This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)

The Erawan Shrine - Bombed Today 17th August 2015

  1. Greensleeves Hubs profile image96
    Greensleeves Hubsposted 2 years ago

    To friends in Thailand and to any others who are interested:

    The Erawan Shrine is one of the most charming places in Thailand, a tiny Hindu-Buddhist shrine on the corner of one of Bangkok’s busiest intersections. It is a really attractive place of worship which attracts many thousands of people every day. For foreign visitors like myself it is a chance to see genuinely authentic Thai culture in the heart of modern commercial Bangkok. For local Buddhists it is a place of quiet contemplation in the busy city and a place to pray for good fortune. Many devout followers go there during their lunch hours or after work in the evening to make offerings or to pray.

    A few years ago I wrote a hub about the particular appeals as I see it of this little shrine which is one of my favourite locations in all of Bangkok. It includes a video (not mine) which captures the atmosphere of the shrine, and may help non-Thais to understand its appeal if you choose to read. I have been there on several occasions, and have always found it an uplifting place to visit.

    My deepest sympathies go out to the people of Bangkok, the relatives and friends of the victims, and also I must mention the dancers and musicians who work at the shrine, and whom I have seen perform many times.

    As for the people who perpetrated this bombing, they are - like all terrorists - disgusting unfeeling nonhuman beings who deserve neither sympathy nor understanding for their cause. There should be no compromise and no tolerance of their behaviour. I hope the shrine is back in service very soon, so that their vile behaviour is seen to have failed. The next time I go to Bangkok, the Erawan Shrine will be one of the very first places I will visit.

  2. pramodgokhale profile image46
    pramodgokhaleposted 2 years ago

    We interact after long period , i visited Bangkok  long back and i found Thailand is peace loving country. I am Indian Hindu  so my affection towards such historical shrines and religious places., yesterdays blast made me sad.
    Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam are our east Asian brothers and thousand years cultural association with India and flourished trade and commerce.
    Blast  might have many sinister designs or plans to divide people and unrest in small nation.
    I hope,  Thailand will come out of this shock and rebuild old shrines and display world as lodestar of peace and harmony.