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A "Buddhist" Shrine to "Old Chinatown"!!

For a "taste of LOCAL CULTURE" this shrine recognises the original Chinese migrant population!! It... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2017
Mark D
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Penang Island, Malaysia
Pillar is a confusing word

It's located in the heart of the old town. It's in fact a Chinese temple and a very nice one... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2016
Peter v
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Penang
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Oct 1, 2018
“Very small temple”
Jun 14, 2018
“Unique specific sacred city pillar”
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Quite disappointed by the size of the temple. The entrance does look grand and the place houses just a small shrine for worship

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cheongzw
Reviewed June 14, 2018

the historical ancient sacred place of Songkhla town, this city Pillar has some specific characteristic that might be different from the other city in Thailand (usually, the city pillar will be implement individually in each province). why? refer to this specific Songkhla city pillar had...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Huang W
Reviewed February 21, 2018

This is a small Chinese temple located in the centre of the Old Town district. There's not really that much to make it memorable or remarkable and if you've seen Chinese temples in other cities around the world you're unlikely to find this one that...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank KGB777
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Songkhla is an old city with several historical and ruin sites including this chinese architecture shrine where held local belief and draw tourists for being sacred vows to ancient holy buddhas, chinese god and goddess.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ThaiChineseMalaysia
Reviewed November 1, 2017

For a "taste of LOCAL CULTURE" this shrine recognises the original Chinese migrant population!! It is in the "Historic District"-- which is an interesting place as well! This is yet another example of Thailand's historical "welcoming spirit" towards immigrants!!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

On of the oldest Chinese temple in Songkhla town. Walk around the small lanes and admire the old houses under conservation............. You'll find many small localstalls selling local delicacies and foods. Great for photo taking buff.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ng R
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Located at a very narrow street filled with eateries, shops and other temples. Bright and colourful entrance. Temple is clean and well kept. There is a short history write up and pictures of the temple once you walk and a stage for events and performances....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Misscherus
Reviewed December 7, 2016

It's located in the heart of the old town. It's in fact a Chinese temple and a very nice one. Opposite of the temple square there's some old photos giving you a glimpse of the past. No visit to Songkhla can go without a visit...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Peter v
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

This shrine is still in the process of being beautifully refurbished. Located in Songkhla's Chinatown it is of course, a Chinese Temple, filled with beauty and colour. Entry is free and it is well worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank 957virginiad
Reviewed October 5, 2016

Located in the old Thai Chinese historic district of Songkhla the Pillar Shrine is a nice attraction and a great starting point for your visit to the old district. Perhaps the best part is it's location because from the Shrine you are within walking distance...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Michael S
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