Erawan Shrine given final touches


BANGKOK, 3 September 2015 – The Fine Arts Department is putting final touches to Erawan Shrine following the deadly bomb attack on August 17th, which partially damaged Bangkok’s famous religious spot. 

According to Fine Arts Department deputy Director–General Sahaphum Phumtharitirat, experts from the department will, as the final process of the renovation, be inspecting the newly-gilded Hindu god Brahma.

The Hindu shrine was partly damaged by the explosion at the Ratchaprasong intersection in mid-August, which killed 22 people and injured scores of others. Tourists and Thais resumed their worship of the Hindu deity soon after the shrine reopened.

The Fine Arts Department is due to conduct a religious ceremony on August 4th to celebrate the Shrine’s renovation.