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Thai dancer at Phra Brahma Erawan, Bangkok, Thailand

Thai dancer at Phra Brahma Erawan

In Thailand, apart from Buddhism people also believe in Hinduism gods such as Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and Ganesha. Thai people believe that when they ask something and their prayers are answered, they should do something in return to please gods. The most common thing people always choose to please gods is dance. In Bangkok downtown, people always go to worship Hindu god Brahma at the Erawan Shrine, one of the most revered spots in Thailand.. If they are required please their gods after their prayers are answered, they can hire the girls at Erawan to sing and dance for them.

 

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Taken on February 19, 2010