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Chao Mae Tuptim (Phallic Shrine)

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Surrounded by enough sculpted penises to make a sex shop envious, this shrine is tucked under a huge tree overlooking a khlong.

Photo of Chao Mae Tuptim (Phallic Shrine)

Offerings, including penises, jasmine and lotus, are left to placate the spirit living there by women hoping to conceive.

According to legend, the phallic image became an important symbol in Thailand sometime in the 8th century. While the origins of this particular temple are unclear, today it represents fertility.

The shrine is located at the back of the Nai Lert Park Hotel, a ten-minute walk from the Phloen Chit BTS station. Walk into the main driveway, past the lobby and continue straight ahead on ground level. Take a left through the car park and when you get to the other end, the shrine is on your right.

Chao Mae Tuptim (Phallic Shrine)

Behind Nai Lert Park Hotel, Wireless Rd

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