Bangkok blast: the Hindu shrine beloved by Buddhists

August 18, 2015 1:31 PM

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Bangkok blast: the Hindu shrine beloved by Buddhists

Business owners and traders from around the Ratchaprasong intersection pay their respects to deities at the Erawan shrine in this 2010 file photo. (Bangkok Post photo)

BANGKOK - The Bangkok shrine hit by a bomb blast Monday was originally built to appease superstitious construction workers and morphed into a popular attraction that typifies the kingdom's unusual blend of Hindu and Buddhist traditions.

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