"Canton Shrine" Chinatown Tip by Willettsworld

Chinatown, Bangkok: 84 reviews and 163 photos


The Canton Shrine was founded by a group of Chinese immigrants from Canton during the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V, 1853-1910). Initially, they formed an unofficial association in 1877 and used it as their meeting place. Later in 1880, they planned to have a shrine built and sent people to China to look for construction material and decorative items for the shrine. Stone columns, staircases and statues as well as tiles were sent from China to be assembled in Thailand in accordance with traditional Chinese architectural style.

Address: Th Charoen Krung
Directions: Between Odeon Circle & Ong Ang Cana
Phone: +66 80 525 6626
Website: http://bangkokforvisitors.com/chinatown/index.php

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Oct 25, 2009
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“"Don't listen to what they say. Go see." ~ Chinese proverb”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 5 1

Have you been to Bangkok?

  Share Your Travels