Entrance to the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple with a view of the King Power Mahanakhon Tower behind it
Wat Khaek, or the “Indian Temple” (as it translates to in Thai), is now mostly known as Sri Maha Mariamman. Built in 1879 with a gold-plated copper dome, it’s recognized as the city’s most sacred for Hindus.
Standing on the busy Silom Road, it attracts visitors of all religions (including many Buddhists, as many Thais believe that Hinduism is actually a branch of Buddhism), for its colorful architecture which follows a southern Indian style.
It’s covered with carved images of deities, and enshrines statues of Hindu gods such as Krishna, Ganesha, Vishnu, and Parvati.
No photos are allowed inside.
Inside the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
Opening times: Monday to Thursday from 6am to 8pm, Fridays from 6am to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 6am to 8:30pm
How to get to Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
Take the BTS Skytrain to Chong Nonsi station.
Images of Hindu gods cover the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple