Erawan Shrine is a Hindu shrine located in front of Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel at the Ratchaprasong intersection on Ratchadamri Road in Lumphini Sub-district, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok. Both Thai people and foreigners like to visit this place and worship this famous holy object. A lot of group tours from many countries are arranged specifically to pay homage to Phra Phrom here.
Kathu Shrine is also one of the places which share a long history with Phuket people. There are several different names to call the shrine such as ‘Lai-thu-tao-bo-keng’ in Chinese, ‘Aam-ka-thu’ or ‘Chai-tueng’ as old Phuket people would call. This ancient shrine is highly respectable in terms of its holiness and also is the first shrine in Phuket to begin the famous vegetarianfestival.