5 Splendid Chinese Temple for paying respects and enhancing good luck to welcome Chinese New Year’s Day

Chinese New Year’s Day is coming! Most Chinese people and Thai-Chinese people prefer to pay homage to their ancestors according to traditions. They may travel to pay homage to sacred things in temples and shrines to supplement the auspicious occasion. Today, ACU PAY has gathered beautiful Chinese temples and shrines both in Bangkok and upcountry for those who are looking for a place to pay respects to. Let’s see what Chinese temples and shrines are there.


1. Suphanburi City Pillar Shrine, Suphan Buri

It was formerly known as the shrine of the city-god. It has been a sacred place and revered by the people of Suphan Buri and the general public since ancient times. It is believed that if one comes to worship, one will have good fortune, wealth, success, and happiness in life.

Its garden is decorated in Chinese Style with magnificent architecture and retains the beauty of ancient Chinese style. It is decorated with an octagonal pagoda, and there is also a Museum Of The Descendants Of The Dragon to visit.

2. Fo Guang Shan Temple, Bangkok

Fo Guang Shan Temple or Fo Guang Shan Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist Institute is a Mahayana Buddhist temple and a branch temple from Fo Guang Shan Temple, Kao Song, Taiwan. It was built according to the Taiwan-style that is combined with Chinese-style architecture that intended to spread Buddhism to the public.

Inside the Ubosot, it is the place where three Buddha statues are enshrined as a principle Buddha image. Outside, there are buildings and important things such as the temple of Avalokiteshvara, Sirimongkol Avolokitesvara Bodhisattva, the big golden statue of Quan Yin, the tripitaka hall, the Buddhist Classroom, etc.

3. Chapel of Thep Sathit Phra Kitichalerm (Najasaataichue Chinese temple), Chonburi

The name is popularly known as Naja Shrine. It is a Chinese shrine where Thai people of Chinese descent have a lot of respect and faith. It is a 4-storey Chinese architecture consisting of 3 main buildings, 1 Tower of Heaven and Earth.

Important artistic artifacts are decorations according to Chinese beliefs, such as 2,840 dragon statues with 60 Tai Sui (The star god protects the fate of the human birth year) so that visitors can pray and ask for blessings according to their birth year. In addition, when walking upstairs, you can see the beautiful view of Bangsaen beach.

4. Boromracha Kanchanaphisek Anusorn Temple, Nonthaburi

Boromracha Kanchanaphisek Anusorn Temple is also known as Leng Nei Yi 2. Originally, it was a small vegan canteen. Later, this area was established and developed into a complete temple to build a temple in honor of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great.

Inside the temple, three Buddha images are enshrined: the former, the present, and the future. The temple is also decorated with many different carved stones brought from China.

In addition, the temple also enshrined Quan Yin carved from a single fragrant wood, and other important deities of the Mahayana sect. As a result, this place is the heart center of Thai-Chinese people who come to pray for blessings.

5. Wat Mangkon Buppharam, Chanthaburi

Wat Mangkon Buppharam or Wat Leng Hua Yi is a temple in Mahayana Buddhism, a Chinese sect. The outstanding architecture is the combination of Thai and Chinese Buddhist art with a high value. In front of the temple, is a temple of Lord Jatulokkaban Gods enshrining Metteyya Bodhisattva and the four keepers of the world (Jatulokkaban Gods). Inside the temple, a 3-story Chinese-style Ubosot enshrining the 3  Buddha statues. 

In addition, there is also an Ubosot pavilion decorated with mosaic tiles beautifully in various patterned. It is revered by Buddhists, so people often come to worship for auspicious things, wish good luck, enhance destiny, and change bad fortune year through a ceremony.

These are beautiful Chinese temples and shrines that we brought to you, both in Bangkok and upcountry. ACU PAY wishes you all a safe trip and rich for those who have plans to go pray homages to enhance good fortune to welcome the year of Dragon.

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