Bangkok blast: the Hindu shrine beloved by Buddhists

August 18, 2015 1:31 PM

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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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