Chao Mae Tuptim Shrine (The Penis Shrine)(Bangkok-Thailand)
Chao Mae Tuptim Shrine is known as the Penis Shrine, and is behind the Swissotel Bangkok hotel. It was opened in the first half of the 20th century. In Thailand, the penis is considered to as a symbol of happiness and fertility. This shrine is a true example of intentional architecture in this form, and the size of the penis in and around the sanctuary ranges varies from small to “a size of a canoe”. Some are huge, others are humorous and painted in pink. Women who want to get pregnant bring penises (mostly wooden) along with fabric, candles, jasmine, lotus and Chinese scented sticks and leave them thinking that the gifts will help them get pregnant. If You have such problems, You can come here to pray.
Category: Things to do in Bangkok, Temple- church- mosque, Things to do in Thailand,
This place is not appropriate for children.
Wireless Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok10330, Thailand
13.748219, 100.546522 (13°44’53.6″N, 100°32’47.5″E)
GPS Coordinates: 13.748219, 100.546522 (13°44’53.6″N, 100°32’47.5″E)
The Penis Shrine is located near the Swiss hotel. It is 1,8 km away from the center of the city and Sky Train’s station ‘‘Siam“ (Siam Paragon Shopping Center), and around 6 km from the most popular tourist street, Khao San Road. The closest SkyTrain station is ”Phloen Chit“ which is 600 m away. The closest underground station is ”Sukhumvit” around 2,3 km away.
If You like adventures, You can come via the river Klong Saen Saep. The first station is ”Phanfa Bridge”, located at GPS: 13.755520, 100.506231 (13°45’19.9″N, 100°30’22.4″E). It is around 1,2 km from the Khao San Road. You have to exit at “Chitlom” station, cross a bridge and walk 300 m to get to this shrine.
Address: Wireless Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok10330, Thailand
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
ช่วยพาไปส่งที่สวนน้ำพัทยา ปาร์ค ที่ตรงหาดจอมเทียนด้วยครับ/ค่ะ
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Please, can you tell me how to find this sight:
ช่วยบอกทางไปสวนน้ำพัทยา ปาร์ค ที่ตรงหาดจอมเทียนด้วยครับ/ค่ะ
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