A year ago, my wife read about a little shrine in Bangkok whereby one can pray for having a child. So we got the directions on how to get to this place in Bangkok and off we went to Thailand.
This unknown shrine is well hidden, away from the buzzing city and tucked in a nice little corner of the staff car park in a 5 star hotel!
The hotel is known as the Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel located at Wireless Road, Bangkok.
The shrine was a little sanctuary with tons of wooden "male genetalia". Most probably donated by those couples whom got their wishes granted. Garlands of jasmine and other flowers are often offered and placed around these wooden penises. The shrine is also locally known as the "Chao Mae Tuptim Shrine".
As to why I recalled this little shrine, the reason is because in the papers today, David Carradine, the famous kungfu guy, whom starred in Kill Bill, died at the Swissotel Nai Lert Park hotel a few days ago. He was found with a rope around his neck and body.
Weird way to die.
A place where one pray for the miracle of life, some choose to end their gift of life at the same location...
To visit Tuptin shrine or to view David Carradine's last hotel room, here are the directions..
More information about the shrine here.
Chao Mae Tuptim Shrine
Today is 5th June 2009
Time now is 09:48 hrs
BTW, we managed to conceive for our second child, a boy, a couple of months after our visit to Tuptim Shrine. Nathaniel Neo will be due for delivery anytime now. We are headed back to Bangkok probably in September to offer our thanks to the Shrine at Wireless Road.