Tamnak Phra Mae Kuan-Im: A Unique Temple Experience
by Benb >> Nov 25, 2014
Many interesting temple complexes in Bangkok are well hidden in the suburbs of the city. Tamnak Phra Mae Kuan-Im is one of them located at a small soi in Bangkok’s Lat Phrao district.
This Chinese temple was build in 1983 and dedicated to Kuan Im, the goddess of compassion. On the ground floor of the temple you will find huge statues of Kuan Im with her 1000 arms.
The Pagoda offers a stunning 360 degree view over the city from a northern perspective.
The inside of the building is a feast for the eyes, with small details and animal figurines that draw your attention.
All floors of the Pagoda display great murals of political figures, the royal family as well as more traditional ones like the life of Buddha and the Buddhist hell.
Go down to the cellar, and you’ll feel like walking into a collector’s chamber, where an impressive amount of vintage TV’s and VHS-recorders are the highlights of the collection.
All in all, this Chinese temple offers a unique and a-typical temple experience deep inside the suburbs of Lat Phrao. Well recommended for those wanting to venture off the beaten track.
How to get there?
The closest MRT station is MRT Lat Phrao. Get of at Exit 3 and from there take a taxi to Chock Chai 4 soi 39.
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