Kuan Yim Shrine (Thian Fa Foundation)

Kuan Yim Shrine (Thian Fa Foundation), Bangkok

Kuan Yim Shrine (Thian Fa Foundation)

Kuan Yim Shrine (Thian Fa Foundation)
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Plan your visit

The area
Neighborhood: Chinatown / Yaowarat
Better known as 'Yaowarat' among locals, Chinatown is Bangkok's bustling district that never sleeps. During the day, the main street and its small alleyways are filled with a vibrant mix of colours, scents and flavours coming from the roadside restaurants and all-day markets. The real action, however, happens after sunset. Surrounded by neon lights, Thais and tourists alike flock here around dinnertime to feast on some of the best street food in town. Escape the chaos by venturing a little further from the main road and discover hidden shrines, friendly locals and daily life in its purest form.
How to get there
  • Hua Lamphong • 7 min walk

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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic4,937 contributions
Nice significant Chinese temple
Nov 2019
I liked entrance door and small details about the place, such as fortune telling sticks, or praying place where you put incense sticks to sand bowl.
Written February 29, 2020
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Marie W
4 contributions
Is a beautiful temple
Sep 2019 • Couples
Arrive at Yaowarat area and have to stop by. This is a temple with beautiful Chinese architecture and interior design. Great value if anyone has come to visit
Written October 1, 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,854 contributions
Chinese
Jul 2019 • Friends
This is a beautiful Chinese temple close to China town. The architecture is beautiful and colourful.
Written July 23, 2019
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Jun David
Toronto, Canada817 contributions
Chinese Temple near Chinatown
May 2019 • Family
After visiting the Golden Buddha, we went to this Chinese temple which is a few steps away.

It is very quiet and peaceful. The place is not crowded as this is as a place of worship.

You have to remove your shoes to get inside and you can take photos as well. Please donate to the people selling flowers as this money goes to charity or their foundation.

This place is worth visiting.
Written June 25, 2019
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Patcharapan N
Bangkok, Thailand11 contributions
Excellent
Mar 2019 • Friends
Incense sticks provided (but please do donate some money in return), very clean place and serene atmosphere.
Written March 6, 2019
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Newlife
Rabat, Morocco212 contributions
Lovely chinese temple
Aug 2018 • Couples
we liked this temple, is by the entry to chinatown, many people are worshiping there and putting candles and flowers, you should go in with your shoes on.
Written February 5, 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,813 contributions
Serene and beautiful
Dec 2018 • Solo
The shrine is in front of Thia Fa hospital in Chinatown. It demonstrates that people who are in need of medical care are supposed to be in need of spiritual care as well.

The shrine honors godess Kuan Yin (also spelled Guanyin) who is symbolizing compassion and health. A beautiful statue of her was imported from China in 1958 and has been in the center of the shrine ever since.

Many people (not only Chinese, but Thai as well) come to offer their respect by burning candles, bringing flowers and saying prayers. People visiting patients in the hospital as well as for instance students who need support for getting through their exams come to pray..
Written December 8, 2018
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AmeliaO
Penang163 contributions
Nice and beautiful Chinese worship place
Jun 2018
One of the few shrine in Phuket that do have large Kuan Yin statue. Entrance is free and worship materials provided. However donation according to your means are most welcome. A nice place near and overseeing the sea. Do come in the morning as it will be very hot in the afternoon. However the sea breeze are soothing and confirtable. Recommended!
Written October 3, 2018
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Mr_Nobody_1979
Krakow, Poland3,977 contributions
Small open shrine
Sep 2018 • Couples
Next to Yaowarat road, this open for a general public shrine is worth a quick look while sightseeing of Chinatown. Typical Chinese style Buddhist temple, apart from being place of worship, specializes in providing affordable medial treatment to locals, conventional and traditional ways.
Written September 18, 2018
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BMWCHOY
Singapore, Singapore719 contributions
Must Visit Kuan Yim Shrine !!!!!
Jul 2018 • Friends
I visited Kuan Yim Shrine (Thian Fa Foundation Hospital) in February 2016 during Lunar New Year period. Kuan Yim Shrine was established during the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in 1903 and completed in 1905. This was due to the merge of five Chinese dialect groups with the intention of helping the poor who could not afford medication at that time. They have both modern and traditional Chinese treatments and the foundation is preserved till today. There is a beauty statue of Bodhisattva Kuan Yim estimated to be about 800-900 years old since Song Dynasty. The statue was carved with the sandalwood and painted in gold. In 1958, it was invited from China and enshrined until today. This shrine open 24 hours and so popular among people both Thai and Chinese to pray for good health especially during Chinese New Year and some of them are teenagers to pray for the university entrance exam.
Written July 30, 2018
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