your nose twitches to the smell of incense.
Like most of the temples we visited there is a constant stream of worshippers and, as long as you are respectful and mindful of them, they are very happy to share their place of worship worth visitors.
The Sri Mariamman Temple is located in the Bang Rak district of the city and is one of only two Hindu temples in the city. It was built in the 1860s by Tamil immigrants with colourful Hindu deities and a gopuram (tower) at the entrance just like you get in India. You can witness the daily rituals and prayers of the local Hindu community here but Thai's also visit as there are also Buddha images as well.
Open: 6am-8pm. Admission: Free.
Tamil immigrants built this Hindu temple in the 1860s. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Mariamman who is worshipped for her power to protect against disease and death. You are allowed to walk in the courtyard however pictures are not allowed.
One of the few Hindu Temples in Bangkok.
Very colourfull and worth to walk around the compound!