9 places around Yaowarat to worship Chinese gods

Welcoming good luck in the beginning of 2024.🎊 Giving out directions for worshiping at 9 places around Yaowarat. Enhance your fortune, receive luck and prosperity to welcome the Year of the Dragon. 🙏 🧧

01 Six Sia Ma Shrine (Chao Chet Shrine at Si Phraya) Focus on enhancing your destiny
The old shrine was built when Charoen Krung Road was first built during the reign of King Rama IV. Inside is the Six Sia Ma goddess or Six Sia Ma Fu Ren, which is revered by Chinese people, especially Teochew Chinese and Hakka Chinese. In addition, inside there are also the Guan Yu god and the Guanyin goddess in the worship halls on the left and right.
Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/BLeSZWFyGq4tpYcR6

2.Sun Wukong Shrine at Wat Sam Chin Focus on enhancing your destiny
The shrine was built during the reign of King Rama II. Inside the shrine is Dasheng Fozu, one of the Arahant versions of Sun Wukong God. The statue is sitting cross-legged on a lotus flower. It is a divine figure carved from ancient auspicious wood, lacquered, and gilded. It has a lifespan of hundreds of years, and it is the first one in Thailand that has been with Wat Sam Chin for a long time. Therefore, Chinese people often come to ask for blessings for their intelligence. Make a prosperous trade and avoid all obstacles and problems. Every year on September 13th, the shrine will hold a ceremony to pay respects to Sun Wukong God. Because it is believed that on that day Sun Wukong God will come down to receive the offerings and have mercy on all Buddhists.
Location : https://maps.app.goo.gl/JRs354tApHgGJroJA

3. Guanyin Shrine (Thian Fa Foundation) Focus on enhancing your destiny and be healthy.
It is another sacred shrine in Bangkok that has been in the Yaowarat area for a long time. This shrine is located opposite Wat Traimitr Withayaram Worawihan. Inside the shrine is the Guanyin Bodhisattva in the blessing posture as the presiding statue of the shrine. which was brought from China since 1958. This shrine is a place of worship and is highly respected by Thai-Chinese and Chinese people.
Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/TN6DmmqYsGvVtD4f7

4. Guan Yu Shrine Focus on a prosperous career. (Suitable for people who are born in the Year of the Goat.)

The shrine is located at Yaowarat Old Market and was built in 1917. which was built with donations from the committee and believers. They collected a total of 36,000 baht. It took 28 years to build and was completed in 1945. This shrine, besides being the enshrinement of the Guan Yu god, is also the enshrinement of the horse god. It is believed to be the Akhal-Teke horse, the personal horse of the Guan Yu god.

Guan Yu god is an important symbol that represents morality, wisdom, honesty, and truth. As for the horse gods, according to the beliefs of the people who come to pay homage, they believe that it will grant blessings in matters of work, becoming bosses, and having good subordinates. If you have children, they will be good children, easy to raise, not stubborn, and not naughty. The popular item that used to pay homage to the horse god is vegetables such as cabbage, morning glory, etc.
Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/oBk76K14BmtH4xFx5

5. Leng Buai Ia Shrine Focus on wealth and trading.

This Teochew Chinese shrine is in the Yaowarat area; it was built in the early Rattanakosin period. There is an inscription in Chinese on the shrine saying that it was built around 1788. Inside the shrine, there is an altar where Leng Buai Ia god presided over along with his wife. On the left side is an altar to the Guan Yu god, and on the right side is an altar to the Goddess of Chinese Heaven. There is a pillar in the shape of a thousand dragons on the right side, near the door. It is the site of an ancient bell that was built during the reign of Emperor Daoguang of the Qing Dynasty. The shrine is of Chinese architecture, consisting of a single building with a large roof covered with colored glazed tiles, with two dragons facing each other at the top.

The word “Leng Buai Ia” means the dragon-tail god.

Leng means dragon.

Buai means tail.

Ia means god.
Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/GC9DCs1nRYoQyYba8

6. Lao Pun Thao Kong Shrine (Raising Ducks Shrine)Focus on enhancing your destiny and pray for good fortune.
This shrine is located behind an ancient shophouse on Charoen Krung Road, and it was built for more than a hundred years. In the past, this area was a Chinese community that grew vegetables and raised ducks for sale. The community wanted to build a shrine, so they had someone make a sign with the name of the shrine to hang at the entrance. People who hired to make signs are illiterate and miscommunicate because in Chinatown there are many communities, and each community has a Lao Pun Thao Kong shrine. Tell the sign maker that he lives in duck alley. It became a shrine for raising ducks. Then, the community just went with it.

At present, the name of the sign has been revised by adding the name of Lao Pun Thao Kong Shrine. But the incorrect name has not been removed because people have already called it common. The main deity of the shrine is “Lao Pun Thao Kong,” alongside the Ruby Goddess, Guan Yin Bodhisattva, and other gods in whom the community has great faith.
Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/3ftmU8CgQJLHcsEC8

7. Tai Hong Kong Shrine Focus on enhancing your destiny and pray for good fortune.
Tai Hong Kong is a Chinese monk who has helped many poor villagers and has earned their respect. There are replicas of the statue placed in many shrines in China. The first generation of Chinese immigrants settled in Thailand. Summoning the statue of Tai Hong Kong and traveling together. It is a source of emotional support when they are far from home.

Tai Hong Kong Shrine is located on Phlap-Phla Chai Road. It has been built for more than 111 years. This shrine is the origin of the Poh Teck Tung Foundation in Thailand. As for the Tai Hong Kong Shrine in Bangkok, there are images of Cai Shen (the god of fortune) and the Guanyin goddess. The decoration of the shrine is based on the traditional style of the Tai Hong Kong Shrine in China.

There are five Chinese characters engraved on the top beam in front of the altar. It is an auspicious word, and the Chinese believe that when you worship it, you will have good luck. The five Chinese characters mean, “When we make merit, there will be a path for us to be successful.
Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/rxYSpukTA4ATHnH78

8.  Li Tee Meow Shrine Focus on enhancing your destiny and be healthy.

The shrine was built at the end of the Qing Dynasty around 1902 and was destroyed after 80 years by fire. The Hakka Association helped maintain and rebuild it into a building that combines the shrine and palace styles. The way up to the shrine is up a high staircase like a Chinese palace.

One thing that is famous for the sacredness of this shrine is the Guanyin goddess giving blessings post. Many young people come to the shrine to pray for love and children. The statue of the Guanyin goddess is located on the left side of the shrine.
Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Tk425bDWZFAVuuvV7

9. Leng Noei Yi Temple Focus on enhancing your destiny and warding off misfortune.

Mangkorn Kamalawat Temple, or Leng Nei Yi Temple,” is a Chinese temple in the heart of Yaowarat that has been famous for a long time. It is an old temple that was established more than 150 years ago, built in Chinese architectural style, and decorated in red tones.

There is a Chinese god who is most famous for resolving unlucky years. Especially during the new year or at the beginning of the year, people who are born on the list of unlucky years like to go and ward off misfortune.

How to get there: You can take the MRT subway to Wat Mangkon Station, using Exit 3.

Writer : Natthapong R.

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