Journey to the Bangkok penis shrine

Thailand

I go balls deep to answer the question nobody asked.

Ladies, has the wave of unsolicited crotch shots in your DMs dried up? Fellas, can’t enough of your member? Look no further than Bangkok’s Chao Mae Tuptim shrine for your phallic fix.

Sure, you can go to Bangkok to marvel at the Grand Palace and the enigmatic beauty of the reclining Buddha, but where else in the world can you find penis architecture of all shapes and sizes.

Nestled into a forest behind the Swissotel is a nearly 100-year-old shrine with over 100 penises. Talk about going balls-deep!

Some statues are nearly 6 feet tall. Some are coloured red raw. Some are shaped like pigs. Proof that it isn’t all about size.

Chao Mae Tuptim Penis Shrine Bangkok Chao Mae Tuptim Penis Shrine Bangkok  Unusual things to do in Bangkok: The Penis Shrine

Naturally this unusual landmark is a little hard to find. But I’ve got your back.

  1. Head to BTS Phloenchit and walk down Wireless Road until you see Swissotel on your left.
  2. When you reach the hotel, follow the road on right that leads to a car park.
  3. Here you’ll see the Khlong Saen Saep canal as well as a wooden spirit house. Continue down the shaft of forest and there you will find it.

Even if you get lost, the hotel workers will be able to tell by the guilty yet excited look on your face where you’re headed.

It’s quite hard to believe that just metres from Swissotel is this tribute to phallus, cruelly shielded from the eyes of their guests. This is a business move that will surely cost the company millions. Billions, if you ask me.Unusual things to do in Bangkok: The Penis Shrine

As we know, Bangkok is a city known to cater to randy men, so the tribute to the male form doesn’t seem too out of place. But it’s not all dicking around.

I was surprised to learn that many Thais consider the penis shrine to be sacred. It was originally erected as a dedication to fertility, a site where women would take offerings if they could not conceive.

I also read that the Chao Mae Tuptim is widely recognised as “one of the best examples of intentional phallic architecture” and I couldn’t stop this thought from penetrating my mind: Just how many unintentional penis buildings are there in the world?! Spoils for another day perhaps.

6 Comments

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    C-Ludik
    March 12, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Haha, thanks to answer the question nobody asked ! So funny and different from the Grand Palace or the enigmatic beauty of the reclining Buddha :-)… and it is amazing to see such a diversity. all shapes, colors and sizes ! Such a d… show only at few meters from Swissotel, it is incredible !

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    Amanda @ The Travelling Blizzards
    March 12, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Hahaha this is hilarious!! I can’t believe such a thing exists. Well…. Actually I can.. Lol. Dick pics had to start somewhere, I guess!

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    Kelly
    March 12, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Omg. I’m dying. I really love this and I guess Thailand loves their dick too. Actually, I have been to a phalic temple in Peru near lake titicaca. So, I thought this was fabulous. Keep daring to be different!

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    Samantha
    March 12, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Haha! What a great humorous post! I loved the pictures…. not in that way. Maybe 😉

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    Christina
    March 12, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Haha this is too funny! It totally reminds me of the um, unusual findings I discovered in Korea: a toilet park and penis statues in every store.

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    Lorena
    March 12, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Hahaha! I did the Pingpong show! If I have only knew about this. Oh well, I have another reason to come back. This is funny!

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