If you wish to see the many attractions of the city and is in search of a luxury hotel, Bangkok presents many options for you to choose from. One that has won the praise of many is Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, located overlooking the famous Chao Phraya river this five-star hotel is less than half an hour from one of Bangkok’s most revered sites, the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple.
Among the many religious places to check out while in Thailand, one that cannot be missed is the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. A temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Mariyamman. The temple stands colourful and proudly even though it dates back to 1860s. The structure of the temple itself is mesmerising the extravagant colours, the shapes and the structures of the Hindu deities are all fascinating. The temple was constructed by Indian immigrants and most of those who work here at present are Indian descendants. However, there are plenty of Chinese and Thai devotees who pray here as well.
The temple is known as Wat Phra Si Maha Umathewi in Thai. It is often referred to as Wat Khaek as well a common term for Indian descendants. There are various other Hindu temples in Bangkok that are often worshipped by all communities. The communities live in harmony by respecting each others religions and faiths even though the majority follow Buddhism.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Melissa Somawardana, concealed under the name of Kanya Mae, writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media.