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Although the shrine is not very big and will only take a few moments of your time, it is a great stop if you happen to be in the Silom business district. The elaborate temple is open to visitors, although be careful not to get in the way of the religious faithful, dress conservatively and refrain from snapping photos.
The shrine was also recently renovated, but still contains inside the statues of several Hindu gods and goddesses. Images of Maha Uma Devi, the Hindu goddess of mercy, are everywhere. In October crowds of devotees parade her holy images around the streets of Bangkok in celebration.
Khlong Maha Sawat in Thailand, it is a khlong that starts from Khlong Lad Bang Kruai (tip phase of Khlong Bangkok Noi) near Wat Chaiyaphruek Mala, flowing through a demarcation line between Nonthaburi's Bang Kruai with Taling Chan and Thawi Watthana of suburb Bangkok, then flows through mostly area of Phutthamonthon and meet to Tha Chin River at Tambon Ngio Rai in Nakhon Pathom's Nakhon Chai Si. Total distance is 28 km (about 17 mi). Moreover, it is also known as Khlong Chaiyaphruek
Regarded as one of the oldest khlongs in Thailand, because it was canalized since the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV) to be a shortcut to travel to worship Phra Pathom Chedi. At present, Khlong Maha Sawat is a well-known as agritourism destination. Villagers on both sides still maintain the traditional way of life, they still use natural water to bathe, drink and use as the main route for traffic.
Visitors can cruise by the long-tail boat to see the scenery and agricultural gardens throughout the route. And participate in collecting lotus or visit the fruit garden of locals to watch the orchard and mixed farming with seasonal fruits. Also, visit the paddy fields.
Nowadays, Khlong Maha Sawat is very popular place with tourists both Thais and foreigners, especially Japanese on the weekend.
Meet Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the Dalai Lama and Chairman Mao Zedong, among several other current and historical political figures, or if you are an arts and science buff, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and even the father of modern art in Thailand, Silpa Bhirasri, are on display. Among the museums large cache of wax pop stars, take your photo with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber or shake hands with sports icons Muhammad Ali, Yao Ming or Serena Williams.
Madame Tussaud's in Bangkok is located on the 6th floor of the recently refurbished Siam Discovery in the heart of town.